VOL. 126 | NO. 194 | Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Jackson Joins Devcon Security as GM
By Taylor Shoptaw
Eric Jackson has joined Devcon Security as general manager of the company’s Memphis branch. Jackson’s primary focus will be hiring and training sales people and technicians, as well as building daily branch operations and acting as the brand ambassador to building partnerships in the community.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, management science, Tuskegee University; master of business administration degree, Suffolk University
Work Experience: Seven years in the security industry (four years in sales management)
Family: Saleemah, wife of five years; daughters, Taylor, 4, and Kendall, 2, and expecting one Feb. 1
Favorite quote: “Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.”
Last book read: “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale
Favorite music: All
Sports team: Chargers, 49ers and Lakers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Travel
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother and father
What drew you to Devcon Security? An opportunity to grow my career with a company that is focused on customer service internally and externally.
What do you want to accomplish in your new role at Devcon? Make Devcon Security a household name in the Mid-South.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? Leading a successful team for one common goal.
What do you most enjoy about your work? Watching others succeed and provide for their families through this opportunity.
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.
Iliana Ricelli has joined the University of Memphis as senior director of human resources. Ricelli has more than 17 years of experience in human resources in both public and private higher education institutions.
Myra Sullivan has been named director of operations for the department of medicine at UT Medical Group Inc. Jamie Patterson has been named director of operations for the department of surgery, transplant institute and adult cardiovascular institute.
Twenty-one attorneys from the Memphis office of Glankler Brown PLLC have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012. They are Louis F. Allen, James F. Arthur III, Stewart G. Austin Jr., Saul C. Belz, David Blaylock, William L. Bomar, R. Grattan Brown Jr., Oscar C. Carr III, Lee J. Chase III, B. Douglas Earthman, Lynn A. Gardner, Charles W. Hill, John I. Houseal Jr., R. Hunter Humphreys, Robert L. Hutton, William T. Mays Jr., George Nassar Jr., Arnold Perl, J. William Pierce Jr., Douglas P. Quay and Randall B. Womack.
Kim Hall has been elected senior vice president of treasury management and business development at Renasant Bank. In her new role, Hall will be responsible for generating new banking relationships and expanding the treasury management department.
William “Trey” Watkins III, a member of Watkins Uiberall PLLC, has been appointed a member of the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy. At Watkins Uiberall, Watkins is responsible for the firm’s audit department, focuses his efforts on the construction industry and serves clients in the manufacturing, nonprofit, government and brokerage industries.
Wendy Shea and William H. “Billy” Posey III have been appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam as new members representing the West Tennessee region of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. Shea is the incoming executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Memphis & Shelby County. Posey is executive vice president and chief executive officer with Greystone Servicing Corp.
Memphis City Schools has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing participation in music. The NAMM Foundation’s Web-based survey evaluated winners based on funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities and support for the music program.