VOL. 123 | NO. 207 | Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Hottel Appointed Dean At UT College of Dentistry
By Taylor Shoptaw
Dr. Timothy L. Hottel
Dr. Timothy L. Hottel has been appointed dean for the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
Hottel currently serves as executive associate dean and chief financial officer, associate dean for academic and financial affairs, division chief for primary care, professor in the Department of Prosthodontics, and interim chair of the Department of Cariology and Restorative Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Ford Lauderdale, Fla.
He will assume his new responsibilities Jan. 1.
Pickler Wealth Advisors has received recognition as one of the top 300 independent financial advisory firms in America by Financial Advisor Magazine. The ranking is determined by year-end assets and also includes growth percentage and assets per client. Pickler Wealth Advisors also has been ranked as third-largest registered investment adviser in Tennessee.
John Bobango has been chosen president of the Law Alumni Chapter for the University of Memphis’ Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Four new alumni board members also have been named and will serve until July. They are Vanessa Cross, Edward McKenney, David McKinney and David Pool.
Brad Robertson has joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as chief financial officer. Robertson previously worked for Essent Healthcare where he served as the CFO of Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn.
Kevin Campbell has joined B2B CFO Partners as a partner. Campbell will provide part-time chief financial officer services to growth-oriented businesses in Memphis and the surrounding area. Campbell brings more than 24 years of financial and accounting experience to the company. Prior to joining B2B, he was senior vice president/chief financial officer at Valocity. Campbell is the firm’s first partner in the area.
Marti Gillespie and Debi Brewer have joined Unity Hospice Care. Gillespie will serve as director of human resources and Brewer will serve as executive assistant to the organization’s president.
Michael McFerrin has been promoted to vice president of the beverage division at nexAir. McFerrin served the previous three years as general manager of the beverage division and saw the division’s revenues and profitability increase under his management. Prior to joining nexAir in 2005, McFerrin worked as a regional manager for Shaw Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, where he was employed for 15 years.
Tom Turri has joined Architecture Inc. as project manager and designer. Turri brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm. Previously, Turri was a founding partner of Bottletree Design Group and before that worked for Looney Ricks Kiss and Hnedak Bobo Group.
Memphis Area Teachers’ Credit Union has been recognized as a finalist in six individual categories and the Grandis Award at the 2008 Vox Awards. MATCU won first place honors in the categories of Print Media: Brochures, Print Media: Direct Mail, Communications Campaign – Services, and Communications Campaign – Products.
Lisa Kurts-Crume has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of Parent, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays. Mary Reed has been elected vice president and Dee Billmeier has been re-elected secretary/treasurer.
Buckeye Technologies Inc. holds the title of “Smartest Company in Memphis” after defeating 18 teams in the Memphis Public Library & Information Center’s Corporate Knowledge Bowl Competition, which quizzes companies about history, business, art, science and popular culture. Buckeye Technologies is a producer of value-added cellulose-based specialty products for high-end niche markets worldwide.
Alison Eidson has been hired by OccuMed as office manager. Prior to joining OccuMed, Eidson was employed at Home Choice Home Health, where she held positions as medical secretary and office manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Mississippi State University and was employed for 12 years in the public relations department of Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, Miss.