VOL. 127 | NO. 2 | Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Binkley Promoted to VP at Boyle
By Taylor Shoptaw
Les Binkley has been promoted to vice president at Boyle Investment Co.
(Photo: Lance Murphey)
Education: Evangelical Christian School, University of Mississippi and Portland State University
Work Experience: Nine years in the real estate industry
Last book read: “The Architectural Tuning of Settlements” by Leon Krier
Favorite music: Lo-fi indie pop
Favorite movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Anything outdoors, preferably requiring movement or working with my hands, restoring my vintage Mercedes and travel, of course.
What talent do you wish you had? A 95 mph fastball, a green thumb or to be an accomplished cook or great drawer.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? Lesley Harding Binkley Sr. and William Bruce Boggan – my grandfathers.
Why did you pursue a career in the real estate industry? Doug Dickens. His son Jon and I would lay sod in his developments growing up. I always admired his work and thought it was something I could do, be good at and enjoy.
What will your new role at Boyle entail? I will continue to oversee day-to-day activities that pertain to the development of Boyle’s mixed-use communities, including all phases of the development process, as well as pursue new development opportunities as they arise.
What originally drew you to Boyle? A wonderfully gracious family and the opportunity to learn from Rusty Bloodworth, someone whose work and philosophy I deeply respect. The people are what make Boyle, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a thoughtful and intelligent group.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I’ll let you know when that happens. I just hope my body of work speaks well for me and Boyle long after I am gone.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The clash of creativity and reality. Typically juxtaposed, I find trying to balance these two worlds impact on the built environment quite intriguing, especially when doing so in an ecologically sensitive manner and one that is pleasing to the public realm.
Memphis SCORE has announced new officers. They are Gene N. White, chairman; Dennis Schroeder, vice chairman administration; Jack Gibson, vice chairman education; Steve Drake, vice chairman counseling; Dave Moreau, treasurer; Dick Jensen, secretary and webmaster; Gordon Fisher, web administrator; and Blair Ball, social media.
Melisa Moore and Shea B. Oliver have joined Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC. Moore’s practice will focus on the areas of commercial business litigation and insurance litigation and coverage. Oliver’s practice will focus on general civil litigation, including commercial litigation, employment law and intellectual property matters.
Amanda Hervey has joined Fulmer Co. to assist with customer service of three product lines: Fulmer helmets, Fulmer apparel and Memphis Car Audio.
The Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association has elected officers for 2012. They are Wayne Tabor, chairman; Mary Calorio, president; Tony Goebel, vice president; Tricia Weatherford, secretary; Doug Owings, treasurer; John Rucker, sergeant of arms. Other board members include Doug Browne, Shawn Danko, Anne-Marie Famalette, Mohamad Hakimian, Kevin Kane, Bill Spencer, Pierre Landaiche, Craig Marshall, Eve Moore, Chuck Pinkowski, Dr. Terry Umbreit and Rick Zurburg. The executive director is Peggy Callahan.
Larry Rice, senior family law specialist at Rice Amundsen & Caperton PLLC, has been included in the 2011 Tennessee Super Lawyers. Associates Nick Rice and Jennifer Bellott have been included as 2011 Rising Stars in Super Lawyers.
Alan G. Crone has received the first ever Holy Family Award from Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. Crone is managing member of Crone & McEvoy PLC, specializing in executive employment law. He is also the former board chair of CCWT.