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VOL. 121 | NO. 230 | Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Johnson Appointed to Vacant County Board of Education Seat

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Virginia Williams
Dr. Fred Johnson
Dax Jones
Laura M. Owings

Dr. Fred Johnson has been appointed to the Shelby County Board of Education. Johnson also is a Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU) board member. Johnson will fill the vacancy left by Wyatt Bunker, who left the board to serve on the County Commission. Johnson has served as a MATCU board member since 1996.

Dr. Barbara Connolly, professor of physical therapy and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the therapy field by the editors of Therapy Times, an all-inclusive community Web site based in Norristown, Pa., for therapeutic professionals. For a full list, visit www.therapytimes.com.

Michael Grant has been named territory manager for the Southeast for GE Capital Solutions. He spent six years as a regional sales manager for the company's Equipment Finance Group. Since joining GE in 1990, Grant has held a number of roles, including several sales and marketing positions.

Shannon Toon, an attorney at Hill Boren PC, has been elected the 2007 Young Lawyers Division president. He previously served as vice president/president-elect for 2006. Stacie Winkler, an attorney at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, was elected to serve as the 2007 vice president/president-elect.

The following attorneys were elected to sit on the 2007 YLD board of directors: Kevin Baskette, Forest Dorkowski, Freeman Foster, Lewis Lyons, Lisa Overall, Jennifer Sink, Van Turner, Monica Wharton and Mason Wilson.

Tom Leatherwood has been awarded Tennessee's John H. Thweatt Archival Advancement Award. The award, given by the Society of Tennessee Archivists, "recognizes an individual, group or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of archives and archival issues within Tennessee." Leatherwood received the award for his efforts in making Shelby County's archival records easily available on the Internet. Earlier this year, Leatherwood unveiled a new, more modernized Web site that features a GIS (geographic information system) search, as well as sound files of emergency phone calls that were made to officials after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. The collection also includes photos, court evidence and extensive police reports.

Laura M. Owings has joined Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC in its nursing home practice group. Virginia Williams and LuJaclyn T. Richardson have joined the firm in its auto litigation practice group.

John Ueleke, president and founder of Legacy Wealth Management, was included in the October issue of Worth Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Wealth Advisors in the Nation." He also was listed in the July/August issue of Wealth Manager Magazine on its list of "Wealth Management Superstars." Ueleke also was included in the November issue of Medical Economics magazine on the list of "The 150 Best Financial Advisors for Doctors."

Deborah Sturdivant has been appointed admissions representative for the Memphis campus of the National College of Business & Technology.

Dax Jones has been named creative team leader at Signature Marketing Solutions. He has been with the company six years and previously held the position of senior art director.

PROPERTY SALES 81 201 16,108
MORTGAGES 40 104 10,026
BUILDING PERMITS 130 336 38,272
BANKRUPTCIES 28 56 7,528