VOL. 125 | NO. 97 | Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Fannin Promoted to Director at Youth Villages Dogwood Campus
By Taylor Shoptaw
Fannin Photo: Bob Bayne
Nicole Fannin has been promoted director of Youth Villages Dogwood Campus.
Fannin joined Youth Villages as a counselor in 2001. Since then, she has served the organization as program manger and regional supervisor for its foster care program.
Fannin has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal and social behavior with a concentration in juvenile justice.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my husband, Chris Fannin, and our two boys, Collin and Carson. The three of them are hilarious! I also enjoy dancing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My Mother! Joyce Ann Bynum is filled with dignity and grace, and she carries amazing strength. She is such a blessing to those around her.
What drew you to Youth Villages? I wanted to work for Youth Villages because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children. The children Youth Villages helps typically have been abused and neglected, and they often struggle with some type of emotional or behavioral issues. … Being able to help these children and being part of their road to healing and hope is extremely rewarding.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? My greatest professional accomplishment is helping develop strong leaders within the organization who are of high moral character and who believe in caring for our youth as though we’re their own parents. … The goal of everyone I work with is the same: to help children the best we can so they can succeed after they leave our campus.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy it all! I enjoy working with my staff, helping the children and getting to know them personally … and I enjoy the challenge of balancing everything that my new position as director of the Dogwood Campus entails. I love my job, and I love Youth Villages. I am honestly having the time of my life.
David DeLeeuw has joined the Hernando office of Askew, Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a senior transportation engineer. His experience includes traffic studies, planning, conceptual design, environmental studies, right-of-way acquisition, preliminary and final design of bridge and highway projects and construction management.
Eric Dailey, a junior majoring in political science at Rhodes College, has been selected as a 2010 Truman Scholar. The awarded was bestowed by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to 60 college students out of 576 candidates nationwide. The award provides financial support for graduate study in preparation for careers in government, public service, the nonprofit sector and education.
John Crisp has been named general manager of the “Next Generation” Holiday Inn & Suites Memphis Wolfchase Galleria. As general manager, Crisp will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the property.
Robert Hudson has been named regional manager of all sales channels in Southwest Tennessee at Cellular South. Hudson has more than 18 years of retail and B2B experience in the telecommunications industry.
Lindsay Reynolds has joined Counterpart Communication Design as an account coordinator. Reynolds has previously served as a management trainee for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as a consumer innovation center intern at Young and Rubicam in New York City and as a marketing and sales representative at Volunteer Princess Cruises LLC in Knoxville.
Nathan Green has joined the team at the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce as membership consultant. Green’s focus will be to build active membership by reaching out to the nearly 10,000 businesses in the area.