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VOL. 123 | NO. 75 | Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Morris Promoted to VP At Harrah's Mid-South

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Loretta Hinton
Delores Marshall
Sharie Lewis
Chris Jenkins
Valerie Morris

Valerie Morris has been promoted to regional vice president of communications and community affairs for Harrah's Mid-South Region.

The region includes Harrah's Memphis corporate office and Grand, Horseshoe and Sheraton casinos in Tunica County.

Morris will oversee internal and external communication, charitable giving, special employee events and projects, and diversity and inclusion efforts for Harrah's.

Nick Newman has been named vice president of construction and maintenance at Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division. Newman recently had been serving as acting vice president of construction and maintenance. He joined MLGW in 1988 as a service engineer in the Customer Engineering Department. He holds a Grade 2 Water Distribution License from the state.

EnSafe Inc. has had two projects earn top category honors in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee's 2008 Engineering Excellence competition. The company received the top award in the environmental category and in the studies, research and consulting engineering category.

Chris Jenkins has been hired as manager of clinical business development at Methodist University Hospital. Jenkins has been with Methodist for four years, beginning his career at Methodist North Hospital as an administrative coordinator. He earned his master of health administration degree from the University of Memphis.

Paragon National Bank has been recognized by the Memphis chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association for its active participation in community service programs. The bank received BOMA Memphis' Community Involvement Award of Distinction for companies with 51 to 200 employees. Paragon, through its Assisting the Community Through Service program, grants 40 hours each year to all bank employees so they may volunteer for charitable organizations.

Sharie Lewis, a registered nurse with Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute, has become the first certified clinical transplant nurse in the state. Lewis passed an exam offered by the American Board for Transplant Certification.

Michael P. Coury has been inducted into the American College of Bankruptcy as a Fellow of the College. Coury is a member of Farris Bobango & Branan PLC. He is one of 29 international nominees being inducted in the 19th Class of College Fellows. Coury is the first practicing attorney in Memphis to receive the honor.

Katherine V. Kemp has joined the law firm of Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom PLLC as an associate. Kemp will concentrate her practice in asbestos/silica defense, business organization, insurance defense litigation, premises liability and toxic tort litigation. She will work out of the firm's Southaven office.

Delores Marshall has been named chief nursing officer for Methodist University Hospital. Marshall has served as interim CNO since August. She has more than 25 years of experience as a health care professional. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Arizona.

Glankler Brown PLLC has been selected as a "leading U.S. firm" in the areas of Real Estate and Litigation in the Chambers USA 2008 guide. 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. The Chambers USA guide reflects the judgment of the market, with selection based on feedback from lawyers and clients across the country.

Loretta Hinton has been chosen as the new chief compliance officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Hinton has been with Methodist for 12 years, during which time she has provided specialized legal support for the Institutional Review Board, Physicians Research Network and Le Bonheur Research Committee.

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