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VOL. 123 | NO. 30 | Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shoemaker Financial's Allen Earns Circle of Excellence

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JoAnn Hughes
Monica Walker
Paul Rich
Beverly McAndrews
Frank B. Horrell
Tommy Faulkner
Frank Allen

Frank Allen, a certified financial planner and financial adviser with Shoemaker Financial, has achieved the Circle of Excellence award from Securian Financial Services for his performance in 2007.

The Circle of Excellence Award is one of the highest levels of recognition and earns Allen a private industry briefing with other high-level achievers from across the country. In addition to the Circle of Excellence recognition, Allen achieved Senate level and Million Dollar Round Table.

Tommy Faulkner with INSOUTH Bank has been promoted to senior commercial underwriter. He will oversee the operations of the bank's central underwriting department. Faulkner is a certified public accountant with more than eight years of banking experience and 18 years of private-sector experience.

FirstWorks Inc., a Downtown mission that aims to meet the needs of the homeless, hungry and displaced, has named its 2008 board members. Rev. Martha B. Wagley, the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, is president, and Karen Udovich from St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lakeland is the secretary/treasurer. The other members are Rev. Mitte K. Carey of Olivet Baptist Church; Tracy Crump, Brenda Echles and A. Gerald Toney of Germantown United Methodist Church; Karla O. Davis from Urban Strategies Memphis HOPE; Diane Hampton from Christ United Methodist Church; Rev. Sharon Lewis-Karamoko, the director of Methodist Healthcare Urban and Holistic Ministries; Dr. Mack Land and Susan Yount from First United Methodist Church; and Ann Langston from the Church Health Center and St. John's United Methodist Church.

Frank B. Horrell has joined the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis as director of professional adviser development. Horrell is a certified financial planner and a certified public accountant. Previously, he served as a wealth management adviser with Merrill Lynch.

Beverly McAndrews has joined The UCL Financial Group as a voluntary employee benefits specialist. McAndrews specializes in the design, implementation and servicing of UCL's voluntary employee benefits program. Previously, she served as a worksite manager coordinating employee benefits at Pittman and Associates.

Mark Fox has joined ProTec as operations manager. Fox is a retired United States Marine with more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

Rhonda Swider has joined SEACAP Financial Inc. as a senior analyst. Swider is a certified public accountant with 10 years of experience in the financial field. She has a master of accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi.

Patsy Jones, Paul Rich and David Rochester, advisers with Shoemaker Financial, have achieved Senate level and Million Dollar Round Table. Jason Herrington, Bill Regenold, Jim Whitehead and Chris Williams also have achieved MDRT status. Ed Gillentine has achieved Pinnacle level, which is for high performers in their third year.

Monica Walker with Lifesigns, a prevention and wellness company, has been promoted to vice president of center operations. Walker is a member of the Tennessee Medical Group Management Association, the Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management and the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.

Three sales associates with Crye-Leike Realtors have been elected to offices in the Memphis chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors for 2008: affiliate broker Clair Owen with the company's Forest Hill-Irene office has been elected president; affiliate broker JoAnn Hughes from the Collierville office has been elected vice president of membership; and affiliate broker Brenda Mills from the Collierville branch has been elected corresponding secretary.

Gail Ford has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital as an occupational therapist in outpatient rehab. Ellen Markwell has joined the staff at Methodist Germantown as a physical therapist in outpatient rehab.

The Salvation Army has announced its new board members for 2008: chairman Scott Crosby, an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC; vice chair Phil Reed, vice president of marketing with Pinnacle Airlines Corp.; secretary Luther Gardner of Forest Hill Funeral Home; and treasurer Dave Ferraro, the presiding director of Buckeye Technologies Inc.

Amy Linthicum has been promoted to vice president-private banking officer at Magna Bank. Linthicum joined the company in 2000 as a vice president-senior mortgage loan officer. She has more than 20 years of experience in mortgage banking.

Jack Blair has been elected the chairman of the board for Active Implants Corp., an orthopedic implant solutions company. Blair formerly served as a group president of Smith & Nephew and is the former chairman of the board of dj Orthopedics Inc.

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