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1. Looks Like Another 8-4 Season for Tennessee
- Friday, August 25, 2017
Oops. I goofed last year. So did lots of other people who thought Tennessee’s football team would win the SEC East Division and go to the league championship game for the first time since 2007.
2. Time to Turn Down the Flame on Jones’ Hot Seat
- Friday, May 12, 2017
When it comes to Butch Jones and the recent NFL Draft, it’s a matter of perspective.
Remember, no Tennessee Vols were drafted in the previous two years, which is a reflection on the recruiting by Jones’ predecessor, Derek Dooley. The fact that Tennessee had six players picked this time around – all in the first four rounds – speaks volumes, to wit:
3. As Rookie NBA Head Coach, Grizzlies’ David Fizdale Earns Acclaim
- Friday, February 24, 2017
He has been forthright – with his players and when speaking with the media. First-year Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale doesn’t go in for verbal gymnastics or political double-talk.
Nor does he worry about appearances. He cancelled shoot-arounds on game days multiple times right before the All-Star break because he believed his veteran guys could use the rest. A more paranoid coach, a less assured man, might have worried about the fallout if the results were not good.
4. The Week Ahead: February 7-13
- Monday, February 6, 2017
There’s a lot to love this week, Memphis! The 41st annual Memphis Open tennis tournament begins Saturday at The Racquet Club of Memphis. That same morning historic Elmwood Cemetery hosts a “Love on the Rocks” walking tour featuring tragic and humorous tales of love gone wrong. And if you love the Grizzlies, they are playing the not-so-loved San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors this week.
5. Do Titans Finally Have Their Offensive Line?
- Friday, August 5, 2016
New Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey’s stated desire to play “exotic smashmouth” football – especially on offense – requires a good offensive line. But if there’s one thing the Titans have not had in recent years it’s a good offensive line.
6. Duke Takes Reins at Friends for Life
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Longtime nonprofit administrator Diane Duke recently took the helm of Friends for Life as its new executive director. In her new role, the Los Angeles native leads and oversees an organization that’s helping those affected by HIV/AIDS through the provision of education, housing, food, transportation and healthy life skills training.
7. Hooker Fights for Right to Die on His Terms
- Saturday, August 15, 2015
John Jay Hooker, a household name in Middle Tennessee if nowhere else, is suffering from stage 4 metastatic cancer with weeks, not months to live.
- Saturday, June 27, 2015
Memphis Botanic Garden and World Forum Nature will celebrate International Mud Day Monday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Make mud crafts, including a take-home planting, mud mask and mud paintings. Cost is $3 plus MBG admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
9. In-State Emphasis Paying Off for Vols Swim Program
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
You don’t need to search the Allan Jones Aquatic Center for a reminder of Tennessee’s glory years in men’s swimming under legendary coach Ray Bussard.
Hanging from the rafters are 10 SEC championship banners and the 1978 NCAA championship banner. Bussard coached eight SEC championship teams – the first in 1969 and seven consecutive from 1972-78 – and the NCAA title team.
10. Demerger Debate
- Saturday, March 1, 2014
In five months, a new school year will begin in Shelby County. And for a second straight academic year, many parents will be able to say it is unlike any in their lifetimes.
The first and last school year of the unified Memphis City and Shelby County Schools systems will be followed by what educators are calling the “demerger.”
11. Closing Fannie, Freddie Could Boost Mortgage Rates
- Thursday, August 8, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Homebuyers could feel the pinch if Congress follows through on plans to shut down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-controlled mortgage guarantee giants that were rescued by a $187 billion taxpayer bailout during the financial crisis.
12. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
13. Bankruptcy Filings Drop 4 Percent
- Friday, October 19, 2012
Bankruptcies filed across all categories in Shelby County in the third quarter of 2012 dropped 4 percent from the third quarter of 2011, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
14. Business Focus
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Memphis’ small-business community got a shot in the arm earlier this month.
Tennessee’s three-day sales tax holiday ran from Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, and it drew shoppers to retailers that carry certain clothing items, school supplies and computers.
15. As Election Nears, New Rules are Facing Delays
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – When the Obama administration agreed to set the first-ever federal limits on runoff in Florida, environmental groups were pleased. They thought the state's waters would finally get a break from a nutrient overdose that spawns algae, suffocates rivers, lakes and streams and forms byproducts in drinking water that could make people sick.
