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VOL. 122 | NO. 2 | Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Judge Larry Potter Receives KAB Award

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R. Todd Vanderpool
Carol Weidenhoffer
Donna Herrin
David Grigsby

Larry E. Potter, presiding judge of the Memphis/Shelby County Environmental Court, has received Keep America Beautiful's (KAB) Iron Eyes Cody Award. The award was named in honor of KAB's landmark public awareness campaign of the 1970s, "People Start Pollution. People Can Stop It," which featured the iconic face and tear of Iron Eyes Cody and is credited with awakening the environmental consciousness of an entire generation. Potter became the first Environmental Court judge in Memphis and Tennessee in 1983. During that year, he helped create the court.

The Mid-South chapter of the International Transplant Nurses Society has announced the following 2007 officers: Deanna Brown, president; Barbara A. Culbreath, president emeritus; Michelle Floyd, secretary; and Sandy Powell, treasurer.

Harold Crye was named one of "Real Estate's 25 Most Influential Thought Leaders" in the December issue of REALTOR Magazine. In addition to being president and CEO of Crye-Leike Realtors, Crye also is chairman of The Realty Alliance, which has locations in every major U.S. city, according to its Web site.

Taylor Lackie and Clay Andrus have joined Chandler Ehrlich as art directors.

David Grigsby and Jason Ward, physical therapists at orthomemphis p.c., have achieved McKenzie Certification through The McKenzie Institute in Syracuse, N.Y. Grigsby joined orthomemphis in 2002. He recently completed the credentialing program for the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Ward joined in 2003 and completed his McKenzie Method credentialing as well.

Balmoral Elementary School has been nominated by the state for the National Blue Ribbon School of the Year Award. The school was nominated because of dramatic improvements in student achievement despite more than 40 percent of its students coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Balmoral was one of six from across the state nominated for the national award program.

Donna Herrin and Peggy Strong have been appointed to the 2007 American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) National Committees. Herrin is senior vice president and chief nurse executive of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Strong is an associate administrator and chief nurse officer at Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH). Herrin was chosen to join the education committee; Strong was chosen to join the geriatric task force.

Carol Weidenhoffer has been named director of planning and business development at Methodist Healthcare. She has been at Methodist since 1991, most recently serving as a financial and business systems project manager.

John Pitts, founder of Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, has been named the 2006 Volunteer of the Year by the Memphis and Shelby County Optimist Respect for Law Committee in honor of his outstanding volunteerism. Pitts founded the Northeast Optimist Club in 1955 and has implemented programs including a baseball league, which is now operated by the Memphis Park Commission. He has served on the Chickasaw Council executive board of the Boy Scouts of America and is now chairman of the Eagle Scout Board of Review. He also holds the Silver Beaver Award, the highest Boy Scout adult honor.

Krystle Krag, Rhonda Bullard, Tedra Ferguson, Bill Thompson, Chris Gray, Phil Hartzell and Sue Williamson have graduated from Weichert Realtors-Chapman & Associates' four-day fast-track training program.

R. Todd Vanderpool has been elected to the board of the Tennessee Bankers Association's Independent Bankers Division. He is the CEO of BankTennessee.

PROPERTY SALES 74 74 17,939
MORTGAGES 95 95 20,660
BUILDING PERMITS 141 141 36,977
BANKRUPTCIES 59 59 11,485