VOL. 126 | NO. 22 | Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Stephen Hegdale Named General Manager at BarDett
By Taylor Shoptaw
Stephen Hegdale has been named general manger of BarDett, dba A.S. Barboro, a Memphis-based distributor of Miller and Coors beer with ties to Nashville’s Det Distributing Co.
(Photo: Bob Bayne)
Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.
Education: B.S., the University of Tulsa
Work Experience: 25 years in the beer business, both at Miller Brewing Co., and privately held distributor organizations.
Family: Married to wife, Angelique, for 20 years, two children: Jacob 16, and Gavin 13.
Favorite quote: “Successful people do whatever it takes”
Last book read: “Jack: Straight From the Gut” by Jack Welch
Favorite music: All types: country, pop and rap.
Favorite movie: “Jerry Maguire”
Sports team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: fishing, golf.
What talent do you wish you had? As a small child, I thought I would someday be an actor.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My wife. She makes me a better person.
How did you get started in the beer business? As a driver helper riding on trucks, during summer vacation from college.
What led you to join BarDett as general manager? I was the sales manager for Det Distributing Co. in Nashville for several years, so they asked me if I was interested in this opportunity. It was a great fit, and I am excited to be given the opportunity.
What will your role as general manager entail? Complete oversight for the entire operation, supervision of 132 full-time employees.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Seeing my employees become successful.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with people, winning, performing better than the competition.
Vicky B. Gregg has been elected to the board of directors of First Horizon National Corp. Gregg is chief executive officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Gregory Duckett, senior vice president and corporate counsel for Baptist Memorial Health Care, has been selected to serve as vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
T. Evan Nebeker has been named president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Memphis Temple.
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP has been recognized as a leader in client service by the corporate attorneys who work at the nation’s Fortune 1000 companies. The survey was conducted by BTI Consulting Group.
Bradly Reedy has joined Reedy & Co. as a senior investment advisor. Santa Cuanalo has joined the company as a leasing agent. Tina Tant has joined the company as office manager and Cory Moore has joined the company as assistant bookkeeper.
Dr. Bettina Gaycken and Dr. Marsha Orcutt have joined the team of radiologists at Baptist Women’s Health Center.
Ayoka Pond has been named director of public relations and internal communications at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. Cynthia Allen has been promoted to community involvement manager. Jennifer Massey has been promoted to manager of creative services.
Eric Howell has been promoted to branch manager for the Houston Levee branch of Bank of Bartlett.