16. SunTrust's New Appointee Will Not Join Company
- Tuesday, July 3, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) – SunTrust Banks Inc. announced Monday that David Stevens will not join the company's mortgage business as previously announced.
17. Nichols Joins Spirco As Engineering Mgr.
- Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Matthew Nichols has joined Spirco Manufacturing as engineering manager.
Hometown: I currently live in Olive Branch. My hometown is Thaxton, Miss.
18. Poetry Collection Worth a Look
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
Unlike a day, a year, a month or a season,/ A week hasn’t a name; what is the reason? No quotation marks. The couplet is mine. Almost deep, but not quite. Consider the work that inspired the above (warning: it’s deeper):
19. David Latham Joins Butler Snow Advisory
- Monday, November 14, 2011
David Latham had joined Butler Snow Advisory Services LLC as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
20. Wright’s Q3 Net Sales Drop 3 Pct.
- Thursday, November 3, 2011
Arlington-based medical device maker Wright Medical Group Inc. has reported a 3 percent decrease in net sales for the third quarter, citing distributor changes and challenges connected to implementing enhancements to the company’s compliance processes.
21. Wright Medical Names New CEO
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Just days after Wright Medical Group Inc. announced it would cut its workforce by 6 percent, the Arlington-based maker of orthopedic medical devices on Monday, Sept. 19, announced Robert J. Palmisano will serve as its new president and CEO.
22. Wright Medical Names New CEO
- Monday, September 19, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc. on Monday announced Robert J. Palmisano will serve as the new president and CEO of the Arlington, Tenn.-based maker of orthopedic medical devices. The appointment by the company’s board went into effect Saturday, Sept. 17.
23. Wright Medical Cutting About 80 Employees
- Friday, September 16, 2011
Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to cut its workforce by 6 percent, or about 80 employees.
24. Wright Medical Cutting About 80 Employees
- Thursday, September 15, 2011
Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. plans to cut its workforce by 6 percent, or about 80 employees.
25. Wright’s Compliance Officer Resigns
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Another top executive has resigned from Wright Medical Group Inc. Vice president and chief compliance officer Lisa L. Michels resigned from the company Tuesday, Aug. 16, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing signed Friday, Aug. 19, by Wright Medical Interim CEO David Stevens.
26. Wright Medical’s Q2 Net Sales Up 4 Percent
- Monday, August 1, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc., an Arlington-based global orthopedic medical device manufacturer, on Thursday, July 28, reported its net sales had risen 4 percent in the second quarter, totaling $132.5 million as compared to $127.7 million during the second quarter of 2010.
27. Wright Medical's Q2 Net Sales Up 4 Percent
- Friday, July 29, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc., an Arlington-based global orthopedic medical device manufacturer, on Thursday, July 28 reported its net sales had risen 4 percent in the second quarter, totaling $132.5 million as compared to $127.7 million during the second quarter of 2010.
28. DeVivo Departure Signals Shift at Smith & Nephew
- Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Smith & Nephew Inc. said its Memphis-based president of Orthopaedic Reconstruction and Trauma will soon leave the company as part of an organizational restructuring that will combine the company’s Memphis and Andover, Mass., divisions.
29. Health Care Seminar Tackles Tough Issues
- Monday, July 18, 2011
The topic was contentious, but the discourse remained civil Thursday, July 14, during The Daily News’ Healthcare Reform Seminar, the third in a series of six seminars hosted by the newspaper this year.
30. Obama Raises More Than $86M for Campaign, Party
- Thursday, July 14, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Off to a huge early lead in the money race, President Barack Obama hauled in $86 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party in the past three months. It's better than he did in his victorious first presidential campaign, despite the sluggish economy and constant criticism from Republicans who hope to replace him.
31. Seminar To Detail Reform’s Effect on Biz
- Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Philip Johnson is partner with Argyle Benefits Consultants LLC, a chartered life underwriter and certified employee benefits specialist, so he more than understands the ins and outs of federal health care reform, including how the legislation will impact large and small businesses, as well as individuals.
32. Wright Medical Receives Justice Dept. Notice
- Friday, May 6, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc. on Thursday announced that it received a letter from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey pursuant to Paragraph 50 of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement stating that the USAO believes Wright Medical Group knowingly and willfully breached material provisions of the DPA.
