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VOL. 121 | NO. 171 | Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Fox Named Senior Lending Officer with MATCU

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Jimmie Tucker
Robert C. Humphreys
Stephanie G. Mintz
Don Hutson
Anthony Fox

Anthony Fox has been named senior business lending officer at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. He previously was operations manager of sales and service for the FedEx Employees Credit Association. Before working at FedEx, he was a branch manager and commercial lender at Munford Union Bank.

Don Hutson has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Speakers Association Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Arizona-based National Speakers Association (NSA). Hutson is CEO of Memphis-based U.S. Learning Inc. He was on the founding board of NSA in 1974 and is credited with more than 5,000 speeches in 22 countries during his career. He also has authored eight books.

Stefanie G. Mintz has joined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as an associate in the firm's corporate and securities practice area. She previously practiced at Armstrong Allen PLLC. Mintz received a law degree from Emory University in Atlanta in 2003. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Florida in Gainsville in 1999. Robert C. Humphreys also has joined the firm as an associate in the corporate and securities practice area. He received a law degree from the University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2005 and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 2002.

Dr. Ramin Homayouni has been appointed director of the Bioinformatics Program at the University of Memphis. He also serves as an associate professor of biology at the U of M and adjunct professor of neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His work has resulted in three U.S. patent applications and has been published in more than 22 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Johnnie B. Watson has been named interim president of LeMoyne-Owen College. Watson served as superintendent of Memphis City Schools from 2000 until he retired in 2003. He replaces James Wingate, who resigned last month.

Elizabeth Alley has been promoted to director of public art for the UrbanArt Commission. She has been with the commission since 1998. Melanie "Mel" Spillman has been promoted to project manager. She has been with the commission since July 2005.

Jimmie Tucker has been named chairman of the board of directors of Memphis-based United Housing Inc. (UHI). Tucker is a founding principal of Self Tucker Architects. Prior to that post, Tucker served as chairman of the UHI production committee and has, on a pro bono basis, designed many of the new UHI homes in revitalized neighborhoods across Memphis.

Rev. Ronald B. Dozier has been appointed interim minister of First Unity Church. Dozier replaces Rev. Colleen Engel-Brown, who is retiring. Dozier previously served as minister of First Unity from 1979 until his retirement in 1996.

Sheila Hubbard has been promoted account manager at Impact Marketing & Media. She previously worked as a billing coordinator.

Chuck Brownlee has received the Rock the Team Leadership Award from T.G.I. Fridays Inc. Brownlee is a general manager at the restaurant chain's Wolfchase location. The award is given to managers who best use their coaching skills to help team members achieve results beyond historical expectations.

The Junior League of Memphis has announced the following board members for 2006-2007: Lisa Roberts, president; Mary Trotz, president-elect; Kate Oliver, executive secretary/communications director; Carol Seamons, treasurer; Beverly Gates, assistant treasurer; Lauranne Wyatt, advisory planning chair; Jenny Mallery Vergos, board member at large; Chey Widdop, community director; Anne Conrad, league attorney; Nora Capwell, membership director; Jacqueline Payne, operations director; Holly Craft, planning director; Melissa Grimes, training director; Louise "Weetie" Whittemore, ways and means director; and Melinda Rothenberg, sustainer chair.

PROPERTY SALES 61 262 16,169
MORTGAGES 28 132 10,054
BUILDING PERMITS 88 424 38,360
BANKRUPTCIES 36 92 7,564