VOL. 118 | NO. 190 | Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Shelby County Alumni Honored
MAHBA Announces New Board Members
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association announced the
following new members of its board of directors: Tommy Byrnes, Phil
Chamberlain III, Ginger Coggins, Michael
Matthews and Gary Thompson. Mack Andrews is 2005 president,
and Tim Wilson, 2006 president. Members of the Associate Council include: Tom Crutcher,
Mike King, Joe Maas, Tom Malone, Barry Shaw, Jim
Thomas and Stan Young. Jimmy Skaggs is 2005 chairman, and Kirk
Riggins, 2006 chairman.
Fardosht Amirpanahi joined EnSafe Inc.
as geographic information system practice leader and manager. Amirpanahi has more than 17 years of experience in GIS and
database administration. He received bachelors and
masters degrees from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.
Alison Tucker was promoted to director of marketing
and communications at Buckman Laboratories. Tucker has been with Buckman for 12
years. She earned a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University.
The Greater Memphis Arts Council announced the following
additions to its board of directors: Andy Dolich,
president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies; Dr. Carol
Johnson, superintendent of Memphis City Schools; Levon
Mathews, group president of the Greater Memphis Bank of Regions Financial
Corp.; Jim Raines, vice president, general counsel and corporate
secretary for Thomas & Betts Corp.; and Debbi
Fields Rose, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies.
Jack Moore, president and chief executive officer
designate of Regions Financial Corp. was presented the Boy Scouts
Distinguished Citizen Award for lifelong contributions to his community and
continued dedication to fellow citizens.
Pamela Rizzuto was hired by
Combustion as a designer. Rizzuto recently completed
an internship with Combustion. She earned a bachelors degree from the Memphis
College of Art.
The Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South selected Memphis
City Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol Johnson as the 2004 Woman of Character
Award recipient. Johnson was recognized by the council for demonstrating strength,
confidence, motivation and leadership.
Carrick Hill joined Crye-Leike, Realtors, as a
commercial broker. Previously, Hill operated a commercial real estate firm,
Retail Realty Inc.
Cathlena C.C. Hinkle
joined Crye-Leike, Realtors, as an affiliate broker. Hinkle recently worked
with Carlex Homes as an administrative assistant.
The following individuals were named to the 2004 Shelby
County Schools Alumni Hall of Fame: Dan R. Byrd, former state legislator
and vice chairman of the Bank of Bartlett; Patrick H. Carter Jr.,
president of Olympic Staffing; Herman Wright Cox Jr., former
mayor of Collierville (honored posthumously); and Dr. Alice M. Kuo, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the
University of California at Los Angeles.
Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Geist joined the University of Memphis as vice
provost for academic affairs. Schiro-Geist previously
was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is on
the faculty in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and
Research, in the U of Ms College of Education.
The Tennessee Hospital Association presented awards to the
following Methodist Healthcare associates: Maurice Elliott, Presidents
Award; Donna Herrin, executive nurse of distinction; Ruth Tutor,
clinical nurse of distinction; and Bert Price, meritorious service award
for department head.
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.