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.
Work experience: I worked in the marketing departments for Wolfchase Galleria and Oak Court Mall, both owned by Simon Property Group.
Family: Married to Douglas East with three children, Kristina, 14, Devon, 5, and Nathaniel, 2. It’s never quiet in our house.
Favorite quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
Favorite movie: “Overboard” with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I love bad movies.
The sports team you root for: It used to be the Indianapolis Colts, but now that Peyton Manning is a Bronco I guess I’ll be rooting for a new team this year.
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Whatever is playing on Pandora at the time.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Playing with my children and traveling whenever we get a chance.
What talent do you wish you had? Singing! My voice is so terrible that my 2-year-old tells me to stop singing when we are in the car.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My older sister Kristan has had the biggest influence on me. She was the first one to teach me hard work will pay off in the end.
What attracted you to Carriage Crossing? Carriage Crossing is such a unique destination and my first involvement with a lifestyle center. I’m excited at the prospect of working for a place that offers so many diverse experiences - from open-air shopping to family-friendly events. This is an excellent opportunity for me.
What are your goals as marketing coordinator? My goal is to increase the number of shoppers at Carriage Crossing and to implement new events that have not been done at any other shopping center in the Mid-South.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment is the hard work that got me where I am today. When I first started working in the retail industry I started off as a customer service representative and have worked my way up to managing the marketing department. It’s a huge accomplishment and a great feeling.
What do you most enjoy about your work? There is always something different to do every day. I’m not just sitting in front of a computer all day doing reports.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Finish school and enjoy your summer vacations.
David Pickler has been named The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences’ national school board member of the year at the academy’s 2012 Educators Voice Awards. Pickler, president and CEO of Pickler Wealth Advisors, has been a Shelby County Schools board member since 1998.
Dr. Carol Greenwald has received the Roger Blue Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award from The Arc Tennessee. Arc’s highest award honors those who promote respect, dignity and freedom of choice of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tony Geraci, executive director of the Division of Child Nutrition Services for Memphis City Schools, has been named to FoodService Director Magazine’s “20 Most Influential” list. The list honors individuals with the most impact on the nation’s non-commercial food services industry.
Twenty-five doctors from UT Medical Group Inc. have been named to Castle Connolly Medical Limited’s 2012 Top Doctors list. They are: Judith E. Soberman and Karl T. Weber, cardiovascular disease; Owen P. Phillips, clinical genetics; Samuel E. Dagogo-Jack and Thomas A. Hughes, endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism; David L. Maness and Susan F. Nelson, family medicine; 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 G. Haik and Matthew W. Wilson, ophthalmology; Sandeep Samant, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; Natalie C. Kerr, pediatric ophthalmology; Robert D. Wallace, plastic surgery; Daniel C. Martin, reproductive endocrinology; Stephen W. Behrman and James D. Eason, surgery; Michael J. Rohrer, vascular surgery; and Anthony Lynn Patterson and Robert W. Wake, urology.
Sondra T. Harris-Webb has been elected secretary of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Webb is the director of internal audit at Helena Chemical Co. in Collierville. She will serve on the TSCPA board of directors and council, as well as on the board of trustees of TSCPA’s Educational & Memorial Foundation.