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VOL. 123 | NO. 90 | Wednesday, May 7, 2008

York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association

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Steve Smith
Bryan Ikerd
Halle Bensinger
Sean Whitten
John C. Modzelewski
Bill York

Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).

In addition to being chapter president, York also will serve as a member of the AFA board of governors.

Oscar C. Carr III, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has been featured in Memphis Business Quarterly's "The MBQ Players" section as one of the best business litigators in Memphis. Carr concentrates his practice in litigation, with an emphasis on business, construction, environmental and other civil litigation. He is listed in the Best Lawyers of America in the field of personal injury law and in the Mid-South Super Lawyers in the field of business litigation.

Smith Seckman Reid Inc., an engineering and facilities consulting firm, has hired John C. Modzelewski as office manager for the company's Hernando branch. Modzelewski is vice president of the West Tennessee Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers and in 2006 he received the ASCE Tennessee Section Award for "Government Engineer of the Year."

Cecil W. Sowell has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates (A2H) as branch manager of the company's newest location in Hernando. Sowell has more than 40 years of experience in engineering consulting and will be responsible for developing and marketing the services of the firm to Mississippi's public and private clients.

Sean Whitten has been named director and Christina Smith has been named clinical manager for the Advanced Wound Care Center at Methodist North Hospital.

Saul C. Belz, Oscar C. Carr III and C. Barry Ward, attorneys at Glankler Brown PLLC, have been named SuperLawyers in the 2008 Corporate Counsel Edition. The issue features the top SuperLawyers in the field of business litigation.

The University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering has named Theopolis Holeman its 2008 Outstanding Alumnus. Also, Mark W. Askew and Carl D. Ring have received the college's Distinguished Service in Engineering awards; Rick Voyels, Debi Scott and Melanie James have been named Outstanding Staff; Dr. Stephanie Ivey has received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award; and Gary Qi has been given the Outstanding Faculty Research Award.

Halle Bensinger has joined Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association's Wolfchase location. Previously, Bensinger worked for six years at Kutteh Ke Fertility Associates of Memphis, where she specialized in the management and treatment of infertility conditions, obesity and recurrent pregnancy loss.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has recognized Robert G. Snowden posthumously with the Legacy Award. The award is given to a commercial real estate practitioner who has had tremendous influence on the local industry. Snowden initiated the industrial development that turned Memphis into a distribution and logistics hub. Among other board positions, he served as trustee and chairman for Memphis University School.

Bryan Ikerd has been named administrator of Trezevant Terrace. Ikerd received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Mississippi State University in 1991. Previously, he worked as a manager for several of Memphis' assisted living communities.

Bentley Pembroke and Phil Dagastino Jr. have been promoted to senior leasing associates at Commercial Alliance Management. Conner Walker has been hired as a leasing associate at the company.

Cellular South has named Steve Smith as its retail operations manager. Smith will be responsible for the company's overall retail performance for all Memphis and North Mississippi locations. Previously, Smith was market manager for Cellular South's Southaven location.

PROPERTY SALES 41 308 2,265
MORTGAGES 47 379 2,607
BUILDING PERMITS 128 1,018 6,068
BANKRUPTCIES 53 255 1,787