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VOL. 120 | NO. 244 | Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Mathews Named to New Post at FedEx Institute

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Sam J. Hawkins
B. Scott Reynolds
Andrea Wiley
Rob Brennan

Eric Mathews was named associate director of corporate research and development at the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in temporary roles directing research and business development and was part of the institute's founding executive management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College and a master's degree from the University of Memphis.

Rob Brennan joined Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike as senior designer. Brennan previously served as a CAD II technician for HKS Inc. in Dallas. He received drafting certification from the Great Plains Area Vocational Technical School.

The Memphis Bar Association announced the following 2006 officers: Barbara Zoccola, president; David Cook, vice president; Amy Amundsen, treasurer; and Arthur Quinn, secretary. New board of directors members are: Mary Helen Beard, Sherry Brooks, John Cannon, Craig Conley, Porter Feild, Amy Ferguson, Linda Holmes, Viola Johnson, Amy Martin and Lang Wiseman. Returning board members are: David Case, Tim DiScenza, Jef Feibelman, Bill Jeter, Herman Morris, Caren Nichol and Paul Prather. Section representatives are: Karen Cicala, Ellen Fite and Charlotte Knight Griffin.

Full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency carpenter/sullivan announced that Andrea Wiley joined the firm as an account coordinator. Wiley previously worked with Oden Marketing & Design. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Memphis.

The Memphis Bar Association honored the following members and firms at its recent annual meeting: Edward L. Stanton III of FedEx Corp. received the Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award and Robert L. Green of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham PLLC received the Judge Jerome Turner Lawyer's Lawyer Award. Ford & Harrison LLP and Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP were honored with the W.J. Michael Cody Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award for exceptional service to Memphis Area Legal Services.

B. Scott Reynolds joined 1st Trust Solutions, a business unit of 1st Trust Bank's mortgage lending division, as senior vice president and manager. Reynolds previously worked for Cumberland Bank.

Gwendolyn D. McClain joined the Shelby County mayor's office as director of communications and public affairs. McClain previously served as marketing and public relations coordinator for Saint Francis Hospital.

The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association announced the following 2006 officers and directors: Kirk Caraway, president; Shannon Toon, vice president/president-elect; Ashley Austin, Kevin Baskette, Margaret Chesney, Jay Ebelhar, Freeman Foster, Lisa Overall, Van Turner, Monica Wharton and Stacie Winkler, board members.

Sam J. Hawkins joined 1st Trust Solutions, a business unit of 1st Trust Bank's mortgage lending division, as vice president and operations manager. Hawkins previously worked with National Bank of Commerce Plus Mortgage.

Methodist Healthcare announced the following awards and promotions: Wanda Rook-Peperone was promoted to director of the emergency department at Methodist University Hospital. Vic Perini received the health care executive award from the Tennessee Hospital Association. Dee White received a meritorious service award for department heads from the Tennessee Hospital Association.

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PROPERTY SALES 128 128 17,998
MORTGAGES 155 155 20,990
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 149 149 36,765
BANKRUPTCIES 60 60 11,985
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 19 5,696
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 49 12,297
MARRIAGE LICENSES 40 40 4,518

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