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VOL. 121 | NO. 122 | Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Burford to Help Develop PR Efforts For Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union

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Lee J. Chase
Douglas B. Earthman
Hunter Humphreys
Larry Pardue
Devon L.Gosnell
M. E. Buck
Marc Burford

Marc Burford has been promoted to business development coordinator at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). In his new role, Burford will be responsible for helping develop public relations and for coordinating various public functions that promote MATCU's products and services. He started working at MATCU in 2003 as a sales associate and was promoted to an assistant branch manager in 2004.

Arnold Perl has been named chairman of the Memphis Regional Chamber's Regional Logistics Council for 2006-2007. Perl, who is a partner at Ford & Harrison LLP, also serves as chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.

Dr. Fred Heros has been elected president-elect of the Tennessee Dental Association. He has practiced general dentistry since his graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1975. Dr. Carl L. Sebelius Jr. has been re-elected to TDA's speaker of the House of Delegates post. Sebelius has been practicing and teaching oral and maxillofacial surgery in Memphis for 38 years. Doctors John George Kakales and Harold Steven Fergus have received the annual TDA fellowship award. Kakales is a 1990 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry and Fergus is a 1978 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. The awards and appointments were announced at the TDA's recent 139th Annual Session in Chattanooga.

Larry Pardue has been named chairman of the National Foundation for Transplants' board of directors. Pardue is president of marketing firm IDEX Inc. Other board appointments include Pat Cloud, vice chairman; Bethany Huffman, treasurer; and Linda Evans, secretary. Johnny McDaniel is NFT's newest board member-at-large.

Buddy Ritchey has been presented the 2006 Community Service Award by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. Ritchey is a Realtor with John Green & Co. Realtors. Ritchey received the award in recognition of his service to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Inc.

Randy Tipton has joined NCBS as first vice president and retail strategies adviser. Kam Lam has joined as first vice president and client services officer. Brian Sims signed on as first vice president and retail strategies adviser.

Devon L. Gosnell, an associate general attorney for The University of Tennessee, will be assigned to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center main campus in July. Gosnell has served as an associate general counsel in the main office of the University's vice president and general counsel in Knoxville since November 2004.

M.E. Buck Dougherty III has joined Husch & Eppenberger LLC as an associate. He received a law degree from Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham in 2002.

Allen S. Blair has been appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to the court's alternative dispute resolution committee. Blair is a partner in the Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC law firm. The ADR committee helps the state Supreme Court administer the mediation program in all of Tennessee's state courts.

The Children's Museum of Memphis has announced the following promotions: Cliff Drake, director of operations; Cecily Freeman, membership and development director; Felicia Jones, director of visitor services; Brad Laney, visitor services manager; Randy McKeel, director of public relations and marketing; Cecilia Palazola, director of education and exhibits; and Jenny Reid, director of development and controller.

Larry B. Ohrberg has joined Weichert Realtors as a residential specialist.

Glankler Brown PLLC attorneys R. Hunter Humphreys, Douglas B. Earthman and Lee J. Chase are listed as leading attorneys in the Chambers USA 2005 guide. Humphreys and Earthman are described as leaders in real estate law, and Chase is listed as a leader in litigation. The Chambers USA guide is released every year and provides rankings of attorneys by state and practice area using ratings provided by clients.

Insights Research Center has been ranked "One of the World's Top Facilities in 2006" and "Best in Memphis," according to a survey released by Los Angeles-based Impulse Research Corp.

PROPERTY SALES 101 603 9,602
MORTGAGES 92 538 10,616
BUILDING PERMITS 215 1,282 20,958
BANKRUPTCIES 51 408 6,108