VOL. 118 | NO. 158 | Wednesday, September 1, 2004
MAAR Elects Board of Directors
MPD Names Public
interim director of the Memphis Police Department, selected Sgt. Vince
Higgins to serve as the departments new public information officer.
Higgins, a 14-year veteran of MPD, was promoted to sergeant in January 2003 and
has worked in the general assignment bureau for one and a half years.
The Memphis Area
Association of Realtors Commercial Council elected the following members to
its 2005 board of directors: Steve Guinn, 2005 director and 2006 vice
president; and Jon Albright, Frank Dyer and Russ Westlake,
two-year directors. Returning board members are: Joel Fulmer, Cherie Ganesh, Joe Steffner, Arnold
Engelberg, Jim Rainer, Michael
Mullis, Will Barden, Marcia Meloni, Keith Morris and Treat McDonald.
Kroger store #415
manager Kenneth Mister received the 2004 National Award of Excellence
for Outstanding Community Service. Along with the award, Mister received $1,500
to donate to the charity of his choice. He chose to donate the check and an
additional $250 donation from the Kroger Delta Marketing Area to The Food Bank.
Health Care Corp. promoted Echelle Lane Rutschman to senior communications officer and system
director of corporate communications. Rutschman previously
served as director of corporate communications for Baptist, a position she held
for four years. She received a bachelors degree from Oklahoma Baptist
University and a masters degree from the University of Missouri.
Steve Horne, director of field
operations for the Memphis Redbirds, was named 2004 Sports Turf Manager of the
Year by the Pacific Coast League. The award was granted in recognition of
Hornes work in keeping the field at AutoZone Park in exemplary condition
throughout the season.
of Women in Communications announced the election of the following officers for
2004-2005: Alicia Barden, president; Lindsay
Jones, programs chair; Dianne Calhoun, secretary; Maxine Kilford, treasurer; Gloria White, publicity
chair; and Linda Smith, membership chair.
Tunica announced the appointment of Amy Belk-Hagar as marketing manager.
Belk-Hagar joined Grand Casino from Fitzgeralds Casino, where she was
marketing manager for seven years. She began her career at Sams Town Tunica as
marketing coordinator and was later promoted to sales manager. She was also
Sams Towns first Employee of the Year.
Business Solutions USA Inc. named Alex Brandon to the 2004 Konica
Minolta Circle of Service Excellence Program. Brandon is vice president of
service at NovaCopy.
Susan Stralka was named to the Leadership Germantown board of
directors. Stralka is chief executive officer of
Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown. Leadership Germantown is a joint effort of
the Germantown City Council and the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff Moder joined Methodist Healthcares marketing and
communications team as director of internal communications. Moder
has 12 years of public relations experience.
Davis was promoted to director of Baptist Clinical Research Center. Davis
has been with Baptist for 19 years.
Bankers Association announced that the following Memphis-area bankers completed
requirements for graduation from the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending:
Marlene Brown (honors graduate), Charlie Williams (honors graduate),
Roberta Headley, Steve Norris, Mary Martin, Shangela Price, Marlene Brown, Robert
Johnston Jr., Cary Pierce, Cedric Fuller, Michelle Burnette and Mitch Higdon.