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VOL. 121 | NO. 39 | Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Speed Gets Swift Nod as Shareholder in Firm's Memphis Office

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Sherrye Crone
Jim Rock
Kristen Terrell Landsgaard
Lea Hall Speed

Lea Hall Speed has been named shareholder for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's Memphis office. Speed is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association's intellectual property section.

The Advancement Division at the University of Memphis announced the following new hires: Vanessa Gray Peterson and Lauren Isaacman, alumni coordinators; and Michelle Hussey, director of advancement services.

Kristen Terrell Landsgaard has been named media director for the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children's board of directors. Landsgaard is a freelance television writer, producer and host. She's also a former television host and news anchor for Clear Channel Television. Landsgaard has served on COMEC's board of directors for two years.

The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South has announced its 2006 board of directors: Dabney Collier, board chair; Christine Munson, vice chair; Stuart Chamblin, secretary; Jay Cook, treasurer; and Winston Gipson, campaign chair. Board members include Gwen Bonner, Janie Day, Chris Ford, Dana Hay, Keith Johnson, Les Jones, David Lindstrom, Jim Lindy, Mike Moffatt, Jim Phillips, Dr. Ken Polizzi, Daryn Russell, Susan Sanford, Tom Simpson, Jim Stock, Floyd Veasley, Walter Smith, Frank Whatley and Capt. Matt Straughan.

Jim Rock has joined Kentucky-based Laboratory Supply Co. as a territory manager. Rock will be serving hospital and physician customers in the Memphis and West Tennessee area. He has more than 20 years of experience in medical and equipment sales.

Steve Twersky has joined Cantor Fitzerald's Memphis office as senior vice president of its financial services business. Twersky is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience throughout the fixed income markets. Bill Lawhorn also has joined the company's debt capital markets group as managing director. Lawhorn's more than 20 years of industry experience includes overseeing agency and government bond trading for First Tennessee Bank, where he served as executive vice president.

Sherrye Crone has been named administrator for Solus, a division of Methodist Affiliated Services. Solus is the management company for Methodist Surgery Center-Germantown, Methodist Surgery Center-North, Wolf River Surgery Center and Le Bonheur East Surgery Center. Crone has been with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for 30 years, most recently serving as administrative director for the Cardiac Service Line at Methodist University Hospital.

Barbara Young Bishop, a fifth grade teacher at Olive Branch Intermediate School in the DeSoto County School District, has been named the first 2006 winner of the $500 "One Class At A Time" grant that's funded by Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. Bishop plans to use the grant money to build an accelerated reading classroom library.

Cary Holladay, assistant professor of English at the University of Memphis, has received a 2006 literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The monetary awards encourage new work by providing recipients the time and means to write. Holladay has had stories appear in "The Hudson Review," "Shenandoah," "Epoch" and "The Idaho Review." She teaches fiction writing and received bachelor's degrees in English and government from Virginia's College of William and Mary in 1980. She also received a master's degree in English from Penn State University in 1982.

PROPERTY SALES 61 61 6,453
MORTGAGES 46 46 4,081
BUILDING PERMITS 113 113 15,474
BANKRUPTCIES 19 19 3,289