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VOL. 123 | NO. 177 | Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Simpson Joins FirstBank As Local President

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Ted Simpson
Catrina Guttery
Olen M. Bailey Jr.
Emily Rolwing
Oyama Hampton III
Jennifer Murff
Doug Clark

Ted Simpson has been hired by FirstBank as its Memphis city president.

Simpson previously served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Magna Bank and has experience with National Bank of Commerce and Central Park Capital. He also is currently on the board of Lambda Alpha, a real estate professional organization.

Lori Guyton has joined the Memphis office of Crosby­­~Volmer International Communications as senior vice president. Guyton will act as lead account director for several of the company’s multinational clients. Guyton most recently managed global public relations for Stanford Financial Group.

Courtney Bolding Wilgus and Catrina Guttery have joined the staff of the Memphis Music Foundation as manager of marketing and promotions and business manger, respectively. Wilgus previously worked with Memphis Records/Young Avenue Sound as marketing and promotions coordinator and at The Recording Academy, Memphis Chapter. Guttery previously worked for local talent agency Colors and the William Morris Agency in Nashville.

Stephen H. Biller recently became of counsel with Luckett Pinstein Ridder PC. Biller will continue his practice, which focuses primarily on employment and commercial/business litigation matters.

Betty Harris has been promoted to vice president of human resources and community relations at nexAir. Harris will be responsible for the management and operations of human resources and will act as the primary contact for community relations activities. She has been with the company since 1981.

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis has named its Executive Committee for the 2008-2009 year. They are Anita Vaughn, chair; Karen Goff, secretary; Rebecca Ballou, treasurer and finance chair; Mary Wolff, grants and research chair; Becky West, development chair; Regina Walker, education and training chair; Andrea Bienstock, board development and nominations chair; Sherri Pucci, marketing and communications chair; Celie Althoff, policies and procedures chair; Susan Stephenson, human resources chair; Gayle S. Rose, Memphis HOPE development chair; Joyce McKinney, at-large member; and Lauryce Graves-McIver, at-large member.

Olen M. Bailey Jr. has been named an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Bailey is a member of the American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Planned Giving Council of Greater Memphis; and the Memphis Estate Planning Council.

Emily Rolwing has joined MBI as a sales account manager. Prior to this position, Rolwing worked in interior design with IDA in Nashville and TRO Jung/Brannen in Memphis. She received her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Mississippi State University.

Oyama Hampton III has joined Southwest Tennessee Community College as director of customer service. Hampton previously worked at International Paper Co. in the positions of customer service, customer service management and sales. At Southwest Tennessee Community College, he will coordinate customer service training for faculty and staff and work with committees and departments to ensure exceptional service for internal and external customers.

Suzie Tidwell of Crye-Leike Realtors has earned her professional real estate designation as a Seller Representative Specialist. Tidwell is an affiliate broker in the company’s Arlington branch office.

Jennifer Murff has joined the marketing department of Consulting Services Group. Murff is responsible for managing marketing and business development. She previously worked as an affiliate broker at Henry Turley Co. and as director of sales for Goodwyn Building.

Doug Clark has joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as director of materials management.

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has been named a 2008 Working Mother & Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firm for Women by Working Mother magazine. The law firm was recognized for creating a workplace environment that encourages the retention and advancement of women.

PROPERTY SALES 36 154 6,546
MORTGAGES 34 94 4,129
BUILDING PERMITS 201 554 15,915
BANKRUPTCIES 43 126 3,396