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VOL. 115 | NO. 194 | Wednesday, November 14, 2001

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Armstrong Allen PLLC announce the addition of associates Cassandra T

Armstrong Allen PLLC announce the addition of associates Cassandra T. Ferguson,

Telesa L. Taylor and Edward Burrell.

Ferguson was most recently assistant general counsel with the Social Security Administration, Office of General Counsel in Atlanta. She earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis, and a law degree from Valparaiso University.

Prior to joining the firm, Taylor was a judicial clerk with the Judge Holly Kirby Lillard, Tennessee Court of Appeals. She earned bachelors and law degrees from Vanderbilt University.

Burrell worked as a clerk with a law firm in Jackson, Miss., prior to joining Armstrong Allen. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee and a law degree from University of Mississippi.

 

John Haire was appointed to represent Heritage Life Insurance Co., the workplace division of Allstate Financial Group. The appointment allows the Allstate agency at 1400 Indian Mound Drive to offer a range of additional insurance products for supplemental insurance needs.

 

Penny Serpico joined WGKX-FM/KIX 106 as the stations general sales manager. She was sales manager for a Clear Channel Radio station in Salt Lake City.

 

Dr. Richard Ranta, founding dean of the University of Memphis college of communication and fine arts, was recognized for longstanding service since his arrival from the University of Virginia in 1972. Among his many accolades include the 2001 Distinguished Arts and Humanities Medal presented by Germantown Arts Alliance for patronage of the arts the Tennessee Communication Association 2001 Communicator of the Year.

 

Melissa H. Yopp was appointed director of emergency services at Methodist Healthcare-Central. Previously, she was director of critical care and an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Memphis. She earned dual bachelors degrees from the University of Tennessee, a law degree from the University of Memphis and a masters degree from Arkansas State University.

  Charles Lee was appointed vice president for business and finance at the University of Memphis. He succeeds Dr. R. Eugene Smith. He joined the school from IBM, which he joined in 1963. The Memphis native was director of commitment management at the companys national headquarters in Armonk, N.Y. He earned a bachelors degree at Fisk University.

 

David Norwood, who was commander of the mobile district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon to head the water resources department in the engineering firms Nashville corporate office. He earned a bachelors degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a masters degree from the University of Illinois.

 

John M. Phillips joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell as an associate in the Chattanooga, Tenn., office. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Tennessee and a law degree from Georgetown University.

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