VOL. 116 | NO. 211 | Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Andy Lessin was appoixnted International Paper senior vice president of
Andy Lessin was appointed International Paper senior
vice president of internal audit. Lessin has served as vice president of
finance and chief accounting officer since 2000. He was vice president and
controller from 1995 to 2000.
Beth Almond, Kenneth W. Cummins and Leslie
Shankman-Cohn received awards from the Tennessee American Society of
Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association. Almond of
Beth Almond Interiors won the silver award in the residential category for
nook/closet/entry/foyer for the interior design of the Pickens residence in
Germantown. She also received an honorable mention in the residential single
space category for design in the same residence. Cummins of Kenneth W. Cummins
Interior Design was presented the Kenneth C. Kimbrough Award, the highest award
given to any member of the Tennessee chapter of ASID. The honoree must have
been involved in a wide range of ASID activities and community service over the
years, and be a former recipient of the Designer of the Year award.
Shankman-Cohn of EO Designs received the community service award, given to an
ASID member for demonstrated involvement in community affairs.
Several promotions and new hires were recently announced by
Jennifer Anton was appointed business development
executive. Previously, she was direct marketing account executive. Anton earned
a bachelors degree from Illinois State University. She is currently working on
a masters degree in business administration from DePaul University. Meg
Fuertges joined the American Residential Services team as account manager.
She earned a bachelors degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Lauren
King was hired as a direct response copywriter. King earned a bachelors
degree from Mississippi State University and a masters degree from the
University of Alabama. Emily Carpenter was selected as account
coordinator for the firms Valent USA team. Carpenter earned bachelor's and
masters degrees from Mississippi State University. Peggy Rowland joined
as a proofreader. She comes to the agency from Sossaman and Associates in
Memphis, where she was traffic coordinator and proofreader. Rowland earned a
bachelors degree from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.
Dave Chase was appointed Memphis Redbirds president
and general manager. He succeeds Rita Sparks, who will continue in her role as
president of the Memphis Redbirds Foundation. Chase was president of the
National Pastime, a museum of Minor League Baseball slated to open adjacent to
AutoZone Park. He joined the Redbirds in March 1999 to oversee the museums
creation and will continue in that role. He worked for the Atlanta Braves as an
assistant general manager of the AA team the Braves owned in Savannah, Ga., and
general manager of the Atlanta-owned A team in Anderson, S.C.
Richard Almond, a Lakeland resident, was appointed by
county Mayor A C Wharton as administrator of the administration and finance
department for the Shelby County corrections division. The mayor
appointed James E. Nelson manager of the Mayor's Assistance Center.
Almond assumes his duties with more than 25 years of experience at the county
sheriffs office. He is currently serving as deputy chief of budget and
finance. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the
University of Mississippi. Almond assumes his new position Friday. The
Mayor's Assistance Center, previously under the auspices of the archives
department, will be placed back under the mayor's purview. Nelson earned a
bachelor's degree from American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn.
David Bennett was appointed executive director for
the New Memphis Arena Public Building Authority. Bennett has served as acting
executive director since April. He was Shelby County engineer until 2000, when
he formed David Bennett Associates, a construction management consulting firm.