Marketing Agency Hires New Art Director

Wednesday, January 25, 2006, Vol. 121, No. 24

Dr. Tiffany Hall

Kathy Crist

Myrna Austill

B. Douglas Earthman

Lyle Wardlaw

Lyle Wardlaw has joined full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm inferno as art director. Prior to that she spent three years providing design support for clients at Imre Communications and Babcock Advertising in the Washington, D.C., area. She graduated from Millsaps College in 1996 with a double major in studio art and elementary education, and has completed advertising and graphics programs from Memphis College of Art and Southwest Community College. In her position as art director, Wardlaw will serve clients and help with new creative projects.

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC announced that the following attorneys will be in the third annual Business Tennessee Magazine's 150 Best Lawyers 2006: Max Shelton, John L. Ryder and James L. Kirby.

Glankler Brown PLLC announced B. Douglas Earthman has joined the firm as a member. Earthman has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years. He received his bachelor's degree in education from Vanderbilt University in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1973.

The Commission on Missing and Exploited Children announced the following new officers for 2006: Tran Bui, former television reporter, president; Susan Carruthers, account manager for Lakeside Behavioral Health, vice president; and Gwendolyn Wright, regional coordinator for the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, secretary. Other board members include: Carlos Martin, Greg Bethel, Cary Brown, Tom Edwards, Tonya J. Powers, Sherry Schedler, Pat Split, Kristin Terrell, Carolyn Tipton and Kim Finch.

Myrna Austill has been named the branch director of the Covington branch of Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. Austill previously worked for Hospitality Federal Credit Union and Union Planters National Bank. She has 16 years of experience in the financial industry.

Kathy Crist has joined Methodist South Hospital as emergency room director. Crist previously served as administrative director of emergency, trauma and med flight services at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Capital University in 1994 and currently is working on her master's degree in health care administration.

Certified public accountants and business advising firm Rhea & Ivy PLC announced the following additions to its staff: Katie Whitehead, level I audit; Jennifer Lockhart, level I audit; Tamara Jones, level I tax; Anna Wallace, level I tax; and Kelly Elmore, tax compliance specialist. The following individuals received promotions: Angie Conley, manager of tax compliance services; Stephanie Robertson, senior audit; Melissa Bradberry, senior tax; Cole Hall, level II audit; Edi McIlwain, level II audit; and Lesley Jones, level II audit.

Internist and pediatrician Dr. Tiffany Hall has joined the Southwind Medical Specialists medical staff. She previously worked at Methodist Teaching Practice at Methodist University Hospital for two and a half years. Hall received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Fisk University in 1993 and graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in 1998.

The Mid-South Compensation Association announced the following officers for 2006: Karen Lamport of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, president; Amy Lebel of International Paper, vice president of communications; Mary Milam of the city of Germantown, vice president of finance; Randee Manley of Accredo Health, vice president of membership; Cheena Curtis of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, vice president of professional development; Ann Fields of Southern College of Optometry, vice president of programs; and Sharon Williams of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, vice president of surveys.