Ryan Kelly, MS, is a Mississippi native and founder/CEO of Horizon Professional Services, LLC. He also is the owner of Kelly Properties and Kelly Science and Innovations. Kelly previously served as Chief Advancement Office for William Carey University and Director of External Relations for The University of Southern Mississippi College of Health.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s of science with honors from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and a master’s of science with honors from Mississippi College in 2007. He is a graduate of the Area Development Partnership’s Leadership Pinebelt, received the Mississippi Top 50 under 40 award in 2016, and received the Mississippi’s Top Entrepreneur award in 2019. In addition to professional activities, Kelly also serves as a deacon at Temple Baptist Church, member of The Gideon’s International, board member for Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Association and the United Way of Southeast Mississippi, and many others. His areas of professional interest and expertise include healthcare, education, business, technology, economic development, and politics.
Madison Moore is the Director of External Relations at Horizon Professional Services, LLC, where she serves 15 different professional organizations, both state-based and international. Madison’s responsibilities cover a wide range of duties from event planning/coordinating conferences, workshops, webinars, and other meetings throughout the year; assisting professional networks through researching and communications; and creating content through formats such as email solicitations, newsletters, grants, radio advertisements, and correspondence letters.
In addition to this role, she also serves as the Director of the Diabetes Coalition of Mississippi, where she oversees logistics of the organization.
Her prior experience involves various leadership roles at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated with honors and obtained a degree in English and Communications Studies. Madison served as President of the English Honor Society, a Cultural Ambassador, Study Abroad Peer Advisor, and member of the Communication Studies Honor Society. In her spare time, Madison enjoys spending time with her Hattiesburg community, traveling with her husband, being outdoors, reading a good book, and trying to budget for more leisure time in coffee shops.
Lauren Hathorn is the Manager of Events, Marketing, and Communications at Horizon Professional Services, LLC, in which she helps to coordinate events, manages all social media, leads all marketing efforts, designs unique and attractive graphics, constructs websites, and manages other communications roles. She is continuously watching trends and implementing strategies to better the social media reach for the intended audience. Lauren has an educational background in marketing and psychology from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Lauren has years of both sales and social media management experience, and has always enjoyed leadership roles. She is a freelance photographer, specializing in portraits, maternity, couples, and weddings. She is a creator and enjoys making commissioned art pieces as well. When she’s not spending time with family, Lauren really enjoys writing and producing her own music, acrylic painting, and dancing. She enjoys studying the Japanese language and hopes to someday become fluent.
Jocelyne Sims is the Manager of Internal Operations at Horizon Professional Services, LLC, in which she oversees invoice operations, database organization, bookkeeping compliance management, and financial management. She tracks financial trends and budgets, enters financial transactions for Horizon’s organizational clients, and generates monthly reports ahead of board meetings. Jocelyne serves as the primary lead for designing, printing and sending invoices, updating client databases, tracking membership trends, and troubleshooting issues for multiple professional organizations.
Jocelyne’s an easy-going individual who appreciates learning new things. Previously, she served as a freelance business manager and blogger for businesses and professionals in Hattiesburg, MS and surrounding areas. She attributes a portion of her knowledge to her incredible professors from Pearl River Community College and The University of Southern Mississippi. In her free time, Jocelyne’s most likely jamming to live music, writing, eating delicious foods, admiring a sunset, laughing with loved ones, dating her husband, going on impromptu adventures, or simply preparing for a much-needed cat nap.
Lorrie Davis is the Membership and Sponsorship Coordinator for Horizon Professional Services, LLC. Lorrie serves as a field representative for Horizon and represents its clients in various meetings and conferences.
Mary Kelly is the Manager of Homeowner’s Associations for Horizon Professional Services, LLC. In this role, she provides the overall management and support for all of Horizon’s homeowners’ association clients. She provides direct office support for several associations, and oversees work for others.
Mary has a variety of interpersonal professional experiences, including management in retail, interior design, and professional office settings. Her friendly personality mixed with significant management experience allows her to empathize with members of associations and care for their needs. During her time with Horizon, each homeowners’ association client has experience financial growth, streamlined cost and project management, improved communications, and an overall pleased membership base. She ensures that all members of the associations are extremely pleased with the benefits that we provide.
Grace Wilkes serves as the Communication Coordinator for Horizon Professional Services, LLC. Within this position, she has a range of responsibilities such as editing, writing, interviewing. This entails maintaining the production of weekly newsletters for various Horizon clients and working closely with other members of the Horizon team to produce the Crossroads Magazine
In addition to her position at Horizon, she currently studies at Mississippi State University in pursuit of a degree in Accounting. Along with school, her involvement includes serving as the Vice President of Finance for her sorority, Delta Gamma, where she manages the organization and member’s finances while also creating and maintaining budgets. While at State, some other extracurricular activities she is a part of include Student Association’s Freshmen Council where she holds a leadership position, Undergraduate Women in Business, Accounting and Finance Student Society, Campus Crusades for Christ and French Club. The club she claims takes up the most of her time and passion is Service D.A.W.G.S. due to all the opportunities to give back within the community. With her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her best dog Eunice, smiling with her family and friends, reading a good book, and playing the ukulele.
Paul Kelly serves as the Special Projects Coordinator for Horizon Professional Services, LLC.
Anthony Whisenant is a current intern at Horizon Professional Services, LLC, in which he follows political aspects associated with Horizon. Anthony obtained a portion of his education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community college and is currently working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Administration at the University of Southern Mississippi. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2022. Anthony is originally from Vancleave, Mississippi. In his free time Anthony enjoys being outdoors, fishing, and spending quality time with friends and family.