33. Wright Medical Reports Earnings, Resignation of 3 Execs
- Thursday, May 5, 2011
As Wright Medical Group Inc. Wednesday reported its net sales had increased 3 percent to $135.4 million in the first quarter of 2011 up from $131.2 million for the same period last year, the company also announced three of its executives have resigned effective immediately.
34. Panel: Globalization Will Shape Economic Future
- Monday, May 2, 2011
Dexter Muller, senior vice president of community development with the Greater Memphis Chamber, has a tongue-in-cheek quip at the ready to describe the manufacturing plant of the future.
35. Seminar to Tackle Globalization’s Impact
- Friday, April 22, 2011
“The world is flat” is more than just a catchphrase that illustrates the increasing connectivity of the globe’s consumers, markets and economies.
The concept – brought to the forefront by Thomas Friedman’s 2005 book of the same name – is a foundational element of what Memphis’ economic development game plan needs to be if it’s going to remain competitive in the months and years ahead.
36. Stevens Replaces Henley as Wright President, CEO
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Tuesday its board has appointed Chairman David D. Stevens as interim president and CEO, effective immediately.
37. Stevens Replaces Henley as Wright Medical President, CEO
- Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Wright Medical Group Inc. announced Tuesday that its board of directors has appointed Chairman David D. Stevens as interim president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
38. Butler Snow Attorneys Receive Honors
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Eight attorneys from the Memphis office of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC have been selected for Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010, and seven attorneys from the firm’s Memphis office were named as Mid-South Rising Stars 2010.
39. Cut Tuition Could Make Way Back to City Budget
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Memphis City Council members will consider restoring a tuition reimbursement program cut from the city budget this past July when it meets Tuesday.
The resolution on Tuesday’s council agenda would restore $902,211 in funding, which was the level the city funded the program at in the current fiscal year.
40. Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers Publication
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sixty-one attorneys from Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC – including 14 from the company’s Memphis office – have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2011. Company-wide, Butler Snow has 16 lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years.
41. More Kids Trapped in Sweltering Cars Are Dying
- Monday, June 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Temperatures are rising and so are reports of infants and toddlers dying from being trapped inside sizzling automobiles.
A researcher says 18 children have died of hyperthermia since the beginning of the year, with eight deaths reported since June 13. That's the largest number of fatalities through the first half of a year since Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology at San Francisco State University, began tracking the data in the late 1990s.
42. Payne-Johnson Joins Arlington’s Baptist Memorial Medical
- Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Dr. Ann Payne-Johnson, a family medicine physician at Baptist Memorial Medical Group, recently began practicing medicine at Baptist Memorial Medical Group Arlington Family Medicine.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: Residency, University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine, Jackson, Tenn.; Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine; master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi
Work Experience: Family medicine physician at BMMG, clinician at Saint Francis Hospital, aerobics instructor/fitness instructor (stopped when I was 5 months pregnant with my son)
Family: Married. Five-year-old son, Donovan, in kindergarten at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School; daughter, Ashley, 2.
Last book read: “Llama Llama Mad at Mama”
Music: Disco. Favorite song: “I Will Survive.”
Favorite movie: “Scarface” (“Avatar” is a close second)
Sports team: New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!!!)
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Farmville on Facebook, gadgets, spending time with the kids
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, who was a musician and scientist.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? I have always wanted to practice medicine.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming board certified.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The people I work with every day are phenomenal. Baptist is growing to continue to meet the community’s needs for primary care.
43. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
44. Obama Seeks Court Nominee Who Backs Women's Rights
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, treading carefully on the explosive issue of abortion and the U.S. Supreme Court, said Wednesday he will choose a nominee who pays heed to women's rights and privacy when interpreting the Constitution.
45. US Court Voids Law Aimed at Animal Cruelty Videos
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court, with only one dissenting vote Tuesday, struck down a U.S. ban on videos that show graphic violence against animals. The ruling cheered free speech advocates, but it raised concerns that more animals will be harmed.
46. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
47. Gov't Official Warns on Home Down Payment Hikes
- Monday, March 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Housing Administration is warning that boosting the minimum down payment borrowers must provide to qualify for home loans backed by the agency could threaten the housing market.
48. Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee
- Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.
Noel is a member of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC’s Commercial Litigation Group. Noel is a Fellow of the American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Foundations and has served as president of the Tennessee Bar Association.
