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VOL. 124 | NO. 4 | Wednesday, January 7, 2009

McDowell Named Radiology Director At Methodist University Hospital

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Tina McDowell
Alexandra Felgar
Jeremy Bradford
Andrew Chalona
Stephanie Maddox
Brier Smith Turner

Tina McDowell has been promoted to director of radiology at Methodist University Hospital. She served as the manager of diagnostic radiology at MUH for the past six years.

In her new position, she will be responsible for Diagnostic Radiology PACS and the school of Radiology.

McDowell began her career in the Rad Tech program at the MUH School of Radiologic Sciences. She holds a bachelor’s degree in radiologic science with a concentration in management from Arkansas State University and a master’s degree in health care administration from Seton Hall University.

David Pickler, president and CEO of Pickler Wealth Advisors, has been named a 2008 Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager by Memphis Magazine. Pickler’s selection to the group was based on an evaluation of nine client service criteria, regulator and compliance screenings, and a blue-ribbon panel review.

Alexandra Felgar has joined Memphis public relations firm Howell Marketing Strategies as a marketing coordinator. A graduate of Rhodes College, Felgar’s previous experience includes work with other area agencies in account service as well as sales and business development training with Avaya, a business telecommunications company.

Andre Mathis of Glankler Brown PLLC has been named to the board of directors of the Ben F. Jones Chapter of the National Bar Association. Mathis concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law, civil litigation and criminal litigation. He has represented clients, including businesses and municipalities, in various aspects of employment law, such as discrimination litigation and contractual disputes.

Eight members of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP have been selected as 2008 Super Lawyers in Law & Politics. They are Robert E. Craddock Jr., Robert L. Crawford, Thomas R. Dyer, Charles M. Key, Glen G. Reid, William S. Solmson, Mark Vorder-Bruegge Jr. and Jill Uiberall Shanker.

Jeremy Bradford, Andrew Chalona and Stephanie Maddox have joined orthomemphis as physical therapists. Bradford and Chalona both earned their doctor of physical therapy degrees in 2008 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Prior to joining orthomemphis, Maddox worked in the acute care center at Methodist University Hospital.

Michael Peeler has joined FirstBank as senior vice president. He will oversee the C&I Lending function for its Memphis market. Peeler previously served as senior vice president of corporate banking at First Tennessee Bank. He also has served as board chairman of the Memphis Literacy Council and treasurer of the Downtown Rotary Club.

The Mississippi Delta Tourism Association has elected officers. They are Kim Terrell, president; Kappi Allen, secretary; and Webster Franklin, treasurer.

The Mortgage Bankers Association of Memphis has named the board of directors for 2009. They are Meribeth LaBarreare, president; Sam Goff, president-elect; Greg Ellenburg, vice president; and Dean Puryear, secretary/treasurer.

Brier Smith Turner, executive director of the Fire Museum of Memphis, has been awarded the 2008 National Philanthropy Day Crystal Award for Outstanding Executive Leader by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Turner has been executive director since 2004. Prior to that she served as director of development. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and began her career at the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Dr. Mary C. McDonald has received the 2008 James B. Collins Humanitarian award by the Memphis Metro Central Committee of The Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver. McDonald is secretary of education and superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Memphis.

Stephen Signaigo has joined Cellular South as business development manager. Signaigo is responsible for Cellular South’s overall business sales, including effectiveness and efficiency in maximizing sales goals. Cheston Camp has been promoted to an account executive position at Cellular South. Previously, Camp was account service representative and team leader in the Cellular South retail environment.



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