VOL. 124 | NO. 53 | Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Rosa Becomes GM at Holiday Inn-Wolfchase
By Taylor Shoptaw
Jesse M. Wesberry Jr.
John H. Sullivan
James B. Summitt
Chris Rosa has been named general manger of the Holiday Inn and Suites Memphis-Wolfchase. Rosa will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the property. He previously served as vice president of operations for Equity Estates, general manger at the Sheraton Meadowlands and area manger of the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Rosa also has been named General Manager of the Year by Patriot American Hotels and Hotelier of the Year by the Connecticut Hospitality Association.
Kevin Kane has been elected board chair of the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Kane is the president and chief executive officer of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. Other elected officers include Antonio Matthews, vice chairman; J. Madison Wells III, treasurer; and Gretchen McLennon, secretary. The three new elected board members are Al Kapone, Barry Leff and Dr. Rolando Toyos.
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors has named Frances Anderson of Crye-Leike Realtors the 2008 Realtor Associate of the Year. Anderson also has received the Welcome Home Memphis Certification for Fair and Affordable Housing.
DAC has added four new fitness coaches to its staff. They are John Christopher Akins, Tommy Bingham, Jody Merrill and Lindsey Rowsey.
Jesse M. Wesberry Jr. has joined the Department of Opthalmology at UT Medical Group Inc. Wesberry provides general eye care, glaucoma treatment, cosmetic blepharoplasty, Botox injections and cataract surgery. Wesberry earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
Don Varner, affiliate broker at Crye-Leike, Realtors, has earned his Certified Premier Properties Specialist designation. Varner is based in the company’s Forest Hill-Irene office.
Seven attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been named to the “150 Best Lawyers 2009” by BusinessTN magazine. They are Leo M. Bearman Jr., E. Franklin Childress Jr., William H. D. Fones Jr., Grady M. Garrison, James R. Hall Jr., Robert C. Liddon Jr. and Buckner Wellford.
William Long, Diana Bailey and Bruce Hopkins have been elected to the board of directors of Trezevant Manor.
Kristan Bell has joined Unity Hospice Care as manger of administrative operations. Bell’s new responsibilities will focus on finance and compliance. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in professional studies in health administration.
Jeffrie Bruton has been awarded the Ruby R. Wharton Outstanding Woman Award for Business. Bruton was honored for her work as a leader in the field of developmental disabilities. She is the executive director of Shelby Residential and Vocational Services.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis has named members of the board of trustees. They are Joe Brown, Katina H. Gaines, Anna McQuiston Holtzclaw, Carey Snider and William Wilson Taylor.
Jeremy Flippin, Eric Friederichsen and Nick Sowell have joined Shoemaker Financial as registered representatives.
R. Scott Barber has been promoted to regional president of Harrah’s Mid-South Region/Tunica. Barber most recently served as senior vice president and general manger at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and oversaw a $550 million renovation and expansion project at the casino.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry Alumni Association has honored John H. Sullivan and James B. Summitt as 2009 Outstanding Alumni.
Jeff Morris has received his Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate designation from the National Auctioneers Association’s Education Institute. Morris is the principal auctioneer at Morris Auction Group. He specializes in auctions of real estate, homes, commercial properties, industrial and land.
Megan M. Bartels, Brooks K. Hamner and Sujan Rajbhandary have been promoted as senior financial analysts at Mercer Capital.