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VOL. 125 | NO. 87 | Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jeff Barry Joins Commercial Advisors As Senior V.P.

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Barry  Photo: Lance Murphey

Hometown: Memphis
Education: Memphis University School; Vanderbilt, B.S. in Economics; Vanderbilt, M.B.A.
Work experience:
Belz Enterprises 1988-1990; Barry Properties LLC 1990-present; Commercial Advisors, present
Family: Wife, Amy; daughters, Kate and Ellie; son, Hall
Last book read: “Lonesome Dove”
Music: Bluegrass, Classical
Movies: “Braveheart,” “Sound of Music,” “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Sports team: Tigers Basketball
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Time with family, camping, hunting
What talent do you wish you had? Singing
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Mom, dad and Alice.
Why did you pursue a career in real estate? I think I received my dad’s “love of the land.” I also love working with people. The creative side of land development as well as the “deal” side of helping buyers and sellers on transactions is a good fit for me.
What have been your most rewarding professional accomplishments? Being able to work in a wide variety of land deals, ranging from subdivision development to buying and selling of farm and hunting land. Along with that, helping people realize their goals in those areas.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Being outside with people (i.e. NOT in the office).

Doug Browne has been promoted to vice president of the Peabody Hotel Group. Browne will retain his position as general manager of The Peabody Memphis as well. Browne was appointed general manager of the hotel in 2003 and has led the hotel to elevate its service standards and regain its Forbes four star rating.

Dr. Keith Carver has been appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni affairs. Most recently, Carver spent four years as assistant vice chancellor for development at the University of Tennessee, Martin.

Seven attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been ranked as leaders in their field in the 2010 edition of “Chambers USA.” Robert J. DelPriore and Matthew S. Heiter were recognized in the area of corporate/mergers and acquisitions. Edward R. Young was recognized in the area of labor and employment. E. Franklin Childress Jr. was recognized in the area of litigation (bankruptcy). Leo Bearman Jr. was recognized in the area of litigation (general commercial). Mary L. Aronov and Robert C. Liddon Jr. were recognized in the area of real estate.

The Association of Legal Administrators, Memphis Chapter have announced the new board of directors for 2010-2011. Bonna Canale of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is president. Greg Dickey of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC is president elect. Betsy Widdop of Apperson Crump PLC is vice president (education). Kim Harden of Weintraub Stock PC is secretary. Elizabeth Dawson of McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess PLLC is treasurer. Kathy Mathis with the office of vice president, general counsel and secretary at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is past president.

Dr. Ching-Hon Pui of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been honored with the Clinical Excellence Award at the fifth annual National Physician of the Year Awards, organized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The Clinical Excellence Award recognizes physicians who exemplify excellence in clinical medical practice. Pui is the chair of the Department of Oncology at St. Jude.

Ty Deal has been promoted to account manager at Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions. Deal joined the agency in November 2007 as an account coordinator.

Dr. Robert J. Walker, chair of the Department of Education at Southwest Tennessee Community College, has received the President’s Volunteer Service award for outstanding work as a volunteer teacher-trainer of new college teachers at Debre Birhan University in Ethiopia. The award is given to individuals who volunteer at least 100 hours in a given year.

PROPERTY SALES 32 252 16,449
MORTGAGES 35 120 10,207
BUILDING PERMITS 215 1,041 39,585
BANKRUPTCIES 52 188 7,785