49. First Tennessee Vows To Cooperate With FHA Inquiry
- Monday, January 18, 2010
The number of First Tennessee Bank’s new mortgage loans in 2009 was down more than 50 percent from the previous year, partly a result of the bank selling its mortgage division to MetLife Bank in late 2008.
50. Judge Derails Class-Action Status For Nurse Wage Suit
- Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A last-ditch attempt to gain class-action status for a lawsuit alleging that Memphis hospitals conspired to suppress nurse wages has failed.
U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr. has denied a motion to allow a substitute plaintiff. He issued the order last week after ruling in September that the two originally named plaintiffs did not adequately represent nurses in the Memphis area.
51. Butler Snow Attys. Honored As Super Lawyers
- Monday, December 14, 2009
Thirty-one attorneys from Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers, with nine of those attorneys in the firm’s Memphis office.
52. Gov’t Home Loan Agency Faces Cash Squeeze
- Monday, September 21, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Housing Administration reported Friday its cash cushion will dip below mandated levels for the first time, but officials insist it won’t need a taxpayer rescue.
53. Ten Butler Snow Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers
- Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC has 54 attorneys recognized in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including 10 based in the Memphis office.
54. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
55. Timing Perfect For Holder’s Visit
- Friday, July 24, 2009
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s stop in Memphis this week came at a critical time for U.S. Department of Justice operations in West Tennessee.
The U.S. Attorney’s office is awaiting the appointment of a new chief prosecutor by President Barack Obama. Local U.S. Reps. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, and John Tanner, D-Union City, have been consulted by the administration, which took up residence seven months ago in the White House. Larry Laurenzi has been acting U.S. attorney since the resignation of David Kustoff took effect in May 2008.
56. Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.
57. U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy
- Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.
Kritchevsky has been a law professor at the university since 1983, and for the past 20 years has served as a faculty adviser to the school’s Moot Court Board and also served as the school’s associate dean for academic affairs.
58. Court Upholds Settlement in Asbestos Lawsuits
- Friday, June 19, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to let an insurance company settle some asbestos lawsuits for about $500 million in exchange for blocking any future litigation resulting from its long relationship with Johns Manville Corp., once the world's largest producer of asbestos.
59. Judges Must Avoid Appearance of Bias, Court Rules
- Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that elected judges must step aside from cases when large campaign contributions from interested parties create the appearance of bias.
By a 5-4 vote in a case from West Virginia, the court said that a judge who remained involved in a lawsuit filed against the company of the most generous supporter of his election deprived the other side of the constitutional right to a fair trial.
60. Raynor Named VP of Marketing For Two Hilton Brands
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Carla Raynor has been appointed vice president of marketing for Homewood Suites by Hilton and newly launched Home2 Suites by Hilton.
61. Souter Retiring From High Court; Obama Mum
- Monday, May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The news that Justice David Souter is planning to retire set off spirited speculation about a successor Friday, but the man who will appoint the new justice was staying out of it. “No Supreme Court questions,” President Barack Obama told reporters by press time late last week.
62. Court Rules for Tenn. Death Row Inmate
- Wednesday, April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court granted a new hearing in federal court for a Tennessee death row inmate who was deprived of key evidence at his trial.
The justices on Tuesday ordered a review of the death sentence given to Gary Bradford Cone, who was convicted of beating an elderly couple to death in 1980.
63. Americans Saving More, Spending Less
- Tuesday, February 3, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are hunkering down and saving more. For a recession-battered economy, it couldn't be happening at a worse time.
Economists call it the "paradox of thrift." What's good for individuals – spending less, saving more – is bad for the economy when everyone does it.
64. U of M’s Heath Given Distinguished Teaching Award
- Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Dr. Julia Heath, professor of economics at the University of Memphis, has been honored with the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern Economic Association.
65. Financial Executives Chapter Names Board Members
- Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The Memphis Chapter of Financial Executives International has named the new members of its board of directors for the 2008-2009 year.
Beverly Robertson, controller at National Safety Associates LLC, was named president of the organization, which serves as a professional networking avenue for CFOs and other senior finance executives.
66. Smith Named President at Zycron Inc.
- Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Steven Howard Smith of Zycron Inc., Tennessee's largest minority-owned information technology services firm, has been chosen as the company's new president.
Smith joined Zycron in July as executive vice president. He has more than 21 years of management experience in the information technology consulting industry.
