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VOL. 126 | NO. 12 | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gibson Honored as Part of ‘30 Under 30’ List

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Andre Gibson, chair of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission and vice president of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals, has been named among Rosewood Hotels’ national 30 Under 30 campaign.

Gibson (Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Sumter, S.C. (military brat)
Work Experience:
Systems Integration Administrator at Buckman USA for five years
Son, Andre Gibson Jr., 3 years old.
Last book read:
“Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” by Jared Diamond
Activities you enjoy outside of work:
Travel, live music, volunteering.
Why is community involvement important to you?
I think it’s important that everyone takes a personal stake in the future of our community. Be it our neighborhoods, families/social circles, schools, anything. We’ve hit a low point of sorts lately, and we’ll never rise out of it if we all sit around waiting on someone else to make it better.
What does it mean to you to be named to the Rosewood 30 Under 30 list?
One of the more humbling things about being recognized ... is that it is a national award. I read the bios of the other 29 inductees and I see people from all over the country, who are doing really impressive work in their communities.
What does your work entail?
I’m employed at Buckman USA as a Systems Integration Administrator in our compliance department. ... I’m able to play a key role in new product introduction and our quality system. I’m also active in maintaining and updating our ISO procedures, and internal auditing of our ISO system. As a commissioner and chair of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission, I dedicate my efforts to our goal of making Memphis a beautiful, healthy and safe place to live.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
So far, being appointed to, and later elected chair of the Memphis City Beautiful Commission. I appreciate the vote of confidence by my fellow commissioners, and look forward to positioning the commission to meet or exceed the city’s needs.


Dr. Monica B. Griffin has been named medical director of the Baptist Minor Medical Centers.

Four attorneys from Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham PLLC have been selected as Memphis Area Superlawyers for 2010. They are Robert Green, civil litigation defense; Richard Allen Jr., employment and labor; James Summers, construction litigation; and James Simpson, employment and labor. Kirk Caraway has been selected as a Rising Star in the area of employment and labor. Jason Beard has joined the firm as a new member.

Metal artist Mary Catherine Floyd has received the Metropolitan Bank’s first annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.


Jay Easter has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. as a senior landscape architect. Irene Ball has joined the firm as marketing writer.

Alan Crone, partner at Kramer + Crone PLC, has been named a Super Lawyer in the area of employment and labor law.

Renee Trammell has been named vice president of practice development for UT Medical Group Inc. Trammell most recently served in a leadership position at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Jeff Rosenblum of Rosenblum & Reisman has been selected for the 2010 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers. Rosenblum also has been named to the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Tennessee by The American Trial Lawyers Association.

PROPERTY SALES 81 277 20,909
MORTGAGES 85 329 24,074
BUILDING PERMITS 219 672 43,265
BANKRUPTCIES 64 238 13,418