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VOL. 113 | NO. 116 | Wednesday, June 16, 1999

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Maj Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president of GreenScape Inc. He previously was vice president of marketing. Scott Perry has been named vice president of GreenScapes irrigation division. He formerly was manager of the irrigation division. Michael Bielskis and Amy Koppel have joined Thompson & Co. as account executives. Bielski has worked for Thompson & Baker Public Relations since 1998 as an intern and part-time employee. He has a masters degree from Millsaps College and a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University. Koppel previously was a retail marketing manager for Nike Inc. She has masters and bachelors degrees from the University of Memphis. Mary Jane Derenburger has been named office manager and apprentice funeral director for Roller Family Funeral Home. She previously worked for the nursing department at the University of Memphis. Maj. Michael F. Malsom was named deputy commander and deputy district engineer for the Memphis district, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has a bachelors degree from Oregon State University and a masters degree from the University of Alaska. Roger Day of Federal Express Corp. was elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Project Management Institute. Other officers include Tim Carter of FedEx, membership; Greg Housman of PSI, finance; Cheryl Moore of FedEx, communications; Charles Hawk of FedEx, public relations; Zamir Deen of Xerox, education; and Kurt Kunzel of FedEx, programs. John M. Griesbeck, a partner at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck, has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Other officers include president-elect David A. Curbo, a director at Cannon & Co.; vice president Steven H. Leib, a shareholder at Uiberall, Lieb, Blockman, Perry; vice president of membership Susan Courson-Smith, a manager at Federal Express Corp.; secretary Shelley C. Smith, a partner at Smith & Smith CPAs; and treasurer Danny R. Snow, a member at Thompson Dunavant. Betsy Widdop, office manager for Apperson Crump & Maxwell has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Other officers include vice president Gary Osing, chief operating officer for Waring Cox; treasurer Donna Matlock, office manager for Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston; and secretary Rebecca A. Powell, office manager for Humphreys Dunlap Wellford Acuff & Stanton. The YWCA of Greater Memphis presented its 11th annual Awards for Women on Saturday. The winners were Debra P. Brown, director of housing and community development for the city of Memphis, the Addie G. Owen Award for Racial Justice; Sandy S. Nichols, executive hospital consultant for Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, the Mertie W. Buckman Award for Community Service; and Agnes Pokrandt, training consultant at International Paper and chair of the YWCAs personnel committee, the Ellida Sadler Fri Award for Leadership. Marie Zedlitz, gift services coordinator for the Delta Kroger Marketing Area office, received the companys B.H. Kroger Community Service Award for her work on behalf of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was certified as the Region IV community director of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Robert T. Carlock of R.T. Carlock Co. has been appointed to the Committee on National Electrical Code, Panel 18, for the National Fire Protection Association. Owen T. Johnson of Rhea & Ivy received the designation of accredited senior appraiser from the American Society of Appraisers. Joseph E. Smith was named Hunter Education Instructor of the Year by the Tennessee Conservation League. Cynthia Marshall, professor of English at Rhodes College, has received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English and a fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Yvonne B. Acey, a teacher in Memphis City Schools, received the Susan B. Anthony Award for outstanding contributions to womens rights from the Tennessee Education Association. Avron B. Fogelman, founder of the Avron B. Fogelman Scholars Program, which provides college scholarships to graduates of local public schools, received the TEAs E. Harper Johnson Award.
PROPERTY SALES 56 289 2,908
MORTGAGES 55 226 2,009
BUILDING PERMITS 108 1,002 6,703
BANKRUPTCIES 42 248 1,225