Wednesday, July 11, 2001, Vol. 115, No. 131

Wileen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital Willeen Hastings was named administrative assistant at Methodist Healthcare-South Hospital. Previously, she was administrative director of clinical services at Methodist South. She received a diploma as a registered nurse from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis and a masters degree from the College of St. Francis. Peggy Ryan-Smith was named investment representative for Members First Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. Ryan-Smith most recently was a bank investment representative for Mercantile Bank. Col. Jack V. Scherer was appointed engineer and commander of the Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He replaces Col. Daniel W. Krueger, who was re-assigned as deputy commander of the Corps Northwestern Division in Portland, Ore. Scherer comes to the Memphis District from the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va. He earned a bachelors degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and a masters degree from the University of Texas. Frank P. Lamanna Jr., was admitted to the partnership of Bean & Ison, CPAs and Consultants. He is a graduate of Christian Brothers University and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. He was most recently manager with the firm. Kenneth P. Dick was named president of the TBC Corp. private brands division. He previously served as TBCs executive vice president of sales. He joined TBC in 1971. Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell made the following announcements: Gregory G. Fletcher was appointed chair of the firms litigation department. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation and appellate practice. He received his bachelors degree from the University of Colorado and his law degree from the University of Tennessee. He is a shareholder in the Memphis office. Stephen E. Roth was appointed chair of the firms commercial litigation group. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, zoning and land use, and intellectual property matters. He received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. He is a shareholder and managing partner in the Knoxville, Tenn., office. Scott Minyard has joined the firm as an associate in the Jackson, Miss., office. He concentrates his practice in the area of tort and commercial litigation. He received his bachelors degree from Mississippi University for Women and a law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. Dr. Peggy Veeser, professor of the UT Health Science Center College of Nursing and director of University Health Sciences, was named vice president of the American College Health Associations new executive committee. She received a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University, a nurse practitioner degree from University of Virginia, a masters degree from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate from the University of Memphis. Christopher M. Caputo of the Memphis law firm Less, Getz & Lipman was appointed chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. He has been associated with the firm since 1999.