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VOL. 127 | NO. 16 | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MED Fdtn. Names Brandenburg Director of Development

By Taylor Shoptaw

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Joe Brandenburg has joined The MED Foundation as director of development.


Hometown: Connersville, Ind.

Education: B.A., mass communications, Western Kentucky University; master’s in public administration, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Work Experience: More than 20 years of fundraising experience in health care and higher education. Most recently worked at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville; University of Tennessee in Knoxville; Indiana University East in Richmond, Ind.; Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Family: Single with two incorrigible cairn terriers.

Favorite quote: “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Last book read: “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin

Favorite music: Soft rock

Sports team: University of Tennessee Volunteers

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Hiking, landscaping

What talent do you wish you had? I always wished I had some sort of musical talent. I can’t carry a tune in a bucket and the radio is the only instrument I can play.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? Jerold Panas, one of the most influential fundraising professionals in the field. His books are considered the most significant in the philanthropic profession.

What drew you to The MED Foundation? I saw a great opportunity to build onto a successful fundraising program and create new pathways for giving. I also embraced its mission of providing excellent and comprehensive health care services to everyone regardless of their socio-economic status.

What do you hope to accomplish as director of development at The MED Foundation? I want to focus on making The MED Foundation the best it can be and keep it growing and thriving.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Building a major and planned giving program from scratch at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Knoxville to achieve a multimillion-dollar campaign goal.

What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy connecting with donors and sharing stories about how a life was changed because someone cared enough to make a difference in their community.


Chanin Victor has joined Transnetyx, a Memphis-based genetic diagnostics company, as a regional account specialist. Victor will be responsible for developing and servicing new and existing accounts in Los Angeles.

More than 40 physicians affiliated with UT Medical Group Inc. have been named in the 2011-2012 list of Best Doctors in America as the best in their fields. They are Howard R. Horn, Kevin P. Newman, Guy L. Reed, Samuel Dagogo-Jack, Thomas A. Hughes, Beverly Williams-Cleaves, Lyle G. Bohlman, Susan F. Nelson, Kerry O. Cleveland, Michael S. Gelfand, Mack A. Land, James E. Bailey, Burton Hayes, Robert E. Morrison, Natascha Thompson, Catherine Womack, James B. Lewis, Mark LeDoux, Vanessa Givens, Gary H. Lipscomb, Giancarlo Mari, Daniel C. Martin, Norman L. Meyer, Owen P. Phillips, Michael B. Schneider, Edward Chaum, James C. “Chris” Fleming, Barrett G. Haik, Claudette J. Shephard, Mary Ellen Hoehn, Natalie C. Kerr, Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, William L. Hickerson, Robert D. Wallace, James A. Greene, Kenneth Mark Sakauye, Robert E. Gold, Martin Croce, Timothy C. Fabian, F. Elizabeth Pritchard, Guy R. Voeller and Martin D. Fleming.




Connor Daniel O’Neill has been hired at eighty3 as executive chef. O’Neill joined the eighty3 staff as a consulting chef with hospitality consulting company Pilot Light. Before joining the restaurant, he served as a chef in Ohio and Los Angeles.

Mason W. Wilson of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been elected president of The Traffic Club of Memphis. Wilson is a member of Baker Donelson’s transportation practice group and its 24 Hour Motor Carrier Emergency Response Team, a group of attorneys dedicated to providing rapid post-accident intervention and investigation. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in Transportation by Mid-South Super Lawyers.

Jeere Wheat has been named manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP. Webb Baird, Laura D’Antoni, Whitney Forbes Mills, Jim Harlow, Kevin Morris and Bradley Weatherford have been named senior associates.

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