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VOL. 122 | NO. 163 | Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Brooks Named VP of Junior Achievement

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Greg Benjamin
Lesli Breeden
LeeAnne Marshall Cox
C. Thomas Cates
Jef Feibelman
Mary Brooks

Mary Brooks has been named vice president of programs for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. Previously, Brooks served as the director of programs for Junior Achievement. In her new position, she will oversee the operation of Exchange City, Junior Achievement's model city, which is operated for a day by area fifth-graders.

James Armfield has joined The Leadership Academy as director of training. He will work with the Fellows classes and will lead customized training sessions for the academy's corporate and nonprofit clients.

Jason Stevens has joined Christ Community Health Services as director of communications. Previously, Stevens served as supervisor of media for King Benevolent Fund Inc., a nonprofit Christian organization in Bristol, Va.

Five lawyers from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 by Chambers & Partners. W.J. Michael Cody and Jef Feibelman were recognized as litigation attorneys, and C. Thomas Cates, W. Rowlett Scott and LeeAnne Marshall Cox were cited for their work in real estate.

Lesli Breeden, a designer at MBI, has achieved the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification. The NCIDQ identifies interior designers who have met the standards for professional practice by passing an examination.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. has been chosen to receive the Governor's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety. Smurfit-Stone earned this same award in 2002. The company employs 108 people at its Memphis facility.

Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions has won a bronze Telly award for its "Meet the Scientists" commercial for Stern Cardiovascular and a silver Telly award for InSouth Bank's "Big and Small" commercial. The award is the second for the InSouth branding campaign.

Jeffrey Freeman has joined Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions as an account coordinator. Freeman received a bachelor's degree in communication and fine arts from the University of Memphis in 2007. Previously, he was an account services and production intern.

Pat Meeks has been named the executive director of grants and compliance for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation. Meeks has more than 25 years of experience in grant writing and grant management. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Rhodes College and a master of arts degree in English from Indiana University.

Miriam Dennie has joined the staff at the McDonald Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser & Healthy Aging as an assistant to skincare specialist Sarah Carpenter. Previously, Dennie worked at McDonald Murrmann Women's Clinic.

The members of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce have unanimously chosen seven individuals to serve a three-year term on its board of directors: Becky Bowers, Bank of Bartlett; Kenny Crenshaw, Herbi-Systems; Lynsey Freeman, The Bartlett Express; Randy Henry, BancorpSouth; Larry Martin, VRC Co.; Robby Robinson, First Citizens National Bank; and Todd Ruston, First Tennessee. Three members also have been chosen to fill vacant positions left on the board: Chandrika Winston, Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division; Ron Parr, Southwest Tennessee Community College; and Jeffrey White, Ashley Agency.

Matthew Dorsey has joined PSI's Memphis operations office as a staff engineer. Dorsey has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Arkansas State University.

InSouth Bank has hired Greg Benjamin as a lending officer at its Millington branch. Benjamin will be responsible for relationship management and business development. Previously, he was the assistant vice president and commercial and retail loan officer for BancorpSouth Bank in Covington.
Benjamin has a master's of business administration degree from Union University.

Adrell Coleman has been named Consumer Loan Center adviser at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union. Coleman has a degree in business and word processing from South Central Career College in North Little Rock, Ark.

PROPERTY SALES 128 234 13,285
MORTGAGES 80 152 8,323
BANKRUPTCIES 42 79 6,299