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VOL. 124 | NO. 182 | Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Caputo Joins Baker Donelson’s Construction Law Practice

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Chris Caputo
Carol Carlson
Andrew Petro
Bryan Edmundson
Henry Brenner
Richie Lupo

Chris Caputo has joined Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Caputo concentrates his practice in construction law and has experience in representing public and private owners, contractors and subcontractors, suppliers, insurers, financial institutions and design professionals.

A graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and the University of Miami School of Law, Caputo has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the field of construction law. He previously served as chairman of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry’s Young Lawyers Division.

Carol Carlson has been named the new executive director of the Humane Society of Memphis. Carlson will be responsible for strategic planning, financial and organization management, fundraising and donor relations, marketing and public relations, staff and volunteer management and overall programs and services. She has more than 22 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising and has served as the acting executive director for Table Mountain Animal Center in Golden, Colo.

Tonya K. Eddins has been named director of development and public relations at The Bodine School. Eddins will be responsible for the school’s public relations activities and will oversee all fundraising and development efforts. Eddins previously served as development officer at Southern College of Optometry and before that as a community relations coordinator at the Memphis Literacy Council, a special events assistant at Elvis Presley Enterprises and a protocol coordinator for the Memphis in May International Festival.

Billy Ryan of the Donati Law Firm LLP has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of labor and employment law.

Matthew J. Lux has joined CRSA Management LLC as senior vice president of finance. Lux previously served as a member of the senior living practice at accounting firm Dixon Hughes PLLC. At CRSA he will provide financial services to clients including financial feasibility, analysis, budget preparation, debt capacity studies, debt restructuring, facility expansion studies and long-term strategic planning.

Andrew Petro has been promoted to senior vice president and manager of the Commercial Lending Group for Trustmark Bank’s Memphis region. Bryan Edmundson has been promoted to credit officer for Trustmark Bank’s Memphis region.

Bill Edwards, Hunter Tubbs, Andrew Wood, Taylor Sargent and Michael Williamson have joined Strategic Financial Partners as financial services representatives.

Henry Brenner has been appointed chair of the board of directors for the Shelby County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District. As chair, Brenner will work to educate the community on the proper times to call 9-1-1. Brenner, who is Christian Brothers University’s director of corporate and community relations, will serve in this capacity through December 2012.

Terrance Daniels has been awarded the first John Fry Scholarship by the Visible School. The scholarship is awarded each year to a media production student based on creative work in music production.

Richie Lupo has joined Unity Hospice Care as administrator of its Southaven and Holly Springs, Miss., offices.

Running Pony Productions has received its eighth Clarion Award in the educational video category. “Cooks for Kids,” a video and television series on tackling childhood obesity, was produced for the National Food Service Management Institute and was distributed in schools across the country. The Clarion honors excellence across all communication disciplines.

PROPERTY SALES 23 23 1,365
MORTGAGES 21 21 1,068
BUILDING PERMITS 117 117 3,173