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VOL. 118 | NO. 68 | Wednesday, April 21, 2004

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Memphis Area Legal Services Hires Staff Attorney

Virginia M. Alexander was hired as a staff attorney with Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. to work on MALS family/domestic violence project. Alexander previously was a sole practitioner in general litigation with a focus in family law. She received bachelors and law degrees from the University of Memphis.


Gene Bastedo was awarded the Junior Achievement Gold Leadership Award for 2004. Bastedo is vice president of internal audits for FedEx Corp. The Gold Leadership Award is given to JA volunteers who consistently go above and beyond to help the organization reach young people with its programs on the economics of life.


Streamline Direct hired Courtney Baxter as a client services specialist. Baxter previously was a direct mail coordinator and office manager for Worldwide Mortgage Corp. & Home Tech Services.


The Tennessee Bankers Association announced the following Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending 2004 graduates: Jeffrey E. Yearwood, First Alliance Bank; D. Liles Lipe, First Tennessee Bank; David Dodson, INSOUTH Bank; and Jason E. Rothschild, Roxane M. Bludgen, Duncan Galbreath II, Keith W. Hart, Brian Lowery, John R. Nichols II and George Slade, National Bank of Commerce.


Quinton Lytle joined the staff of Mid-South Youth for Christ as director of the Juvenile Institution Freedom Follow-Up program. Lytle is the pastor of Mighty Fortress Church. He formerly worked for Youth for Christ as neighborhood outreach minister.


Dennie Rodgers was hired by Streamline Direct as a senior client services specialist. Rodgers previously was a senior events planner for Carreker.


Ann M. Evans was hired by Mid-South Youth for Christ as part-time marketing/development coordinator. Evans recently retired as president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Holyoke.


William Sherman Morris joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as an associate in commercial transactions and real estate. Morris previously served as an attorney adviser for real property with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received a bachelors degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama and a law degree from the University of North Carolina.


Local artist David Mah was selected by the Urban Art Commission and the city of Memphis to create a photographic mural for the Riverview Community Center. Mah completed a 14-foot by 27-foot mural at AutoZone Park.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors awarded Pinnacle awards to the following highest-producing real estate brokers from 2003: Wyatt Aiken, Chris Brown, Danny Buring, Chris Caldwell, Pat Gamble, Steve Guinn, Ron Kastner, Brad Kornegay, John Lamberson, Anthony Lopes, John Mercer, Michael Mullis, Laura Peck, Blake Pera, Frank Quinn, John Reed, Patrick Reilly, Mary Singer, Aaron Solomon, Timm Stubbs, Kelly Truitt, Russ Westlake, Cary Whitehead III, Dan Wilkinson and Steve Woodyard.


Catherine McCollum was named sales manager at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union. McCollum previously worked at Union Planters Bank. She recently earned certification from the Southeast Credit Union National Association Management School.


Robert J. Pinstein joined Husch & Eppenberger LLC in the law firms land use development and financing practice group. Pinstein previously practiced at Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC. He earned a law degree from the University of Texas.


Brian Grant was promoted to branch manager of FirstBank. Grant formerly was a mortgage loan originator with FirstBank. He received a bachelors degree in management and finance from Christian Brothers University.


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