Editorial Results (free)
1. Vols Unlikely to Repeat November 2013 Collapse
- Saturday, November 15, 2014
KNOXVILLE – University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones doesn’t have to remind his team about the disappointing fade last November.
UT went 0-3 to start what has historically been its best month of football. First, the Vols lost to Missouri and Auburn. Then a 14-10 loss to Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium knocked the Vols out of bowl eligibility.
2. Searching for Doctors
- Saturday, September 27, 2014
So here’s the offer: lower salary – meaning it will take longer to pay down your student loan debt – less prestige, and perhaps even a questioning of your intelligence and skill.
In 2014, that’s what comes with the decision to become a primary care physician. Recently, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, Mara Gordon, wrote an article for The Atlantic explaining her decision to become a primary care doctor.
3. McKinney Named Branch Manager at Waddell & Reed
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Mack McKinney has been promoted at Waddell & Reed to district branch manager for the Memphis area. McKinney has been with the financial advisory firm for five years, holding management positions for four of those years.
McKinney works to develop field leaders and help financial advisers leverage their strengths and experiences to build successful practices. He serves as mentor to both new and seasoned financial advisers and says he’s committed to building an office that demonstrates the collective passion shared for clients and the community.
4. Health Choice Selects Abisch to Lead Population Health Services
- Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Ellen Abisch has joined Health Choice LLC as senior director of population health services. In the newly created position, Abisch will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing population health and wellness programs for the Health Choice network.
Prior to joining the physician hospital organization, she served as manager of benefits and wellness for ServiceMaster.
5. Dykes Joins Family Safety Center as Controller
- Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Janet Dykes has joined the Family Safety Center, Memphis and Shelby County’s center for victims of domestic violence, as controller. In her new role, she is responsible for all finance, accounting and human resources functions, in addition to providing leadership and coordination in the organization’s administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts.
6. Head Joins CBU as Chief Financial Officer
- Saturday, April 19, 2014
Carolyn Head is the new chief financial officer and vice president for administration and finance at Christian Brothers University.
7. Head Joins CBU as Chief Financial Officer
- Friday, April 18, 2014
Carolyn Head is the new chief financial officer and vice president for administration and finance at Christian Brothers University.
8. Bell Joins First State Bank as Commercial Loan Officer
- Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Jonathan Bell has joined First State Bank as vice president/commercial loan officer. Bell, who has more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry, will provide banking services for businesses in Collierville and the surrounding area.
9. Gold Strike Promotes Slade to PR Manager
- Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Elizabeth Slade has been promoted to public relations manager at Gold Strike Casino Resort. In her new role at the MGM Resorts International property, Slade will lead in developing and executing integrated marketing communication plans with components such as media relations, social media strategy, community partnerships and brand management.
10. Van Vliet Takes on Roles at UT Medical, The MED
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Dr. Michael M. Van Vliet has joined the department of plastic surgery at UT Medical Group, has been named assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been appointed director of burn critical care for the Firefighters Regional Burn Center at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
11. Methodist Pays $22.5 Million for Germantown Facility
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
7945 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
Sale Amount: $22.5 million
12. Methodist Pays $22.5 Million for Germantown Facility
- Friday, December 06, 2013
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has bought the Germantown Multispecialty Center at 7945 Wolf River Blvd. for $22.5 million from UT Medical Group Inc.
13. Nelson Takes New Role at Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence
- Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Amanda C. Nelson has joined the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence as director of consulting, a newly created position. Nelson will oversee, coordinate and promote the alliance’s management consulting services, and manage its three-year capacity-building program, the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.
14. Campus Revival
- Monday, November 11, 2013
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center hosted a public information session on the development of its new campus plan last week at the Student-Alumni Center Dining Hall on its Midtown campus at 800 Madison Ave.
15. UT Medical Group Names New Chief Medical Officer
- Saturday, November 02, 2013
UT Medical Group Inc. has named Brad Canada as chief medical officer.
16. UT Medical Group Names New Chief Medical Officer
- Friday, November 01, 2013
UT Medical Group Inc. has named Brad Canada as chief medical officer.
