VOL. 119 | NO. 104 | Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Small Business Chamber Names Board Chairman
The Small Business Chamber of Commerce announced that Austin
Baker, vice president of Eserv LLC, has been elected chairman of the board.
Baker received a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis. He is a
member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Memphis Business Interiors announced the following new hires
and promotions: Gretchen Bailey, director of design; Chip Wiggs,
director of sales; and George McCaughan, chief operating officer.
Rhodes College announced that Holly Hilliard was
named associate director of alumni relations. Previously, Hilliard spent 13
years with Ducks Unlimited, serving both in the Memphis headquarters and as a
regional director in Nebraska. She received a bachelors degree from the
University of Alabama.
Margarita LeBlanc joined Crye-Leike, Realtors, as an
affiliate broker. Previously, LeBlanc was an assignment editor and stage
manager with WREG-TV Channel 3.
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the following local
appointments to state boards and commissions: Maggie R. Vann, STAR
Quality Advisory Council, Nancy E. Bogatin, Tennessee Humanities
Council, and James L. Kerley, Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in
Buchart-Horn Inc. announced that John F. Williams
joined the firm as facilities/architecture project manager in the Southern
region. Williams earned a bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas. He
is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has served as principal
architect in his own firm and also has served as facility director for Memphis
City Schools and as a corporate architect for AutoZone Inc.
Dr. Roger D. Craddock was elected West Tennessee vice
president of the Tennessee Dental Association. Craddock graduated from David
Lipscomb University and earned a dental degree from West Virginia University.
He continued his education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and
received a certificate in prosthodontics. Craddock has been a periodontist in
Memphis for 12 years.
Dr. Fred Heros was re-elected treasurer of the
Tennessee Dental Association. Heros has practiced general dentistry for 30
years. He earned a dental degree from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
and served in the U.S. Army National Guard, retiring in 1978 as first
Dr. Russell W. Chesney, Le Bonheur professor and
chairman of the Pediatrics Department at the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center, received the Founders Award from the American Society of
Frank A. Grisanti, food management professional and
president of Foodline Services Inc., was re-elected to the board of directors
of the National Restaurant Association. Grisanti, who owns four restaurants in
the Memphis area, began working in restaurants when he was 13. He attended
Michigan State University, the University of Memphis and Mississippi State
University. He earned executive chef certification through the American
Culinary Foundation and food management professional certification through the
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
The Tennessee Dental Association awarded two Memphis
dentists, Dr. E. Jack Wohrman Jr. and Dr. J. Patrick Barnes,
the Fellowship Award. Both are general dentistry practitioners. Wohrman earned
an undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and a dental degree
from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Barnes completed his
undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi and Christian Brothers
University and earned a dental degree from the University of Tennessee College