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VOL. 122 | NO. 236 | Wednesday, December 12, 2007

White Joins Junior Achievement As Exchange City Manager

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Laura Lee Palmer
Scott Trammell
Clay Hardy
Bill Coker
Amber Kittrell
Bill Regenold
Larry Ohrberg
Andi Miller
Michael White

Michael White has joined Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South as Exchange City manager.

Previously, White has served in various youth development positions in the community including as a YMCA youth counselor and director of the Stax Music Academy Summer Camp. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Memphis.

Judge Bernice Donald has been named secretary of the American Bar Association. Donald is the third black person ever to be elected as an officer. Also, she was presented the Friend of the Family Award, which is the highest award given by the ABA Family Law Section, at the National Civil Rights Museum Friend of the Family Award Luncheon in November.

Andi Miller has joined Kemmons Wilson Communities as purchasing supervisor. She has experience as a construction coordinator and purchasing manager with two large Memphis homebuilder organizations.

Memphis branding firm Tactical Magic has hired Apryl Childs-Potter as brand planner. Childs-Potter has a background in public relations and account service and previously worked for archer>malmo.

Larry Ohrberg of Weichert, Realtors-Chapman & Associates LLC has earned the Seller Representative Specialist professional real estate designation from the SRS Council. The designation is comprised of a two-day course that focuses on the special skills listing agents need to represent their seller clients and work with cooperating agents. Ohrberg has been with Weichert since 2006.

Blanchard E. Tual has been selected for the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Tual is a partner in Tual Graves PLLC.

James H. Stock Jr., a partner at Weintraub, Stock & Grisham PC, has been selected for the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Bill Regenold, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has earned the Chartered Advisor for Senior Living professional designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn. The CASL program is considered the most comprehensive curriculum available that addresses the financial needs of seniors.

Crye-Leike Realtors has hired Amber Kittrell as a new affiliate broker for the company's Bartlett branch. Kittrell previously worked for Southwind Realty. She has been a licensed sales associate since 2006, specializing in residential real estate, first-time homebuyers and investment properties.

Joan Nieman has joined SEACAP Financial Inc. as executive recruiter. Nieman has spent more than 12 years in the Memphis area, focusing on marketing and business development in the financial services industry.

Medical News Inc. has named Bill Coker regional publisher for Medical News of Arkansas, Mississippi Medical News and West Tennessee Medical News. Most recently, Coker worked as CEO of Golf Cars in Arkansas, and he also has presided over several divisions of Genesco, a specialty retailer.

Twenty attorneys from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to Mid-South Super Lawyers. They are: Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Samuel D. Chafez, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Gregory G. Fletcher, William H.D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, Matthew S. Heiter, George T. Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Eugene J. Podesta Jr., Jackie G. Prester, Jerry Stauffer, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.

Strategic Financial Partners has hired Robin Gann, Trone Sawyer, Joe Crane and Clay Hardy as financial services representatives. Linnae Hoppe has joined the company as recruiting coordinator.

Laura Lee Palmer has joined MBI as a mid-market sales manager. Previously, Palmer has worked for Bill Heard Chevrolet, Lifeblood, Mid-South Regional Blood Center and Clear Channel Television. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi.

Scott Trammell, managing associate at Strategic Financial Partners, has earned the certified financial planner designation.

PROPERTY SALES 207 263 9,865
MORTGAGES 197 246 10,862
BUILDING PERMITS 138 686 21,643
BANKRUPTCIES 0 256 6,219