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VOL. 123 | NO. 25 | Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Smith Named President at Zycron Inc.

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J. Gregory Grisham
Hemant Gupta
Dr. Glenn Phillip Schoettle Jr.
JoAnn Hughes
Duncan F. Williams
David Waddell
George Dale
Heather Sanders
Cheri Ensor
Dr. Steven J. Bares
Steven Howard Smith

Steven Howard Smith of Zycron Inc., Tennessee's largest minority-owned information technology services firm, has been chosen as the company's new president.

Smith joined Zycron in July as executive vice president. He has more than 21 years of management experience in the information technology consulting industry.


Dr. Steven J. Bares has been named the interim director for the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Bares will oversee nine faculty members and an average of 25 graduate students per semester. He has served as the leader of the Memphis Bioworks Foundation since its inception in 2001. Previously, Bares worked in a series of executive roles at International Paper Co., where he led the development of more than 15 new technologies.


Cheri Ensor, an affiliate broker at Crye-Leike Realtors, has received her Graduate Realtors Institute designation. Ensor is also an accredited buyers representative. She is a member of the Memphis Area, Tennessee and National Associations of Realtors.


Heather Sanders has joined A2H as a civil computer-aided drafting technician. Sanders received her bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 2005 from the University of Memphis.


George Dale, the former insurance commissioner of Mississippi, has joined Adams and Reese LLP as a senior governmental affairs adviser and a member of the governmental relations team. Dale served as the insurance commissioner for eight terms, and was the youngest commissioner elected in the state's history.

Brittany Cardell, clinical director at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, has earned a master's degree in nursing as a clinical nurse leader and completed the board certification. Cardell works at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in the ortho/hematology department.


The Leadership Academy has named its 2008 board members. David Waddell, president and CEO of Waddell & Associates, will serve as chair for the Academy's Board of Trustees. The board also includes Duncan F. Williams, president of Duncan-Williams Inc., as vice chair; Martha Perine Beard, senior branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, as treasurer; and Johnny B. Moore, executive vice president of SunTrust Bank, as secretary.


JoAnn Hughes, an affiliate broker for Crye-Leike Realtors, has received her Performance Management Network designation from the Women's Council of Realtors. Hughes is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee specializing in residential real estate, relocation, first-time homebuyers and new home construction. She is a member of the Memphis Area and National Associations of Realtors.


Mary Sharp, a broker at Crye-Leike Realtors, has received a Welcome Home Memphis certification. Sharp is a licensed broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, and has been in the real estate industry for more than 23 years. She is a member of the Memphis Area and National Associations of Realtors, and serves as director and chairwoman for the Diversity Committee of the Tennessee Association of Realtors.


Dr. Glenn Phillip Schoettle Jr., a thoracic surgeon at Methodist University Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has co-authored an article that has been published in the journal Innovations: Technology and Techniques and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, the official journal of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.


Hemant Gupta has joined the Intellectual Property practice at Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada
PLLC. Gupta has a degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a cancer researcher prior to attending law school. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and he also is a board member and secretary of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association.


Jeff Weintraub and J. Gregory Grisham, partners at Weintraub, Stock & Grisham PC, have been selected by their peers as 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers in the field of labor and employment law.

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