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VOL. 121 | NO. 6 | Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Trezevant Manor Foundation Names Development Director

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Sean Jackson
Adlai Johnson Jr.
Jaret Gaither
Jenny Wallace
Martha Boyd

Martha Boyd was named director of development for the Trezevant Manor Foundation.

The New York Times Co. Broadcast Media Group announced that Bruce Moore was named news director of WREG-TV in Memphis, effective Jan. 30. Moore is a 15-year veteran of WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Va. He served as assistant director of WVEC-TV for seven years. He graduated from the University of Georgia.

Marketing agency archer>malmo announced the following new hires and promotions: Steve Hiss, senior project lead in the interactive department; Mary Lynn Gratzer, senior vice president/director of client services; Brian Williams, digital artist on the Medtronic Sofamor Danek account; Jay Taylor, copywriter for the Terminix and TruGreen ChemLawn accounts; and Meg Webb and Brandon McNeill, account supervisors for the Terminix team.

The Memphis division of Beazer Homes announced that Jenny Wallace was promoted to marketing manager.

Camco Roofing Supply Co. announced the promotion of Chuck Carman to assistant vice president.

The Tennessee Department of Education announced that the following local teachers received national board certification: Jacquelyn Baldridge, Gail Beasley, Karen Chipman, Melissa Collins, Cheryl Gettings, Virginia Hopkins, Peg Holton, Ellen Koziel, Elaine Malloy, Dr. Randall McPherson, Tana Mitchell, Connie Mungle, Claire Nevels, Jennifer Prather, Debra Robb, Mary Sinclair, Poppy Underwood, Julia Ware, Janet Wehner and Catherine Davis Woods.

Memphis-based full-service consulting engineering firm Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike announced that Jaret Gaither joined the firm as an engineering intern. Gaither previously served as a project engineer for Phelps Program Management. He received a bachelor's degree from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Francois van Eck joined Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike as a civil engineer. Van Eck previously served as a design engineer for the Pickering Firm Inc. He also worked as a design engineer for Iscor Mining in South Africa. Van Eck graduated from the University of Pretoria.

Adlai Johnson Jr. joined Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike as a mechanical engineer. Johnson most recently served as an executive officer for the U.S. Army in Fort Bliss, Texas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy.

Sean Jackson joined Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike as a process and automation designer. Jackson previously served as a maintenance engineer for Hampton Inn. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis, where he was honored as 2005 graduate of the year in engineering technology.

Toastmasters International announced the following member accomplishments: Lee Steelgrave, competent leader; Sidd Kunche, competent leader; Joe Pipkin, advanced toastmaster bronze; and Shirley Baur, distinguished toastmaster. All are members of the Pacesetters Club.

The Children's Museum of Memphis announced that Judy Caldwell, executive director of the museum, has resigned from her post. During Caldwell's time as the second director of the museum, CMOM underwent its only major expansion and established its first-ever endowment. Caldwell also helped establish the museum's annual CMOM golf tournament to benefit the "Yes, Every Child!" fund. Caldwell joined the museum in 1993 as director of administration and operations. She became interim director of the museum in 1995 before being named executive director in 1996. A leadership team has been assembled to guide the museum's daily operations until a new executive director is hired.

Public television station WKNO-Channel 10 was honored with a regional Emmy nomination in the category of historical documentary for last year's "Memphis Memoirs: When TV Came to Town," which was produced, directed and written by Bonnie Perkins Kourvelas.

PROPERTY SALES 51 328 20,960
MORTGAGES 58 387 24,132
BUILDING PERMITS 170 842 43,435
BANKRUPTCIES 50 288 13,468