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VOL. 115 | NO. 156 | Wednesday, August 15, 2001

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The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr The Tennessee Human Rights Commission named officers for the next year: Dr. Benjamin Hooks, chairman; the Rev. John Gilmore, vice chair for West Tennessee; Brad Hodge, vice chair for East Tennessee; Teresa Hairston, vice chair for Middle Tennessee; and Tania Castroverde, secretary. Hooks, Hodge and Castroverde, director of the Buckman Performing Arts Center, were appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist in 2000 to serve six-year terms. Gilmore is a Memphis minister. John Blassingame was named vice president and market manager for Entercom Memphis, which includes WRVR-FM, WMBZ-FM and WJCE-AM. He was a station manager in Cleveland. Heather L. Saum joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as an associate in the Jackson, Miss., office. She concentrates her practice in the areas of tort and commercial litigation. She earned a bachelors degree from Mississippi State University and her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Sharon Finkelstein was appointed publicity director for the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She is branch manager of the Manpower office at 4938 Poplar Ave. New board of trustees members for Lausanne Collegiate School were named. Joining the board are Phil Adcock, senior vice president for the Sharpe Group; Anise Belz; Louise Bolach; Ritchie Bowden, administrator for the Bowden Multi-Specialty Surgery Center; Jerry Erlich, president of Chandler Erlich; Tom Machen, founder of the Memphis Vocal Arts Ensemble; Frederick Sock, associate professor at Christian Brothers University; Ben Strafuss, owner of Cummins Mid-South LLC; and Dan Taylor, principal in the law firm Causey, Caywood and Taylor. All new members are parents of current Lausanne students. Ryan McCartney was appointed as marketing communications director for First Mercantile Trust Co. He joins the firm from Town & Country Electric Inc. in Wisconsin.

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