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VOL. 119 | NO. 85 | Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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Fidelity Investments Names Memphis Center Manager

Fidelity Investments named Dwayne Craft vice president and manager of the companys Memphis Investor Center. Craft has worked with Fidelity Investments for 14 years. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University and earned a masters degree from the University of Notre Dame.


Jonathan P. Lakey joined Pietrangelo Cook PLC as a litigation partner. Lakey is a graduate of Emory & Henry College and the University of Memphis law school. He previously was a partner with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC, where he practiced commercial litigation.


Charmiane G. Claxton joined Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC as an associate. Claxton graduated from Spelman College. She earned a law degree from the University of Memphis. Previously, she served as general counsel for the Memphis Area Transit Authority.


Jerry Obermark joined the East Memphis branch office of Crye-Leike, Realtors, as an affiliate broker. Previously, Obermark worked as a real estate reporter for The Commercial Appeal, earning awards from the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Realtors and the Memphis/Mid-South Chapter of Lambda Alpha International.


Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Dr. Joe C. Greer, Board of Dentistry; Ronald A. Belz, Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Board; Albert Harvey, National D-Day Museum; and Edward L Stanton III, Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service.


Michelle Oiler, chief operating officer of Signature Advertising, was named to the Leadership Memphis Class of 2006. Oiler is a graduate of the University of Memphis. She joined Signature Advertising 10 years ago as production manager and has served as office manager, account manager, vice president of operations and executive vice president.


Mike Bedell joined Johnson Bailey Henderson McNeel Architects Memphis office as a draftsman. Bedell earned an associates degree from the Balin Institute of Technology. He has 10 years of architecture experience and previously served as an engineering technician for Gardner Engineering PA. He also served as a designer for Delta Engineering Group in Greenville, Miss.


Bradley L. Ottinger joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as an associate in the firms litigation practice area. Ottinger earned a law degree from Washington University, where he received the Labor and Employment Law Association Achievement award. He previously worked as an associate with Hunton & Williams in Virginia.


The University of Tennessee National Alumni Association named the following recipients of its 2005 Outstanding Teacher and Public Service Award: L. Brian Cross, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Family Medicine; Dr. Laura Read Sprabery, assistant professor of internal medicine; and Ann Nolen, associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy.


Ricky Lynn joined BancorpSouth as a mortgage loan officer. Lynn earned a bachelors degree from Mississippi State University. He has more than 14 years of banking experience and is a member of the Memphis Area Home Builders Association and Memphis Area Association of Realtors.


BankTennessee announced that Betty Edmunds was promoted to assistant vice president at the banks Collierville Square branch. Edmunds has more than 20 years of banking experience. She is a graduate of Agnes Scott College.


PROPERTY SALES 27 150 2,415
MORTGAGES 57 228 2,835
BUILDING PERMITS 157 441 6,509
BANKRUPTCIES 61 133 1,920