VOL. 123 | NO. 45 | Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Levy Receives Ruby R. Wharton Award
Andrew K. Gibbs
Kevin C. Cox
Howard B. Manis
Dr. Marian Levy
Dr. Marian Levy, associate professor and director of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Memphis, has received the Ruby R. Wharton Outstanding Woman Award in the area of race relations.
Levy has led several initiatives to reduce pediatric obesity and health disparities and to increase access to health care. She has worked to help ensure a gateway for quality health care for the local Hispanic community.
Previously, Levy worked at the University of Tennessee, where she supervised a competence training program to train health care professionals in Hispanic values, health beliefs and culture.
Howard B. Manis, vice president of Lewis & Knowlton Financial Group Inc., has completed all the requirements for the certified financial planner certification. Manis has been with Lewis & Knowlton since 2006. He also practices with Manis & Salomon PC, where he predominantly handles estate planning and probate matters. Manis received his juris doctorate from the University of Memphis in 1993.
Kevin C. Cox has been appointed to the firm management committee for Glankler Brown PLLC. Cox practices in business transactions, estate planning, trust, probate, taxation and general business law. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Memphis and is a member of the Memphis, Tennessee and American Bar Associations.
Jeri Ashley, a nurse a Methodist University Hospital, has been chosen to present the 2008 Oncology Nursing Society Lectureship at the ONS 33rd Annual Congress to be held in May in Philadelphia. Her lecture will be titled "Pain Management: Nurses in Jeopardy." Ashley is an active member of ONS, president of the Memphis chapter of ONS and a review board member for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.
Gregory Blanchard, a Cordova resident, has been selected by the Treasury Department to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. Panel members identify taxpayer issues and suggest improvements to boost customer satisfaction with the Internal Revenue Service. Blanchard also owns Favored Financial Services.
Angela Davis has joined the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum as the group tour and events manager. She will coordinate group museum visits and educational field trips for student groups. Davis received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University in New Orleans and currently is working on her master's degree at Union University.
Andrew K. Gibbs and Travis W. Harms, vice presidents with Mercer Capital, both have been promoted to senior vice president positions. Gibbs has been with Mercer since 1999 and currently is the leader of Mercer's Financial Institutions Group. Harms has been with Mercer since 1999 and currently serves as the leader of the company's Corporate Valuation Group.
The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has re-elected its current board officers to serve again in 2008. Martha Perine Beard, senior branch executive of the Memphis Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, has been elected chairwoman. Other officers include First-Vice Chairman Pierre Landaiche, Second-Vice Chairman Randy Lewis, Treasurer Marty Kiser and Secretary Greg Paule. Hal Lanksy will serve as immediate-past chairman.
Laura Hendricks has joined The ServiceMaster Co. as president of Merry Maids. Hendricks previously served as the vice president of supply chain management at Cintas in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received Cintas' highest internal recognition, the Outstanding Achievement Award, for three consecutive years.
Adam Kimball has joined Consulting Services Group as a senior analyst for its alternative investment group. He will be responsible for asset class coverage and manager research of hedge funds. Previously, Kimball was the director of hedge fund manager research for Rogers Casey.
Michelle Harper has joined Paragon National Bank as the vice president of mortgage banking operations. Harper has 24 years of mortgage banking experience.
Ashley Fairey has joined Paragon National Bank as a business development officer. Fairey comes to Paragon with several years of banking experience, including experience as a top-performing relationship and branch manager.