VOL. 117 | NO. 70 | Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Shelby County Deputy Kevin Helms was chosen by the National Rifle
Association as Officer of the Year for 2002
Shelby County Deputy Kevin Helms was chosen by the
National Rifle Association as Officer of the Year for 2002. Helms, currently
assigned to the sheriffs uniform patrol division, was chosen by the NRA for
his bravery stemming from a traffic incident in January 2002 at Houston Levee
and Walnut Grove roads. Helms had stopped to assist a motorist whose car was
creating a traffic hazard. As he approached the drivers window, a man inside
pulled a gun and shot Helms once in the chest. A bulletproof vest protected the
officer from serious injury. He also escaped injury from a second bullet that
struck the radio microphone clipped to his uniform. Helms has been with the
sheriffs office since 1997. In addition to his current position in uniform
patrol, he works in the fugitive squad, street crimes unit, community policing
and court services. In his career, he has made more than 300 arrests.
Candace Ashir joined Archer-Malmo as account coordinator. She will serve
on the agency's Valent U.S.A. team. Ashir earned a bachelor's degree from
Boston College. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Brodeur Worldwide in
Boston and Ogilvy PR Worldwide in Cambridge, Mass.
Tako Saiin joined Archer-Malmo as a database analyst working on the
agency's Terminix team. She earned a bachelor's degree from Dokkyo University
in Japan and a master of business administration from the University of
Memphis. Prior to joining the firm, she was a marketing analyst for FedEx
Michael Bielskis joined Archer-Malmo as account executive performing public
relations strategic planning for ACH Food Cos., Kraft Food Ingredients and
Merry Maids. He earned a bachelor's degree from Christian Brothers University,
a master of business administration from Milsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and
a masters degree from the University of Memphis. Prior to joining the
firm, Bielskis performed account executive work at Thompson & Co.,
Thompson & Baker and Oden Marketing and Design.
Sheila Rathburn was promoted to account supervisor working on several
accounts after elevating Archer-Malmo's database marketing and direct
capabilities. Rathburn will continue to work with ServiceMaster accounts.
Courtney Hutton was promoted at Archer-Malmo to account executive
promoting Valent's row crop products. In addition to her work with the row
crop business, Hutton is responsible for managing the Valent BioSciences
Jenny Robertson was promoted to an account supervisor at Archer-Malmo.
Robertson currently supervises several agency accounts, including
Colgate-Palmolive and CB Richard Ellis.
The Memphis Chapter of the Association of Legal
Administrators elected 2003-2004 officers. Shelia Y. Webster, Wyatt,
Tarrant & Combs office administrator, was elected president. Carol
Gatlin, Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt office manager, was elected
vice president. Judy Chunn, First Tennessee legal administrator, was
elected treasurer. Jonnie L. Huckelberry, office manager for the Memphis
office of Ford & Harrison, was elected secretary. Frances Lawson,
Burch, Porter & Johnson legal administrator, is past president.
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the
appointments of four assistant district attorneys to his team of prosecutors:
John Marshall returns to Gibbons office as an
assistant district attorney assigned to the new jail-screening unit. Marshall
left in 2000 to accept a staff attorney position with AutoZone Inc. He earned a
bachelors degree from the University of Mississippi, a law degree from the
University of Tennessee and a masters degree from Louisiana State University.
Bren Oslwanger is assigned to Division 7 of General
Sessions Criminal Court. Previously, he worked as a real estate attorney for
Murphy, DeZonia & Webb and for Williams, McDaniel, Wolfe & Womack. He
earned bachelors and law degrees from the University of Memphis.
John Lovett is assigned to Division 9 of General
Sessions Criminal Court. He received a bachelors degree from Wake Forest
University and a law degree from the University of Denver. Lovett most recently
worked for Burch, Porter & Johnson, where he handled insurance defense and
general civil litigation.
Jeffrey Jones is assigned to Division 12 of General
Sessions Criminal Court. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of
Tennessee at Martin and a law degree from the University of Mississippi.