VOL. 124 | NO. 212 | Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
By Taylor Shoptaw
Dr. Jasbir S. Dhaliwal
Dr. Katherine Wilson Blackney
Kenneth B. Hudson
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
Bloodworth’s initiatives will include fostering regional dialogue on issues, promoting economic sustainability, envisioning the future, promoting environmental sustainability, great neighborhoods, great government and infrastructure, and great places. Bloodworth is the executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co.
Kemp Conrad, senior vice president of Commercial Advisors LLC, has earned his Society of Office and Industrial Realtors designation. Matt Weathersby, associate at Commercial Advisors, has earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.
Dr. Jasbir S. Dhaliwal has been appointed associate dean for academic programs in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. Dhaliwal will oversee the renewal and expansion of the college’s undergraduate programs, its five MBA tracks and its research-based doctoral programs.
John Summers has joined Financial Federal Savings Bank as a residential loan analyst. Gordon Wills has joined as a multifamily asset manager and financial analyst. Eric Montesi has moved into the position of portfolio loan analyst.
Dr. Katherine Wilson Blackney has joined Heartlife Professional Soul-Care as a counselor. Blackney will focus on providing individual counseling, leading interpersonal process psychotherapy, conducting intake interviews, and administering psychological assessments. She has worked as a counselor at The Transformation Center for Women, Exchange Club of Memphis and the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home.
Ginna Abbey has been named Employee of the Second Quarter at the RJ Young Co. Abbey is a corporate recruiter for the company.
The Germantown Symphony Orchestra has announced its new board of directors for the 2009-2010 season. They are Bill Butner, Christal McManus, Johanne Swett, Marsha Rider, Linda Brittingham, Debbi Hicks, Dottie Neuf, Diane Foner Coons, Leslie Kuharich, Dr. Alex Novikoff, Dr. Ronald Vernon, Russ Clements, Ann Kendall Ray, Marti Patchell and Carrie Corbett.
Kenneth B. Hudson of Architecture Inc. has been named vice president of Memphis’ Downtown Neighborhood Association. As vice president, Hudson will be responsible for coordinating various committees and assisting in the redevelopment of the Downtown Neighborhood Association.
Chris Woods Construction Co. Inc. has joined American Buildings Co.’s national network of builders. As an authorized ABC Builder, Chris Woods Construction will have access to America Buildings’ engineering and design expertise, technology and metal building products.
Lindsey Brewer has joined Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions as a junior art director.
Counterpart Communication Design has received three American Graphic Design Awards. The agency was honored for its work on the Ivory Tower T-shirt for Architecture Inc.; the invitation to Counterparty 6, the agency’s 2008 anniversary party; and the agency’s own 2008 client Christmas note cards.
William Uhlhorn and Yuchi Chou have joined Keller Williams Realty.
The National School Boards Association has honored David Pickler with its Distinguished Service Award for outstanding commitment to public education and his proven school board leadership and community service. Pickler is the Shelby County Board of Education chairman. He has received the award twice before.
Sue Stinson-Turner has been elected to serve as secretary/treasurer of the Tennessee Association of Realtors. Stinson-Turner is the managing broker of Crye-Leike Realtors’ Germantown, Forest Hill-Irene branch.