VOL. 126 | NO. 32 | Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Letitia Robertson Joins BRIDGES
By Taylor Shoptaw
Letitia Robertson has joined BRIDGES as vice president of Bridge Builders.
(Photo: Lance Murphey)
Education: BBA, University of Memphis; MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
Work Experience: Vice President of Operations, Leadership Memphis; Director of Multicultural Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude; Internet Content Manager, St. Jude; Program Coordinator, Junior Achievement, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Family: Husband, Roderick Robertson; three boys: Roderick Jr., 19, Terrence, 9, and Laurence, 4
Favorite quote: “A smile is the beginning of peace.” – Mother Teresa
Last book read: “Memphis and the Paradox of Place” by Dr. Wanda Rushing
Favorite music: Jazz
Favorite movie: “Shawshank Redemption”
Sports team: Dallas Cowboys – do or die!
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy riding my motorcycle with my husband every opportunity I get.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wanted to be a contemporary dancer. Having two left feet makes it impossible.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I have had two great mentors at critical times in my career path: Ruby Bright and Deidre Malone.
What drew you to BRIDGES? There is a quiet, youth-led social change movement occurring in Memphis and it begins at BRIDGES. Plans are under way to increase the number of youth served through Bridge Builders from 5,000 to 15,000 annually. I could not pass up the opportunity to work with young leaders who will be uniquely poised to help make our community better.
What will your role as VP of Bridge Builders entail? I will oversee the development and expansion of BRIDGES’ youth programming, thereby ensuring that more young people have access.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? To have played an integral role in helping Leadership Memphis expand and implement its community leadership program continuum has been a great highlight of my career.
Robert S. Gordon, chief administrative officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Mid-South Health Care Executives.
Lauren Hannaford has been promoted to account executive at Obsidian Public Relations. Hannaford has been with the firm since 2008.
Four members of Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews PLC have been named 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers by “Law & Politics.” Donald E. Bourland and Robert J. Pinstein were selected in the area of real estate. John J. Heflin III was selected in business litigation and Paul A. Matthews was selected in bankruptcy.
Liz Daggett, assistant professor of art at Rhodes College, has been selected as an expert in documentary film by the U.S. Department of State to travel overseas in 2011 as part of the American Documentary Showcase. Daggett’s film “Ranching and the Race to Save the Rage” was one of the films chosen to travel with the showcase.
Andrea Schultz, paralegal at Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC, has completed the two-day certified paralegal examination.
Stephanie Cowan has been named administrative director for the cardiovascular service line at Methodist University Hospital.
Dr. Todd Robinson has joined the department of medicine at UT Medical Group Inc. Dr. Robinson also has been named instructor of preventive medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Mesha Crump has been promoted to account assistant at Obsidian Public Relations. Crump joined the firm in 2010 as an intern.
Anupam Lahiri has been named the director of rehabilitation services for Methodist South Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services.