VOL. 118 | NO. 20 | Wednesday, February 4, 2004
Area Fire Fighters, Police Awarded for Bravery
Firefighters, Officers Awarded for Bravery
The 100 Club of Memphis presented Valor Awards, the highest
honor for bravery in Memphis and Shelby County, to Collierville police officer Michael
Riley and Memphis firefighters Lt. Richard Lee and driver Andy
Mills. A new award, the Jerome Turner Community Justice Award, was
presented to Lt. William Shannon Jones of the Memphis Fire Department
for outstanding community service.
R. Hess was named a shareholder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell &
Berkowitz PC. Hess is an associate working in the firms Memphis and Jackson,
Tenn., offices. He concentrates his practice in health care law, representing
hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, physicians and medical
G. Prester was named a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker,
Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Prester concentrates her
practice in banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate
law. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a national bank examiner with
the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Fort Worth, Texas, and
Dr. Paul Rydelek, an associate research professor of
geophysics at the University of Memphis, published research in the Jan. 8 issue
of the scientific journal Nature. Rydelek and co-author Dr. Martitia Tuttle
reported on explosive liquefaction observed in western India following a Jan.
Danny Van Horn, an associate with Armstrong Allen
PLLC, was elected a member of the firm. Van Horn concentrates his practice in
commercial litigation, with experience in commercial disputes, intellectual
property litigation, employment litigation and lender liability. He has been an
associate of the firm for six years.
Jason Yarbro, an associate with Armstrong Allen PLLC,
was elected a member of the firm. He concentrates his practice in corporate and
commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities,
venture capital and secured transactions. He has been with the firm for four
Phil Bredesen recently appointed the following local residents to state boards
and commissions: Dennis Henderson, Philip K. Lim and David M.
Schuermann, Architects and Engineers Board; Frank L. Cotton,
Commission on Firefighting Standards and Education; Thomasa Cooper,
Medical Laboratory Board; and Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, Tennessee Human
Diane Allen was named senior vice president by the
directors of West Tennessee Bancshares Inc., a holding company for the Bank of
Bartlett, Bartlett Mortgage and Bartlett Travel. Allen serves as corporate
director of human resources.
Kenny W. Harris was named first vice president by the
directors of Bank of Bartlett. Harris is chief lending officer over commercial
and real estate loans.
Chris Hlebak was appointed to the newly created
position of chief technology officer at Software Earnings Inc. Hlebak has
worked at Software Earnings since 1998, most recently as a senior software
engineer. He earned a bachelors degree from Ohio State University.
Chris Campbell was named a member of Harris, Shelton,
Dunlap, Cobb & Ryder PLLC. Previously, Campbell was an associate of the
firm. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation and insurance defense,
including health care litigation, hospital litigation, medical malpractice
defense and personal injury litigation.