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VOL. 119 | NO. 206 | Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Stotts Honored by Association for Women Attorneys

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Daniel Sours
Blake Barnes
Dr. Malak Kotb
Matthew Marsh
Rita L. Stotts

Circuit Court Judge Rita L. Stotts received the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award presented annually by the Association for Women Attorneys. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to women in the legal profession.

Circuit Court Judge Karen Williams completed a course in "Managing Challenging Family Law Cases: A Practical Approach" through the National Judicial College.

Strategic Financial Partners announced the appointment of Stephen Miles as a managing associate.

Toastmasters International honored the following members of the Pacesetters Club for their achievements: Shelley Baur, advanced toastmaster gold; and Joe Pipkin, Rosie Graves and Lee Steelgrave, competent toastmasters.

Matthew Marsh joined MBI as a corporate accounts representative, and Kristin Grant joined MBI as an accounts manager.

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Edith M. Gholson, Advisory Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Disabled; Barbara H. Holden, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth; Jack A. Belz, Tennessee Commission on Holocaust Education; Paul A. Matthews, Tennessee Historical Commission; and Dr. Larry W. Moore, Water and Wastewater Operators Certification Board.

Dr. Malak Kotb, A.C. Mullins Professor in Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, was named to serve on the advisory committee for the newly formed National Task Force on Community Preparedness and Response. Kotb also is serving as 2005-2006 chair of the Immunity and Host Defense Study Section of the National Institutes of Health.

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Thomas A. Colthurst was among the recipients of the U.S. Attorneys Director's Awards. Colthurst, who is assigned to the Drug Task Force, was honored for his work in leading the investigation of thefts of drugs from the Memphis Police Department property and evidence room.

"The Leadership Integrity Challenge: How to Assess and Facilitate Emotional Maturity," a book by Dr. Ed Morler, a Memphis associate with the Executive Leadership Institute, was honored as Best Business Book of 2005 in the USABookNews.com Best Book Awards.

Memphis Motorsports Park announced that Blake Barnes was promoted to corporate account executive. Barnes previously held an intern position in the ticket office. He earned a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University.

The Grant Center of Memphis named Mark Heuberger manager of communications, marketing and membership. Heuberger previously worked at Memphis Light, Gas and Water, where he spent more than 25 years in the utility's corporate communications department. Tracee Penchion was named executive assistant at The Grant Center.

Ellers, Oakley, Chester & Rike Inc. hired Daniel Sours as structural engineer. Sours previously served as a design engineer for CECO Building Systems. He received a bachelor's degree from Mississippi State University.

PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279