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VOL. 125 | NO. 116 | Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fulbright-Dent Joins First Tennessee Team

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Fulbright-Dent  Photo: Lance Murphey

Moya Fulbright-Dent has been named to the First Tennessee Bank private client team.

Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
Education: B.S. in finance, University of Memphis; MBA, Union University
Work Experience: Eight years at American Express Financial Advisors; six and a half years in banking, five at First Tennessee
Family: Husband and college sweetheart, Daniel; and two-year-old son, Colin.
Favorite quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The two people who have influenced me most are my mother and my first boss, Harish Vishria. By example, my mom instilled a work ethic, mental toughness and positive attitude that has gotten me through every experience in my life. (Vishria) taught me the difference between a dream and a goal and gave me the ability to teach others how to achieve their dreams by setting goals.
Why did you pursue a career in financial services? As a child, I saw firsthand the difference asset management can make in not only one person’s life but that of a whole multigenerational family. When I was about 10 years old, two older family members passed away. I learned at that early age how difficult it can be to struggle with the emotional and financial challenges that can come with a loss in a family. I saw then how important it is to be prepared for life’s uncertainties so that one can make the right choices.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider the everyday difference I am able to make in my clients’ lives my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Each person’s financial situation is different. When I chose to major in business instead of art or literature, I thought I was giving up the chance to use my creativity. I have found that developing a plan for an individual, a family, or a business takes just as much creativity as writing a novel or painting a picture.

Milton Hobbs Jr. has been elected as a member of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Hobbs concentrates his practice in the areas of business and corporate law, tax, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, estate planning and probate, commercial real estate, construction and intellectual property law.

Douglas Foster has joined the firm as an associate. Foster concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial, construction and insurance litigation, insurance agency matters, personal injury and family law.


Boyle Investment Company has promoted five executives. Kathy Pampuro has been promoted to senior vice president.


Shellie Moses, Pete Gross, Tom Hutton and Bradley Wilford have been promoted to vice president.


Mike Cody, Velma Lois Jones, Brother Joel McGraw, Rudi E. Scheidt and Ron Wong have been honored by Diversity Memphis at its fifth annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner. The honorees were recognized for their examples of integrity and community leadership.

Jim Duncan, executive director of the Memphis Botanic Garden, has been presented the Club Horticulture Commendation award by the Garden Clubs of America.

Duncan received the award for his exemplary service to the Garden. This is the second consecutive year that Duncan has been recognized by the Garden Clubs of America.

Renaissance Group has been recognized with the Outstanding Commercial Achievement award by the City Beautification Board of Gainesville, Fla., for its design of the downtown Hampton Inn & Suites in Gainesville.

Thomas B. Buford has joined the executive management team of Active Implants Corp. as its new vice president, global research and development.

Prior to joining Active Implants, Buford was vice president, research and development at NovaLign

Orthopaedics Inc. and also has held positions at Smith & Nephew PLC, Sulzer Orthopedics and Wright Medical Technology Inc.

PROPERTY SALES 128 234 13,285
MORTGAGES 80 152 8,323
BANKRUPTCIES 42 79 6,299