Editorial Results (free)
1. New UCI Board Chair Pledges More Grants, Transparency
- Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Jill Crocker, new board chairman of The Urban Child Institute, says the organization is essentially starting with a clean slate.
2. After Criticism, Urban Child Institute Ups its Grant Game
- Friday, January 08, 2016
The Urban Child Institute has approved a 5 percent annual granting strategy that will equate to giving about $8 million to local organizations to support children’s needs.
The announcement comes out of The Urban Child Institute’s Thursday, Jan. 7, board meeting, at which Jill Crocker, a Bank of America executive, was elected chairwoman.
3. Under Pressure
- Saturday, January 02, 2016
The Urban Child Institute’s research produces data. That data provides guidance for making decisions about how to best help Memphis children age 3 and younger. And The Urban Child Institute’s assets, around $150 million in 2013, offer a means to that end.
4. Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office
- Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.
5. Pocket Park Takes Shape on Madison
- Tuesday, October 07, 2014
For several years, Scott Crosby, an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC and co-owner of The Brass Door restaurant on Madison Avenue Downtown, had considered what, if anything, could be done with the shuttered Burger King restaurant across the street, a decaying eyesore in an otherwise vibrant strip of the street.
6. Community Impact
- Saturday, November 16, 2013
Attendees on the opening night of the Indie Memphis Film Festival a few weeks ago saw splashed on movie screens, before their features got underway, the logo of Memphis-based investment firm Duncan-Williams Inc. and its two-word motto of “Do Well.”
7. Diverse Corporate Experience Leads Crosby to Form PeopleCap
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Meg Crosby’s career might be summed up as an exercise in adaptation.
A principal with the boutique human resources firm PeopleCap, Crosby left her hometown of Memphis for college at the University of Richmond for a double major in English and interpersonal communications. Her pragmatic father insisted on throwing some business courses into the mix.
8. Best Honored for Exchange Club Family Center Work
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Dr. Jara Best has received Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with The Exchange Club Family Center. Best, a pediatrician, is a member of the center’s board and has served as a volunteer with the facility’s domestic violence programs for children and women, as well as the First STEPS (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program.
9. Commercial Advisors Adds Jensen to Capital Markets Group
- Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Luke Jensen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Capital Markets Group. In his new role with the commercial real estate firm, Jensen focuses on investment sales, debt and equity, development, and principal deal sourcing and structuring.
10. Maximizing Madison
- Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Downtown strip of Madison Avenue from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to Fielder Square Apartments in its prime was the city’s financial hub.
It’s seen some successes in recent times – new businesses opening, building renovations and the removal of the makeshift wall at Main and Second streets that interrupted traffic for two years.
11. Crowne Plaza Hotel Sells Out of Foreclosure
- Tuesday, January 08, 2013
300 N. Second St. Memphis, TN 38103
Sale Amount: $9.4 million
Sale Date: Dec. 28, 2012
12. Bar Launches Health Care Law Section
- Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Memphis Bar Association has a new section of attorneys dedicated specifically to health care law.
The bar’s newly formed Health Law Section held its organizational meeting Oct. 17 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Officers were chosen at that time, including Robyn Diaz, deputy general counsel at St. Jude, who led the effort to form the section and who was nominated as the first chair.
13. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
14. Ciaramitaro Joins Grace-St. Luke’s as School Counselor
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Licensed clinical social worker Courtney Ciaramitaro has joined Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School as school counselor. She will work primarily with middle school students.
15. Lee House Development Could Propel District
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
In the 19th century, Victorian Village was home to Memphis’ elite.
Nowadays, the 10-square-block area in Downtown Memphis has one of the highest concentrations of historic structures in the city, with 24 properties on the National Register of Historic Places within four blocks.
16. Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line
- Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.
17. 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next?
- Monday, December 19, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812.
Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas.
18. Burch Porter Attorneys Named Super Lawyers
- Monday, November 28, 2011
Fourteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2011 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine.
19. Tutor’s Skirkle Connects Consumers, Businesses
- Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Nick Tutor is founder of Skirkle, a membership-card program that offers exclusive discounts and deals at locally owned businesses.
20. Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser
- Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix
21. Cypress Realty Holdings Buys Millington Perkins Site
- Tuesday, January 11, 2011
8472 New Wilkinsville Road
Millington, TN 38053
Sale Amount: $1.3 Million
22. Burch Porter & Johnson Attorneys Recognized
- Monday, November 15, 2010
Fifteen Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been included in the 2010 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
23. Scott Recognized as Leading Business Lawyer
- Thursday, September 30, 2010
Attorney W. Rowlett Scott was recently recognized in the current edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2010.
It’s what might be expected from an attorney with Scott’s 49 years of experience or his place at the old guard institution of Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC. Yet his entrance into the legal profession seems less than preordained.
24. Bardos Named Dean at St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Denny Bardos has joined St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School as dean of enrollment management and financial aid.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, psychology, Christian Brothers University
Work Experience: Prior to joining SAA-SDS, I spent 16 years in college admissions.
Family: My wife, Amanda, and I have three children:Daniel, 14; Breana, 11; and Brandon, 2.
Favorite quote: “Many a truth is said in jest.” William Shakespeare
Last book read: “The Little Big Things” by Tom Peters
Favorite music: I like anything from Beethoven to Blink 182, but alternative is my favorite.
Favorite movie: The original “Batman” with Jack Nicholson
Sports team: Chicago Cubs
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and biking.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother. She was an incredibly generous, loving, spiritual, and caring woman.
What drew you to St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School? I wanted to be able to utilize my background in admissions and financial aid at an excellent independent school.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing students whom I recruited go on to become very successful in their lives.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with families to show them all the outstanding benefits of a SAA-SDS education!
25. Burch Porter Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers
- Friday, August 20, 2010
Seventeen attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
- Thursday, August 05, 2010
The Mid South Area Business Travelers Association will meet Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select East Memphis, 5795 Poplar Ave. Scott Brockman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will speak. To register, visit www.msabta.org.
- Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Talk Shoppe will present “Impact Your Bottom Line by Energizing Your Front Line Employees” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.
28. Burch Porter Attys Honored By Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Monday, November 30, 2009
Fourteen attorneys at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been included in the 2009 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.
29. U of M Names Murrell Assistant Dean of Distance Education
- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Dr. Vicki Murrell has been named assistant dean of distance education for the University of Memphis.
30. Dress Newest Pathologist At Pathology Group of the MidSouth
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Dr. Matthew A. Dress has joined Pathology Group of the MidSouth PC as its newest pathologist.
Before joining Pathology Group of the MidSouth, Dress served as the chief resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Tennessee. He then completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
31. 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.
32. Youth Villages Names Rutschman Director of Communications
- Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Echelle Lane Rutschman has been named director of communications at Youth Villages. Rutschman joins Youth Villages after 10 years serving as senior communications officer and system director of corporate communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
33. Leonard Joins Madison Hotel As Director of Sales
- Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Liese Leonard recently joined the Madison Hotel as director of sales.
Leonard is responsible for overseeing all internal and external sales efforts for the hotel including developing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts and supervising all sales and catering associates.
34. Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
- Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
35. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
- Thursday, May 01, 2008
The University of Memphis will host international financial expert Lynn Turner today at 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Turner's talk, "What Makes Markets Work or Not Work," is part of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics' 2008 Distinguished Speaker Series. Admission to the breakfast is $25 and can be paid at the door. For more information or to make a reservation, e-mail Tarranda Silas at email@example.com.
- Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The Rotary Club of Memphis will hold the fifth annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards today at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Lee Hughes at 754-1615.
38. Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence
- Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.
39. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
40. Brooks Named VP of Junior Achievement
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Mary Brooks has been named vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. Previously, Brooks served as the director of programs for Junior Achievement. In her new position, she will oversee the operation of Exchange City, Junior Achievement's model city, which is operated for a day by area fifth-graders.
41. Gwaltney to Head Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation
- Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Peter K. Gwaltney will join the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation as chief executive officer and as vice chairman of the board of directors, effective Jan. 1. He has served as the CEO of the Louisiana Bankers Association since 1999. He also has served on numerous boards at the state and national level, including the American Bankers Insurance Association board of directors, the American Bankers Professional and Fidelity Insurance Association board of directors.
