Crye Named Finalist For Entrepreneur of Year

By Rebekah Hearn

Harold Crye

Dr. Giancarlo Mari

Michael Cardwell

Martha Fondren

Paul Volpe

Don Nichols

Harold Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors’ chief executive officer and co-founder, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Regional award winners will be eligible for consideration in the Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 national program.

Crye, along with Dick Leike, established Crye-Leike Realtors in 1977. Today, Crye-Leike is the nation’s fourth-largest real estate company.

Dr. Giancarlo Mari has been named chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and director of the Maternal Fetal Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and UT Medical Group Inc. Mari is board-certified in OB/GYN and MFM and is a professor of OB/GYN at UTHSC.

Michael G. Ramsey has joined Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Service team. Ramsey was recognized as one of the top 10 San Diego real estate transactional lawyers of 2007 for his work with the San Diego-based firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP. He is a member of the Tennessee and California Bar Associations.

Dr. Robert Ferry Jr. has been appointed chief for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the St. Jude Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes in the College of Medicine. Ferry has more than a decade of experience in pediatric research and child advocacy. He chaired the Associates Council for the Endocrine Society from 2000 to 2003.

Michael Cardwell has joined Weichert, Realtors-Chapman & Associates as marketing coordinator. Cardwell previously worked as an operations analyst for Cummins Mid-South. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis and currently is enrolled in the U of M’s master’s of business administration program.

Jim Shoemaker, president of Shoemaker Financial in Memphis and Nashville, has received a 2008 James H. Kruger “First in Class” Award at the annual meeting of GAMA International, a financial services organization. Shoemaker Financial is a member of the Securian Financial Network, which nominated Shoemaker for the “First in Class” Award for overall achievement in 2007.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been named among the “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” and the “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” by Multicultural Law, a magazine focused on diversity in the legal profession.

The University of Memphis Loewenberg School of Nursing Alumni Chapter has honored two graduates, Dr. Sam Maceri and Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey, with its Outstanding Alumni Award. Maceri has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and is the director of education and support for Patient Care Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. McGarvey is president of the Baptist College of Health Sciences, where she served on the initial planning team that helped establish the college in 1995.

Martha Fondren has joined Grant and Co. as director of sales and marketing. Fondren has 18 years of experience in sales and marketing. Previously, she worked for Reeves Williams Builders as vice president of sales and marketing.

Chandler Erlich was awarded three bronze Telly Awards for television work it did for Memphis-based International Paper Co., which featured IP’s commitment to sustainability and diversity. The bronze Tellys were in the categories of “Use of Animation,” “Institutional/Corporate Image” and “Promotional/Branding.”

The Carlisle Corp. has announced several promotions. Murl Jones has been promoted to vice president of area operations for the Triad Division of Wendelta Inc., a subsidiary of Carlisle Corp. Paul Volpe has been promoted to vice president of finance. Don Nichols has been promoted to vice president of real estate and development. Chance Carlisle has been promoted to vice president of strategic initiatives. Barbara Anderson has been promoted to vice president of human resources.

archer>malmo has received four merit and one first-place award at the National Agri-Marketing Association national competition. The agency received the awards on behalf of agricultural client Valent U.S.A. Corp.

W. David King has been hired as chief financial officer, general counsel and secretary at Sovereign Rehabilitation. King is a certified public accountant and most recently served as an associate attorney at Farris Mathews Branan Bobango Hellen & Dunlap PLC.

Dr. Mathew Ninan has been appointed chief of the new division of surgical oncology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Ninan is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon.