Lisa Pratt has been named senior account manager at Counterpart Communication Design, where she will manage campaigns for several clients from concept to execution. She previously worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Education: Webster University, St. Louis
Work Experience: Signature Advertising, Chandler Ehrlich, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and now Counterpart Communication Design
Family: My mom lives in Memphis; my dad lives in Southaven; and I have two younger brothers, one in Chicago and one in Memphis.
Favorite quote: “Baseball is dull only to dull minds.”
Last book read: “Something Borrowed” by Emily Giffin
Favorite music: I’ll listen to pretty much anything except country.
Favorite movie: “Life is Beautiful”
Sports team: Chicago Cubs, Memphis Tigers and Memphis Grizzlies
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Playing soccer, running, spending time with friends and family and cheering on the Memphis sports teams.
What talent would you like to have? The ability to read people’s minds.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My grandmothers. Both were so thoughtful, generous, loving and patient and would do anything for their families.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing? In high school, I realized that I enjoyed watching TV for the commercials as much as the shows, so I decided to see what careers would allow me to build on that. Once I found a college that had advertising and marketing together in the same program, I was hooked and never looked back!
What attracted you to Counterpart Communication Design? The people are amazingly talented, and I know I can learn and grow here. Also, I appreciate the way we approach our clients’ needs because we really dig in deep to learn everything we can so we can offer the best possible ideas and solutions.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Helping my clients achieve results, whether it’s fewer fatalities on Tennessee roads, fewer prank 911 calls, increased sales or increased fundraising amounts.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The variety! No two days (or two hours) are ever the same, so it keeps my energy high and my brain active.
Glankler Brown PLLC has been selected as a leading U.S. law firm in the areas of real estate and litigation in the Chambers USA 2012 guide. R. Hunter Humphreys and B. Douglas Earthman are listed as leading attorneys in the area of real estate and secured lending. Arnold E. Perl is listed as a leader in labor and employment law, and Saul C. Belz and Lee J. Chase III are listed as leaders in litigation.
Connie Bowlan has joined SRVS as director of Program Operations. Karen Dunn has joined as director of development.
Shield Inc. of Memphis and Mid-South Community College Foundation Inc. of West Memphis are among 10 small businesses awarded Accelerating Entrepreneurship in the Delta grants by the Delta Regional Authority and the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The grants are part of an initiative to create more small businesses and jobs in the eight-state Delta Regional Authority area.
Memphis Roller Derby has won the Tennessee state derby championship. Founded in 2006, the nonprofit team is part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s south central region.
Brother Michael F. Quick, Dr. Margaret H. West and Laurel C. Williams have been named new members of Christian Brothers University’s board of trustees. Quick is the president and chief executive officer of Christian Brothers Services. West is in the internship and residency program in the department of pediatrics at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital/University of Tennessee. Williams is an attorney at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC.