VOL. 116 | NO. 11 | Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Jonathan M. Jones joined QualityLife Communities as director of business development. Prior to joining QualityLife, he worked for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce and in the software industry.
Dr. Ada Shotwell, dean of liberal arts and education at Southwest Tennessee Community College, was selected as the recipient of the 2001 Charles O. Whitehead Outstanding Service Award, presented by the Technical Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. The Charles O. Whitehead Outstanding Service Award recognizes educators who contributed to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of Technical Education and the Technical Education Division. The award honors the legacy of Charles O. Whitehead, founding president of the former State Technical Institute at Memphis. Shotwell began her professional career as a high school English teacher in Tacoma, Wash. She started her career at Southwest Tennessee Community College in 1973. She earned a bachelors degree from Southern University in Baton Rogue, La., a master's degree from the University of Memphis and a doctorate from the University of Mississippi.
Gayle S. Rose was named 2001 Communicator of the Year by the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Rose was recognized for her role in helping Memphis land the National Basketball Association Grizzlies. She earned a masters degree from Harvard University. She is founder and chairman of the Rose Family Foundation, a private charity.
Garland Erguden was recognized for her efforts to provide poor people with legal counsel resulting in being awarded the 2002 Public Service Attorney of the Year by the Tennessee Bar Association. Also being honored for public service efforts at the event will be law students Shawn Caster of Nashville and Stephen Ross Johnson of Knoxville, and Knoxville attorney J. Myers Morton, who will receive the Harris A. Gilbert Pro Bono Award. Erguden, an attorney in the Shelby County Public Defenders Office, was recognized for her extensive pro bono efforts and volunteer commitment to the Memphis CASA program.
Richard R. Spore III of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC was selected to the Memphis Bar Association board of directors. Spore is an attorney in the firm's Memphis office in the commercial transactions, real estate, corporate and securities practice areas. Spore earned a bachelors degree from the University of the South, a masters from Christian Brothers University and a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School.
J.N. "Jim" Raines joined Thomas & Betts Corp. as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Raines will be responsible for managing the companys legal obligations on a global basis. Raines was elected an officer of the corporation by the companys board of directors. Raines joined the firm from Glanker Brown PLLC, a Memphis-based law firm where he has been a partner for 25 years. Prior to beginning a career in private practice, Raines served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee and as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He earned bachelors and law degrees from the University of Memphis. Raines replaces Jerry Kronenberg, who retired after serving as the companys general counsel for seven years.