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VOL. 119 | NO. 166 | Wednesday, September 14, 2005

MAAR Commercial Council Names Board Members

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Colleen M. McNichol
Kate Duncan Flowers
Rhonda Causie
Gary M. Brown

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council elected the following individuals to its board of directors: Bayard Snowden, president-elect; Michael Greenberg, 2005 director/2006 vice president; Andy Cates, two-year director; Kelly Truitt, two-year director; and Jim Rainer, two-year director. Returning board members include Jon Albright, president; Steve Guinn, vice president; Joel Fulmer, immediate past president; Frank Dyer, Irvin Skopp and Russ Westlake, directors; Richard Groff, Memphis Metro CCIM chapter president; John Bartlett, IREM chapter 20 president; Philip Erstine, Realtors Land Institute Tennessee chapter president; and Joe Steffner, SIOR chapter president.

Gary M. Brown, a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, was appointed to serve as general counsel for the Ethics Office Association, a non-consulting, member-driven association for individuals responsible for ethics, compliance and business conduct programs. Brown has experience in corporate governance, securities and compliance issues, and he served as special counsel to the U.S. Senate's Governmental Affairs Committee in its investigation of the collapse of Enron Corp.

The town of Collierville named Angela Buckley interim public information officer. Buckley previously served as director of public relations for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra hired Rhonda Causie as a part-time grant coordinator. Causie previously served as a grant writer for the Greater Memphis Arts Council and was a partner in consulting firm Employment Strategies for Profit.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has announced that four members of the firm's Memphis office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2006. John A. Good was listed in the area of corporate law; Richard R. Spore III in financial institutions law; John A. Stemmler in financial institutions law and real estate law; and David A. Thornton in employee benefits law.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra hired Colleen M. McNichol as marketing coordinator. McNichol previously served as marketing/sales assistant for Elgin Community College in Illinois.

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen announced the following local appointments to state boards and commissions: Dr. David H. Dye, Archeology Advisory Council; Isaac J. Singleton, Film Production Advisory Committee; John V. Calipari, Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health; Nancy H. Williams, Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth; Leonid Saharovici, Tennessee Holocaust Education Commission; and Beverly B. Chumbley and Kirsten Vande Berg, Tennessee Massage Licensure Board.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra hired Kate Duncan Flowers as coordinator of volunteer activities and special events. Flowers was a middle school music teacher for three years. She graduated from the University of Tennessee.

Daniel L. Baker, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, received an American Heart Association National Center four-year grant to study cardiovascular disease treatment. Baker received a doctoral degree from the University of Arizona.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor Dr. Gabor Tigyi was awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to study atherosclerosis.

PROPERTY SALES 157 157 10,093
MORTGAGES 161 161 11,107
BUILDING PERMITS 229 229 22,402
BANKRUPTCIES 54 54 6,365