Memphis Heart Clinic Promotes Shirwany to Cardiovascular Practice

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, Vol. 122, No. 75

Melissa Behles

Arthur Goss

Sid Johnson

Lena McWilliams

Candace Ashir

Dr. Arsalan Shirwany

Memphis Heart Clinic recently appointed Dr. Arsalan Shirwany to its cardiovascular practice. Shirwany is board certified in cardiology, echocardiology and internal medicine. He has served as chief fellow during his cardiology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Previously, Shirwany was a staff physician with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Memphis and an assistant professor of medicine at UTHSC.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors held its sixth annual Pinnacle Awards April 12. Henry Turley of Henry Turley Co. was inducted into the Commercial Hall of Fame and Brad Kornegay of Colliers Management Services received the Commercial Broker of the Year award.

archer>malmo has made two promotions: Candace Ashir to account executive and Lena McWilliams to account manager.

Susan M. Christensen has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as senior public policy adviser on the firm's health public policy team. Previously, she served as senior adviser for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also worked from 2000 to 2004 as Congresswoman Nancy Johnson's senior health policy counsel.

The Exchange Club Family Center, a nonprofit group dedicated to ending child abuse, has hired Sid Johnson as the new family services coordinator. Johnson is a national certified counselor, a national board-certified clinical hypnotherapist and a member of the American and Tennessee Counseling Associations.

Arthur Goss has joined the sales team at Weichert, Realtors - Carroll & Co. Goss has four years of residential sales experience, is a member of the Tennessee Association of Realtors and maintains membership in the Tampa Board of Realtors.

inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, has won five Gold Awards and one Silver Certificate at the 2007 American Advertising Federation's Seventh District ADDY Awards Competition. This is the second consecutive year inferno has led the Memphis ADDY Awards. Last year, the firm received more than 20 awards.

Melissa Behles has joined Signature Marketing Solutions as account coordinator. Previously, she worked at Eagle Electric Co. as administrative assistant. Behles graduated from the University of Memphis in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Ebony Robinson, an Overton High School senior, has won a National Scholastic Art and Writing Award for one of the top portfolios in the United States. She has won a $10,000 scholarship to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The Memphis Bioworks Foundation has been selected as the Tennessee recipient of the 2007 Innovator Award, which is given annually by the Southern Growth Policies Board. The awards ceremony will take place June 3 during the annual Southern Workforce summit in St. Louis.

The second annual Memphis City Schools Alumni Hall of Fame Gala, honoring some of its most distinguished alumni while fund raising for education, will be held May 11. The following inductees will be honored: Pat Owens Fordice, former first lady of Mississippi; Willie Gregory Sr., director of operations and employee community relations for Nike; Cato Johnson, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Methodist Healthcare; Lawrence Johnson Sr., owner of Lawrence Johnson Realtors; Dr. James Netters Sr., senior pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church; Elliot Perry, minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies and former NBA and University of Memphis player; and Joseph Christopher Simmons, chief diversity officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers.