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VOL. 121 | NO. 117 | Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Wassmer Captures Account Exec Spot at Thompson & Berry

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Jodie Vance
Dr. Sandra Reed
Kenneth Brashier
Charles "Bo" Summers
Carla Taylor
Jeff Woods
Paul Michael
Katie Wassmer

Katie Wassmer has been promoted to account executive at Thompson & Berry Public Relations, a division of Thompson & Co. Wassmer has been with Thompson & Berry for two years. She joined the company as an intern. Wassmer graduated from the University of Memphis in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in journalism/public relations.

Gabriela Oliva has joined Madison Hotel as assistant food and beverage manager, and Robert L. Kirk has taken on the role of food and beverage director.

Matthew Ransom has been awarded the $500 "One Class at a Time" grant by the Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU) for April. Ransom is a physical education teacher at Bartlett Elementary School.

Victor L. Robilio Co. Inc. recently was chosen as one of five businesses that made the finalist list for the Executive of the Year honor during the Memphis Business Journal's 26th annual Small Business Awards held at The Peabody Memphis. Victor L. Robilio Jr. serves as president and John R.S. Robilio serves as secretary/treasurer of the company. The brothers share a 50-50 partnership and therefore were considered as one executive for the award.

Paul Michael has joined Pickering Inc. as transportation technician and Jeff Woods has signed on as a civil designer.

Assistant District Attorney Bobby Carter has been named special assistant for civil litigation. Carter will continue to serve as a legal adviser to the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force (DTF). He has been an assistant district attorney since 1985.

Assistant District Attorney Alanda Dwyer has been promoted to division leader in Criminal Court. Dwyer has been a prosecutor with the D.A.'s office since 1992.

Assistant District Attorney Tiffani Taylor has been assigned to the Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit. Taylor has been a prosecutor with the D.A.'s office since 1999.

Assistant District Attorney Greg Gilluly will serve as special prosecutor assigned to work in the firearms unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office through Project Safe Neighborhoods.

Assistant District Attorneys Carrie Shelton, Carla Taylor, Charles "Bo" Summers, Kenneth Brashier and Betsy Carnesale will serve as prosecutors assigned to General Sessions Criminal Court.

Joni Reagan McGehee, David M. DiScenza and Christopher M. Myatt have joined Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom PLLC as associates. McGehee received a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2002. DiScenza received his degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2001. Myatt received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2005.

Girls Inc. of Memphis has announced the following recipients of its "She Knows Where She's Going" awards: U.S. Navy Cmdr. Gina C. Higgins, president of the Ben F. Jones chapter of the National Bar Association; Dot Neale, corporate community relations manager of IBM; Dr. Sandra Reed, partner with Mid-South Anesthesia; Cathy D. Ross, senior vice president and CEO of FedEx Express; and Jodie Vance, owner of Downtown Productions Inc., Memphis Downtowner Magazine.

Brian Moore has been named the recipient of the Harrington Foundation scholarship for the state of Tennessee. Moore is a 2006 graduate of Bolton High School. He was accepted to the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and plans to study mechanical engineering. The Harrington Foundation was established in 2005 to enhance quality of living and promote education and the advancement of career development, exploration and planning for all ages worldwide.

The following individuals have been appointed to the AGAPE Child and Family Services board of directors: Jimmy R. Adkins, Kelly Cates, Mark H. Conder and Andy Gaines. AGAPE is a faith-based organization that assists children and families by providing healthy homes in the regional area through foster care, adoption, maternity services and family counseling.

PROPERTY SALES 107 331 6,877
MORTGAGES 60 239 4,368
BUILDING PERMITS 190 508 16,423
BANKRUPTCIES 22 136 3,532