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VOL. 110 | NO. 76 | Wednesday, April 17, 1996

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memos 04-17 George Menendez has been named vice president of strategic planning at Buckman Laboratories, in addition to his current duties as vice president of marketing. Menendez joined Buckman in 1976. He has a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University. Five University of Tennessee-Memphis faculty members were among American Health magazines 1,019 Best Doctors in America: Dr. William Applegate, professor and chair of preventive medicine; Dr. Walter Hughes, professor of pediatrics; Dr. Fred Barrett, professor of pediatrics; Dr. Larry Kun, professor and acting chair of radiation oncology; and Dr. Thom Lobe, professor of surgery. Cliff Myers has been named the public relations and publicity manager for Sams Town Hotel & Gambling Hall. He previously was tour and travel motorcoach sales manager. Edward Smith Jr. has joined the Memphis Food Bank as its agency relations director. He is a graduate of Jackson State University and spent 12 years in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer. Morton C. Gorden has joined Kelman-Lazarov Inc. He formerly owned and operated three small businesses in Memphis and North Mississippi. He has a bachelors degree in business from the University of Memphis. Dr. Robert L. Summitt, dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee-Memphis, has been named the 1996 Pediatrician of the Year by the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Tennessee Pediatric Society. White Technology Group has announced the following new employees: Jeff Hale has joined White Technology Group as an account manager. Hale formerly worked for Mid-South Systems as a sales representative. Nick Dustman has joined White Technology Group as program/marketing manager. He formerly worked for ALSAC/St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital as a regional representative. Laurie A. Tucker has been appointed FedExs senior vice president of the newly named logistics, electronic commerce and catalog division, which will replace FedEx Logistics Services. Tucker joined FedEx in 1978 as a financial analyst and most recently served as vice-president of customer automation and invoicing. She received her bachelors degree and master of business administration degree from the University of Memphis. Murray P. Foster has joined Trammell Crow Co. Brokerage Services Group as a director. He most recently was with the companys Memphis division as property manager of One Commerce Square. Lifeblood has added nine new members to its board of directors: Robert Simpson, agent/owner of Robert Simpson State Farm Insurance; Michael Massey, assistant vice president/community reinvestment officer at National Bank of Commerce; Willis O. Webb, president and director of consulting services for InfoTech Resources; Dr. Robert Smith, a general surgeon with Surgical Associates Inc.; Marilynn Robinson, vice president at St. Francis Hospital Inc.; Alvin M. King, chairman of the board of Omni Care Health Plan of Tennessee; Milton L. Knowlton, vice president of Lewis & Knowlton Co.; Deidre Malone, associate director of media relations at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; and Larry Fowler, executive human resource consultant with Horseshoe Casino.
PROPERTY SALES 56 295 6,392
MORTGAGES 26 180 4,035
BUILDING PERMITS 128 840 15,361
BANKRUPTCIES 31 153 3,270