VOL. 117 | NO. 136 | Wednesday, July 30, 2003
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Rear Adm. Jeffrey L. Fowler was named commander of
Navy recruiting following the retirement of Rear Adm. George E. Voelker. Fowler
completed a military fellowship in 2002-2003 and is a life member at the
Council of Foreign Relations. He earned a bachelor of science in mechanical
engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and entered the Naval Nuclear
Propulsion Program upon commissioning.
State Sen. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, received
the Leadership in Education award from the National College Board in
recognition of his 20-year effort to establish a lottery to fund education in
Tennessee. The beneficiary of Tennessees lottery will be college scholarships
for Tennessee students, early learning programs and after-school programs.
Cohen accepted the award at the National Conference of State Legislatures
annual luncheon in San Francisco.
Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. received the Above &
Beyond Award from Tennessee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The
state award is given to employers who surpass federal laws in employment
benefit practices for employees in the military. The company has 54 sales
associates and employees who are on active duty in the National Guard or who
have family members serving in the military.
Lisa Sanford was promoted to first vice president of
Premier Banking in Memphis at BancorpSouth. She completed the graduate school
of banking program at Louisiana State University, the Southern School of
Commercial Lending and the Cannon School of Private Banking.
R. Cambell Hillyer was named an associate at the law
firm of Humphreys Dunlap Wellford Acuff & Stanton. In addition, Thomas
H. Fulton, a shareholder in the firm, was appointed to the federal bench as
United States bankruptcy judge for the Western District of Kentucky in
Memphis-area artists chosen to participate in the Delta/Axis
and Art Museum of the University of Memphis show MAX:03 are: Andrea Prince,
Lester Julian Merriweather, Kim Beck, Val Valgardson, Kelley
Sharp, Tad Lauritzen Wright, Terri Jones, Keren Kroul,
Howard Paine, Sara Good and Tara Bullington. Curator is Beth
Venn. The show runs through Sept. 6 at the Art Museum of the University of
Kevin Womack was named Memphis city president of
FirstBank. Womack came to FirstBank in January 2003 as senior vice president of
commercial lending in the loan production office on Wolfcreek Parkway. He
earned a bachelors degree from Mississippi State University and is a graduate
of the Louisiana State University School of Banking.
Brian L. Kuhn was appointed county attorney by Shelby
County Mayor A C Wharton. He succeeds Donnie Wilson, who resigned as county
attorney in July. Kuhn is a senior counsel with Ford & Harrison law firm.
He served as county attorney from 1982 to 1994 and as the countys chief
administrative officer in 1981.
Jeffrey A. Harper was named senior vice president for
business development at Strategic Resource Management. Harper previously worked
with Lockheed Martin and served as the president and chief executive officer of
Outsource Management Group LLC. He graduated from James Madison University.
The Leadership Institute of Memphis announced the following
trustees were elected to the 2003-2004 executive committee: Martha Perine
Beard, chair; H. Wayne Brafford, vice chair; Melvin Jones,
secretary; David DelBrocco, treasurer; and Paula Jacobson, Jack
Peck, Jill Stem, Norma I.B. Upshur and Lashell Vaughn,
members. Trustees elected to a three-year term were Maurice Elliott, J.
Randolph Flatt and Glenn D. Sessoms. Elected to a one-year board
term were Carol S. Dominioni and Upshur.
The following Memphis residents received a 2004 Individual
Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Council: Hamlett Dobbins, recipient
of the Visual Arts Fellowship (two-dimensional); Ondine Michelle Geary,
recipient of the Dance Fellowship (performance); and Joseph Salvalaggio,
recipient of the Music Fellowship (instrumental performance).
Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Bolton LLP announced
the following new associates have joined the firm: David A. McLaughlin, Peter
B. Gee, Drayton D. Berkley, Parke S. Morris and Elizabeth
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