17. Fisher Joins Boy Scouts Chickasaw Council as CEO
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Richard L. Fisher has joined the Chickasaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America as chief executive officer. In his new role, Fisher will extend character development and leadership skills to youth who live in the Chickasaw Council territory, which includes the Mississippi Delta, Memphis, and Shelby and Crittenden counties.
18. Blume Named to Tennessee Real Estate Commission
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Gary Blume, a veteran agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Experts, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to a five-year term on the Tennessee Real Estate Commission. Blume is a past president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and has served twice as president of the Tennessee Real Estate Educational Foundation.
19. Williams Joins Del-Nat as Director of Finance
- Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Ronnie Williams has joined Del-Nat Tire Corp. as director of finance. Williams, who has a 15-year background in finance and accounting, most recently served as director of finance at Health Choice LLC. In his new role, he will be responsible for finance and accounting functions and will direct operations to meet budget and financial goals.
20. Health Care Groups Form UT Methodist Physicians
- Saturday, September 07, 2013
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, UT Medical Group Inc. and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center have teamed up to create a new academic physician group, officials said.
21. Woeppel Named CEO of UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief executive officer of UT Medical Group Inc. Woeppel, who has served as the organization’s chief operating officer since 2012, will also continue in that role.
22. Health Care Groups Form UT Methodist Physicians
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, UT Medical Group Inc. and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center have teamed up to create a new academic physician group, officials said Friday.
The new practice, UT Methodist Physicians, launched on Sept. 1 and includes urology, surgical oncology and most adult medicine specialties, such as internal medicine, pulmonology and endocrinology.
23. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge
- Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.
24. Henneberger Joins First State Bank Small-Business Lending Division
- Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sean Henneberger has joined First State Bank’s small-business lending division as vice president/business development officer in the Memphis market. In his new role, Henneberger will help small businesses pursue loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program.
25. Self-Tucker Focused on Designs to Inspire
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.
The firm is currently involved with a variety of high-profile projects across the area, including the National Civil Rights Museum and the new ground transportation center at Memphis International Airport, and past work includes the Stax Museum, Stax Music Academy and the FedExForum.
26. UTHSC, UT Medical Group Form Dermatopathology Lab
- Saturday, March 30, 2013
A recently launched joint venture between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and UT Medical Group will bring an academic touch to the diagnosis of skin diseases.
UT DermPath, a new dermatopathology lab that opened Jan. 1, will give dermatology residents hands-on experience while assisting private clinicians.
27. Hagan Named President of Memphis Heritage Board
- Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Joey Hagan, principal of Architecture Inc., has been named the 2013-2014 board president for Memphis Heritage Inc. after being nominated and elected by the previous board. Hagan’s primary responsibilities as one of two principals at Architecture Inc. include running the organization, marketing, design and project management. As MHI president, he will strive to continue to make preservation of important properties a priority for Memphians.
- Saturday, March 16, 2013
Rhodes College will host Mia Farrow and son Ronan Farrow, presenting “Cinema, Politics and Mobilizing Change in Our Community” Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Email email@example.com.
29. Lovette Heads Career Services at Remington College
- Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Demetrius “Dee” Lovette has been named director of career services at Remington College’s Memphis campus. In the role, Lovette provides job placement services to students and graduates, and works with local employers to assess their workforce needs and provide qualified applicants.
30. State Budget Will Include Local Medical Community
- Monday, February 04, 2013
The two biggest capital spending items in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s state budget proposal are a $62 million renovation of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis and a new $60 million Community Health Building at the University of Memphis.
31. Towns Named to Southern College of Optometry Board
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Leticia “Tish” Towns, senior vice president of external relations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, has been named to the Southern College of Optometry board of trustees. Among her duties at The MED, Towns oversees the development of the hospital’s strategic plan and manages marketing and communications, community engagement, the Traumatic Brain Injury program, government relations and pastoral care.
32. Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.
33. Providing Better Service Leads Stamps to Open Heart Practice
- Friday, November 30, 2012
Dr. Kevin J. Stamps opened the doors to his new practice, Memphis Pediatric Heart PLLC, two months ago, and his decision to form his own private clinic, as opposed to following the trend of aligning with a hospital group, boiled down to two major factors.
34. Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.
35. Report: Health Care Improving in Tennessee
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Health care is showing improvement in Tennessee thanks to some of the strongest health care plans in the South and an increased focus on patient-centered medical practices, according to the annual State of Health Care Quality report released Tuesday, Oct. 30, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
36. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
37. Collaborative Zones
- Monday, October 08, 2012
The practice of designing office spaces is trending away from inhibiting cubicles and foreboding conference tables and more toward creating collaborative zones.
Tenants are demanding alternatives that cut costs, improve productivity and increase morale. That’s because flexibility is key for modern-day office users, said Heather Averwater, interior designer with brg3s architects.
38. RedRover Names Thomson Account Manager
- Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Melissa Thomson has been promoted to account manager from account executive at RedRover Sales & Marketing. In her expanded role, Thomson serves as a fractional chief marketing officer for growing Mid-South companies by conducting critical market research then creating and executing marketing strategies.
39. Tapley Ranks 13th on National List of Most Successful Realtors
- Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Jimmie Tapley of Crye-Leike Realtors has been named the country’s 13th most successful residential Realtor by REAL Trends Inc. and The Wall Street Journal. The ranking is based on the number of real estate agents’ closed transactions in 2011. Tapley’s sales volume for the year totaled 437 transaction sides.
40. Brown Joins REACH As Vice President
- Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Stephen Brown has joined REACH Human Capital as vice president of business development. In his new role, Brown will assist companies in selecting and training employees.
41. Pediatric Surgical Group Joins UT Le Bonheur Specialists
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Pediatric Surgical Group has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s specialty group, UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists.
42. UT Medical Group Names Woeppel COO
- Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Charles “Chuck” Woeppel has been named chief operating officer of UT Medical Group Inc., a private group practice affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine faculty.
43. East Joins Carriage Crossing As Marketing Coordinator
- Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kendra East has joined Carriage Crossing as marketing coordinator. East’s new responsibilities include creating and implementing the lifestyle center’s yearly marketing budget, spearheading onsite events and leading merchant communication.
44. MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.
Hometown: Connersville, Ind.
Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
45. SCO’s Steele Receives Optometry Recognition
- Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Dr. Glen T. Steele, a professor at the Southern College of Optometry, has received the prestigious William Feinbloom Award from the American Academy of Optometry for his work with InfantSEE.
46. Tutor’s Skirkle Connects Consumers, Businesses
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Nick Tutor is founder of Skirkle, a membership-card program that offers exclusive discounts and deals at locally owned businesses.
47. UTMG Imaging Center Earns Accreditation
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
UT Medical Group’s Germantown Imaging Center at 7945 Wolf River Blvd. has been awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography by the American College of Radiology.
48. Peppers Joins Lifeblood To Grow Donor Base
- Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Jeanie Peppers has joined Lifeblood as senior donor relations account manager.
Hometown: Drummonds, Tenn.
49. Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM
- Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.
50. Sneed Promoted At Humane Society
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Kerry Sneed has been promoted to community outreach and humane education coordinator at the Humane Society of Memphis.
51. Architecture Inc.’s Schuermann Receives Chairman Appointment
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
David M. Schuermann, AIA, NCARB, principal at Architecture Inc., has been named chairman of the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.
52. Mem Biz Group on Health Preps for Annual Conference
- Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) is gearing up for its third annual conference, titled “Got the Healthcare Reform Blues?,” which will take place Thursday Sept. 8, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.
53. Bradley Joins Food Bank As VP of Programs
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tonya M. Bradley has joined the Mid-South Food Bank as vice president of programs.
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.; moved to Memphis in 1995.
54. Cifuentes New HR Manager At ServiceMaster
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Viviana Cifuentes has joined ServiceMaster by Stratos as human resources manager. Hometown: I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in New York City.
Education: I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College in New York City.
55. UT Med Group Doctors Recognized as Top Docs
- Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Twenty physicians from UT Medical Group Inc. have been recognized on the Top Doctors 2011 list.
