VOL. 124 | NO. 246 | Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Stephens Named Executive Director Of Exceptional Foundation of West Tenn.
By Taylor Shoptaw
Robert D. Meyers
Jeni Stephens has been named the executive director of the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee.
Stephens was appointed following a national search conducted by the EFWT.
She joins the EFWT with a 14-year background in nonprofit administration. She most recently served as deputy director of development for the Pink Palace Family of Museums. She also has served as director of marketing and development for the Memphis Bioworks Foundation and the Memphis Academy of Science in Engineering.
Greg Siskind has been selected for inclusion in the latest Super Lawyers. Siskind is one of four immigration lawyers in Tennessee to be included. Siskind is a partner in the law firm Siskind Susser LLP.
Paul Prather and Robert D. Meyers of the law firm Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC have been selected as Litigation Counsel of America Fellows. The Litigation Counsel of America is a New York-based trial lawyer honorary society that recognizes experienced lawyers and serves as an outlet for authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practices. Also, five members of the firm have been named 2009 Mid-South SuperLawyers by Law & Politics. Steve Hymowitz, Jonathan E. Kaplan and Jay W. Kiesewetter were selected based on their employment and labor law experience. Meyers and Prather were selected for their experience in employment defense litigation. Tanja L. Thompson was named a Rising Star for her experience in employment and labor law.
Six attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC have been named Mid-South Super Lawyers. They are John A. Good, John C. Speer, Richard R. Spore III, John A. Stemmler and Shepherd D. Tate. T. Gaillard Uhlhorn V was named a Mid-South SuperLawyer Rising Star.
Kerry Snyder has been named the 2009 Practitioner of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Snyder is a nurse anesthetist at UT Medical Group Inc.
Russ Williams, chief executive officer of archer>malmo, has been selected and featured as a contributing writer for “Inside The Minds: Improving Your Company’s Performance,” a collection of writings from leading CEOs on setting companies apart, taking strategic action and developing long-term plans. Williams’ chapter is titled “Taking Strategic Action Against Your Fundamentals to Improve Performance.”
Julia Williams has joined Crone & Mason PLC’s Family Law Practice Group as an associate attorney. She has worked as a law clerk for the firm since 2008.
Erica Klinger has been promoted to senior digital media strategist at Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions.
Vaco Mid-South has been recognized as one of Tennessee’s top emerging companies in BusinessTN Magazine’s “Hot 100.” Vaco Mid-South is an executive consulting and recruiting firm.
Kyle M. Wiggins has been appointed to serve as 2010 president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association. Shon Johnson has been elected to serve as vice president/president-elect. The nine members elected to the board of directors are Megan Arthur, Annie Christoff, Jake Dickerson, Dennis P. Hawkins, Nicole M. Grida, David McKinney, Keisha Moses, Erika Roberts and Abby Jones Webb. Judge Lorrie K. Ridder has been honored with the 2009 Chancellor Charles A. Rond Memorial Award for Outstanding Judge of the Year by the Young Lawyers Division.
Chris Dickens, project manager for Boyle Investment Co., has received his Tennessee Real Estate Commission Affiliate Brokers License.
The University of Memphis Opera at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has won first place in its category in the National Opera Association’s Production Competition for its 2008 production of “Hansel and Gretel.”
Running Pony Productions has received 10 nominations for regional Emmy awards, television’s highest honor.