42. Women's Foundation Director Shines as Woman of Character
- Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Ruby Bright has been recognized as a 2006 Woman of Character by the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South. Bright, who is the executive director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, was recognized for her courage, confidence and leadership.
43. MBA Board MembersAnnounced, Ready to Roll
- Monday, December 11, 2006
The Memphis Bar Association announced its 2007 officers during an event at The Peabody Hotel Thursday.
David M. Cook of The Hardison Law Firm PC officially became the 2007 MBA president,
44. Gerard Appointed Administrator at Methodist Cancer Center
- Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Dr. Dava F. Gerard has been appointed administrator for the Methodist Healthcare Cancer Center. She previously was the founding vice president and chief operating officer of the Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas.
45. Local TV Journalist Wins Chance to Explore Issues in Tanzania
- Wednesday, May 03, 2006
The National Association of Black Journalists has chosen WMC-TV Action News 5 anchor/reporter Syan Rhodes as one of four journalists for the NABJ/UN Tanzania Fellowship. Rhodes will travel with NABJ President Bryan Monroe to the Republic of Tanzania May 5-15 to focus on African health, malaria prevention and other issues.
46. Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute
- Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.
47. Public Administrator Named for Probate Court
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Shelby County Commission appointed Scott Peatross to the position of public administrator in Shelby County Probate Court. Peatross is a partner in the law firm of Bateman Gibson LLC. He graduated from Rhodes College and Tulane Law School.
48. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
49. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Fidelity Investments Names Memphis Center Manager
Fidelity Investments named Dwayne Craft vice president and manager of the companys Memphis Investor Center. Craft has worked with Fidelity Investments for 14 years. He graduated from N...
50. Archived Article: Scholars (lead)
- Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Washgin scholar is initiave of advance Memphis
Local Program Creates Business Scholars
Youth learn real-life lessons from corporate volunteers
The Daily News
Early 20th century educator Booker T. Washington knew the value of...
51. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 09, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
52. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Marie Burgess, Marissa Mulhern, Elaine Wunderlich and Vince Mashburn joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc
Seven attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson were included in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. C. T...
53. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, March 29, 2001
The Memphis Bar Association Wills and Probate Section hosts Procedures Related to Handling Conservatorships and Guardianships The Memphis Bar Association Wills and Probate Section hosts "Procedures Related to Handling Conservatorships and Guard...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 10, 2000
Davie L Davie L. Lloyd has been named as an associate at Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. Lloyd has 36 years experience in the mechanical engineering systems design of commercial, industrial and health care projects. He is the manager ...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 31, 1999
Ralph B Ralph B. Lake, former executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Promus Hotel Corp., has become a member of Burch, Porter & Johnson. Other new members include William A. Carson II, Scott J. Crosby, Susan M. Clark and Todd...
56. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, February 11, 1999
ABA Nominates Martha Barnett, U.S. District Judge Bernice B. Donald is among 10 nominees for three-year terms on the American Bar Associations Board of Governors. Nominees will be presented for election at the 1999 ABA Annual Meeting in August, for ...
57. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 12, 1998
Storage USA names official Ian McFadden has been named chief operating officer for The Regional Medical Center. He formerly was vice president of hospital services for West Tennessee Healthcare Inc. He has masters degrees from the University of Memp...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 18, 1998
Lawrence C Lawrence C. Day has been elected to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer for TBC Corp. Day comes to TBC from Monro Muffler Brake Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., where he was president and chief execu...
59. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...
60. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 07, 1998
Edwin C Edwin C. Boothe has been promoted to chief operating officer of Freds Inc. Boothe, who has been with the company 22 years, was executive vice president of store operations and pharmacy. Earl Taylor has been promoted from senior district mana...
61. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 22, 1996
memos 05-22 Memphis Concert Ballet has announced two staff additions: Suzy Carpenter has joined the staff of Memphis Concert Ballet as development director. She previously worked in development for the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Carpenter has a bach...
62. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Thursday, November 30, 1995
11/30 Law briefs The Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division elected officers and board members for 1996 at its annual meeting on Nov. 15. President-elect Chris Vescovo automatically succeeds to the office of president next year. Newly electe...