They are Judith E. Soberman and Karl T. Weber, Cardiovascular Disease; Owen P. Phillips, Clinical Genetics; Jaquelyn Fleckenstein, Gastroenterology; Patricia Adams-Graves, Hematology; James E. Bailey and Robert E. Morrison, Internal Medicine; Giancarlo Mari, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Mark S. LeDoux, Neurology; Edwin M. Thorpe Jr., Obstetrics and Gynecology; Barrett Haik, Natalie C. Kerr and Matthew W. Wilson, Ophthalmology; Sandeep Samant, Otolaryngology; Daniel C. Martin, Reproductive Endocrinology; Stephen W. Behrman and James Eason, Surgery; and Anthony Lynn Patterson and Robert W. Wake, Urology.
56. Smith Named Pres, CEO of UT Medical Group
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Dr. J. Lacey Smith has been named president and chief executive officer of UT Medical Group Inc. succeeding Steven H. Burkett.
57. Burke Recognized As Outstanding Faculty Advisor
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Tracie L. Burke, director of the Honors Program and Chair/Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Christian Brothers University has been named Tennessee’s Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association.
58. Holistic Healing
- Monday, June 13, 2011
Asking some folks to close their eyes and imagine the process of lying still while having stainless-steel wire needles inserted into their skin might leave them feeling as if they’re, well, sitting on pins and needles.
59. Callan Joins Methodist as Perioperative Director
- Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Thomas E. Callan has joined Methodist University Hospital as administrative director of perioperative services.
Hometown: New York City
Education: I earned a master of arts in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I also received my bachelor of science degree with majors in nursing, biology and psychology from The George Washington University.
Work Experience: More than 39 years of progressive responsible experience in hospital, health system management and managed care from both a provider and a third-party reimbursement perspective. For the past 31 years, I have served as a program director, senior consultant, senior health system administrator and patient care administrator.
Favorite quote: “One is not defined by their abilities, but rather by their choices.”
Last book read: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
Favorite music: Blues and jazz
Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”
Sports team: New York Yankees
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy traveling and playing amateur softball.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The person who has had the greatest influence on me is a former supervisor who taught me that it is all about taking risks in order to succeed.
Why did you pursue a career in health care administration? I chose a career in health care administration because I felt it was the most logical step to provide the maximum effect in health care.
What drew you to Methodist University Hospital? What attracted me to Methodist is the organization’s approach to patient- and family-centered care.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider some of my greatest accomplishments to include managing major managed care contracts that exceeded revenues of $250 million; designing and implementing a specialty care transplant contract inclusive of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; and performing as the corporate clinical resource for contract negotiations for other specialty care areas including HIV and thoracic surgery.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy having the opportunity to mentor other people.
60. Bryant Joins RedRover
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Sarah Bryant has joined RedRover Sales & Marketing as a marketing account executive. She previously worked for the Atlanta Falcons.
- Friday, April 29, 2011
The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host the 57th Annual Professional Development Seminar: Believe It! Achieve It! With Passion and Purpose Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Regular registration is $109. To register, contact Sharon Gardner at 752-6213 or Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, April 28, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a breakfast briefing titled “Wage and Hour Investigations: What to Do When the Department of Labor Comes Knocking” Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Southaven, 280 Marathon Way in Southaven. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or email@example.com.
63. Rogers Named Director Of Germantown Athletic Club
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Phil Rogers has joined Germantown Athletic Club as director. Rogers will oversee all daily operations of the club.
Hometown: West Danville, Vt.
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Mississippi
64. Home Away From Home
- Thursday, April 21, 2011
Before the American Cancer Society’s Harrah’s Hope Lodge opened its doors in early December, some adult patients traveling to Memphis for cancer treatment slept in their cars or – even worse – forewent treatment altogether for lack of an affordable place to stay.
65. Humphreys Joins Keller Williams Realty
- Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Herbo Humphreys has joined the Crump Realty Group of Keller Williams Realty. Humphreys previously worked as a project supervisor for Bryan-Turley Properties.
