VOL. 124 | NO. 232 | Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Garrison Appointed to Leadership Post for American Bar Section
By Taylor Shoptaw
Grady M. Garrison
Dr. William E. Troutt
Karl J. Amelchenko
Grady M. Garrison has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.
Garrison, of counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and franchise law.
He has experience in trademark, copyright, franchising, antitrust and trade regulation matters and related licensing, litigation and transactional issues.
Dr. William E. Troutt has joined the Memphis University School Board of Trustees. Troutt is the president of Rhodes College. He also has served as the president of Belmont University in Nashville. Prior to his time at Belmont, he was a senior associate at McManis Associates, a Washington-based higher education consulting firm.
Janice Ballard has joined Key Biologics LLC as laboratory manager. In this position, Ballard will manage the research/service laboratory producing research-grade and clinical-grade biologic products.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has recognized its Miracle in Motion award recipients. They are Steve Belew, security director; Linda Bennett, medical clerical assistant; Cindi Hatfield, occupational therapist; Amy Haynes, occupational therapist; and Larry Rose, facilities supervisor.
Marcia Hargett, a registered nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, has received the DAISY award for extraordinary nurses.
Wyatt Aiken of Commercial Advisors has received the 2009 Realtors Commercial Alliance National Award. The award recognizes a select group of Commercial Realtors for their professional achievements that have been previously acknowledged on a local level.
Lynda Hobbs has joined RedRover Co. as a marketing specialist. Hobbs previously worked as a senior sales analyst for FedEx Services supporting the vice president of corporate sales in the eastern half of the United States. She also has worked as a copywriter at Catherine’s Stores Corp. and as a coordinator of fashion photo shoots.
Karl J. Amelchenko has joined Adams and Reese LLP as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group at the firm’s Memphis office. Amelchenko was a finalist in the 2008 American Association for Justice Trial Competition in Memphis and is a member of the Student Trial Bar and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Dan Lapoint has joined Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions as senior developer in its Digital Media Department. Lapoint has more than five years of Web development experience.
Dr. Meghan D. Sullivan has joined the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT Medical Group Inc. Sullivan earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she currently serves on the faculty as an instructor of medicine.
Joey Bland has joined Commercial Alliance Management as vice president.
The U.S. Census Bureau has appointed six managers for the new 2010 Census in Cordova. They are Rod Loggins, local census office manager; George Manley, assistant manager for field operations; Sharon Yancey, assistant manger for quality assurance; Christina Vann, assistant manager for administration; Danna Lane, assistant manager for recruiting; and Kenneth Karney, assistant manger for technology.
The University of Memphis Office of Institutional Research has been honored for its revised Web site at the annual conference of the Southern Association of Institutional Research. The site was awarded third place and presented to Dr. Gary Donhardt, director of OIR.
Two Memphis attorneys have been elected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. They are David M. Cook, president of Hardison Law Firm, and Rickey E. Wilkins of the Law Offices of Ricky E. Wilkins.