Ally Guscette has been promoted to sales representative at Germantown-based brand-marketing firm P.O.P. Solutions Group LLC. In her new role, Guscette will help businesses develop brand awareness through promotional products, press kits, print materials and point-of-purchase displays. She joined the company in 2011 as part of a sales team and begins Germantown Leadership training this month.
Education and work experience: I am a graduate of Union University, where I studied studio art and business management. I have been with P.O.P. for a little over a year now.
Family: My parents live here in Memphis. My sister, brother-in-law and their children live in Birmingham, Ala. My extended family can be found anywhere from Florida to Massachusetts.
Favorite quote: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19.14
Favorite movie: “The Italian Job”
The sports team you root for: Atlanta Braves
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Gary Allan
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I am a ceramic artist and sell my work at local events. I am a triathlete and love anything outdoors. I am also involved with the Stirring and Young Adult Community at Hope Church and the Germantown Area Chamber Young Professionals.
What talent do you wish you had? I’ve always wished I could dance!
Who has had the greatest influence on you? There have been so many people and experiences that have shaped me. Without a doubt, my parents and my church.
What attracted you to P.O.P. Solutions Group? At P.O.P., I have the ability to learn about and serve my community while striving to make a difference in it. It is so refreshing to work with people who care about the community and place value on the importance of family.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? In the spring of 2010, I packed a suitcase and moved across the world. As a creature of habit, I was nervous with my future being so uncertain. After only a brief period of time, Cortona, Italy, became part of me. I am thankful for the opportunities I had there and the impact this small Italian mountain town had on my so ordinary American life.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I love the opportunity I have to interact with people in the community. Oftentimes promotional products are considered “happies.” This makes working with clients fun because they are excited about their purchases.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Everyone is just as terrified as you are. Relax and enjoy the ride!
Dr. M. David Rudd has been named provost at The University of Memphis, effective in March. Rudd is currently dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science at The University of Utah.
Volunteer Mid-South has added three board members: DeAngelo Brooks, regional market technology manager at Caesar’s Entertainment; Bevan Lee, assistant managing director at Security Signals Inc.; and Beth Nickelson, customer service representative at Buckeye Technologies Inc. and VMS’ project coordinator for the past four years.
Sullivan Branding has hired Laura Chevalier as senior designer, Kayla Earwood as graphic designer, Mary Johnston as account coordinator, Zack Repischak as traffic coordinator and Mark Holder as administrative coordinator.
Marigay Miller has been promoted to vice president, primary care and practice support, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Miller joined Methodist Le Bonheur in 1998 and previously served as corporate director of physician services.
Rachel Motes has joined Campbell Clinic as marketing specialist. Motes previously held marketing and sales roles at TD Capital Management, the American Heart Association, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Oce North America.
Allie Bond has joined the board of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. Bond is director of diversity and compliance with International Paper.
Anne Lopez has been named director of radiology at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. Lopez has been with the hospital 18 years and previously served as radiology business manager at the Germantown hospital, Germantown outpatient center and the Breast Center.
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa has been awarded New Sponsor of the Year from AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) for the museum’s role in coordinating projects between AmeriCorps teams and community partners in Southwest Memphis.
Conway Services LLC has been awarded the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award. The service award winners must earn a minimum number of consumer reviews and an excellent rating from customers, and must abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.