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VOL. 125 | NO. 199 | Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lintner Promoted at Obsidian Public Relations

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Photo: Lance Murphey

Crissy Lintner has been promoted to director of client services at Obsidian Public Relations.

Hometown: Laurel, Miss.
Married to John Lintner, two step-children, Jack, 6, and Sarah, 3
Favorite quote:
My show choir director in high school had a saying, “Cope and adjust.” It’s kind of become a mantra over the years. If something goes awry, you just deal with it and move on.
Who has had the greatest influence on you?
My grandmother (Mammaw) was a huge influence on my love of music. She introduced me to the piano and encouraged my talents. She also was a genuinely sweet and loving person, and I think she helped shape who I am today.
Why did you pursue a career in public relations?
It was the degree that required the least amount of math courses! In all seriousness, I knew I loved writing, meeting and talking to new people, and it seemed like a perfect career for my personality.
What drew you to Obsidian?
I had been working in the not-for-profit realm for nearly five years – mostly focused on fundraising – when an e-mail came through my inbox about an open position as an account executive at Obsidian. The opportunity to go back to my PR roots and work for a growing firm sounded like an appealing challenge and is a decision I am happy to have made.
What will your new role at Obsidian entail?
I’ll be managing our account team of nine people by providing strategic council on client initiatives, editing writing projects, overseeing day-to-day operations, finding new talent and planning professional development activities.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
I’m lucky to work in a field where I get to see the fruits of my labor on a daily basis through successful publicity initiatives for our clients. I think I would consider my time so far at Obsidian to be one filled with accomplishment that is tangible and fulfilling.

Randy Jefferson has joined Keller Williams Realty. Jefferson is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Club and has served as officer on the Education Foundation.

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP has been ranked by U.S. News Media Group as among the nation’s Best Law Firms. Wyatt’s attorneys in Memphis were ranked as leaders in 11 legal practice areas.

Five members of Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC have been ranked in the 2011 edition of “Best Lawyers in America” as being among the nation’s leading labor and employment attorneys. They are Steven Hymowitz, Jonathan E. Kaplan, Jay W. Kiesewetter, Paul Prather and Robert D. Meyers.

Sarah Fiser has joined Destination King as national sales manager. Fiser previously worked as program development manager for Atlanta Arrangements/GEP Atlanta.


Paul Bourassa of Lifeblood Midsouth Regional Blood Center has been elected for a second three-year term as treasurer for the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

Terry Rogers and Fred Vann have joined the Germantown office of Shoemaker Financial as registered representatives.

J. Carey Thompson has been appointed vice president for Enrollment and Communications and Dean of Admission at Rhodes College. Thompson leads the college’s newly formed Division of Enrollment and Communications comprising the offices of admissions, communications and financial aid.

Patrick Wyatt has been elected to the board of directors for Mid-South Spay and Neuter Services. Wyatt is executive director of The Parkview Retirement Community.

PROPERTY SALES 101 603 9,602
MORTGAGES 92 538 10,616
BUILDING PERMITS 215 1,282 20,958
BANKRUPTCIES 51 408 6,108