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The 2011 NanoDays Celebration at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation by Dr. Kattesh V. Katti titled “Green Nanotechnology in Medicine and Engineering” at the UT Hamilton Eye Institute, Freeman Auditorium, 930 Madison Ave. The NanoMedicine Symposium will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UTHSC Cancer Research Building, 19 S. Manassas St.
- Monday, March 28, 2011
The Memphis Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday at noon at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.
68. Destination King’s Tagg Honored as ‘Rising Star’
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Mary Catherine Tagg, director of operations for Destination King, has received the “Rising Star” award at the fifth annual Association of Destination Management Executives Achievement Awards.
69. UTHSC Names Exec. Dean to College of Medicine
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Dr. David M. Stern has been named executive dean for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine campuses statewide. Reporting directly to UTHSC Chancellor Steve J. Schwab, Stern will serve as chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Medicine campuses in Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville.
70. UT Medical Group Docs Named to Best Doctors List
- Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The 2011-2012 listing of Best Doctors in America has named more than 40 physicians affiliated with UT Medical Group Inc. as best in their fields.
- Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will partner with the Society for Human Resource Management-Memphis to present a seminar that will cover current legal requirements for employers in Tennessee Wednesday from 7:50 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $75 for SHRM-Memphis members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.shrm-memphis.org.
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Small Business Chamber will hold a breakfast series seminar titled “Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace” Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For reservations, contact Nancy Crawford at 757-8627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
73. Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
- Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
- Friday, January 28, 2011
The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For more information, call Bob Gray 494-8639.
75. Gibson Honored as Part of ‘30 Under 30’ List
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Andre Gibson, chair of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission and vice president of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, has been named among Rosewood Hotels’ national 30 Under 30 campaign.
76. Nevels Takes Reins of BMHC Foundation
- Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Jenny Nevels has been promoted to executive director of the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation.
77. Kitchens Unlimited’s Kassen Wins TriStar Award
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Karen Kassen of Kitchens Unlimited has won a TriStar Award for Residential-Singular Space in the 2010 Tennessee American Society of Interior Designers Design Competition.
Work Experience: I began working at Kitchens Unlimited as an intern in 1992, and purchased the business with my family in 1998. So, I have worked at the same firm for the last 18 years.
Family: Husband, Joe, who is involved in our business. Two sons: Hays, 11, and Wynn, 8.
Why did you pursue a career in kitchen design? Although I began school in architecture, a kitchen designer friend got me interested in the specialization. While kitchen design involves a very technical side of interior design, I still get to work with finishes, materials, decorative arts and architectural planning. It is the best of both worlds.
What does winning the TriStar Award from ASID mean to you? I was very proud to share this award with a talented interior designer, Julia Finnell. She and I collaborated with an involved and passionate client to create a winning kitchen in a home that had been contemplated for years. There is no better confirmation than having someone in your profession praise your work for being the best.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I am the only designer in Memphis to achieve the certification of Master Kitchen and Bath Designer, and one of only three people in the state of Tennessee. Last year, I was selected by National Kitchen and Bath Association and HGTV to be featured with one of my kitchen projects in a short story commercial that aired on HGTV and DIY network.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I get to be creative every day. I love that designing a kitchen or bathroom can be so impactful on the lives of my clients. It’s so rewarding to see a project transform from a sketch to real working and functioning space. Best of all, I enjoy the collaboration of working on projects with other designers, architects and my colleagues.
78. Harbor Town Medical Clinic Receives NCQA Recognition
- Friday, December 10, 2010
Harbor of Health, a program of UT Medical Group, has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Memphis’ first Physicians Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home.
79. Healthy Industry
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Throughout a prolonged recession and anemic recovery, hospitals and health care companies have given Memphis a powerful antidote to an ailing economy.
They have invested more than a billion dollars in new construction and equipment, expanded operations and kept tens of thousands of people working.
80. RxBio, ED Labs Use Federal Funds for Drug Development
- Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sister companies RxBio Inc. and ED Laboratories have been awarded federal funding to support their bioscience research, which includes the development of drugs to protect against the effects of typically lethal radiation following unintended exposure, as in the case of a nuclear attack.
