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VOL. 124 | NO. 112 | Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Higgins Named President, CEO At Barge Waggoner

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Robert B. Higgins Jr.
Cindy Garrison
David M. Rudolph
Scott B. Peatross
John Quinn

Robert B. Higgins Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of engineering, architecture and planning for Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc.

Higgins has been associated with BWSC for more than 12 years and was previously vice president/water services manager at the firm. He is a member of the BWSC board of directors and a past recipient of the Dan Barge Award of Merit, the highest honor awarded by the firm.

Higgins joined BWSC as an intern and moved into project management and department management positions. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Cindy Garrison has joined BankTennessee’s Mortgage Advantage Program as retail mortgage coordinator. Garrison has worked as a mortgage loan originator for 13 years at Countrywide Home Loans and Financial Federal. She is a member of the Evangelical Christian School Parent Teacher Fellowship and volunteers for Germantown Neighborhood Committee, Refugee Empowerment Program, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity and Youth Villages.

Jennifer Warren has joined Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region as a health educator. Warren previously was at St. Andrew AME Church, where she was project coordinator of the Project H.O.P.E. HIV/AIDS community outreach and prevention program.

Kelley & Associates Advertising Inc. has won Silver and Bronze Aster Awards for excellence in medical marketing. This marks the second year in a row the agency has earned recognition in the international design competition.

David M. Rudolph and Scott B. Peatross have joined the law firm of Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews PLC as members. Rudolph concentrates his practice in labor and employment law and commercial litigation. He is a former chair of the Memphis Bar Association Labor & Employment Section. Peatross concentrates his practice in probate and civil litigation. Peatross is also the Shelby County public administrator, a position appointed by the Shelby County Commission to represent the interests of families and others in probate estate issues.

John Quinn has been named the No. 1 Re/Max agent in West Tennessee and the No. 3 Re/Max agent in Tennessee by Re/Max International for 2008. Quinn also has been selected as the new broker for Re/Max Elite and is a recipient of the Re/Max Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fourteen financial professionals from Strategic Financial Partners have been named as qualifiers to New England Financials’ annual Leaders Award, Masters Award and Chairman’s Council. They are Chris Magann, Jerry Corless, Russ W. VanderSteeg, Stephen Miles, Mike Cunningham, Hampton A. Holcomb, Walter Grant, Mark Loftis, Joel Bell, Edward S. Felsenthal, Bill Sanders, Gary Frazier, Mike Lane and Fred Schaeffer Jr.

Rhodes College President William E. Troutt has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Trout earned a doctorate in higher education from Peabody College in 1978. He was named president of Rhodes in 1999. Prior to that, Trout served for 17 years as president of Belmont University in Nashville.

Seven inferno employees have been honored with eight awards at the Memphis Advertising Federation’s Sixth Annual Pyramid Awards. The award recipients are Julia Darling, Industry Newcomer of the Year; Kimberley Fulwood, Traffic Manager of the Year; Teri Hanners, Production Manager of the Year; Greg Miller, Diversified Professional of the Year; Jane Sewell, Administrative Support Person of the Year; Lindsey Woodard, Account Manager of the Year; and David Sachry, Interactive Professional of the Year and Ad Man of the Year.

PROPERTY SALES 51 180 16,377
MORTGAGES 21 57 10,144
BUILDING PERMITS 103 665 39,209
BANKRUPTCIES 31 107 7,704