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VOL. 126 | NO. 111 | Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Littleton Promoted to Manager of Private Banking at Paragon

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Wayne Littleton has been promoted to manager of private banking at Paragon National Bank. He also will continue to serve as president of the bank’s Saddle Creek branch, 7600 Poplar Ave.


(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Auburndale, Fla.
B.S., Freed-Hardeman University; CFP (Certified Financial Planner), College for Financial Planning
Work Experience:
Senior vice president, Union Planters/Regions Bank, 23 years; senior vice president/Germantown president, Paragon Bank, three years
Wife, Kay; son, Travis; daughter, April
Favorite quote:
“Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles.” – Walter Cronkite
Last book read:
“Quiet Strength” by Tony Dungy
Favorite music:
The Beatles
Favorite movie:
Sports teams:
Memphis Grizzlies and the Tennessee Titans
Activities you enjoy outside of work:
Boating and spending time at Pickwick and going to sporting events and antique markets.
What talent do you wish you had?
I wish I were musically inclined.
Who has had the greatest influence on you?
My mother and father
Why did you pursue a career in the banking and financial industry?
I felt that it was a challenging field that also offered stability.
What originally drew you to Paragon National Bank?
The close-knit, family-type environment where there is a genuine concern for employees as well as customers.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments?
Earning the trust and friendship of customers; and attaining the CFP designation.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
The gratification that comes from helping clients achieve their goals.


Rob Kinney has joined MBI as controller. Kinney previously served as controller for Georgia-Pacific and, before that, as controller for Freudenberg Nonwovens.

BNSF Railway Co. has honored two of its Memphis employees as 2010 Employees of the Year. Ed Ferris, superintendent, operations, and Brent Lee, conductor, were part of a team honored for their outstanding service to a customer. They provided superior service to Holcim Cement at their Ste. Genevieve, Mo., facility in 2010.


Carla Rodgers, paralegal studies major at Southwest Tennessee Community College, has received a Carlisle Award from the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature. Rodgers’ award recognized her outstanding performance in the General Assembly. Jonathan Willis, also a paralegal studies major, won the Advanced Moot Court Competition.

The female educators of Delta Kappa Gamma have won Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving “Small Group of the Year” Award in recognition for their work with Shelby County Books from Birth.

Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving Awards have been awarded to community members for the volunteer work. They are Zara Ali, Marka Bennett and Barbara Taylor.


Carol Kemple and Joel Harvard, Hilliard Lyons analysts, have been named to the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Street Analyst Survey.” Kemple took the No. 1 spot in real estate, competing against 89 analysts across the nation. Harvard placed second in the oil and gas producers category.

Dr. Bernadette McNary-Zak and Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson have received Rhodes College’s Clarence Day Awards for Outstanding Teaching and Outstanding Research respectively. McNary-Zak is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, and Jackson is an associate professor in the Department of History.

Terry Donovan has joined State Systems Inc. as the manager of the company’s new Fire Sprinkler Division. He will oversee all aspects of the division, including sales, design, inspections, service work and installations.

PROPERTY SALES 41 308 2,265
MORTGAGES 47 379 2,607
BUILDING PERMITS 128 1,018 6,068
BANKRUPTCIES 53 255 1,787