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VOL. 121 | NO. 131 | Wednesday, June 28, 2006

MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending

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Dr. Marjorie F. Luttrell
William J. Smith
Byron Batts
James Collins
Judy Conrad

Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC shareholder George T. "Buck" Lewis III officially assumed the position of vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association at its recent convention at The Peabody Hotel. At the same ceremony, Memphis attorney Richard R. Spore III was awarded the Justice Joseph W. Henry Memorial Award for Outstanding Legal Writing. Spore is a member of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC. Linda Warren Seely was honored with the President's Award for outstanding service to the legal profession. Seely is director of internal operations and pro bono programs at Memphis Area Legal Services. In related news, the following Baker Donelson attorneys are listed in the 2006 Chambers USA guide: Mary L. Aronov, real estate; Leo Bearman Jr., litigation and Robert C. Liddon Jr., real estate.

LeAnn Ehrat has joined McManusReillyStewart Financial as office manager.

Shelby Terry has joined Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Foundation as director of development. Michelle Stubbs recently joined as director of development and annual giving efforts. Bethany Goolsby joined as director of planned giving.

The newly revived Mid-South Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has announced the appointment of the following officers: Jim Turpin (news director for WPTY/ABC Channel 24 and WLMT/UPN Channel 30), president; Erin Hornsby (public relations manager of Signature Marketing Solutions), vice president; Lindsay Jones (managing editor of The Daily News), secretary; and Sonny Albarado (news editor at The Commercial Appeal), treasurer.

Dr. Mary E. Miller has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support her work on the regulation of cell division. Miller is an assistant professor of biology at Rhodes College. She studies the regulation of cell division and improper cell cycle initiation that leads to the development of cancer.

Ed Hargraves has been elected and installed as second vice president of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee (ACEC). Hargraves is senior vice president/secretary of the board of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. Mark W. Askew will continue to serve as national director of the organization. He is the president and managing partner of Askew Hargraves. James Collins will serve as immediate past president of ACEC of Tennessee. Collins is regional president of Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.

Margarita Palmer has been promoted to education manager at the Children's Museum of Memphis. She previously worked as an education specialist.

The Institute of Management Accountants has announced its new board of directors for 2006-2007: Michael W. Pelech, president; Charlene P. Spiceland, secretary; Dana R. Mason, treasurer; David S. Norton, meetings, employment and scholarship director; Lee H. Pierce, advertising director; Alanna Brooksbank, handbook director; Randy McKeel, marketing director; Leslie Ballard, community service director; Brigid A. Underwood, public relations director; Charlene Spiceland, newsletter director; Mary Beth Del Conte, Webmaster director; Jeffrey C. Graham, vice president of education; Dr. J. David Spiceland, University of Memphis director; Dr. Judith H. Cassidy, University of Mississippi director; Donna M. Draysey, vice president of membership; and Marilyn B. Powers, new members director.

Dr. Marjorie F. Luttrell has been appointed dean of the University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing. She has served as interim dean since October 2005. Before that, she served as associate dean.

Randall B. Womack has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Womack is a member of Glankler Brown PLLC. He received a law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1980.

William J. Smith has joined Signature Marketing Solutions as an IT (Information Technology) programmer and Web developer for its digital media department. Smith formerly was a freelancer for the agency. Byron Batts has joined as a data processing specialist in the IT department. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Delta State University in May 2006.

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