Phillips to Become President of Optometry School

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, Vol. 122, No. 13

Anik Dam

William "Bill" Thompson

Phil Hartzell

Dr. Richard W. Phillips

Dr. Richard W. Phillips has been named president-elect of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. Phillips is a 1978 graduate of the college and the former regional executive director for Tennessee operations for TLC - Laser Eye Centers. He will be only the sixth person to hold the office in the college's 75-year history. Phillips will assume the presidency May 17. He is replacing William E. Cochran, who is retiring.

Sue Stinson-Turner of Crye-Leike Realtors recently was named the 2006 Realtor of the Year and Pat Goldstein, also of Crye-Leike, was named the 2006 Realtor-Associate of the Year at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' annual gala. Ron Poe, of the Poe Firm PC, received the 2006 Affiliate of the Year award, and Diane Beaty of Diamond Realty Inc. received an Outstanding Service award. Outgoing 2006 President William Mitchell presented presidential awards for leadership and excellence to Pat Beech, Allen Everitt, Gene Kyles and L.A. Westley. Also, the following people were installed as 2007 officers and board of directors members: Neil Hubbard, president; Jeff Moore, vice president; Matt Talley, secretary-treasurer; John Snyder, president-elect; and Harold Blockman, Kim Hairrell, Linda Johnson, Gary Lubin, Treat Macdonald, Glenn A. Moore, Bob Rowe, Elsie Ward and Lilly White, directors.

Phil Hartzell and William "Bill" Thompson have joined Weichert, Realtors-Chapman & Associates as sales associates.

J. Wesley Grace has been named managing director of investment banking for Wunderlich Securities Inc.

Kay Williams has joined Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC as an audit manager. Nathan Stevens and Charlene Yeung joined this month to participate in the company's internship program.

Anik Dam has been elected to serve as the chairperson of the Mid-South Minority Business Council's Corporate Resource Committee for 2007 and 2008. Dam is the supervisor of materials management for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. The committee represents about 100 corporate members.

David Carter has joined the Memphis office of Pickering Inc. as an electrical engineer intern. Angela Phillips joined as a receptionist. Kathy Jackson has joined as an environmental specialist. And Jennifer Germany joined as an administrative assistant in the environmental department.

Thomeeka Hayes, Eugenia Henderson, Chasity Toler, Willie Gross, Lillian Young, Benesha Bonner, Cortnye Hammonds, Cherlyn Hill, Latanya Bailey, Lamona Walker, Kimberly Holt, Toran Davis and Madjiguene Ndiaye have been named to the National College of Business and Technology dean's list.

Joris Ray has been named an Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Ray is the director of alternative schools for the Memphis City Schools.

Maggie Zuendel has been named executive operations assistant at Signature Marketing Solutions. She has been with Signature for more than two years, previously holding the position of production manager.

Dr. Teresa Hartnett has been appointed director of administration and business analysis in the division of business and finance at the University of Memphis. She has worked for several years in academic affairs as director of academic programs administration and associate director of the Center for International Programs and Services. She joined the University of Memphis staff in 1997 as director of planning and research in Business and Finance. Before joining the U of M, she worked for five years at the World Bank in Washington.

Attorneys B.A. Glass and Carson Tucker have joined the Little Rock office of Wilson & Associates PLLC. Wilson & Associates is a two-state law firm practicing in Arkansas and Tennessee.

Dr. Miguel Laboy has joined the Shelby County Medical Examiner's team. Born in Puerto Rico, Laboy comes to Shelby County from Kansas City, where he was deputy medical examiner in the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross had its Ready-To-Go Emergency Preparedness Kit named as one of Quick and Simple Magazine's best "Quick Fixes" for 2007 in the Jan. 30 issue of the magazine.