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VOL. 118 | NO. 162 | Wednesday, September 8, 2004

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GMAQ Elects Officers for 2005

GMAQ Elects 2005 Officers, Directors

The Greater Memphis Association for Quality announced the election of the following officers for 2005: Pat Brown, president; Marcia Boyd, vice president; Felecia Warner, secretary; and Lester Brown, treasurer. Board of directors members are: Marcia Boyd, Lester Brown, Patrick Brown, Dr. Loretta Dale, Pearl Gibson, Dr. Teresa Hartnett, Jan Hopper, Dr. Neal Jackson, Michael Jones, Anna Lucas, Ginger Manie, Jennifer McNary, Andrew Mohler, Bob Moister, Gary Stevens, Maria Stewart, Felecia Warner, Marc Wheetley and Clara Wherry-Porter.


Sheraton Casino Tunica announced the appointment of Ronald L. Decuir Jr. as director of slot operations. Decuir has nearly 10 years of experience in the casino industry. He has worked for Casino Rouge, Casino Aztar, Grand Victoria Casino & Resort by Hyatt, Motorcity Casino and Paragon Casino Resort.


The following people have joined the staff of archer>malmo: Joan Du, database analyst; Jason Vanhoy, Web developer; Ben McMeen, Web developer; and Dan Perriguey, digital illustrator/artist.


Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. hired Sharon J. Wheeler as director of advancement services for the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation. Wheeler previously served as program director for Partners in Public Education. She received a bachelors degree in elementary education and speech pathology from Kansas State University and a doctorate in philosophy from Michigan State University.


The University of Memphis named the following faculty members as Suzanne Downs Palmer Professors: Jerry Turner, research category; Robert Wiggins, research category; K.K. Fung, teaching category; Brian Janz, service category; and John Malloy, service category.


Robert W. Roup was promoted to director of account management training for global marketing at Buckman Laboratories. He has been with Buckman for 20 years. Roup, who received a bachelors degree from Sam Houston State University, has authored numerous scientific and technical articles published in various water treatment journals.


Jodie Edwards was named branch director at Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union, Covington branch. Edwards previously worked as a financial services representative at Union Planters National Bank and as a customer service representative at BankTennessee.


St. Agnes-St. Dominic announced the election of the following members to its board of directors for 2004-2005: Harriet Agnew, Matthew Bond, Ignatius Brown, John Browning, Susan Sammons Burrow, Leslie Coleman, Andrew Forsdick, Mrs. Lou Gattas, Lee Giovannetti, Joye Gros, J. Kenneth Hazen, Jim Lenahan, Barbara McKenney, Marilyn Pierson, Thomas W. Scherer and Danny Valle. Diane Smith and Mike Mattingly will serve as board members emerita and emeritus.


Tricia Langenfelder received the 2004 National e-HIM (electronic health information management) award. The award honors Langenfelder for advances she made in electronic health information management by supporting the vision of health information as electronic, patient-centered, comprehensive, longitudinal, accessible and credible. Langenfelder is the director of system HIM at Baptist and has been with the hospital for 25 years.


The Interpreting Service for the Deaf elected the following officers and members of its board of directors: Michael Bruno, president; Tom Webb, vice-president; Teresa Wilson, secretary; Billy Leavell, treasurer; David Bearman, Scarlett Crews and Chip Penland, board members. Returning board members are: Ben Cox Sr., Michele Fry-Permenter, Roy Good, Bill Hudspeth, Beverly McCulley, Bob Morris, Larry Potter, and Lordy Smith.


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