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VOL. 124 | NO. 142 | Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Memphis Music Foundation Elects Bell Chairman

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Al Bell
Dianne Congleton
Angie Wilkins
Nathan Stevens
Kendall Capps

Al Bell has been elected the new chairman of the Memphis Music Foundation.
Under Bell’s direction, the foundation will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
Bell is the former chairman and owner of Stax Records and former president of Motown Records. Bell has worked with artists such as Booker T and the MG’s, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and Richard Pryor.

Gary Shorb has joined The Foundation for Evangelism Board of Trustees. Shorb is president and chief executive officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. The Foundation for Evangelism, a United Methodist Church nonprofit organization, awards grants for the development and training of leaders in the United Methodist Church.

David A. Tuthill has been promoted to senior accountant at Joseph Decosimo and Co. PLLC. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

Angie Wilkins has joined the sales and customer service team at Memphis Invest LLC. Wilkins will be responsible for selling to investors nationwide and locally while maintaining relationships with existing investors. She previously worked as a traffic manager at KSR Distribution and prior to that as athletic director at St. George’s Episcopal Church.

Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has recognized staff nurses who have completed its “Achieving Clinical Excellence” clinical ladders program. They are Martha Aderholt, Ruth Anthony, Micah Casey, Julia Conner-Mendez, Janet Gerhard, Krissie Hampton, Andrea Johnson, Penny Jones, Lela B. Kattawar, Dionne Key, Angel McKinness, Beverly Thomas and Tonja Thompson.

Nathan Stevens of the Memphis certified public accountant firm Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC has been promoted to audit senior.

Kendall Capps has joined DAC Fitness as a fitness coach and group fitness instructor. Capps will be responsible for helping members with equipment, conducting fitness consultations, providing a physical analysis, assisting clients with routines and teaching fitness programs. Capps received a bachelor’s degree in business logistics from the University of Arkansas.

Twenty-eight Bass, Berry & Sims PLC attorneys have been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm received a No. 1 ranking for Tennessee in six practice areas: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Health care, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

Dianne Congleton has joined Trezvant’s Allen Morgan Health & Rehabilitation Center as director of social services. Congleton brings more than 20 years of health care experience in the fields of long-term care, mental health and social services. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

Dannah Scott has been promoted to director of sales at The Madison Hotel. Kristy Sellers has joined The Madison as corporate sales manager. Scott will be responsible for internal and external sales efforts. Sellers will oversee The Madison Executive Reservation Club International Program and handle group travel reservations and accommodations.

Lakendrea Hall has joined the Southwind office of BenchMark Realtors LLC. Hall specializes in residential properties in the Mid-South.

Running Pony Productions has won a Bronze Award in the 30th Annual Telly Awards. Running Pony received the award for a recruitment video produced for the Southern College of Optometry. The production company has won 50 Telly awards since 2000.

Becky Henley, Lynn Pfund and Terri Porter of Keller Williams Realty have earned their National Association of Realtors Green Designations.

Community South Bank has been named the Small Business Administration Preferred Lenders Program Community Bank Lender of the Year for the state of Tennessee. Community South Bank is a state-chartered community bank headquartered in Parsons, Tenn.

PROPERTY SALES 79 321 2,586
MORTGAGES 90 426 3,033
BUILDING PERMITS 153 796 6,864
BANKRUPTCIES 37 213 2,000