VOL. 123 | NO. 222 | Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Renasant Names Wiegert VP, Mortgage Production Manager
By Taylor Shoptaw
Donna Van Canneyt
Dr. Donald I. Wagner
Oscar C. Carr III
Patrick T. Burnett
Michael Wiegert has been named vice president and mortgage production manager for Renasant Bank in Memphis.
Wiegert will be responsible for the mortgage lending department in the Memphis market. Prior to joining Renasant, Wiegert was with Wachovia Mortgage Corp. for six years. Weigert attended the University of Memphis, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s of business administration degree in management.
He volunteers for organizations such as the Mortgage Banker’s Association of Memphis and Habitat for Humanity.
Assistant Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich has been named chief prosecutor in the office’s Gang and Narcotics Prosecution Unit. Assistant District Attorney Reginald Henderson has been named a Special Prosecution Unit chief prosecutor. Assistant District Attorney Alanda Dwyer will continue to serve as a Special Unit chief prosecutor with Henderson. Assistant District Attorney Kate Edmands has joined the office assigned to Shelby County Criminal Court. Also, Assistant District Attorneys Betsy Weintraub, Alycia Carter Peoples and Kenya Nicole Smith have joined the office assigned to General Sessions Criminal Court.
Donna Van Canneyt has been appointed to the position of registrar at the University of Memphis and April Tyson has been named associate director of financial aid and scholarships. Van Canneyt recently served as the interim registrar and as associate registrar. Tyson most recently served as financial aid counselor and as coordinator of financial aid customer service at the University of Memphis.
Rhodes College and the Memphis Police Department have been honored by MetLife Foundation for significant accomplishments in reducing crime and improving quality of life in the city of Memphis. The $15,000 second place Neighborhood Revitalization Award recognizes partnerships between community development groups and police departments that have reduced crime and spurred housing development, economic activity and improved community services in low- and moderate-income communities.
Dr. Donald I. Wagner has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Memphis. He will assume that post in January. Wagner is currently the professor of health promotion and director of graduate studies and the Center for Prevention Studies in the College of Education at the University of Cincinnati.
Sherry Shaffer has joined Keller Williams Realty. Shaffer received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University and her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from Memphis College of Arts. She obtained her real estate license in 2005.
Oscar C. Carr III and Patrick T. Burnett of Glankler Brown PLLC have been named top litigation attorneys in Memphis by “Benchmark Litigation.” The firm has been honored by being named a top litigation firm in the area. Carr is a partner at the firm and practices in the area of litigation with an emphasis on business, construction, environmental and other civil litigation. Burnett concentrates his practice in litigation with an emphasis on contract and business disputes and other civil litigation.
Seventeen members at Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named to the 2009 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” They are Nathan A. Bicks, C. Thomas Cates, W. J. Michael Cody, LeeAnne Marshall Cox, Joe M. Duncan, Jef Feibelman, David J. Harris, Les Jones, J. Brook Lathram, David H. Lillard Jr., Allen T. Malone, Charles F. Newman, Joel Porter, R. Michael Potter, W. Rowlett Scott, DeWitt M. Shy and Laurel C. Williams.
Eric H. Espey has been named a partner at The Beasley Law Firm PLLC. Espey graduated from the University of Memphis law school in 2005.
Arnold Reeder, assistant service manager of RJ Young Co., has been honored as its Employee of the Second Quarter. Reeder received the award after two years with the company.
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South Inc. has named three new board members for the 2008-2009 year. They are Mike Barrella of Pfizer Inc., Ben Lane of Regions Morgan Keegan and Deron Wisdom of InSouth Bank.