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VOL. 118 | NO. 185 | Wednesday, October 13, 2004

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MAAR Elects 2005 Officers

Womens Foundation Appoints Board Members

Rosie Phillips Bingham was appointed to chair the board of the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis for a two-year term. Newly appointed to the board were: Martha L. Perine Beard, Shirley F. Burford, Pamela Z. Clary, Karen Garrison Goff, Patricia A. Lang, Cindy Lekhy, Peggy Troy and Anita S. Vaughn.


Methodist Healthcare occupational therapist Mary Jane Swoboda received the Inspiration Award from the Methodist board of directors for exceptional patient care. Recipients are chosen from winners of Methodists Miracles in Motion award, which is given to employees who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to patients and their families and have gone above and beyond the call of duty.


The Memphis Area Association of Realtors announced the following elected officers for 2005: Sue Stinson-Turner, president; William Mitchell, president-elect; Regina Hubbard, secretary/treasurer; and Jeanene Lawhead, vice president. Board members include: Mary Baker, John Green, Stan Holmes, Jerry Modesto, Saeed Nia, John Snyder, Gail French, Nancy Guy and Richard Kelsey.


William Joel Bell earned the certified financial planner designation. Bell is a financial planner with Strategic Financial Partners.


Amy Burke joined Memphis Downtowner magazine as sales and marketing director. Burke previously worked for Libertyland/Mid-South Fair and the Memphis Redbirds. She earned a bachelors degree from Arkansas State University.


The University of Tennessee Center for Health Services Research named the following individuals Health Services Fellows: Dr. James E. Bailey, Dr. E. Haavi Morreim and Dr. Cyril F. Chang. The following UT Health Science Center leaders were recognized for their support: Bill Rice, Dr. Dick Gourley and Dr. Henry Herrod.


Gregg Patterson joined Ducks Unlimited as director of communications. Patterson, who previously worked for Winrock International, ran an outdoors media business for 20 years. He earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Missouri.


YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South announced the following promotions: Ron Brandon, chief financial officer; Donnie Malone, vice president; Kris Crim, regional executive director of the Y-CAP branch; and Alisa Free, marketing specialist.


Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Lillie Chism, Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp.; Jerry Maness, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth; June Mangum and Steven Sheegog, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities; and Tim Bolding, Tennessee Housing Development Agency.


Jack V. Scherer joined Buchart Horn Inc. as regional manager. Scherer has more than 20 years of engineering experience. He received a masters degree in architectural engineering from the University of Texas and a degree in civil engineering from Carlson University.


Assistant professor Pankaj Jain was awarded the Morgan Keegan Professorship at the University of Memphis. The award recognizes outstanding teaching, scholarship, service, community outreach and fund raising.


The Associated Press named UPN-30/ABC-24 Eyewitness News Reporter Tran Bui Best Reporter in Tennessee. Bui, a general assignment reporter who occasionally anchors weekday and weekend newscasts, specializes in Scam Stopper reports.


Hank Phillips was promoted to president of AutoNation East Central Region, which includes seven Dobbs dealerships in Memphis. Phillips previously was vice president of AutoNations South Florida District. Prior to that, he served as vice president of fixed operations.


PROPERTY SALES 39 202 12,960
MORTGAGES 25 110 8,113
BUILDING PERMITS 114 645 30,579
BANKRUPTCIES 37 122 6,186