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VOL. 123 | NO. 255 | Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Leonard Joins Madison Hotel As Director of Sales

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Liese Leonard
Dr. Luis Campos
P. David Rogers
Myron Mays
Laura Stephens Martin

Liese Leonard recently joined the Madison Hotel as director of sales.

Leonard is responsible for overseeing all internal and external sales efforts for the hotel including developing new accounts, maintaining existing accounts and supervising all sales and catering associates.

Leonard has a combined 13 years experience in the hospitality industry. She has won several industry awards, including the Bristol Sparkle Award in 2000 and the Marriott Opening Hotel of the Year award for the opening of the Residence Inn Downtown hotel in 2005.

She also has served as vice president of programs for the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International for three years.

Leonard is a New Jersey native and received her degree in hospitality and tourism from the Taylor Business Institute in Chicago

George J. Nassar Jr., chief manager of Glankler Brown PLLC, has been named a 5 Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager by Memphis Magazine and Crescendo Business Services. Nassar has more than 20 years of legal experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, tax planning and business transactions. His areas of expertise include estate planning for individuals with international holdings and formulating sophisticated tax planning and wealth transfer techniques for clients with significant assets.

Dr. Luis Campos has joined the surgical staff of Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute. Campos also will be a member of UT Medical Group Inc. and will serve as an associate professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Surgery. Campos received his medical degree from LaSalle University in Mexico City. His postgraduate training includes work as an intern and resident in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

P. David Rogers has been appointed the new associate dean for translational research in the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. Rogers will act as liaison between the College of Pharmacy and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He will focus on the design of a graduate program in translational and clinical research and will evaluate both clinical and translational research initiatives. Rogers also will evaluate educational efforts within the College of Pharmacy.

Logan Edward Meeks has been named a principal of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. Meeks graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in structural and transformational engineering. He has 12 years experience in design and coordination of multi-disciplined structural and construction projects and formerly worked in Colorado and California.

Myron Mays has been hired by the Black Business Association of Memphis as director of development and communications. He has served in the position on a part-time basis since 2007. He previously worked for the American Red Cross where he served as marketing coordinator.

Laura Stephens Martin has joined the Downtown Memphis office of law firm Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Martin concentrates her practice in the areas of general, civil and commercial litigation. William Chad Roberts has joined the East Memphis office of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh. Roberts concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation, estate planning and business planning.

Patty Rainey of Crye-Leike Realtors has earned her Seller Representative Specialist and Senior Real Estate Specialist designations. Rainey is currently serving as the state president of the Women’s Council of Realtors, a network of Realtors that empowers women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

Thirteen lawyers from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been included in the 2008 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. They are C. Thomas Cates, W. J. Michael Cody, Sam L. Crain Jr., Scott J. Crosby, Joe M. Duncan, Jef Feibelman, Les Jones, Lisa A. Krupicka, J. Brook Lathram, Charles F. Newman, Joel H. Porter, R. Michael Potter and W. Rowlett Scott.

PROPERTY SALES 40 220 16,417
MORTGAGES 28 85 10,172
BUILDING PERMITS 161 826 39,370
BANKRUPTCIES 29 136 7,733