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VOL. 123 | NO. 100 | Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jones Ascends to High-Level Position At Army Corps of Engineers

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Carol Winfield Jones
Roy Johnson
Dr. Santiago Vera
Patty Everett
Joe Clark
Bob Ellis
Julius Newton
Gayle Rose
Clint Briscoe

Carol Winfield Jones has been selected as chief, project development branch and assistant to the deputy district engineer for project management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District.

Jones has worked for the Corps for more than 25 years in various engineering, planning and project management positions. In 1982, she became the first black woman to work full-time as an engineer for the Memphis District.

Homewood Suites by Hilton has promoted Roy Johnson to senior director of product development and services and Adrian Sugars to senior director of brand revenue management. Both Johnson and Sugars are based in Homewood’s Memphis headquarters. Johnson joined Homewood Suites in 2005, and Sugars has been with the company for 10 years.

Dr. Santiago Vera has received the 2008 Gift of Life Award from the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee. Vera is a transplant surgeon at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute and professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is the director of liver transplantation at the MUH Transplant Institute and serves on the medical advisory board of the kidney foundation.

Patty Everett is the new administrative director of perioperative services at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. She has served as the interim administrative director of that department since December. Everett has more than 20 years of clinical and management experience in the perioperative area.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council has honored Dan Wilkinson of Colliers Wilkinson Snowden with induction into the Commercial Hall of Fame, and Mark Halperin of Boyle Investment Co. received the Commercial Broker of the Year award. In addition, Joseph “Jody” McKibben, an affiliate broker with Investec Realty Services, has been named Newcomer of the Year.

Lara E. Butler, a partner at Thomason, Hendrix, Harvey, Johnson & Mitchell PLLC, has received the 2007 Sam A. Myar Jr. Memorial Award from the Memphis Bar Association. The award is given annually to an attorney 40 years old or younger who has rendered outstanding personal service to the local legal community. Joe Clark, a partner at the firm, has received a 2007 President’s Award from the MBA, and also was re-elected to serve as the chair of the MBA’s Litigation Section for 2008.

Hermes Lee has been named the newest shareholder in Smith Seckman Reid Inc.’s Memphis office. Lee joined SSR, an engineering, design and facility consulting firm, in 2004, and leads the firm’s electrical department in Memphis.

Bob Ellis has been hired as vice president of operations and Joel Kimbrough has been hired as a partner for The Barnett Group, an employee benefits and financial services company. Ellis is a founding member of the Memphis Business Group on Health. Kimbrough is a certified public accountant.

Tricia Spence has joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Department of Volunteer Services as its volunteer coordinator. Spence will help with recruitment, retention, daily supervision and recognition of volunteers.

Julius Newton has received the 2007 Ray Kroc Award, an annual performance-based award that recognizes the top 1 percent of McDonald’s restaurant managers in the country. Newton is the manager of the McDonald’s at 2073 Union Ave., where he has worked for 23 years and has been manager for 10 years.

Elizabeth Roane has been promoted sales and marketing manager of Kemmons Wilson Inc. In addition to her previous marketing duties, her new responsibilities will include managing the sales efforts for Kemmons Wilson Communities, a lifestyle center primarily for empty nesters who want greater amenities but less home maintenance.

Diversity Memphis has announced the following people as honorees for its third annual Humanitarian Awards: Joe Birch, Gayle Rose, Mary Lynn Perl, Gid Smith and Mark Stansbury. The Humanitarian Dinner, which will be held at 7 p.m. May 29 at The Peabody hotel, honors individuals in the Memphis community who serve as examples of personal integrity and community leadership, and are dedicated to bringing people of all economic, racial and social backgrounds together.

archer>malmo Inc. has promoted Tracy Ward to account supervisor, Clint Briscoe to senior account executive, Mary Alice Snowden to senior account executive and Lauren Carr to account executive. The company also has announced several new hires. Pam Crosno has been hired as senior media planner; Anna Hatton has been hired as a digital artist; Ronnie Scholz has been appointed interactive art director; and Leena Vangeepuram and Elaine Bernard both have been hired as account managers.

PROPERTY SALES 23 23 1,365
MORTGAGES 21 21 1,068
BUILDING PERMITS 117 117 3,173