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VOL. 124 | NO. 241 | Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baptist Health Care’s Pounds Elected to Novation Board

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Don Pounds, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been elected to serve on the board of Novation LLC, the health care supply contracting company for VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium and Provista LLC.
Since coming to Baptist in 1987, Pounds has served in a variety of roles, starting as chief financial officer at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. 

Vicki Vinson has joined Zalowitz Frisch Benefits Group as senior account executive for retirement services. Vinson has more than 10 years of experience in the qualified retirement plan market.

Kelley & Associates Advertising has won a MarCom Gold award for a series of ads created for Helena Chemical Co. The ads promoted Helena’s turf management products and appeared in “Golf Course Management.”

Ben Knoernschild has joined Pickering as a structural engineering intern. He is a graduate of Christian Brothers University and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Robert Byrd has joined the Memphis law office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP as an associate assigned to the law firm’s health care service team. Byrd is a graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he received the CALI Award for Excellence.

Mike Lawhead of Coldwell Banker Hoffman Properties has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.

Twenty attorneys at the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named Mid-South Super Lawyers. They are Ben C. Adams, Mary L. Aronov, Leo M. Bearman Jr., Sam B. Blair Jr., Samuel D. Chafetz, Michael B. Chance, E. Franklin Childress Jr., Angie C. Davis, Robert J. DelPriore, Gregory G. Fletcher, William H. D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, Stephen D. Goodwin, George T. Lewis III, Robert C. Liddon Jr., Jerry Stauffer, Jill M. Steinberg, Buckner Wellford, Maurice Wexler and Edward R. Young.

Tammy Waddle has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan originator. Waddle will focus on developing financing options for customers in DeSoto County and Downtown Memphis.

Lance Coulter has joined the Germantown office of Shoemaker Financial as a registered representative.

Blanchard E. Tual has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Tual is a trust and estate attorney at the law firm of Tual Graves PLLC. Michael R. Parham also has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Parham is a trust and estate attorney at Parham Estate Planning.

Trudi Pierami and Ed Pierami of Jan-Pro of Memphis have received the 2009 Master Owner of the Year Award. The award is given annually to the Jan-Pro office exhibiting strong leadership based on sales, net gain growth and customer service. Jan-Pro of Memphis also was honored at the company’s national conference with a President’s Bronze Club Award.

Mary Ann Lucas, a medical compliance analyst at Watkins Uiberall Healthcare Consulting Group LLC, has been named president-elect of the Memphis Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders.

Don Donati of Donati Law Firm has been named the “Memphis Best Lawyers Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year” for 2010 by Best Lawyers.

Kirk Caraway, partner at the law firm of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC, has been selected for the second straight year as a “Mid-South Rising Star” by Law & Politics.

PROPERTY SALES 28 290 16,197
MORTGAGES 33 165 10,087
BUILDING PERMITS 184 608 38,544
BANKRUPTCIES 33 125 7,597