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VOL. 117 | NO. 171 | Wednesday, September 24, 2003

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Realtors Association Announces President, Board

MAAR Confirms Officers, Board Members


The Memphis Area Association of Realtors confirmed president-elect Bob Turner as 2004 president and elected Sue Stinson-Turner as 2004 president-elect. Neil Hubbard is 2004 vice president and Tommie Criswell-Jones is secretary/treasurer. In addition, MAAR elected the following new members to its board of directors: Jeanene Lawhead, Richard Kelsey, Regina Hubbard, Gail French and Nancy Guy.


Charles T. Tuggle, chairman and chief executive officer of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, joined the management team of FTN Financial as executive vice president of risk management and business development. Tuggle has been with Baker Donelson for 30 years and served as CEO from 1988 to 1993 and from 1998 to present. He earned an undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Emory University.


Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South announced Beverly Sanders Gates and Mark Sullivan were elected to the groups board of directors for the 2003-2004 fiscal year. In addition, Junior Achievement installed the following officers: Scott Messmore, chair; Philip H. Rose, vice chair of funding; Mary Bowen, vice chair of education; James E. Holthouser, vice chair of special events and marketing; Beverly Sanders Gates, corporate secretary; Max A. Piwonka, treasurer; and Michael L. Ducker, national board representative.


Kim Stein joined Trammell Crow Memphis as a leasing associate focusing on landlord representation in the Memphis area. Stein has more than eight years of experience in commercial real estate management, marketing and leasing. She most recently worked with Insignia/ESG.


Tim Mashburn joined Trammell Crow Memphis as an associate for Corporate Advisory Services. Mashburn recently graduated from The University of Mississippi.


The National Association of Women in Construction elected the following members to its board of directors: Barbara Putt, Tamara Burton, Karen Dexter and Debbie Smith. Past president Kathy Haynes was selected to serve as membership chair for the region, which includes Arkansas, Mississippi, Southern Tennessee and Louisiana.


Former Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout was named to the board of the Memphis Shelby County Humane Society. According to the organization, Rout was instrumental in securing land in Shelby Farms for a new home for the group. The society hopes to break ground in October.


Carol and Al LaRocca were presented with the Jim Rout Animal Humanitarian Award by the Memphis Shelby County Humane Society at the groups annual Paw Prints party.

Carol LaRocca has served as board president for three years, and Al LaRocca is chairman of the building committee and co-chairman of the capital campaign. The award was named for Rout, who was the first recipient of the award in 2002.


Dr. James Adams was named medical director of the Baptist Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology Center. Adams has been with the center since 2000, and previously held a private practice in Corpus Christi, Texas. He earned a medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham.


Rodger Parker was named Hero of the Year for 2003 by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Parker, son of Memphis Postmaster Butch Parker, was honored in a ceremony Tuesday by the United States Postal Service and the city of Germantown for rescuing two people from a truck that had run off the road and was sinking into a lake. Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 23 Rodger Parker Day.


PROPERTY SALES 41 308 2,265
MORTGAGES 47 379 2,607
BUILDING PERMITS 128 1,018 6,068
BANKRUPTCIES 53 255 1,787