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VOL. 124 | NO. 48 | Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fentress Joins Harris Shelton

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Susan Fentress
Jim Howell
Deborah Speer Hopkins
Harold Blockman
Arthur Cage
Herb Wells
Robert Roll

Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.

She has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of chemical and biotech patent applications. She is knowledgeable regarding Food and Drug Administration and transactional issues relating to medical device and generic drugs, and is also experienced in international and U.S. regulatory issues relating to the design, production and distribution of medical devices.

Fentress holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Marquette University.

Jim Howell has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Howell formed the law offices of Gilder, Howell and Associates PA with Jefferson D. Gilder in 2000. He practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, social security and general civil law.

Deborah Speer Hopkins has been promoted to private client services relationship manager at First Tennessee Bank in Collierville. Hopkins will provide personal service for customized products and affluent clients.

Shalishah Franklin has joined the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission as marketing and communications manager. Franklin was previously an account manager at Chandler Ehrlich. Her career experience includes brand development and public awareness campaigns for Coalition for a Better Memphis, National Foundation for Transplants and multiple campaigns for local elections.

Harold Blockman of Keller Williams Realty has earned the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation presented by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. Realtors earning the designation have completed a comprehensive program combining experience with management education. Blockman is the principal broker for Keller Williams in Memphis.

Glankler Brown PLLC has named the 2009 members of the management committee. They are George J. Nassar Jr., R. Grattan Brown Jr., Steven H. McCleskey, Charles W. Hill, Paul R. Lawler and Kevin C. Cox.

Arthur Cage has been recognized by Roadway for the achievement of driving 5 million accident-free miles.

Dr. Leslie B. McLemore, professor of political science and dean of the graduate school at Jackson State University, has been awarded the 21st Annual Carter G. Woodson Award of Merit at Southwest Tennessee Community College. The award is presented in recognition of the recipient’s longstanding commitment to preserving and promoting the African-American presence in, and contribution to, the United States.

Herb Wells has been elected as board chair of Diversity Memphis. Wells is currently the managing director of global invoicing for FedEx Customer Information Services. He is currently completing his second year as a board member for Diversity Memphis and will become the third board chair to lead the organization.

Clare Maness, sales associate for Crye-Leike Realtors, has joined the company’s Diamond Circle of Excellence for 2009. Maness was among 10 sales associates honored with the company’s most prestigious award. She showed exemplary performance in the areas of professionalism, ethics, loyalty, financial success and service to the community and real estate profession.

ESS, an electronic security systems and network cabling provider, has received the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. listing in the area of fire alarm central station protective signaling. The listing gives ESS the right to issue official UL certificates for fire alarm installations.

Robert Roll has joined Boyle Insurance Agency Inc. as an account executive.

Frank Allen, Jeremy Jones, Patsy Jones, Bill Regenold, Paul Rich, David Rochester and Jim Whitehead, all of Shoemaker Financial, have achieved Million Dollar Round Table status for 2008. The designation recognizes top industry performers in sales and overall performance. Rich and Rochester also received the Senate level of performance.

PROPERTY SALES 40 220 16,417
MORTGAGES 28 85 10,172
BUILDING PERMITS 161 826 39,370
BANKRUPTCIES 29 136 7,733