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VOL. 122 | NO. 138 | Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director

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Kristee Bell
Shawna Engel
Win Rawson
David L. Maness
Jennifer Havens
Kevin Sharp

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Frazee Ivy & Davis PLC has promoted Will G. Pace to supervisor in the audit department. Also, J. Slater Smithers joined the firm as tax manager and Paul E. Lucchesi Jr. joined the firm as a supervisor in the tax department.

Jennifer Havens has joined Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center as manager of the Neuroscience Institute. Havens has been with Le Bonheur for 18 years. She has a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Crichton College.

David L. Maness has been appointed chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Maness is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, rising to the rank of colonel.

Angela White has joined AGAPE Child & Family Services as the Families in Touch (FIT) coordinator. The FIT program offers services for pregnant, homeless women and their children by providing housing, job skills training and counseling. Previously, White served as director of the Women's Oasis Program.

Four Rhodes College employees have been recognized with the college's 2007 Outstanding Staff Awards: Cornett Townes in Housekeeping received the Outstanding Administrative Services Staff Award; Judith Pierce in Academic Affairs received Outstanding Administrative Staff Award; and Kevin J. Sackett in Grounds and Darlene Brooks in the Barrett Library each received Outstanding Administrator Awards.

Win Rawson has joined Memphis-based Benefit Recovery Inc. as general counsel. Rawson also is a partner with Lawrence and Russell LLP. He will retain his current position there, splitting time between the two firms.

Lance Bracy was awarded the Justice Frank F. Drowota III Award for Outstanding Judicial Service during the Tennessee Bar Association's annual convention. Bracy is the former chief disciplinary counsel at the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

Stuart Slicis has been promoted to director of marketing at H20 Properties. Slicis has 11 years of experience in sales planning, marketing/Web strategies and managing clients. He is a licensed broker associate and has received two top sales agents' awards with more than $400,000 in sales commissions.

inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm, received eight awards at the Memphis Advertising Federation's 2007 Pyramid Awards, including Communications Firm of the Year and the Advertising Client of the Year Awards.

The University of Memphis has hired two staff members in the Advancement Division. Shawna Engel will serve as the department director for the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and Kristee Bell will be the assistant director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Engel was the director of annual giving at Christian Brothers University. Bell was a political strategist in mayoral, congressional and gubernatorial races.

Seven Memphis attorneys have completed the Tennessee Bar Association's leadership training program: Amy Ferguson of Glankler Brown PLLC; Beverly Gates of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Darryl Gresham of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC; Justin Ross of FedEx Express Corp.; David Smith of Thomas & Betts Corp.; Emily Taube of Adams and Reese LLP; and Danny Van Horn of Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada PLLC.

Karen B. Shea, a certified financial planner, has opened Shea Wealth Management. Shea has been in the financial services industry for nearly 40 years. Her firm offers planning for retirement, insurance services, business succession and asset management. Shea has several securities licenses and offers securities and financial planning through Linsco/Private Ledger, a member of NASD and SIPC.

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