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VOL. 124 | NO. 28 | Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Influence 1 Foundation Names Hartsfield COO

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Felicia Hartsfield
Jon Albright
Bill Maury
Leon Dickson
Larry Faulkner
Rachel McNamara
Shirley Brown
Marc Riseling
Billy Simpson

Felicia Hartsfield has been named chief operating officer of Influence 1 Foundation.

Hartsfield will oversee the continued stability and growth of the foundation’s fiscal, strategic, organizational and operational functions. Her duties also will include building and maintaining relationships with community leaders, as well as creating collaborations, which will enhance the foundation’s strategic model.

Hartsfield is the former manager of the masters programs for the College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis and has more than 10 years of experience in higher education.

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors has named the officers and members of the board of directors for 2009. They are Jon D. Albright, president; Bill Maury, vice president; Leon Dickson, secretary-treasurer; Glenn A. Moore, president-elect; Landis Foy, director; Michael Green, director; Steve Guinn, director; Melissa Hayes, director; Randy Jefferson, director; Betsy Kelly, director; Joe Spake, director; Joe Steffner, director; and R. Darnell Tate, director.

Larry Faulkner has been appointed interim chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Faulkner joined UTHSC in 2004 and recently completed a term as president of the UTHSC Allied Health Faculty Organization.

Kristee Bell has joined MemphisConnect as director. Bell will help local companies attract and acclimate top talent. She most recently served as associate district director for U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis.

Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom PLLC has been accepted into membership by the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective alliance of small- to medium-size, independent law firms.

Rachel McNamara has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates as receptionist. Larry Roachelle II has joined the firm as an office assistant.

Ten attorneys from Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC have been included in the December issue of Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. They are Allen S. Blair, William W. Dunlap Jr., James B. Jalenak, John L. Ryder, Max Shelton, John KevinChristopher S. Campbell, Jeffrey L. Griffin, Allison Gilbert Walsh, and Milton Hobbs Jr.

Craig Hodge has joined the Memphis office of law firm Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC as an associate. Hodge’s practice focuses in the area of insurance defense. He is a member of the firm’s Tort and Insurance Practice Group.

Shirley Brown has joined the Medical Education and Research Institute as simulation education coordinator. Brown, who has 15 years experience in health care, previously taught for four years at Southwest Tennessee Community College’s nursing program.

Mary McDaniel has been presented the 2009 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. McDaniel, vice chair of the Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation board, received the award in recognition of her generous giving of resources to a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

Marc Riseling has joined Breakaway Running as manager of its East Memphis store. Riseling is a member of the Memphis Runners Track Club and has more than 27 years of competitive running experience. Billy Simpson has joined the Union Avenue store as a sales associate. Simpson has more than 36 years of competitive running experience.

Brian Pitre has received the $10,000 first-place prize in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ “Your Memphis: Take One” YouTube video contest. Dan Baker and Chris Pollock placed second and David Shipley placed third.

Jeff Weintraub and James H. Stock of Weintraub Stock PC have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. They also have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Paul Berryhill has joined Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC as a tax manager.

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