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VOL. 122 | NO. 187 | Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Peterson Named Director of Purchasing at UTHSC

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Irvin Skopp
Steve Guinn
Lolly Ihrke
Teresa Hughes
Kenneth M. Peterson

Kenneth M. Peterson has been appointed director of purchasing for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Previously, Peterson was a career employee of the U.S. government, and formerly served as director of the National Acquisition Center for the Customs and Border Patrol Protection Service in the Department of Homeland Security.


Dr. Dennis C. Stokes has been named chief of pediatric pulmonology at UT Medical Group Inc. and professor of pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.


The Villa Group has appointed David Kuhn to corporate director e-commerce sales & marketing for its Mexican resort properties in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Cabo St. Lucas and Sierra Madre. Previously, Kuhn served as vice president of interactive marketing and e-commerce for OneLink Corp. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and the Association of Travel Marketing Executives.


NovaCopy has been named one of the country's "Elite Dealers" by OfficeDealer magazine. The annual award is given to top office equipment dealers in the United States.


Lifesigns, a Memphis-based prevention and wellness company, has hired Michael Ashack as vice president of sales and marketing. Ashack is a 20-year veteran of the health field. Previously, he worked for Delta Dental for nearly 17 years, most recently as director of sales for Delta Dental of California.


Dr. Michael Drompp, professor of history at Rhodes College, has been appointed dean of academic affairs for post-graduate fellowships. Drompp also will be the faculty fellow for international programs. He is a published authority on Chinese and Inner Asian history.


Memphis Woman Magazine has honored two employees of The Exchange Club Family Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child abuse. Rinnie Wood, the center's director of marketing and public relations, and Rosemary Potter, the center's capital campaign manager, were named one of the "50 Women Who Make a Difference" by Memphis Woman Magazine.


Bass, Berry & Sims PLC had eight attorneys in banking law recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2008: Robert J. DelPriore, John A. Good, Stephen W. Ragland, Scott B. Shanker, John C. Speer, Richard R. Spore III, John A. Stemmler and David A. Thornton.


Obie Sue Thomas has joined Trezevant as a director of resident services. Previously, Thomas worked for Westminster Canterbury, a continuing care retirement community in Richmond, Va., where she held various positions including director of independent living and chaplain.


Whitney Reese has joined CB Richard Ellis as a marketing and research assistant. Previously, Reese worked in marketing at Speak! Creative. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Mississippi.


Mary Sharp, a member of Crye-Leike Realtors, was awarded the certified real estate brokerage manager designation, conferred by the Council of Real Estate Broker Managers in August. Sharp is a broker and agent for Crye-Leike Inc.

Dr. Leonard Compton has been presented with the Shelby Rhinehart Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. Compton graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1958.


Sharon Grele, a foreign language teacher at Cordova High School, was the recipient of a $500 grant from the Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union.


Teresa Hughes has been appointed vice president and branch manager at Magna Bank's Cordova branch, and Lolly Ihrke has been appointed marketing director at Magna Bank.


Steve Guinn of Highwoods Properties has been named president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council board of directors. Also, Irvin Skopp of Belz Realty Co. has been named 2008 president-elect.


Kaye Ingram has joined POP Solutions Group, an advertising, promotions and display company, as a customer service representative. She will assist the sales team.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 401 13,843
MORTGAGES 99 439 16,005
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 63 2,202
BUILDING PERMITS 233 998 28,755
BANKRUPTCIES 49 276 8,926
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 136 4,701
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 141 5,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 88 2,982

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