Our People

Corporate Support Team

Jan Hargett

Director of Human Resources

Jan is a Mississippi native and joined The Sunray Companies in April of 2016. She is a graduate of Hinds Community College, with an Associate Degree in Sales and Marketing. She has over 20 years of progressive experience in the Human Resources field including working for McAlister’s Corporation for more than 6 years where she was responsible for 46 corporate owned locations, with more than 1,000 employees, as their Human Resource Coordinator.  Jan lives in Brandon with her husband, Bobby, and has two children, Adam and Ashlea.  She welcomed her granddaughter, Amelia, to the family in 2014.

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow; for every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.”

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Leasa Hester

Executive Assistant

Leasa began her career with The Sunray Companies in 2001, as the first corporate office employee when the company had 4 units. She has been involved in all aspects of the growth of the company and now, in addition to assisting Mr. Harrigill with day to day operations, she oversees the Human Resources and Payroll functions. Her willingness to evolve with the changing needs of a growing company has been essential to the success of The Sunray Companies.  Leasa and her husband James have six children and 15 grandchildren.

“Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”

Ben Sweetland

Stephanie Welborn

Accounts Payable Manager

Stephanie is a Mississippi native and joined The Sunray Companies in April of 2016. She is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and she holds a BSBA in Accounting. Stephanie has over fifteen years of accounting experience dealing with various industries including managing her own retail/wholesale company with her husband. Her unique experience as a business owner and extensive background in accounting enhances Sunray’s growing accounting division. Stephanie currently lives in Madison with her husband and her three daughters.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

Bessie Li

Accounting & Accounts Payable

A Mississippi resident since 2004, Bessie joined The Sunray Companies in September 2016. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Mississippi and received her Master’s Degree of Accounting from Jackson State University in 2007. Bessie’s accounting expertise is a crucial addition to the growing Sunray finance team. Bessie lives in Brandon with her husband and daughter.

“Be steady and well – ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”

Gustave Flaubert

Tanya Ingram

Accounts Payable

Tanya is a Mississippi native who grew up in Jackson and now makes her home in Pearl. She joined The Sunray Companies in August 2016 with over 30 years in retail management and customer service including Walmart and Target. Tanya brings valuable accounts payable experience to Sunray’s accounting team. Tanya has one son, Tyler, and is a huge Mississippi State fan.

“History is a story written by the finger of God.”

C.S. Lewis

Cindy Eckles

Staff Accountant

Cindy, a native of Mississippi, has over 25 years of accounting experience and earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Belhaven University in 2002. Cindy worked with Sunray for two years previously and rejoined our corporate team in June 2018 as a Staff Accountant. Cindy enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cooking, reading and going to the movies.

“If God brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it.”

Kristin Austin

Operations Assistant

Born in Flowood and residing in Canton, Kristin graduated from Holmes Community College with a liberal arts degree in 1999. Kristin joined The Sunray Companies in 2018 as Operations Assistant with an extensive background over the past 20 years in office and clerical work. Kristin has a daughter, Lizzie, and spends her free time hunting, fishing, reading and enjoying her family. She also has two 4-legged children, Jewlz and Kit Kat, that were rescued.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill

Jody Logan

Construction Supervisor

Jody, a native of Yazoo City, was a custom home contractor for 18 years and a member of the Mississippi Home Builders Association. Jody joined The Sunray Companies in August 2004 as a working construction superintendent. His first project was the Palm Beach Center in Ridgeland. In his 13 years with our company, Jody has completed over 20 construction projects including build-outs of our six Palm Beach Tans, 11 of our Massage Envy clinics, renovation of two hotels, and the renovation of our corporate office building in Madison. He also perfected techniques in Uniflex roof coating systems and parking lot sealcoating. Jody currently resides in Brandon and has two sons.

“Keep on keeping on.”

Anonymous

Hannah Blanton

Director of Sales, The Place at Harbour Crossing

Hannah, a native of Yazoo City, joined The Sunray Companies as a tanning consultant at Palm Beach Tan in Clinton while pursuing her degree at Mississippi College. Her positive energy and drive for sales drew the attention of our leadership team for growth opportunities. Our new event venue, The Place at Harbour Crossing, opened in fall 2017, and Hannah was promoted to Director of Sales part-time. Upon completion of her marketing degree at Mississippi College in May 2018, Hannah transitioned to full-time Director of Sales for The Place. In her free time, Hannah spends time with her puppy, Gucci Girl, and enjoys volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA as well as photography, travel, reading and baking.

“Passion and integrity drive success, and consistency sustains it.”

Trudy Cathy White