VOL. 110 | NO. 71 | Wednesday, April 10, 1996
Ronald W. Stimpson, president and chief executive officer of Leader Federal Bank, has been appointed to the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council, a 12-member group created by the Federal Reserve Board.
Minor Perkins will become the president of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. effective April 8. Robert M. Solmson, who previously served as president, will continue as chairman and chief executive officer. Perkins joins RFSI from Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc., where he was managing director and co-director of its investment banking department.
Steve Porter has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of operations for Promus Hotel Corp.s 78 owned and managed Embassy Suites hotels. He formerly was vice president of marketing for Embassy Suites. Porter has a bachelor of science from Miami University and a masters of business administration from Xavier University.
G. Gregory Voehringer has been appointed associate counsel, Arkansas-Tennessee, for First American Title Insurance Co. Voehringer received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Memphis. He formerly was in private practice with Huggins and Associates and Crislip, Phillip and Associates.
Irene Parker is now associated with The Appraisal Network/John Jordan Appraisal Co. She has been a local appraiser since 1982.
Dr. Ronnie Priest has been named the 1996 recipient of the University of Memphis Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award. Priest is an assistant professor in the counseling, educational psychology and research department. He has a doctorate in education from the University of Alabama and is coordinator of graduate programs for the universitys community agency counseling program.
Karl Birkholz is the chairman of the Memphis Food Banks 1996 board of directors. He retired from FedEx and is currently consulting for Freds Inc. Vice chairman is community volunteer Olivia Bruce; treasurer is Phil Shannon, a partner at KPMG Peat Marwick; and secretary is James McWillie, a retired businessman and former board chairman of Memphis Light, Gas & Water. New board members include Daniel Antonelli, Marsha Cameron, Carolyn Hardy, Rick James, Rick Lowry, Creager Simpson and William L. Taylor.