81. Argo Joins Crews & Associates as Vice President
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hayden C. Argo Jr. has joined Crews & Associates Inc. as vice president for the investment-banking firm in the Memphis market. Argo will conduct fixed income securities sales.
82. UTMG Presents Health Seminar
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
UT Medical Group Inc. will present a free seminar on diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Absi, a nephrologist, will be the featured speaker at the event, which is set for 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at Methodist South Hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive.
83. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
84. UTHMG Hosts Lipscomb & Pitts Meeting
- Monday, October 04, 2010
Members of the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club got tips on preventive health practices and learned about new treatment trends Thursday evening when they were guests of UT Medical Group Inc.
- Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Tal Frankfurt will speak on the topic “How to Budget for IT and Develop an RFP for Services.” Cost is for $15 members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
86. Vascular Access Center Comes to East Memphis
- Monday, September 27, 2010
University Vascular Access is a new outpatient center in East Memphis where dialysis patients can receive specialized treatment for complications without having to be admitted to a hospital.
The outpatient center at 6490 Mount Moriah Road Extended is a collaborative venture between UT Medical Group Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care, a global provider of dialysis treatments.
87. Docs Leave UTMG for Le Bonheur Partnership
- Thursday, September 23, 2010
More than 100 pediatricians will be leaving UT Medical Group Inc. to join a new physician partnership formed by Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
88. Panel Discussion Set on Electronic Health Records
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Electronic health records will be the topic of discussion at the Memphis Bioworks Business Association’s next lunch meeting Thursday.
The panelists will be Rodney Holmes, executive director of MidSouth eHealth Alliance, Jeffrey Cunningham, chief technology officer of Informatics Corp. of America and Steven Burkett, chief executive officer of UT Medical Group.
89. Hagan Presented Francis Gassner Award
- Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Joey Hagan has been presented the Francis Gassner Award by the Memphis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis.
90. Rainey Kizer Names Waddell Partner
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Amanda C. Waddell has been named a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC. Waddell’s practice is concentrated in the areas of medical malpractice, auto liability and insurance coverage.
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Judge Janice Holder will speak. For reservations, e-mail Taylor Hughes at email@example.com.
92. UT Medical Opens High-Risk OB-GYN Center
- Monday, March 22, 2010
Maternal-fetal medicine and genetics specialists with UT Medical Group Inc. have opened the Center for High Risk Pregnancies in East Memphis.
- Monday, March 22, 2010
James Hutto of Valeo Marketing and Design will offer a five-course series on social media today through Friday at Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee St. To register, visit nawbo-workshop.eventbrite.com.
94. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
95. Ledbetter Joins UT Medical Group’s Dept. of Urology
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Dr. Christopher K. Ledbetter has joined the Department of Urology at UT Medical Group Inc.
Ledbetter will care for patients at UTMG’s urology clinic at Methodist South Hospital and at Methodist University Hospital, where he focuses on minimally invasive robotic urological surgery.
96. UT Medical Group Opens Gynecology Center
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The UT Medical Group Inc. has opened the Comprehensive Gynecologic Center at 1325 Eastmoreland Ave. in the Memphis Medical District.
97. As Cuts Continue, Medicare Wreaks Havoc on Docs
- Monday, February 15, 2010
The doctors at Stern Cardiovascular Clinic are mulling the cut of another 40 people, 25 percent of its remaining 160 employees, plus closing outreach centers in Munford, Ripley, Tenn., and Ripley, Miss.
98. TennCare Cuts Under Way Now
- Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Call it coincidence or bad timing, but many physicians in Tennessee began taking a 14 percent cut for seeing TennCare patients on the same day Gov. Phil Bredesen announced deep cuts in health care spending.
99. Local Scientists Pay More Attention To Documenting Research Tactics
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Almost as fast as word got out in November that climate scientists had been cherry picking data and massaging results to support the contention of global warming, online message boards lit up.
The issue quickly became known as Climategate, and while the details of it were debated worldwide, scientists had a different concern: What might this do to the reputations and funding of honest researchers?
100. Dewald Selected to Chair Life and Health Insurance Foundation
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Jack Dewald will serve as chairman of the board for the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education.
Dewald is president and owner of Agency Services Inc.