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VOL. 118 | NO. 236 | Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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BOMA Inducts 2005 Officers

Gibbons Named to Chair National Committee

Judge Julia Gibbons of Memphis was named by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as chair of the Budget Committee of the Judicial Conference. Gibbons has been a judge with the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 2002.


The Memphis chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association inducted the following 2005 officers: Dan Chancey, president; Mary Sharp, vice-president; Donna West, treasurer; and Mary Leesa Simmons, secretary.


Cathy Wortham was promoted to assistant vice president of cash management at BancorpSouth in Memphis. Wortham has 10 years of banking experience.

Paul Prather, Jonathan Kaplan and Steve Hymowitz of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC were selected for inclusion in the 2005-2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.


Meg Johnson joined Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. as marketing coordinator. Johnson previously served as a freelance graphic designer and marketing specialist at QTpi Designs. She earned a bachelors degree from Christian Brothers University.


Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte presented Economic Excellence and Equity Awards to Lisa Houston Montgomery, West Tennessee Recipient for Business, and to Gayle S. Rose and Damita Eyre Shaw, West Tennessee Recipients for Community Service.


Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute clinical nurse specialists Minnie Phillips and Shari Smith were listed as outstanding nominees for the 2004 Roche/International Transplant Nurses Society Excellence in Transplant Nursing Award.


Tracy Williams joined Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. as administrative assistant. Williams, who previously worked as a teacher at St. Lukes Day School, earned a bachelors degree from Louisiana State University.


Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen made the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Dr. Ronald C. Staples and James V. Weatherington, Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities; Dr. Charles R. Handorf, Health Services and Development Agency; Gladys S. Harris, Interagency Coordinating Council; Dr. Royce E. Joyner, Public Health Council; Deloris J. Wilson, Star Quality Advisory Council; Deborah L. Cunningham, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability; and Carol Danehower, Tennessee Economic Council on Women.


The Institute of Real Estate Management awarded the following individuals the accredited residential manager certification: Gwen Smith, Koie Steen, Amy Stone, Tameki Key, Kaye Griffin, Jeralynne Moran, William Dunn, Angela Bryan and Kim Gatewood.


Anita Bunn of NAI-SAIG earned the certified property manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.


Askew, Hargraves, Harcourt & Associates Inc. hired the following new associates: Andrew Reynolds, landscape architecture department manager; and Tet Chiou and Tim Gibson, civil project managers.


Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. promoted Courtney Liebenrood to director of public relations. Liebenrood, who joined Baptist in 1998 as a public relations coordinator, most recently served as senior public relations manager.


The Tennessee Bar Association announced that the following attorneys recently were admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court: Grace Elizabeth Speer and Harold G. Speer Jr., both of the Harold G. & Grace E. Speer law firm.


Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital associate administrator Diane Swain was promoted to vice president of operations with Methodist Healthcare. Swain has been with Methodist for 26 years.


Methodist University Hospital appointed Susan Stuart as director of surgery. Stuart, who joined Methodist Healthcare in 1997 as a staff nurse, previously served as operating room nurse manager.


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