VOL. 116 | NO. 152 | Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor, with
day-to-day responsibility for managing the Valent U
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account
supervisor. She will manage the Valent U.S.A. team and leading new business
development in the agriculture category. Dame comes to the agency with 7 years
of agricultural experience plus a degree in agri-business from Southeast
Missouri State University. The agency hired Darryl Torrell as database analyst.
He comes to archer>malmo from Thompson & Co., where he was database
marketing manager. Torrell has 9 years experience in information technology,
including work for Northern Telecom, America Online, Bowden Building Corp. and
Bob Ladd Inc. He earned a bachelors
degree from the University of Tennessee.
Olin F. Morris was re-elected to the Muscular
Dystrophy Association board of directors. Morris was elected to a 1-year term
as a volunteer leader of the national health organization during MDA's recent
annual meeting in Los Angeles. Morris is a former senior vice president of the
New York Times Broadcast Group, which owns and operates WREG, Channel 3.
Brenda P. Solomito has joined Askew Hargraves
Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a senior land planner in the land planning
department. She will provide site master planning, zoning and subdivision
guidance. Solomito earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University
of Memphis. She has 11 years experience in the master planning and zoning of
regional and community commercial centers, resort and entertainment projects,
mixed use and residential developments as well as the comprehensive planning
for neighborhoods and suburban cities.
Carol Thornton was appointed by Baptist
Memorial Health Care Foundation as director of development. She was director of
development for Christian Brothers University. She earned bachelors and
masters degrees from the University of Memphis.
Thomas Hobson joined the Le Bonheur Childrens
Medical Center staff as a child life specialist. He earned a bachelors degree
from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and a masters degree from East
Carolina University. As a music therapist at Le Bonheur, he will work with
patients to ensure they are developing properly physically, cognitively and
socially using music as his medium.
Elizabeth H. Foss joined Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
as an associate and will practice in the firms Nashville, Tenn., office. She
earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and
concentrates her practice in the area of labor and employment. Prior to joining
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, she was an associate for Spears, Moore, Rebman
& Williams in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jeffrey L. Arnold, principal of the Memphis
engineering firm Fisher & Arnold Inc., received a presidential citation in
recognition of his service to the American Council of Engineering Cos. of
Tennessee. He was particularly recognized for his leadership of the
organizations transportation committee in building a collaborative
relationship between ACEC of Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of
Brian Laskaris was appointed First Mercantile Trust
Co. product manager for its employee benefits program. He joined First
Mercantile in 1999 as a conversion coordinator. He earned a bachelors degree
from the University of Tennessee.
Carol Coletta, program founder and host of WKNO-FMs
Smart City, won first place honors from Public Radio News Directors Inc. for
the three-part series Imagine a Great City, which aired in the summer of
The Memphis Advertising Federation appointed its 2002-2003
board of directors: Sam Goff, president; Mickey Woodham,
first vice president; Tim Sellers, second vice president; Joe
Lackie, third vice president; Trena Street, 7th District historian; Ron
Spielberger, student adviser; Leigh Bynum McCraw, executive
director; Gary Backaus, Bevin Baddorf, Deanna Blackledge, Kimberly Shaw
Brisco, Darrow Calhoun, Hallie Conaway, Echelle Lane, Jennifer Lawrence, Dick
Mathauer, Jay Perdue, Madison Posega, Richard Ranta, Glenna Rogers Ward and
Scott Williams, directors. Past presidents Donna Gordy, Rikki Boyce and
Judy McCown remain on the board.