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VOL. 118 | NO. 63 | Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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The Daily News has hired Don Fancher as the Advertising Sales Director

Baptist-DeSoto Names New Administrator

Randy King was named administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was previously vice president and leader of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.s Eastern Arkansas operations. King has a bachelors degree in business administration from Christian Brothers University.


Allison Wannamaker joined the expanded immigration law section of law firm Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC as an associate lawyer. Wannamaker previously worked in immigration law in California.


The Daily News hired Don Fancher as advertising sales director. Fancher, who has more than 25 years of experience in the advertising industry, most recently worked at The Best Times, which was sold by The Daily News in 2003.

Elizabeth Blocker joined Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC as a full-time immigration paralegal. Blocker recently graduated from the University of Memphis.


The Phoenix Club, a civic organization dedicated to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, named the following officers for 2004: Danny Van Horn, president; Todd Photopulos, executive vice president of fund-raising; Frank Crump IV, vice president of programming; Darrison Wharton, vice president of membership; Kevin Kuhns, vice president of alumni relations; Blake Elliott, secretary; Marshall Hollis, treasurer; John Bragg, assistant treasurer; Brooks Winchester, chaplain; and Paul Luchesi, Chirag Chauhan, Ben Buffington, Bradley Willford, Zac McRae and Shannon Morgan, members at-large.


Alan Turner joined Thompson & Co. as an account executive for Georgia Boot, a division of EJ Footwear LLC. Turner previously worked as an account executive for Texas Instruments at Temerlin McClain. He received a bachelors degree in public relations from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.


The Commission on Missing and Exploited Children has named the following new officers: Carlos Martin, president; Tran Bui, vice president; Gwendolyn Wright, secretary; and Ray Butler, treasurer.


University of Memphis communications professor Dr. Allison Graham was awarded a Leverhulme Trust grant. The award enables Graham to spend time conducting research at British universities and collaborating with British academic colleagues.


The following Crye-Leike sales associates were inducted into the companys Hall of Distinction: Anita Bell, Nancy Carroll, Robert Clay, Tommie Criswell-Jones, Nancy Guy, Jimmie E. Hopson Jr., Kay Jefferies, Jeanene Lawhead, Lynette Magee, Lillian Schneider and Sue Stinson-Turner.


Gov. Phil Bredesen made the following Memphis-area appointments to Tennessee boards and commissions: Dr. David H. Dye, Archaeological Advisory Council; William L. Taylor, Conservation Commission; Dr. Joe E. Holley, Governors Citizens Corps advisory committee; James H. Bolden, Homeland Security Council; Beverly B. Chumbley and Juliana Glasgow-Trotman, Massage Therapists Licensure Board; Dr. Robert C. Kores, Psychology Board of Examiners; Judi Harrick, Tennessee Advisory Committee for Acupuncture; and Mark V. Gage, Tennessee Commission for National and Community Service.


The following associates of Strategic Financial Partners qualified for the 2004 Leaders Conference sponsored by New England Financial: Joel Bell, Eric Bubrig, Jeb Dominick, Walter Grant, Chris Magann, John Phillips IV and Fred Schaeffer Jr. Special recognition went to master producers Edward Gelsenthal and Gary Frazier.


PROPERTY SALES 89 339 12,708
MORTGAGES 42 227 7,982
BUILDING PERMITS 171 518 29,639
BANKRUPTCIES 32 129 6,029