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VOL. 113 | NO. 38 | Wednesday, February 24, 1999

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First Funds Family of Mutual Funds Robert M. Solmson and Spence L. Wilson have joined the board of directors of Morgan Keegan Inc. Solmson currently serves as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. Wilson is president of Kemmons Wilson Inc. William Mack Weaver Jr. has been named finance director for the Memphis in May International Festival. He formerly worked for the Peabody. Weaver is a graduate of South Carolina University. Brian Mott has rejoined the staff of Memphis in May as artistic director. Prior to work at Memphis Scenic Inc. and the Memphis Zoo, Mott was community relations director for the festival. Richard Brewer has joined Memphis in May as operations manager. He formerly was operations manager for the Pyramid. David E. Schaffer has become chief executive officer and president of Descon Inc. He formerly was project manager of R.L. Campbell Contracting Co. Paula Hodges has been named manager of Dux restaurant at the Peabody. Hodges has 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Laurie Del Sole has been named rooms division director at the Peabody. She formerly was rooms division manager at the Park Lane Hotel in New York City. Louis T. "Deke" Iglehart, senior vice president and manager of wholesale markets for First Tennessee Capital Markets, has been named a board member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. He has been with First Tennessee for more than 25 years and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Doug Wiley has joined Powertel PCS as an account executive. He formerly was a residential sales representative for Jamison Terminix. Jim Barrasso has been promoted to executive vice president of foodservice development and president of the Foxtail Foods bakery subsidiary for Perkins Family Restaurants. He formerly was vice president of foodservice development. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis. James B. Summers, a partner at Neely, Green, Fargarson, Brooke & Summers, has been certified as a civil trial advocate through the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Judy McLellan was Crye-Leike Realtors top sales agent for the second consecutive year. Her sales volume for 1998 exceeded $30 million on 99 real estate sales. Dolph Smith, professor emeritus at Memphis College of Art, was selected as the artist for the 1999 Memphis Arts Festival poster. Dr. Art Simpson, a former cotton producer, researcher and farm supply dealer, has joined Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Co. as national operations manager. He has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate from Purdue University.

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