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VOL. 123 | NO. 236 | Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Dillihunt Joins Southeast Community Capital

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Craig Dillihunt
Jay Kiesewetter
Jonathan Kaplan
Paul E. Prather
Sam Bush
James F. Ruffer III
Valerie Morris
Julia Pillow
Stefanie Plunk

Craig Dillihunt has joined nonprofit financial institution Southeast Community Capital as assistant fund manager for the Memphis Business Opportunity Fund, a partnership between the city of Memphis, local banks and SCC.

Dillihunt will focus on small-business lending and partnership development. He also will be responsible for working with the state of Tennessee’s Small and Minority Owned Business program.

Five members of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC law firm have been included in the 2009 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Jay Kiesewetter, Jonathan Kaplan, Paul E. Prather and Steven Hymowitz were included in the specialty of labor and employment law, and Robert D. Meyers was included in the specialty of municipal law.

Dr. Andrea Giddens of Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association has been named October Physician of the Month by Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Giddens attended Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas in 1989. She completed her residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Sam Bush, a financial adviser at Shoemaker Financial in Germantown, has passed the FINRA Series 66 registration to become a security agent and investment adviser representative.

Dawn Murphy has been hired by archer>malmo as brands standard proofreader. Amy Sorkin has been hired as senior account executive.

Mike Wood and William Joseph Landers of The Burch Group have been awarded Northwestern Mutual’s Forum award. The award recognizes their year of performance and the services they provide to customers throughout the region.

Andy Cates of Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC Certified Public Accountants and Advisors has become licensed as a certified public accountant. Jonathan L. Nason has been promoted to senior manager, Consulting Services Group.

Chris Montfort, Henry Heidelberger, Pam Beall, Matt Talley and Michael Mosteller have joined Keller Williams Realty. Montfort is a graduate of the University of Memphis and obtained his real estate license in 2005. Heidelberger previously worked for Lab Corp. for 11 years as divisional manager of professional services. Beall is a graduate from Crichton College and obtained her real estate license in 2004. Talley received his license in 1996. Mosteller attended the University of Tennessee and obtained his real estate license in 2008.

Chad Surber has joined Unity Hospice Care as a marketing representative for Mississippi. He is headquartered in the Olive Branch office.

James F. Ruffer III has joined Service Assurance as senior security adviser. Ruffer has more than 10 years of experience in encryption, ethical hacking, networking engineering, security engineering and forensics.

TRO Jung/Brannen has been honored for its health care architecture by the American Institute of Architects. The firm’s work on Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital in China took the top award in the “Unbuilt” category in the National AIA Healthcare Design Awards.

Valerie Morris has joined the Girls Inc. board of directors. Morris is the regional vice president of communications and community affairs for Harrah’s Entertainment.

Julia Pillow has joined the staff of Waddell and Associates as an operations associate. Most recently, Pillow was responsible for membership relations and community relations for Waverly Gardens and Waverly Glen. She also served as an Alzheimer’s support group leader and lead counselor at the Memphis Jewish Community Center.

Stefanie Plunk of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare recently was named Nurse of the Year by the Memphis chapter of the Emergency Nurse Association. Plunk started her career as a patient care assistant in the Le Bonheur emergency department 13 years ago. While at Le Bonheur, she completed her nursing studies and became a staff nurse and worked as an ED educator. Two years ago she returned to the emergency department.

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