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VOL. 120 | NO. 239 | Wednesday, November 30, 2005

YMCA Board of Directors Names New CEO

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Edward R. Young
Lindsey Thompson
Rick Kuykendall
Keith G. Johnson

The YMCA metropolitan board of directors named Keith G. Johnson CEO of YMCA of the Memphis & the Mid-South. Johnson is a 27-year YMCA veteran who has served in various positions in Atlanta, Fort Worth and New Orleans. His earliest position with YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South was as vice president and executive director of the Fogelman Downtown YMCA. He graduated from Georgia State University.

Memphis Area Legal Services announced that Veronica Davis joined its staff as program coordinator for the Domestic Violence Project's Opportunity Plus Program. Davis earned a law degree from Southern University Law Center. She previously served as director of court advocacy and human resources director for YWCA of Greater Memphis.

Rick Kuykendall was promoted to director of operations at the YMCA at Schilling Farms in Collierville. Kuykendall joined the YMCA four years ago as director of logistics. Previously, he was a partner in Truck Transportation Services Inc. He earned a bachelor's degree from Crichton College.

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen named the following local individuals to state boards and commissions: Philip K.S. Lim, Architects and Engineers Board of Examiners; Sharon S. Trammell, Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors; Ernestine J. Peete, State Board of Cosmetology; Deborah L. Cunningham, Statewide Independent Living Council; Herman Morris, Tennessee Board of Economic Growth; Lee A. Moten Jr., Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service; and Melissa Goldsmith Lovelace and Dr. Kenneth F. Tullis, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Advisory Council.

Thompson & Co. announced that Lindsey Thompson joined the full-service communications firm as traffic coordinator. Thompson previously worked as an intern for BottleRocket, the agency's sports marketing division. She graduated from the University of Mississippi.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC announced that the following attorneys have joined the firm: Imad Abdullah, Adam Baldridge, Daniel Huffines, Mark Jenkins, Sharon Kolb and Elizabeth Moccaldi.

Burch, Porter and Johnson PLLC announced that Robert C. Humphreys and Daniel Kiel joined the firm as litigation associates. Humphreys graduated from the University of Tennessee. Kiel is a graduate of the University of Texas.

The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South presented Mike and Debbi Rose with the Red Triangle Award, the highest award given by the YMCA, for the couple's significant support to the nonprofit organization.

Regina Hubbard of Lester Hubbard Realtors was named Realtist of the Year at the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers' annual gala. Hubbard is co-owner and principal broker of Lester Hubbard Realtors and serves as first vice president of the local NAREB chapter.

The Allstate Foundation, Southern Region, awarded Allstate Exclusive agents Troy McDonald, Erin McDonald, Ron Hooten, Bobby Wilbanks, Albert Pettinato, Lynette Rogers and Harold Cox the Agency Hands in the Community Award for their commitment to volunteering in the community. The award included a monetary grant from the Allstate Foundation to be donated to the Darryl Worley Foundation.

Young & Perl PLC announced that associate Edward R. Young was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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