Carmony Named Newcomer of the Year

Wednesday, November 1, 2006, Vol. 121, No. 213

Stephanie Foote

Amy Bowman

Don Hutson

Chris A. Cornaghie

Brad Carmony

Brad Carmony has been named Newcomer of the Year in the 2006 MPACT Maker Awards. The award recognizes individuals who have lived in Memphis for a short time, but who have made significant contributions to the community. Carmony is the public relations manager at inferno. He also serves on the regional advisory board of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center's Gala Committee and as a member of the Shelby County Humane Society's Pet Set organization.

The following people recently received MPACT Maker Awards at the MPACT Memphis general membership meeting: Pat Mitchell Worley, Arts and Culture Promotion; Michael Dones, Business Achievement; Greg Gilluly, Community Involvement; Joris M. Ray, Educational Achievement; Tomeka Hart, Political Achievement; Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Organization of the Year; and Dean Deyo, Role Model of the Year. During the meeting, the following people were appointed to the board of directors for 2007: Eric Robertson, chairman; Jeni Thompson, chair-elect; Kevin Brewer, immediate past chair; James Alexander, Shali Atkinson, Audra Bares, Tran Bui, Jason Bowles, Amina Dilawari and Jenny Howard, members.

Marko M. Rajamaa has been elected senior vice president of the nonwovens division for Buckeye Technologies Inc. He was appointed to vice president of the division in February. He received a master's degree in forest products marketing from the University of Helsinki, Finland, in 1989. Rajamaa joined Buckeye in 1999.

Solo practitioner Chris A. Cornaghie has been certified as a Social Security disability specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Henry Sanders has been appointed vice president of market development for Memphis Communications Corp. Sanders, the founder of Mail Technology Inc., will be responsible for the training, development and direction of the sales staff. He serves on the board of directors for the U.S. Postal Customer Council.

Heidi Verbeek has joined the advisory board of the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC). Verbeek is executive director of the Shelby County Crime Victims Center. She was appointed to the position by former Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout in 2001 and re-appointed by Mayor A C Wharton Jr. in 2002.

The following people have been installed as committee chairs for the Memphis chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) for 2006-2007: Bill Morris, congressional contacts; Beverly Owens, diversity; Tom Kavanagh, fund-raising; Gordon Fisher, IT co-director and scheduler; Dick Jensen, IT co-director; Tom Davis, marketing; Barry Reifler, membership recruiting; Janet Cherry, membership training; Bob Stack, office counselor scheduling; Vernon Taylor, seminars; and Susan Lane, workshops.

Don Hutson was named a "Legend of the Speaking Profession" at The Veteran Speakers Conference this month at a resort outside Baltimore. Hutson is the CEO of Memphis-based U.S. Learning.

Mattie "M.P." Carter has been named to the 2006 list of 50 Women Who Make a Difference. The list is compiled by Memphis Woman Magazine. Carter is a board member of the Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). She has been a member of the board since 1997. She also is a retired teacher who spent 35 years with Memphis City Schools. She taught various math subjects at Porter Junior High, Humes Junior High and Hillcrest High School.

Amy Bowman has been named treasury management officer in the Commercial Banking Division at 1st Trust Bank. Stephanie Foote has been named vice president of treasury management services in the bank's Commercial Banking Division.

Wilson & Associates PLLC has received the "Diamond" Award from the USFN-America's Mortgage Banking Attorneys. The award recognizes the firm as one that represents the highest realization of the ideals embodied by the mortgage industry and for the firm's continuing commitment to quality.

The following people and businesses recently were honored at the InSouth Bank/Small Business Chamber Annual Awards dinner: Wealth Solutions, owned by Mark Ruleman, Small Business of they Year award; On Doody, owned by Lee Bowling, Emerging Business of the Year award; Myron Coney, owner of Myron Coney Photography, Volunteer of the Year award; and Richard Marsh, president of InSouth Bank, The Founders Annual Dennis Beatty award. The "Get In, Gas Up, Jet Off 2006" travel voucher was presented to Cheryl Anderson Shanaghan, owner of Better Than a Butler.