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VOL. 123 | NO. 168 | Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hennessy Joins Board Of Opportunity Scholarship Trust

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Scott C. Hennessy
Dr. Vickie Brewer
Kim Hallum
Drew Nadler
Blaine Loyd
Michael Powell

Scott C. Hennessy, president and chief executive officer of True Temper Sports, has joined the board of directors of Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust.

Hennessy will help direct the operations and growth of the nonprofit organization, which provides scholarships and tuition assistance. Hennessy also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Golf Foundation.

Morris Auction Group has named Bill Giannini director of sales, Bill Caller commercial sales specialist and Dodson Roberts sales associate. Giannini founded Giannini Foods, which he sold in 2006, and Little Italy Pizza, Pasta & Subs, which he still owns. Caller brings more than 23 years of sales, marketing and management experience from working in the logistics industry prior to entering the real estate industry in 2005. Roberts spent part of his career living in Manila, Philippines and Hong Kong as an area manager for Plough Inc. before switching to the real estate business.

The Orpheum Theatre has promoted four staff members. Donna Darwin has been promoted to chief of staff and vice president of administration; Paulette Smithers has been named vice president of finance and production operations; Leanne McQuown has been promoted to vice president of development; and Holli Kenney has been named director of development.

Dr. Vickie Brewer has earned her board certification in clinical neuro­psychology. Brewer is chief of Neuropschology for Le Bonheur Children’s Neuroscience Institute and also serves as clinical associate professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Will Lowes has been named service line director for Le Bonheur’s Neuroscience program. Lowes comes to Memphis from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and will partner with the neuroscience physicians and operational leadership to provide planning development and execution for the Neuroscience program.

The Memphis Advertising Federation has named its new board members for the 2008-2009 year. Officers of the board are Maury Tower, president; Susan Ewing, president-elect/first-vice president; Marcia Anthony, second-vice president; and Pam Branham, third-vice president. Other board members include Melissa Alexander, Maria Castro-Meza, Preston Davis, Jenny Dow, Don Fancher, Art Gilliam, Mary Anne McCraw, Kimmie Vaulx, Trey Murphree, Pam Routh, Cynthia Saatkamp and Darnell Settles. Past presidents serving on the board are James Atkinson, Hallie Conaway and Jennifer Hankinson.

Kim Hallum has been named director of Neuroscience Operations at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. Hallum will have operation responsibility for the EEG/EMU (electroencephalogram/EEG Monitoring Unit), Sleep Center and MEG (magnetoencephalography). Hallum began her career at Le Bonheur, and also has worked at Arkansas Children’s Hospital as well as in the private business sector.

Gregory Frazier, a senior business applications analyst with FedEx Services on the International Express Freight IT team, will serve as president of Collierville Rotary Club. Frazier has been with FedEx since 2001 and is responsible for project management and quality related activities on projects with freight or international impacts. Serving alongside Frazier will be Stacy Coughlin, president-elect; Tom Nichols, secretary; Bill Jones, treasurer; and board members Tony Sarwar, Jeff Marx, Dr. David Weitzman and Fran Persechini. Serving additional terms are Program Chair Dean Wingo and Sergeant-at-Arms Carl Rutledge.

Allen Parker and Drew Nadler have joined Shoemaker Financial as registered representatives. Parker will focus on families with children and businesses with retirement plan needs. Nadler will work with professionals in the fields of health care, law and education.

Blaine Loyd and Michael Powell have been promoted to associate creative directors at Counterpart Communication Design. Loyd most recently served as copywriter for the company and as a Web media developer at AutoZone Inc. Powell previously served as senior designer for Counterpart and was also the owner of Michael Powell Design.

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