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VOL. 123 | NO. 65 | Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Campbell Clinic's Hernandez Named Fellow of Health Care Org

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Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer
Harold Blockman
Currie Sanders
Jim Speakman
George Hernandez

George Hernandez, chief financial officer at Campbell Clinic, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Hernandez joined Campbell Clinic in 1995 as CFO. He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a certified health care financial professional with a specialization in financial management of physician practices.

University of Memphis professor Elinor Kelley Grusin has been named Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Grusin will receive the Charles E. Scripps Award and $10,000. She is one of 17 journalists and journalism professors Scripps honored this year. She has taught journalism at the U of M since 1987, during which time she received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the U of M, the Distinguished Journalism Alumni Award and the College Research Award from the U of M College of Communications and Fine Arts.

Amy Albert and Mary Johnston, who work on the audit staff at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC, have become licensed as Certified Public Accountants.

Jim Speakman, senior vice president of EnSafe, has received the Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council 2008 Award of Excellence, recognizing his contributions to the engineering profession over his 30-year career. Speakman was nominated by the Memphis chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies.

West Tennessee Healthcare has announced the appointments of three vice presidents. Currie Sanders is the new vice president/general counsel. She has served as legal counsel for West Tennessee Healthcare since 2000. Amy Griffin is the vice president/compliance officer. She has been with the company for 10 years. Kevin Barron has been named vice president of physician services. Barron has been with West Tennessee Healthcare since 1995.

Henry Witz has been named the new field sales manager for Protective Industrial Products Inc., a manufacturer of gloves and personal protection equipment. Previously, Witz oversaw Cordova's consumer division. Paul Wright has been named the new territory account manager for PIP. Previously, Wright served in outside sales in the Memphis area at Care Safety.

"The Business Review" has announced the winners of its annual Achievement Awards for 2007. Joe Milot, president and co-founder of Protective Industrial Products Inc., received the award in the category of small-businessperson of the year.

Harold Blockman
of Keller Williams Realty has been honored as the 2008 Youth Villages Lion Heart for his years of service to the Youth Villages 5K Run/Walk. Blockman sits on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Area Association of Realtors. The Lion Heart Award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to both the Youth Villages 5K and the children of Youth Villages.

Dr. Guillermo Oliver, a member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Department of Genetics and Tumor Cell Biology, is the recipient of the 2008 Lymphatic Research Leadership Award from the Lymphatic Research Foundation. The award recognizes people who have contributed significantly to promote and support lymphatic research at the national, state and/or local level, and who advance the field of lymphatic research.

Kimual Snow, an English teacher at Wooddale High School, has received the Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union One Class at a Time $500 grant to fund her special project: a book of poetry comprised of works from Snow's English classes. The grant money will be used to print and bind the books for distribution.

Kelley Fuchs recently joined Counterpart Communication Design as a senior account executive. Fuchs previously worked as an account manager, associate account manager and account associate at Oden Marketing and Design.

Sam McClatchy has joined Paragon National Bank as a new member of executive management and as the senior lender. McClatchy has been in the banking and financial industry for nearly 28 years. He is a graduate of the Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Sawyer, an orthopedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic, has been selected by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North American (POSNA) to participate in the organization's Traveling Fellowship Program. Sawyer is one of three junior fellows chosen to participate in the program. He joined Campbell Clinic in 2005, specializing in pediatric orthopedics and spinal deformity.

PROPERTY SALES 51 180 16,377
MORTGAGES 21 57 10,144
BUILDING PERMITS 103 665 39,209
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