VOL. 125 | NO. 160 | Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Harris Joins Transnetyx as VP of Sales
By Taylor Shoptaw
Michael Harris has joined Transnetyx, a genetic diagnostics company, as vice president of sales for the company’s pharmacogenomics division.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Education: BA, Business Marketing – University of North Florida
Work Experience: 20 years’ experience in the Managed Care, Specialty Pharmacy and Medical Software Marketplace
Family: Wife, Sheila; two sons, Austin and Ben
Favorite quote: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Last book read: “Success is a Choice” by Rick Pitino
Favorite music: Anything by Eric Clapton
Favorite movie: “Caddyshack”
Sports team: Florida Gators
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Coaching and outdoor sports
What talent do you wish you had? More patience
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Parents
What drew you to Transnetyx? How genetic testing is changing the way medicine will be practiced
What do you most enjoy about your work? I love the health care industry and building relationships.
Patricia Robertson has joined Allen & Hoshall as a transportation engineer and designer. Robertson will develop roadway and street designs to meet all applicable state, local and federal requirements. Meg Gregory has joined Allen & Hoshall as program development specialist. Gregory will communicate with current and former clients to assess current and future needs.
The Tennessee Health Care Association has awarded scholarships to five Memphis-area nurses to continue their education and advance their career in long-term care. They are Ashley Byrd of Trezevant Manor; Sheila Freeman, Katrina Lewis and Ellie Lott of Quince Nursing & Rehabilitation; and Kimberly Townsend of Whitehaven Community Living Center.
Melonie Johnson has been honored with a Great Women of Gaming Rising Star distinction by “Casino Enterprise Management” magazine. Johnson is the vice president of finance for Harrah’s Tunica. Johnson was one of only 11 women honored with the 2010 Great Women of Gaming Distinction for outstanding professionalism, perseverance, drive, commitment and mentorship.
George T. Lewis of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been named a recipient of the 2009-2010 Public Service Honor Roll Award by the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and its Law in Public Service Committee.
Jenna Simpson has been promoted to junior designer at MBI. Simpson previously served as an intern at MBI.
WKNO Public Broadcasting has announced new board members and officers for 2010-2011. The officers are Dr. Craig Esrael, chairman; Calvin Anderson, Rick Schultz, vice-chairman; secretary; Michael LaBonia, treasurer. The new board members are Mike Bruns, J. Dabney Collier, H. Montgomery Martin, Ray Stitle and Johnnie B. Watson.
Felicia Peat has been named director of education and programs at The Children’s Museum of Memphis. Brad Laney has bee named director of visitor and volunteer services.
Kim Pace of Boyle Insurance Agency has been named the 2010 Outstanding Customer Service Representative of the Year for the state of Tennessee by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Pace was selected for both a winning essay and having demonstrated outstanding service and professionalism within the insurance community.