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VOL. 122 | NO. 172 | Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Baptist Names Baker Nursing Research Coordinator

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Loni Bass
Lauren Price
B. Taylor Gray
Sue Williamson
Diana Baker

Nursing professor Diana Baker has been named Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.'s new coordinator for nursing research. Baker is the first person to hold the position. She has been in nursing for more than 40 years and most recently served on the faculty of the Baptist College of Health Sciences.

Mark Temme, rehabilitation director at
orthomemphis pc, recently was certified as a clinical specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Temme has more than 10 years of experience in the orthopedic field,
primarily in the management of musculoskeletal spinal conditions.

Michael McDonald, coordinator of The Adoption Center of the Mid-South, has been elected to the board of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. McDonald has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and a master's degree in clinical social work from the University of Tennessee.

Will Acker has joined Shoemaker Financial as a financial adviser. Acker will focus on providing advisory services for the health care industry in the Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville metro areas.

Memphis Motorsports Park has added Wade Rich as Drag Strip Operations manager and Christi Carson as corporate account executive in Ticket Sales. Rich has 16 years of experience in drag strip operations. Carson has a bachelor's degree in education with an emphasis in sports management and a minor in business from the University of Tennessee.

Matt Sanchez has been named production training director at Signature Offset. Sanchez has more than 20 years of experience in offset Web printing and newsprint production management and training.

Weichert, Realtors - Chapman & Associates LLC has made three staff promotions. Cedahlia Stand has been promoted from marketing coordinator to marketing director, Sue Williamson has been promoted from transaction coordinator to sales manager and Emily Cooper has been promoted from transaction coordinator to processing manager.

Dave Wilson has joined Kemmons Wilson Communities as a sales consultant for The Oaks at Parkview, a lifestyle condominium community in Olive Branch.

The University Neighborhood Development Corp., a nonprofit organization focusing on the revitalization of the University of Memphis district, has appointed Steve Barlow as its executive director. Barlow has been active in community and economic development efforts since 1994, including the development of the LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corp., where he served as associate director for five years.

Richard Lou will join the University of Memphis as chair of the art department. Previously, Lou was chair of the art department at Georgia College & State University for six years, and also served as chair of the art and drama department at San Diego Mesa College.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has added attorney B. Taylor Gray to the firm's commercial transactions and real estate practice area. Previously, Gray practiced at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP. He received his law degree cum laude from the University of Memphis.

Lauren Price has joined Howell McQuain Strategies LLC as an associate. Previously, Price worked as the marketing director for two local financial services firms. She received a bachelor's degree in communications with an art minor from Mississippi State University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis.

Pinnacle Airlines Inc. has added Loni Bass as flight operations procedures coordinator. Bass received a bachelor's degree in aerospace from Middle Tennessee State University and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

David Siegel, an attorney with Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC, has received the 2007 Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award. Siegel, who works in the catastrophic injury section of the firm, has made the firm the first in Tennessee to have an attorney selected for the award, which is presented by the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

William Greene has joined St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as its new chief pharmaceutical officer and a full member in the pharmaceutical department. Greene has more than 20 years of
pharmacy leadership. He received a doctorate of pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and is a professor of clinical pharmacy at the UT College of Pharmacy.

PROPERTY SALES 41 308 2,265
MORTGAGES 47 379 2,607
BUILDING PERMITS 128 1,018 6,068
BANKRUPTCIES 53 255 1,787