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VOL. 126 | NO. 243 | Wednesday, December 14, 2011




Jeter Joins Accounting Firm Cannon Wright Blount

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Andrew Jeter has joined Cannon Wright Blount as director of assurance and accounting services.

JETER

(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Memphis

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Rhodes College; Master of Accountancy, Rhodes College

Work Experience: More than 14 years in public accounting

Family: Wife, Karen; children, Abby, Allison, Kate, Caroline and Hudson; dogs, Lilly and Bam-Bam

What drew you to Cannon Wright Blount? The opportunity to utilize my strengths and experience to promote business development and provide a positive work environment for the audit department of a locally owned, thriving CPA firm.

What do you hope to accomplish in your new role? My hope is to provide for the needs of our clients in a timely and productive manner while assisting the clients with achieving their goals; to provide the employees in the audit department with a great place to work and all the resources and support they need; and to be the best that I can be every day as a contributor to the goals and objectives of the firm. Also, I hope that I can become a role model for employees by providing the highest-quality moral and ethical character traits personally and professionally and presenting transparent motivation. Accomplishing the work environment goals, I believe, will support the staff to be the best they can be and support our objectives for providing the best client service that we can provide.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider each and every new and existing client to be a professional accomplishment. Keeping my clients satisfied and meeting their expectations gives me a great sense of accomplishment in that I am adding value to my clients and meetings needs. On a personal level, I am proud of my progression from staff accountant to senior manager in the largest local CPA firm prior to joining CWB.

What do you most enjoy about your work? The positive work environment and co-workers I have the privilege of working with every day, producing a quality deliverable to the client and meeting the professional needs of our clients. I am very fortunate that I enjoy the profession I have chosen. I am even more fortunate to have a place that allows me to excel at my job by providing the freedom and flexibility to drive change and improvement, and one that sets a tone of “do the right thing” on a daily basis.

SYNK

Michael Synk, author and founder of In-Synk, has earned the “For the Good of the Order” award at the Gazelles International’s annual fall conference. Synk is a Gazelles International Certified Coach.

Seventeen attorneys at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC have been recognized in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America. They are Allen S. Blair, G. Rice Byars Jr., M. Anderson Cobb Jr., Steven N. Douglass, William M. Dunlap, Allison T. Gilbert, A. Neal Graham, James B. Jalenak, Philip G. Kaminsky, James L. Kirby, Edward J. McKenney Jr., James R. Newsom III, John L. Ryder, J. Max Shelton, J. Kevin Walsh, George T. Wheeler and James D. Wilson. In addition, Blair has been selected as Best in Memphis in the field of arbitration and Ryder has been selected as Best in Memphis for litigation-bankruptcy.

Oscar C. Carr III has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee by The National Trial Lawyers. Carr practices in the area of litigation, with an emphasis on business, construction, environmental and other civil litigation.

Stacy Matthews and Kristina Kelly have joined Memphis Investment Properties as leasing agents.

O’DEA

FARMER

Erin O’Dea has joined Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC as an associate. O’Dea graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in May. Jessica Farmer has accepted the position of associate for 2012. Farmer is a third-year law student at the U of M.

Lowell Jacobsen has been promoted to director of operations at Hollywood Casino Tunica. Lowell began at Hollywood Casino in April 2010 as director of slots.

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