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VOL. 127 | NO. 237 | Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gammon Joins Methodist in Business Development

By Kate Simone

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Myra Gammon has joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare as a business development account manager for Community Care Associates. In her new role, Gammon is responsible for the development and management of the Occupational Health and Wellness Services program.


Hometown: Collierville

Education and work experience: Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin; more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience, ranging from multimedia advertising to pharmaceutical direct to consumer and direct to physician marketing.

Family: Single. Owner of Sophie, a black-and-tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Favorite quote: “How old are you? Five years younger than you, how old are you?” – Lucille Ball to Bob Hope

Favorite movie: I have many, but off the top of my head, “Giant” with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor.

The sports team(s) you root for: SEC Football! Ole Miss Rebels and the University of Tennessee if they are not playing each other. Dallas Cowboys.

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Coldplay Radio on Pandora.com

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spin class, reading and cooking.

What talent do you wish you had? To be a concert pianist.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My grandfather, Dudley Rook Moore Jr.

What attracted you to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare? The company’s core values and commitment to excellence in patient care.

What are your goals in your new position? With the cost of employee benefits on the rise, it can be challenging to find an opportunity to offset those expenses. However, studies have shown that implementing an employee wellness program has proven to be one such opportunity. No matter how large or small a company, having an employee wellness program is a smart investment for both your company and employees. Working for a leader in health care, I am excited about partnering with regional and national business leaders to help improve employee quality of care and contribute to better overall health in our region.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Personally: completing the Marine Corps marathon; career: promotion with Eli Lilly & Co. from field sales to a global marketing position.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Being a part of a team that is committed to improving how health care is delivered to our community in the midst of constant change.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Stay focused on the job at hand today and don’t worry about tomorrow. A job done well today will bring you the desired career choices in the future.

Christopher Owens has joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis as director of community development. Owens has served in fundraising roles at several organizations, including the Church Health Center and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Rebecca Fowler has joined Boys & Girls Clubs as development specialist. Fowler previously worked at the Tennessee Hospitality Association, where she was responsible for events, member services and development of the Tennessee Hospitality Education Foundation.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC has been named Law Firm of the Year in the 2012-2013 U.S News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ranking in litigation – labor and employment as well as employment law-management. In addition, Ogletree Deakins’ Memphis office earned first-tier rankings in employment law – management, labor law – management, and litigation – labor and employment.

Launch Tennessee has named 11 new board members statewide, including two from Memphis: Richard Smith, managing director, life sciences and specialty services, FedEx; and Laura Whitsitt, divisional senior vice president, research and emerging technologies, Smith & Nephew.


Dr. Janet Laura Colli has joined the UT Medical Group Inc. department of urology and been named associate professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Colli is the Mid-South’s only fellowship-trained urologic robotic surgeon.

Semmes-Murphey Clinic neurosurgeons Dr. Kenan Arnautovic, Dr. Frederick A. Boop, Dr. Julius Fernandez and Dr. Kevin T. Foley have been named to the 2012 “Patients’ Choice” list.

Southwest Tennessee Community College has won three Medallion Awards at the National Conference for Marketing and Public Relations District 2 Conference for outstanding achievement in marketing communications. The school won silver awards in the print publications – class schedule and print publications – student handbook categories; it won bronze in advertising – radio advertising, public service announcement series.


Gregory T. Gaston has joined McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess PLLC as associate. Gaston is a graduate of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

PROPERTY SALES 57 94 2,713
MORTGAGES 16 37 1,820
BUILDING PERMITS 303 621 6,322
BANKRUPTCIES 138 138 1,115