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VOL. 122 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Leadership Memphis Names Sessoms Board Chair

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Morgan Cardet
Melissa LaFrain
David Crislip
Irie Knighten
Jane Malton
Glenn Sessoms

Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.

Sarah Haizlip has been named senior vice president of client development at Summit Asset Management LLC, where she will create and execute custom investment strategies tailored to specific client needs. Haizlip has been an investment professional for 28 years.

Glankler Brown PLLC attorneys R. Hunter Humphreys and B. Douglas Earthman are listed as leading U.S. attorneys in the area of real estate and secured lending, and Lee J. Chase III is listed as a leader in litigation in the Chambers USA 2007 guide. Glankler Brown also has been selected as a leading U.S. firm in the areas of real estate and litigation.

The Tunica Queen recently brought back Jane Malton as its sales manager. Malton served as sales manager from 2003 to 2006, taking time off to work in Memphis. The Tunica Queen was voted the "Best Non-Gaming Attraction" in the Tunica area by Southern Gaming & Destinations magazine,

J. Vincent Perryman has opened The Law Offices of J. Vincent Perryman, specializing in representation before the Tennessee Department of Revenue, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Tax Court, estate and tax planning, business law and transactions, income taxation, trust law and probate.

Sally Jones Heinz has been named vice president of development for the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA). She will be responsible for leading MIFA's fundraising efforts. Previously, Heinz worked at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art as director of development.

Irie Knighten has joined Signature Advertising and Marketing Solutions as multimedia producer. Knighten received an associate's degree in visual communications from Collins College of Graphic Design in Tempe, Ariz., in 2003, and a bachelor of fine arts degree in computer arts from Memphis College of Art in 2006.

David Crislip has been named the new administrator for Methodist Fayette Hospital in Somerville. Crislip joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 1998 as the director of patient care services at the Fayette hospital. He served as chief nursing executive and associate administrator at Fayette prior to his promotion to administrator.

Daniel Ford, a University of Memphis graduate and former editor of The Daily Helmsman, the school's newspaper, won second place in the National Writing Championship of the William Randolph Hearst Journalism Awards.

inferno, a marketing, advertising and public relations firm, received seven awards of distinction and three honorable mentions for work in the Communicator Awards Print Competition, an international awards program that recognizes outstanding work in the communications field.

Renee Patey, John Crowley and Melissa LaFrain have joined Horne LLP's newly opened Memphis office. Patey is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants, where she served as past president. Crowley is a certified information systems auditor with more than five years experience in information technology consulting and auditing services. LaFrain has more than seven years accounting experience in both corporate and public accounting.

Jennifer Ketcher has joined Oden Marketing and Design as an associate editor. Previously, Ketcher was an editor at Franklin Covey. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University in Utah.

Cathleen Black and Barbara DuFour, agents with Marx & Bensdorf Realtors, have each earned Seniors Real Estate Specialist designations by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council. Seniors Real Estate Specialists help senior citizens make smart decisions about home buying, rental properties, mortgages and senior living communities.

Morgan Cardet has joined Alterra Capital Group, a Miami-based real estate investment company with properties in Memphis. Cardet works as an associate in the finance and operations departments.

Sara Coyle has joined the team at Oden Marketing and Design as an associate designer. Previously, Coyle worked as a graphic designer, designing stationery and products that were sold in major retail chains. She received a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in photography from Utah State University.

Main Street Collierville, as part of its annual Preservation Awards, recognized Jack Werne with the "Spirit of Giving" award. Werne serves on the Collierville Arts Council and the Implementation Committee for the Collierville Downtown Development Corp.

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PROPERTY SALES 94 494 11,526
MORTGAGES 99 552 13,427
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 45 1,858
BUILDING PERMITS 135 926 24,165
BANKRUPTCIES 63 276 7,473
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 106 3,912
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