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VOL. 112 | NO. 22 | Wednesday, February 11, 1998

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Thompson & Co Thompson & Co. has added three employees: Suzanne Gibson has joined the company as a senior account executive. She formerly was a marketing consultant. Gibson is a graduate of Robert Morris College. Janice Chu Kelly has joined Thompson & Baker, the agencys public relations division, as an account executive. She formerly was assistant director of international development at the University of California in Berkeley. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Lyle Wardlaw has joined the company as a production artist. She previously was art director at Walker & Associates. Wardlaw is a graduate of Millsaps College. Federal Express Corp. has promoted nine officers to senior management positions following the recent launch of FDX Corp. David J. Bronczek was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer from senior vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa division. Tracy G. Schmidt was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer from senior vice president of the air, ground, terminals and transportation division. Karen M. Clayborne was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel from vice president, legal. Bob Elliott was promoted to senior vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa division from vice president of sales for the division. Christopher T. Hjelm was promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer from vice president of worldwide revenue and clearance systems. Kenneth A. May was promoted to senior vice president of the air, ground, terminals and transportation division from vice president of the global operations control center. David B. Shoenfeld was promoted to senior vice president of marketing customer service and corporate communications from vice president of marketing for the United States and Canada. Jon W. Slangerup was promoted to senior vice president, Canada, from vice president of Canadian operations. Dianne M. Stokely was promoted to senior vice president of the Latin American and Caribbean division from vice president of planning and administration of the division. David G. Dodd has been selected as the assistant chief of the construction operation division for the Memphis district, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dodd formerly served as chief of the construction branch and chief of the Wynne area office. He has a bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas and a masters degree from the University of Memphis. Methodist Healthcare has announced several promotions: Gena Reuss was named corporate director of the physician research network with Methodist Hospitals Foundation. She has been with Methodist since 1981, most recently as director of MedLab. Bonnie Woollums was named administrative director of operating room services at Methodist Hospital Central. She was operating room services director. Cheryl Forbes was named assistant director for business development in the materials management department at Methodist Healthcare. She previously was director of small business at the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. David Cox, a professor of political science at the University of Memphis who specializes in public administration, has been appointed director of the Office of University Partnerships in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. State Rep. Lois DeBerry has been named the 1998 recipient of the Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of Memphis Black Student Association. Mary Ruleman, a real estate agent with Hobson Co., has been awarded the designation Real Estate Innovator by Realty Electronics Publishing. Charles Sims Jr. of The Sims Financial Group Inc. will serve as chairman of the board of directors for the Black Business Association. Lee Jackson of Jackson Investment Co. will serve as chairman elect, and Georgia Cannon of Union Planters National Bank will serve as treasurer. New board members include Audrey McGhee of the Tri State Defender, Hazel Moore of Hazels Hair Fashion, Marshall Shanks of Personnel Plus Temporary Agency, Juan Self of Self Tucker Architects, Henry Hooper II of Henry Hooper Insurance Agency, physician Dr. William Faulkner, Morris Brown of R.A.M. Industrial Distributors, Jef Bartow of Bartow Consulting, Otis Petties Sr. of Snells Orthotics & Prosthetics, Claudette White of GTE Cellular One and Calvin Taylor of Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. Dr. Timothy Roche, an associate professor in the University of Memphis philosophy department, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to write a book on Aristotles moral philosophy. Rhodes College has appointed three faculty members to renewable academic chairs designed to support the scholarship of the holder, who each receive $7,500 annually for research and professional development. Thomas Barr, an associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics and computer science, was appointed to the E.C. Ellett Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science. Stephen Haynes, associate professor and chair of the department of religious studies, was appointed to the Albert B. Curry Chair of Religious Studies. Robert Llewellyn, an associate professor in the department of philosophy, was named to the interdisciplinary chair in humanities. Marvin Silver, executive director of Memphis Jewish Home, and Sally Skeen, administrator at Wesley Highland Manor, have been re-elected to the Tennessee Health Care Associations board of directors for 1998. Silver will continue to serve as vice chairman of THCAs membership services committee, and Skeen will serve on THCAs public relations committee and as president of THCAs Memphis district.

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PROPERTY SALES 77 77 11,602
MORTGAGES 79 79 13,506
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 1,858
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