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VOL. 125 | NO. 3 | Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Visible School Names Ellis To Modern Music Ministry Faculty

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Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis has been hired to the Visible School faculty in the Modern Music Ministry program.

Ellis will teach guitar, the history of pop music and hands-on courses in world music and ethnomusicology.

Ellis is a blues musician and writer. He worked for nine years as a music journalist at The Commercial Appeal.

Ellis is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music with a Master of Music in classical guitar. He also serves on the board of governors for The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter.

Cory A. Brown, Michael Burnett Joiner and Joshua B. Dougan have joined Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC as associates. Brown will focus his practice in the areas of transactional health care law and business and commercial law. Joiner will practice in the areas of litigation, employment law, insurance coverage and general insurance defense. Dougan will practice in the areas of tort and insurance defense and workers’ compensation.

JoAnn Hughes of Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. has earned her professional real estate designation as a Certified Residential Specialist.

Chris Peaks of Crye-Leike Realtors Inc. has earned his professional real estate designation as a certified residential specialist. Peaks specializes in residential real estate focusing on first-time homebuyers, new home construction, relocation and foreclosure properties.

Jameson Dylan King has joined the Memphis office of Ford & Harrison LLP.

The Lumbermen’s Club of Memphis has named new officers for 2010. They are Thomas E. Wilson, president; Preston F. Padgett, first vice president; Elsie B. Starr, secretary-treasurer; and Tom Hibdon, director. Also, Joe Hyrka, past president, has received the 2009 J.S.P. Wilson Award in recognition of his personal integrity, leadership and service to the industry.

Dr. Edward J. Stanford has been elected to the board of trustees of AAGL, formerly known as the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Stanford is division head of gynecologic services and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery at UT Medical Group Inc. and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Heath Jackson has joined Financial Federal Savings Bank as vice president of private banking. Mona Adams has joined Financial Federal Savings Bank as mortgage adviser/CRA lending manager.

Memphis Communications Corp. has been recognized by Neopost USA as a major contributor in helping the company achieve market leadership. Memphis Communications has helped Neopost USA, a worldwide provider of mailing and shipping solutions, achieve 51 percent market share in its geographic region. Memphis Communications is a dealership in office furniture and equipment distribution.

Laurie M. Thornton has received the third annual Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award given by James S. Gilliland and Glankler Brown PLLC. This is the second consecutive year Thornton has received this award. Thornton concentrates her practice in residential and commercial real estate law.

Sharon Buske and Kathy Maund have joined Shots & More. Shots & More provides immunizations, lab work, physicals and drug screenings.

Casey Lipford has joined BenchMark at Southwind LLC Realtors. Lipford specializes in residential properties.

Will Comstock has been awarded GreenScape’s annual Associate of the Year award for 2009. Comstock is production manager at GreenScape and was recognized for his leadership, consistency, dependability and honesty.

PROPERTY SALES 120 120 16,027
MORTGAGES 64 64 9,986
BUILDING PERMITS 203 206 38,142
BANKRUPTCIES 21 28 7,500