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VOL. 122 | NO. 90 | Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bass Berry Adds Williams to Real Estate Practice

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Debbie Blevins
Mike Mohat
Connie Lindsey
Randy Malone
Kathy King
Tanya Novarese
LaToya Williams

Bass, Berry & Sims has hired LaToya Williams as an associate in its commercial transactions and real estate practice area. Previously, she was an associate with Stites & Harbison PLLC in Atlanta and Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Memphis. Williams received her juris doctorate in 2004 from the University of Tennessee College of Law and is a member of the American, National, Tennessee and Memphis bar associations.

Rudi E. Schiedt, philanthropist and retired cotton executive, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Memphis during spring commencement ceremonies at FedExForum.

Crye-Leike Realtors has added three associates to its Cordova office. Teresa Denise Nall will specialize in residential real estate services, Kathy Sluder will specialize in relocation real estate services and Olliette Murry Drobot will specialize in residential, investment properties and first-time homebuyer real estate services. All three associates are members of the Memphis Area, Tennessee and National associations of Realtors.

Dr. Julia Heath, professor and chair of economics in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis, is the recipient of the Harold Love Outstanding Community Service Award. The award is presented by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and provides $1,000 to five students and five faculty/staff members.

Paragon National Bank has hired Tanya Novarese as senior vice president of commercial real estate lending and Tim Webb as vice president of commercial lending. Novarese previously worked at First Tennessee Bank for 17 years. Webb worked at Regions Bank for five years prior to joining Paragon.

Karlescia Perkins, a senior at Overton High School, was one of 10 national winners of the AXA Achievement Scholarship. The AXA Scholarship is awarded yearly to students who demonstrate respect and goodwill for their communities. Perkins also was a recipient of the Tennessee Outstanding Youth Achievement Award.

Primacy Relocation has named Kathy King vice president of client financial services. King has worked in several supervisory positions at Primacy, including expense services director and global expense administration team leader.

The Memphis Area Home Builders Association has appointed Don Glays executive director. Glays has worked for 20 years in nonprofit management, membership development and media relations. Previously, he worked for the Winnebago Home Builders Association in Oshkosh, Wis.

Brian Mallory and Amy Woods have joined Crye-Leike's East Memphis office as associates. Mallory owns Mallory Appraisals, is a certified residential appraiser and will specialize in residential real estate valuation at Crye-Leike. Woods will specialize in residential and first-time buyer real estate services.

Randy Malone has joined Signature Marketing Solutions as a copywriter. Malone has more than 13 years of experience in marketing and communications. Previously, he worked at AXO Inc. as the marketing/communications manager.

Rhodes College professors Dr. Patrick A. Shade and Dr. James "Marshall" Boswell are the 2007 recipients of Day Foundation awards for outstanding teaching and research. Shade, associate professor of philosophy, received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching. Boswell, associate professor of English, received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research and/or Creative Activity.

Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has made several new additions to its medical staff. Dr. Ranjit Kylathu has joined Le Bonheur's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Connie Lindsey has been named clinic director of Neurosciences. Mike Mohat is the new clinical director of the Intensive Care Unit and Transitional Care Unit. Debbie Blevins is the new director of care management.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 62 288 2,619
MORTGAGES 52 197 1,783
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 16 53 275
BUILDING PERMITS 0 569 5,701
BANKRUPTCIES 0 87 993
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 110 491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0