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VOL. 121 | NO. 185 | Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC

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Brett A. Schubert
Lt. Col. Richard L. Ott
Betty Edmunds
Prentice Tate
Alan "Bo" Reynolds

Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.

William A. Houlihan has been appointed chief financial officer of Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. in Memphis. He also has joined the firm's executive committee as an executive vice president. Houlihan previously was chief financial officer of Metris Companies Inc., which was acquired in December by Prospect Heights, Ill.-based HSBC-North America Inc. He succeeds Donald W. Burkett, who is retiring at the end of the year after 26 years with the company.

The following people recently received awards at the annual meeting of the Memphis Bar Association and its charitable arm, the Memphis Bar Foundation: Courtney Felts, Community Legal Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year; David M. Cook, the W.J. Michael Cody Pro Bono Attorney of the Year; Caren B. Nichol, the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award; and Jef Feibelman, Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer's Lawyer Award.

John W. Leach has joined Ison & Decosimo CPAs as a tax accountant.

Detective L. Paul Sherman of the Memphis Police Department has been named MPD 2006 Officer of the Year. The Officer of the Year award is presented each year to an officer who has displayed exceptional and distinguished service for the police department. Sherman is an 11-year veteran of the department and currently serves in the Organized Crime Unit as handler of the department's undercover unit.

Prentice Tate and Tom Betchick have received a graduate certificate in ethical leadership from Christian Brothers University. The program gives students an academic and personal integration of ethics, leadership and service.

Betty Edmunds has been promoted to vice president of the Collierville Square branch of BankTennessee. She previously was assistant vice president. She also recently was elected to sit on the board of directors for the Biblical Resource Center & Museum on the Historic Town Square.

Rickey Nabors has been named executive director of the Memphis office of Mosaic, a nonprofit organization that provides individualized services, living and work options for people with disabilities. He previously served as director of operations for New Zealand-based Guardian Healthcare.

Laurie Smith has been named the salesperson of the month for July at NovaCopy. She received the award because she had the highest volume of sales in the Memphis office.

John Woods has been named chief financial officer of JBHM Architects and JBHM Education Group. Woods will help both companies as they continue to grow and evolve. He previously owned his own CPA firm, John F. Woods, CPA PC.

Lt. Col. Richard L. Ott has been assigned as the deputy district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District. In his new positon, Ott is responsible for flood damage reduction, navigation and environmental protection on 355 miles of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. has made the following appointments to his administration: John Fowlkes Jr., chief administrative officer; James F. Huntzicker, director of administration and finance; Richard S. Copeland, director of planning and development; Andrew Taber Jr., director of corrections; Yvonne Smith-Madlock, director of health services; Theodore (Ted) C. Fox III, director of public works; and Brian Kuhn, county attorney.

Brett A. Schubert has joined Apperson, Crump & Maxwell PLC as an associate. Schubert received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2000 and law degree in 2003 from the University of Mississippi.

In addition to Best Lawyers listed in the Sept. 14 edition of The Daily News, the following Bass, Berry & Sims PLC attorneys have been chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2007: Robert J. DelPriore, John A. Good, Stephen W. Ragland, John C. Speer, Richard R. Spore III, John A. Stemmler and David A. Thornton.

Solo practitioner Herman Morris Jr. also was selected for inclusion in the annual listing. Allen Blair, firm partner at Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC, also was selected for inclusion.

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