VOL. 127 | NO. 164 | Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Gilbert Joins Campbell Clinic As Marketing Director
By Kate Simone
Chad Gilbert has joined Campbell Clinic as director of marketing. In his new role, Gilbert manages external marketing, advertising and public relations for Campbell’s four Mid-South offices and serves as liaison for the organization, managing several sports medicine partnerships.
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Education and work experience: Bachelor of Arts, advertising and public relations, the University of Alabama; nearly 10 years of marketing and communications experience in both institutional and consultancy roles.
Family: Laurie, wife
Favorite quote: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden
Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”
The sports teams you root for: Alabama Crimson Tide football and basketball, Memphis Grizzlies, St. Louis Cardinals
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Anything from The Rolling Stones to Jay-Z to the White Stripes to Randy Travis.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Golfing, fishing, traveling and sports leagues at my church (softball, football and basketball).
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play a musical instrument really well – especially the guitar or drums.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My parents – and particularly my father – have had the most profound impact on me. They both are people of tremendous faith and set a wonderful example for me to follow. My dad suffered a debilitating injury when I was younger, but his determination to never let physical limitations affect his outlook or his work ethic has always inspired me.
What are your goals at Campbell Clinic? It’s an exciting time at the clinic. The company has been in operation for more than a century, so I certainly want to use that track record to our advantage, but I also want to evaluate and improve our strategic marketing plan while identifying new partnerships. We’re not resting on our laurels. We want to be creative and innovative as our brand continues to evolve.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The people at Campbell Clinic are outstanding. It’s energizing to come to the office every day and know that you work with colleagues who have a positive outlook and want to be the best at everything they do. It makes work fun.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Don’t be afraid of change – especially early in your career. If you stay in a comfort zone, it’s difficult to find out what you’re really good at and the type of work you truly enjoy doing. The easiest choice isn’t always the best one.
Holly Lau has been appointed chair of the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance. Lau has taught at U of M since 1991 and previously worked with the Memphis Arts Council Arts Education Program.
David Browning has joined Patrick Accounting as manager. Browning has more than 10 years of experience as a licensed certified public accountant.
Jonathan and Barbara Rich, Salvation Army captains, have been named the new officers in charge of the Memphis Area Command. Both are fifth-generation Salvation Army officers.
Amanda Wheeler has joined Literacy Mid-South as community relations manager. Wheeler handles community outreach and student recruitment for the organization’s Adult Learning Program. Marilyn Rabinowitz has been promoted to director of community initiatives. Rabinowitz now leads Literacy Mid-South’s Smart Memphis Coalition.
Marica Dockery has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services as project accountant.
Sarah Knowles has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as marketing assistant.
Rachel Cuccias has joined Crew Training International as business development assistant. Cuccias will be in charge of developing, coordinating and directing marketing and developing competitive intelligence.
Sara K. Pohlman has joined Kiesewetter Law Firm PLLC as an associate. Her practice will focus on governmental and non-governmental retirement plan compliance.
John T. Farley has been elected to the National Down Syndrome Congress. Farley will serve on the organization’s board of directors for three years.
Rebecca “Becky” Lee of The Eclectic Eye has been certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners. Lee has been with The Eclectic Eye for two years as a certified optometric assistant.
Ethel Austin, a certified nursing assistant at Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab, has been named 2012 Memphis Caregiver of the Year by the Tennessee Health Care Association. Austin has been with MJHR for 18 years.
The Estate Planning Council of Memphis has elected 2012-2013 executive committee officers. They are: Sandra Zehnter, president; Sheri B. Haas, vice president; J. Randolph Flatt, secretary; W. Price Morrison Jr., treasurer; and John W. Ueleke, past president. In addition, Doug Sweet, Amy O’Bannon, Frank Horrell and John S. Seabold have been elected as at-large members.