VOL. 119 | NO. 90 | Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Judge Honored for Pioneering Role
Robilio Honored for Efforts Against Emotional Abuse
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio
was awarded a Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service.
Robilio was chosen for her public service in recognizing and resolving
emotional abuse in Memphis. She is a former member of the resolutions committee
for the Tennessee Judicial Conference and a member of the American Judges
Dr. Sheila Y. Flemming has been appointed senior vice
president for academic and student affairs at LeMoyne-Owen College, effective
July 1. Flemming currently serves as dean of the School of Social Sciences at
Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla. She received a bachelors degree
from Bethune-Cookman, a masters degree from Atlanta University and a doctorate
degree from Howard University.
Steven Bius, certified fence professional with West
Memphis Fence & Construction Inc., was named president of the American
Fence Association at the groups convention. Bius will serve a three-year term.
The Mortgage Bankers Association of Memphis selected the
following members to its board of directors: Regina Palmertree,
president; Bob McCullar, president-elect; Michael Weigert, vice
president; Pam Tucker, secretary/treasurer; Fran Warner,
director/2004 past president; Ray Rosas, director/past president;
and Daphne Large, affiliate director. The local association also was
chosen as the 2004-05 local chapter of the year by the Tennessee Mortgage
Attorney Stephen H. Biller of The Bogatin Law Firm
was elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Biller graduated from
Boston University in 1965.
Willeen Hastings was promoted to vice president of
patient care services and chief nursing officer for Methodist University
Hospital. Hastings most recently served as associate administrator and chief
nursing officer at Methodist South Hospital. She has been with Methodist Le
Bonheur Healthcare for more than 25 years.
Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton received the Kate
Gooch Leader of the Year award from Leadership Memphis. Wharton was a member of
Leadership Memphis first graduating class in 1979. Before his election as
mayor, Wharton served as a public defender since 1980.
Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Donna Fields and
Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan received spotlight awards from the
National Association of Women Judges. Fields and Skahan both were appointed to
the bench in 2004.
Danny Walker joined Florence & Hutcheson Inc. as
deputy branch manager. Walker previously worked with the Mississippi Department
of Transportation in a number of positions, including assistant district
engineer. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.
Katie Winchester was named chairman of the board of
First Citizens Bancshares Inc. and First Citizens National Bank. Winchester
will continue to serve as chief executive officer and president of the
companies. She began her banking career with First Citizens National Bank in
John Pitts, founder of Lipscomb & Pitts
Insurance, was selected for membership into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee
Insurance Hall of Fame at Middle Tennessee State University. Pitts currently
serves as a consultant for Lipscomb & Pitts.
Federal Express Chairman and founder Fred Smith was
awarded the Business Executives for National Security Eisenhower Award. The
award is given to individuals who exemplify the alert and knowledgeable
citizenry President Eisenhower discussed in his farewell address.