Dr. Dan T. Meadows has been appointed to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry by Gov. Bill Haslam. Meadows, who has a private practice on Walnut Grove Road, will serve as the Rotating Dentist member through June 2016.
Experience: B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), University of Tennessee, Memphis; private dental practice since 1979
Family: Wife, Amy (since 1976); three grown daughters: Catherine, Ginny, Beth; one son-in-law: Robert
Favorite quote: “How blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.” – Proverbs 3:13
Favorite movie: “Patton” (and old Christmas movies)
The sports teams you root for: University of Tennessee, Grizzlies, St. Louis Cardinals, Tiger basketball
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Variety of music – classical, jazz, ’60s and ’70s music
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Photography, running, cycling, golf, hiking, reading, preparing for and teaching Sunday school, time with family, friends, church, going to the Memphis Symphony
What talent do you wish you had? Playing a musical instrument.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My dad, Dr. Tom Meadows.
What are the purpose and goals of the Tennessee Board of Dentistry? The purpose is to regulate the practice of dentistry and its related fields, and to protect the public.
What is the role of the Rotating Dentist board member? To serve with the other board members in enforcing the statutes and rules regarding dentistry. The board is also responsible for making new and modifying existing rules. Board members may also serve on the Southern Regional Testing Agency as examiners for licensure.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The relationships I have with my patients.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Set goals for each area of your life. Establish a plan to reach your goals. Get going with your plan. Don’t give up!
Robert W. Williams of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Aging, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health, to study the genetics of diet and aging. Williams is a professor in UTHSC’s anatomy and neurobiology department and pediatrics department, and is also director of the UT Center for Integrative and Translational Genomics.
Emily Palmer has joined Trezevant as marketing coordinator. Palmer is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and most recently worked in marketing for a homeowners association in Delray Beach, Fla.
Jeff Weintraub and Craig Cowart of the Memphis office of Fisher & Phillips LLP have been named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list. Weintraub is the Memphis office’s regional managing partner, and Cowart is a partner.
Bill Cook Jr. has been elected interim president of the American Contract Bridge League board of directors. Cook, the owner of Cook Commercial Properties LLC, has served on the ACBL board since 2005.
Mark Allmon has joined Renaissance Group Inc. as an intern architect. Allmon, a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, will assist in schematic design phases and design development.
Morgan Futch has joined Dunavant Transportation Group as a terminal manager at its Charlotte location. Futch brings more than 35 years of transportation industry experience to the role.
Ten members of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP have been named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list: Robert E. Craddock Jr., Robert L. Crawford, Thomas R. Dyer, Michael I. Less, Stephen A. McDaniel, Glen G. Reid, William S. Solmson, Ellen B. Vergos; and Mark Vorder-Bruegge Jr. Jason D. Salomon was named a Mid-South Rising Star in estate planning and probate.
Twenty-three attorneys from the Memphis office of Glankler Brown PLLC have been named to the 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list: Louis F. Allen, Stewart Austin, Saul C. Belz, J. David Blaylock, Oscar C. Carr III, Michael P. Coury, B. Douglas Earthman, Robert B.C. Hale, Don L. Hearn, Charles W. Hill, John I. Houseal Jr., R. Hunter Humphreys, Robert L. Hutton, S. Joshua Kahane, Christopher C. Lamberson, William T. Mays Jr., Robert D. Meyers, George J. Nassar Jr., Arnold E. Perl, J. William Pierce Jr., Michael D. Tauer, Ross Webster and Randall B. Womack.
Volunteer Mid-South’s Corporate Volunteer Council has announced the winners of the 2013 Corporate Neighbor Awards: Cummins Inc., corporate neighbor of the year, small company; Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, corporate neighbor of the year, large company; FedEx’s FedEx Cares Week, Outstanding Project award; Chris Miller, owner of Yuletide, executive leadership award; and Rachel Sumner of Huey’s, employee spirit award.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center communications and marketing department has received a platinum MarCom Award in the strategic communications category for its “BSN Reborn!” campaign.