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VOL. 127 | NO. 81 | Wednesday, April 25, 2012

White Joins BankTennessee As Mortgage Specialist

By Kate Simone

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Judy Sulton White has joined BankTennessee as a mortgage loan specialist. White has worked in the mortgage industry for 30 years and will focus on new-home financing options, mortgage refinances and custom construction loans.


Home: Atoka, Tenn.

Education: Frayser High School

Work experience: I have been in the mortgage industry for more than 30 years. I began my career at Schumacher Mortgage as a loan processor. I was a branch manager for Bailey Mortgage in Millington for five years and have been originating loans since 1986. I originally came to work for BankTennessee in the Ripley branch from 2000 to 2008. In 2008, I moved to Knoxville and worked for Y-12 Federal Credit Union for two years before coming back to the Memphis area.

Family: Husband, Lavon; sons, Cory and Chad.

Last book read: “He Chose the Nails” by Max Lucado

Favorite music: My husband and I both love music. We enjoy old rock ‘n’ roll and country music with a little bluegrass thrown in.

Favorite movie: “Ghost” – I love Patrick Swayze.

Sports teams: Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Titans

Activities you enjoy outside of work: We enjoy going to different state parks and spending the weekend fishing and just relaxing. We enjoy going to flea markets and just getting out and seeing what we can find and where we end up.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? That would be my mother. She passed away a few years ago, but she still is with me every day. She was a real estate agent for about 25 years, and she influenced me in my career decision.

What attracted you to BankTennessee? BankTennessee is a local bank. I love working with people who have compassion for their customers and community, and I see that at BankTennessee.

What are your goals as a mortgage loan specialist there? My goals are to make the mortgage department a comfortable place to get a loan. We want to make our loans simple and understandable for our customers.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment? It is an accomplishment just to be able to stay in this business for this length of time. The mortgage industry is always changing, and keeping up with the changes is challenging.

What do you enjoy most about your work? When families get into their first home or their dream home. I see a lot of happy faces, and over the years have had a lot of hugs from happy customers. I have made lifetime friends from associates and customers.

Dr. Wiley T. Robinson has been named president of the Tennessee Medical Association. Robinson is an internal medicine specialist and hospitalist. Dr. Keith G. Anderson has been named chairman of the TMA board of trustees. Anderson is a cardiovascular disease specialist and president of Sutherland Cardiology Clinic.

Norma Cole Meadows has been named executive director of the Memphis chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Meadows has a background in nonprofit work and completed her master’s degree project on lupus.

Dr. Landon Wallace has joined The Eclectic Eye as the company’s third optometrist. Wallace is responsible for providing complete vision care at both the Midtown and Collierville boutiques.


Dr. Lisa K. Jennings, director of Vascular Biology and professor in three departments at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Internal Medicine; Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry; and Surgery – has been named a 2012 Women of Achievement in Memphis honoree.

Nine attorneys from the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC have been ranked as leading practitioners in their practice areas by Chambers USA. They are: Jackie Prester, banking and finance; Robert J. DelPriore and Matthew S. Heiter, corporate/mergers & acquisitions; Edward R. Young, labor and employment; E. Franklin Childress Jr., litigation (bankruptcy); Leo Bearman Jr., litigation (general commercial); Buckner Wellford, litigation (medical malpractice defense); and Mary L. Aranov and Robert C. Liddon Jr., real estate.


Justin LaMance has been named managing partner and head coach at CrossFit Collierville, where he will lead development for the new gym and coach all training courses while building membership.

The Memphis Rotary Club has elected officers for 2012-2013. They are: Berje Yacoubian, president-elect; Pierre Landaiche, vice president; Jim Eikner, secretary; Dick Phillips, treasurer; Otis Sanford, assistant treasurer; and Fred Spikner, sergeant-at-arms. Directors elected for 2012-2014 are John Coats, David Cox, Gaylon Hall, Karen Hill, Richard Kuhn, Tony Martini, Tom Panagon and Michael Peeler.

Todd Watson of Armstrong Relocation & Cos. has been honored with United Van Lines LLC’s Masters Club Inner Circle Award.

Archer-malmo has hired Rebecca Harris as account coordinator and Daniela Vander Zwiep as digital marketing analyst. In addition, Katie Wassmer, Jim Masilak and Amy Sorkin have been promoted to account supervisors; Hannah Gardner has been promoted to senior account executive; and Rik Tiwana has been promoted to account manager.

Frank B. Caruso has joined Human Technology Inc. dba Hi-Tech Prosthetics and Orthotics as the director of orthotics and operations for its three locations in West Tennessee and North Mississippi.

PROPERTY SALES 62 288 2,619
MORTGAGES 52 197 1,783