VOL. 125 | NO. 238 | Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Lynch to Lead Playhouse’s PR, Marketing
By Taylor Shoptaw
Lisa Lynch has joined Playhouse on the Square as director of public relations and marketing.
Education: B.A., theater performance, University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A. journalism (in progress), University of Memphis
Work Experience: A broadcast news internship, educational theater in Minnesota and New Jersey, and some random jobs before deciding on graduate school.
Favorite movie: “500 Days of Summer,” especially for the party scene.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Eating at local restaurants, live music.
What talent do you wish you had? Drums!
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My sister, Lesley. She’s brilliant and logical. She’s known what she wanted to do with her life since a career day in middle school and she simply did it. She challenged me to figure out what I want and to move forward with my life when I was feeling sorry for myself.
Why did you pursue a career in marketing and public relations? I like to talk, write, listen and be nice to people. I figured if I could do that for an organization that I admire and respect, then I would never dread going to work and I would never have to lie.
What drew you to Playhouse on the Square? I am excited about the growth I have seen at Playhouse on the Square. Our arts community has such amazing talent that we could rival other cities that are a draw in terms of arts and culture. That is possible here and I want to be part of the movement that makes that happen.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? So far, getting this job. The first job in your field is always the hardest to get. This one combines all of my interests. I really lucked out. I couldn’t ask for a better fit.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Theaters are wonderful places to work and theater people are some of the most welcoming, passionate and genuine people you’ll ever meet. It is exciting to be surrounded by that creative energy, and I get to meet new people every day.
George Nassar Jr. of Glankler Brown PLLC has been named the 2011 Memphis Tax Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America.
Nora Capwell has been named executive director of Shelby County Books from Birth.
Four attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been named Lawyers of the Year in their specialty by Best Lawyers in America. C. Thomas Cates has been named the 2011 Memphis Municipal Lawyer of the Year. W.J. Michael Cody has been named 2011 Memphis Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year. Jef Feibelman has been named 2011 Memphis Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year. J. Brook Lathram has been named 2011 Memphis Mass Tort Litigator of the Year.
Mike Pohlman, president and chief executive officer of Pickering Inc., has been named West Tennessee representative on the board of directors of the Tennessee Economic Development Council for 2010-2011.
Glen Reid and Charles Key, attorneys at the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP, have been named Lawyers of the Year for 2011 by Best Lawyers in America. Reid was selected for his legal work in products liability. Key was selected for his legal work in health care.