67. Frey Named Alpha Eta Society National President
- Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Dr. William R. Frey recently was selected as the national president of the Alpha Eta Society, the largest scholastic honor for allied health professionals. The organization has more than 60 chapters throughout the U.S.
68. Methodist's Marshall to Serve On American Heart Association Board
- Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Barry S. Marshall, administrator of Clinical Business Development and Cardiovascular Service Line at Methodist University Hospital, has been named to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Shelby County Division of the American Heart Association. Marshall joined Methodist in 2004 as the director of the Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital.
69. FedEx Institute of Technology Names Mandle Executive Director
- Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Shaye R. Mandle has been named executive director of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Previously, he worked for the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where he led the business activities of SAIC's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operation. Mandle has worked as a district director for the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, and as a legislative liaison to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
70. Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director
- Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.
71. Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Expansion Well on Its Way
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has a history of firsts, starting with the first-ever open heart surgery in Memphis, which was performed there in 1959.
Le Bonheur opened the first pediatric kidney dialysis unit in the southeastern United States in 1973. And in 1998, the first split-liver transplant in the Mid-South was performed at Le Bonheur.
72. Anna Mae He's Foster Parents Petition U.S. Supreme Court
- Friday, June 1, 2007
MEMPHIS (AP) -- An American couple struggling to hold on to an 8-year-old girl they have raised since infancy are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a state-ordered reunion with her Chinese parents.
73. Siegal-Robert Inc. Selects CEO
- Wednesday, March 7, 2007
David M. Gilchrist has been selected as chief executive officer of Siegal-Robert Inc. and Siegal-Robert Automotive. Most recently, Gilchrist was the president and CEO of Jackson Products Inc. in St. Louis, a highway and personal safety product manufacturer. He also has held supervisory positions with Mid-South Industries and VP Buildings Inc.
74. Phillips to Become President of Optometry School
- Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.
75. FBI Special Agent Harrison Named PRSA Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My Harrison has been named the 2006 PRSA Communicator of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in charge of the Memphis field office. Since her arrival in Memphis two years ago, she has supervised a number of high-profile federal investigations, including "Operation Tennessee Waltz," "Operation Tarnished Blue" and "Operation Main Street Sweeper."
76. Mayor Herenton's Executive Assistant Moves to MLGW
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Gale Jones Carson has been named director of corporate communications for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division. In her new executive-level position, she will report directly to MLGW president and CEO Joseph Lee III. She previously was executive assistant to Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.
77. Christensen Named to Top Posts At Leading Medical Facilities
- Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Michael L. Christensen has been appointed the Stevens Professor in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. Christensen also has assumed the directorship of the Pharmaceutical Department of Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, as well as the directorship of the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit at the Children's Foundation Research Center. He is a pediatric clinical pharmacist with expertise in clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pediatric therapeutics and pediatric clinical trials. The new Stevens professorship was established and funded by Mr. and Mrs. David Stevens.
78. CBU Business School to Honor Buckman
- Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Christian Brothers University's School of Business honors Memphis businessman/entrepreneur Robert Buckman at the school's annual Founders Dinner Saturday. Buckman is president and chairman of the board of The Applied Knowledge Group Inc. He also serves as chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors of Bulab Holdings Inc., parent company of Buckman Laboratories.
79. Memphis Theological Seminary Installs New Dean
- Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The board of trustees of Memphis Theological Seminary installed Dr. Barbara A. Holmes as vice president of academic affairs/dean of the seminary. Holmes joined MTS as a faculty member in the ethics and African-American religious studies programs in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree from Southern Connecticut University.
80. Baker Donelson Names New President, COO
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC announced that Jerry Stauffer was selected to serve as the firm's president and chief operating officer. Stauffer formerly served as chairman of the firm's litigation department, as a director of the firm and most recently as managing shareholder. Baker Donelson also announced that Mark Glover was named to a second term as managing shareholder. Ben Adams will continue to serve as board chairman and CEO.
81. Archived Article: Law
- Thursday, June 30, 2005
Law Firms Rely Heavily on Medical Professionals
Firms Seek Medical Know-How for Specialized Work
The Daily News
Its called expert witness for a reason. Attorneys call on witnesses with knowledge in a specific area in hopes it...
82. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 22, 2005
AdFed Names Pyramid Award Winners
The Memphis Advertising Federation named Robert Vornbrock and Glenna Rogers-Ward ad man and ad woman of the year at its 2005 Pyramid Awards ceremony. Vornbrock, president of diversified communications...
83. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
MBA Elects Officers
Memphis Bar Names 2005 Officers, Directors
The Memphis Bar Association announced the election of the following 2005 officers: Susan M. Clark, president; Barbara Zoccola, vice president; David Cook, treasurer; and Amy Amunds...
84. Archived Article: Events
- Friday, October 22, 2004
The Grant Center hosts Dr
Hands On Memphis and Butler, Snow, OMara, Stevens & Cannada host Make a Difference Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hope & Healing Center, 1111 Union Ave. For details or to participate, call 725-2132 or vi...
85. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, October 18, 2004
Small Business Empowerment Association Hosts Forum
Small Business Group Hosts Forum
The Small Business Empowerment Association presents Business @ the Next Level at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technolog...
86. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, September 8, 2004
GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005
GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors
The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secret...
87. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Friday, February 6, 2004
Thomas & Betts
YMCA to Build
Olive Branch Facility
YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South signed an agreement Wednesday to build a $5.8 million facility, including property costs, in Olive Branch, Miss. The facility, which will offer two ind...
88. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Chez Philippe Earns
Wright Medical Group Inc. has expanded its board of directors from six to eight members, adding Laurence Y. Fairey and David D. Stevens. Fairey worked at Medtronic Sofamor Danek Inc. before r...
89. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 3, 2003
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Greg V. Ortega was named director of corporate product marketing for TBC Corp. Ortega previously held positions as TBCs manager of strategic marketing and manager of marketing and procurement for light truck tires. He earned...
90. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, October 17, 2002
Thomas R. Buckner and Henry L. Klein were selected for inclusion in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Both are members of Apperson, Crump & Maxwell. The Memphis Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants d...
91. Archived Article: Accredo P2
- Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Accredo net profit rises
Accredo Health net profit rises
Accredo Health Inc., a distributor of drugs to patients with chronic diseases, quarterly net income rose from the addition of new products. Company officials confirmed earlier expectat...
92. Archived Article: Tech Focus
- Wednesday, May 8, 2002
Engineering and conference focus on biotechnology Biotechnology focus of engineering, science conference The Daily News For a city that claims to have a "brain drain" where many talented students and researchers leave town for greener past...
93. Archived Article: Accredo P
- Tuesday, February 5, 2002
Accredo second quarter earnings up Accredo second quarter earnings up Accredo Health Inc. reported record results for the quarter and six months ended Dec. 31. Net earnings increased 73 percent to $7.2 million or 27 cents per diluted share, for the ...
94. Archived Article: Accredo P
- Friday, January 4, 2002
Accredo to buy Gentiva unit Accredo to buy Gentiva unit Accredo Health Inc., a provider of contract pharmacy services to patients with chronic diseases, agreed to buy the specialty pharmaceutical services division of rival Gentiva Health Services In...
95. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, April 23, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: April 23-April 29 April 23 The International Association of Administrative Professionals second annual luncheon saluting colleagues in the administrative field for their dedication to the profession ...
96. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, April 19, 2001
The Memphis Bar Association presents a seminar on developments in health care law including Stark II, physician compliance pro The Memphis Bar Association presents a seminar on developments in health care law including Stark II, physician compliance...
97. Archived Article: Standout (alb)
- Friday, September 1, 2000
Capturing colors Capturing colors of life on canvas By KATHLEEN D. BARK The Best Times Dianne Shockley may have antique portraits and lithographs among the artwork in her home, but she is particularly devoted to abstract art and vibrant color. She f...
98. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, April 27, 2000
Whistleblowers' RICO Suits Limited Whistleblowers lawsuits limited in high court ruling The Supreme Court Wednesday made it harder for fired whistleblowers to successfully invoke a federal anti-racketeering law in suing their former employers. Votin...
99. Archived Article: Accredo P.2
- Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Accredo Health announces record results, stock split Accredo Health announces record results, stock split Accredo Health Inc. reported record results for the quarter and six months ended Dec. 31. The company also announced that its board of director...
100. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, January 24, 2000
99 market produces mixed bag of local winners, losers 99 market produces mixed bag of local winners, losers By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News 1999 produced a mixed bag of winners and losers among locally based publicly traded companies. For some, lik...