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VOL. 126 | NO. 199 | Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brucker Joins McManus Reilly As Investment, Insurance Adviser

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Edward Brucker III has joined McManus Reilly Financial Foresight as investment and insurance adviser.


(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

Education: Master of business administration from University of Phoenix

Work experience: Began career in commercial banking, trust investment services and estate planning. Over the past 10 years was a divisional sales manager for several real estate investment firms and was responsible for raising capital and business development with individual and family office groups.

Family: Married with two children in college. One is at the University of Memphis; the other, Harvard.

Favorite quote: “Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity.” – Sir Walter Scott

Last book: “Freakonomics”

Music: Classic rock

Favorite movie: “The King’s Speech”

Sports team: Memphis Tigers basketball

Activities outside work: Golf, cooking

What talent do you wish you had? Scratch golfer

Who was your greatest influence? My father

Why did you pursue a career in banking and finance? I have derived satisfaction from my efforts to help clients take control of their future now with investment and asset protection strategies.

What drew you to McManus Reilly Financial Foresight? Both partners have distinctly different approaches to their clients. Both, very successful. I find my style to be a combination of both, so I fall in the middle. I appreciate the independence, integrity and reputation that they have established here in Memphis.

What do you hope to accomplish in your new role? Build a client base predicated on the successful practice and strong client relationships Mike McManus and Mike Reilly have developed over many years.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? I successfully assisted in the development of a small company’s expansion, including sales management, marketing and business development.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Building rapport with clients and finding quality options and solutions to fulfill a need.


Karen Ward has been promoted to senior vice president and chief human resources officer of BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee. Ward will be responsible for properties and corporate services, in addition to human resources functions across all lines of business for the company.

Dr. Helena Geissler has joined the medical staff of Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association PC. Dr. Geissler will see patients at MOGA’s Wolfchase and Baptist Women’s East offices.

Blanchard E. Tual of Tual Graves PLLC has been included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of litigation – trusts and estates, and trusts and estates.

Seventeen attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been recognized in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Nathan A. Bicks, C. Thomas Cates, W.J. Michael Cody, LeeAnne Marshall Cox, Joe M. Duncan, Jef Feibelman, Douglas F. Halijan, David J. Harris, Les Jones, Lisa A. Krupicka, Allen T. Malone, Charles F. Newman, Joel Porter, R. Michael Potter, Thad S. Rodda Jr., W. Rowlett Scott, Laurel C. Williams.



Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis’ executive director, Dwayne Spencer, has been named Leader of the Year at Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee’s inaugural State Impact Awards. The awards recognize individuals and groups that have significantly impacted the lives of local residents and communities and, in the process, inspired others to make a difference.

Timothy W. Smith of The Law Offices of Timothy W. Smith, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the area of medical negligence litigation.

PROPERTY SALES 157 157 10,093
MORTGAGES 161 161 11,107
BUILDING PERMITS 229 229 22,402
BANKRUPTCIES 54 54 6,365