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VOL. 126 | NO. 204 | Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord.

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.


(Photo: Lance Murphey)

Hometown: Columbus, Ga.

Education: I am a proud (University of Tennessee) Volunteer. I graduated in 1998 with a degree in art history.

Family: My husband, Joel, is working on his master’s of musicology degree at the University of Memphis. We have two beautiful children. Collin is 9 and Hana is 6.

Favorite music: I love The Beatles, but you can’t go wrong with Elvis, either.

Sports team: UT football

Activities you enjoy outside of work: I like working with glass. I have a kiln and enjoy fusing glass to make bowls, plates and jewelry. I also scrapbook, crochet, paint … basically anything crafty.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? Patty Taylor, my dance teacher from junior high and high school. She taught me that if I wanted something, I had to work for it. Nothing was ever given to me at her studio; if I wanted to be in a certain class or get a lead role, I had to work hard to earn it.

What drew you to the Children’s Museum of Memphis? Back in 2000, when I first started working here, I thought of it as a gateway position to get to an art museum, but I fell in love with children’s museums. I think they are a great educational resource for families and schools. I wish there had been one in my town when I was a kid. I love the staff here at CMOM, which is why I wanted to come back. They are a great group to work with.

As marketing and fundraising coordinator, what are your goals for the Children’s Museum? My goals are to expand the reach of the museum, stretch our audience to the underserved parts of the Memphis population and, of course, increase donor support to maintain the financial security of the museum.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? This past summer, Omaha Children’s Museum was granted funding through an (Institute of Museum and Library Services) grant that I wrote. Those grants take a long time to plan and write and are very competitive. I am excited to see all that they can accomplish with it.

What do you most enjoy about your work? I love working for the children. Everything that I do is for them. When I look at a child playing in the museum, I know that what I am doing is worth it. Those are the most genuine smiles you can find.


Ryan M. Skertich has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate. Skertich concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, product liability, real estate, toxic tort and business law.

Jim Summers and Robert Green of Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham have been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the practice areas of construction litigation and personal injury litigation, respectively.

Eden G. Stanton has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute. Stanton is a senior financial analyst at Mercer Capital.



Liza Livingston has joined inferno as an account executive. Livingston will be responsible for the day-to-day management of client projects, including marketing and advertising campaigns, social media and interactive initiatives and special events.

Alyson Bauer has joined doug carpenter & associates as an account coordinator.

Linda Goodspeed has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer at The ServiceMaster Co. Goodspeed joins the company from Nissan North America, where she served as vice president, information systems and chief information officer. Prior to rejoining Nissan in 2008, Goodspeed spent seven years at Lennox International Inc.

Craig Powers has been appointed to the Tennessee Lottery board of directors by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Powers serves as the manager of the natural gas construction and maintenance division of Memphis Light, Gas and Water division.

PROPERTY SALES 36 154 6,546
MORTGAGES 34 94 4,129
BUILDING PERMITS 201 554 15,915
BANKRUPTCIES 43 126 3,396