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VOL. 126 | NO. 140 | Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hansen Promoted to Store Manager at Macy’s

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Greg Hansen has been promoted to vice president/store manager at Macy’s Oak Court.


(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Lynbrook, N.Y.

Education: B.A., State University of New York

Work Experience: Vice president/store manager, Macy’s Inc., 22 years. Worked throughout New

York, New England, Ohio and Tennessee

Family: Wife, Andrea; daughters Kylar, 6, and Kaitlyn, 2

Favorite quote: “Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.” – Walt Disney

Last book read: “Andersonville” by MacKinley Kantor

Favorite music: ’80s pop

Favorite movie: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Sports team: New York Mets, New York Jets, New York Rangers and New York Knicks

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Gardening, traveling, exploring

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could act!

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother and father

Why did you pursue a career in retail? Retail was fun, fresh and fashionable. On the cutting edge of American culture.

What originally drew you to Macy’s? Macy’s Herald Square is the world’s largest store – logical first choice!

What do you hope to accomplish in your role as store manager? To truly get our team to see the store through the eyes of the customer. To live it every day, not just talk about it.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? Throughout my career, I have been a part of many great teams who have inspired and guided me to achieve success.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Working side by side with our customers and associates to create a better Macy’s shopping experience.


Healthy Memphis Common Table has announced the addition of seven members to join 10 others to its board of directors. New members are Donna Abney, assistant to executive vice president and chief financial officer at Methodist Healthcare; Diane Brown, vice president, organizational development, at American Electric/Thomas & Betts; Linda Carter, SPHR managing director at FedEx Express; Zach Chandler, administrator/CEO at Baptist Memorial Hospital; Reggie Crenshaw, senior vice president, innovation and process improvement, at The ServiceMaster Co.; Leigh Fox, president and executive director of Game Day Health Kids Foundation; and Casey Lawhead, vice president of private banking at IBERIABANK.

Ellen Watson has been appointed on an interim basis as vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer at the University of Memphis. Watson joined the U of M’s IT staff in 2008. She previously served in IT leadership roles at St. Louis University and Loyola University in Chicago and in IT and library leadership roles at Indiana State University and Bradley University.

Christian Brothers University’s communications and marketing department has been awarded Gold and Silver Communication Awards at the 2011 Tennessee College Public Relations Association Spring Conference Awards. CBU was awarded the Gold in the Special Publication category for its CMBA Brochure and Silver in the Banner/Outdoor Media category for its Graduate & Professional Studies’ “Distinguished Yourself” billboard and transit series.

Four attorneys from the Memphis office of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC have been listed in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA. They are John Good, corporate/M&A; John Speer, litigation: general commercial; Richard Spore, real estate; and John Stemmler, real estate.

Martha Perine Beard has been elected second vice chair-elect on the St. Jude board of governors for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Beard is the senior branch executive of the Memphis Region of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Terry Burman has been elected to the position of first vice chair-elect. Burman is retired from Sterling Jewelers as its chair and CEO.


Four attorneys from Adams and Reese LLP have been ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the state of Tennessee in the Chambers USA 2011 directory. They are Reed Houk, real estate; Lucian Pera, litigation: general commercial; Linda Edell Howard, media and entertainment; and Lynn Morrow, media and entertainment.

Aaron Munn has joined Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC as an associate attorney. Munn’s practice focuses on transactional matters ranging from real estate to health care law.

PROPERTY SALES 51 180 16,377
MORTGAGES 21 57 10,144
BUILDING PERMITS 103 665 39,209
BANKRUPTCIES 31 107 7,704