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VOL. 123 | NO. 163 | Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Lucian T. Pera
Olliette Murry-Drobot
Dianne Milner
Dusty Malloy
Dr. Dave Clarke

Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.

The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.

Pera is a member of the Ethics Practice Team and the Commercial Disputes Practice Team in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Pera currently chairs the American Bar Association Section of Business Law’s Committee on Professional Conduct and has chaired the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Responsibility.

Olliette Murry-Drobot has joined Southeast Memphis Community Development Corp. as program director for the new “SAFEWAYS” initiative, which is part of a crime reduction strategy that brings youth and family support services to apartment complexes in Southeast Memphis. She has 12 years’ experience in economic development working with community-based organizations, financial institutions and government entities. She also serves on the board of directors of the Cordova Leadership Council, The Leadership Academy Fellows Alumni Board and United Way of the Mid-South Venture Fund committee.

Diala Chaney has joined Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC as of counsel. Chaney was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2004 and concentrates her practice in the commercial litigation, insurance defense, intellectual property litigation, corporate law, tax law and estate planning.

Also, Ashley Austin Martin has joined the firm. Martin was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2003 and concentrates her practice in the areas of domestic relations, general civil litigation, insurance coverage and medical malpractice defense law.

Joshua Starrett, Steve Sullivan, Ruth Towler, Chris Roeder and Kelly Golden have received the Sales & Marketing Awards of excellence from International Paper Co. The award is given to individuals and teams who have boosted sales and marketing at International Paper.

Dianne Milner has been promoted to senior launch broker at Keller Williams Realty. Milner will be responsible for broker activities in the opening of new market centers in Memphis.

John Andrus has joined Crye-Leike Realtors at its Arlington branch. Andrus previously owned and operated a Pak Mail Franchise store in Bartlett. At Crye-Leike, Andrus will specialize in residential real estate with a focus on new construction.

Randy Spivey has been named director of accounting for ALCO Management Inc. Spivey joined ALCO eight years ago as a property accountant after serving in accounting positions with a number of companies in the real estate and hospitality industries. Since 2001, Spivey has been an assistant controller at ALCO.

Cathy Hollahan has been hired by Ageless Men’s Health as assistant clinical director. Hollahan brings more than 15 years of clinical experience to her role at the Memphis clinic. She began as a nurse for the intensive care unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and later worked as an independently contracted nurse practitioner for Memphis Lung Physicians.

Dusty Malloy has joined Weichert, Realtors-Chapman & Associates. Malloy will serve clients in Cordova, Arlington and Lakeland. He previously owned a Cordova framing business for 10 years.

Stephanie A. Chittom has been promoted to audit supervisor at Joseph Decosimo and Co. PLLC. Chittom is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and joined Decosimo in 2006.

Dr. Dave Clarke has been named medical director of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Clarke is an epileptologist and sleep neurophysiologist for Le Bonheur’s Neuroscience Institute and also serves as co-director of neurophysiology.

Five lawyers from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008. W.J. Michael Cody and Jef Fiebelman have been recognized as litigation attorneys and C. Thomas Cates, W. Rowlett Scott and LeeAnne Marshall Cox have been chosen for their work in real estate.

PROPERTY SALES 70 70 1,045
MORTGAGES 79 79 1,199