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VOL. 127 | NO. 130 | Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line

By Kate Simone

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Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.


Hometown: Ripley, Tenn.

Work Experience: I have worked in the telecommunications industry since the early ’90s. I have held leadership roles in both sales and operations at several companies.

Family: Wife, Carol, and Labrador retriever, Cooper

Favorite quote: “The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins.” – Gen. Robert R. Neyland

Favorite movie: I’m not a big movie person, but I like “feel good” movies like “Field of Dreams.”

The sports team(s) you root for: The University of Tennessee Volunteers

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Old Motown and classic Memphis soul

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Cooking, golf, hunting, fishing and reading

What talent do you wish you had? Any musical ability

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My wife, Carol

What attracted you to Memphis Consumer Credit Association? MCCA is a more than 60-year-old company with an impeccable record of providing extraordinary service to its customers.

What are your plans/goals for the new business continuity and risk service? To use my past experience to help MCCA introduce an important new product that will help customers recover from unexpected failures of any function in their business. The Mid-South area is one of the only places in the United States that is threatened by earthquakes and flooding, as well as tornadoes and severe weather. I look forward to working with organizations to design a solution that will protect their businesses and reputations if a disaster occurs.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Professionally it was being part of a great team that grew a company from a start-up to becoming one of the largest suppliers of remanufactured telecommunications equipment in the country. Personally it is being married to a wonderful person for 29 years.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Working with a great group of people who are committed to providing important products and services that mitigate business risks for our customers.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Always do the ethical thing and never quit learning.


Courtney Zawacki has joined Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab as activities director. Zawacki will lead the activities team in planning, implementing and organizing events and activities based on the individual needs of MJHR’s seniors.

Dr. Donald C. Fisher has been appointed one of six judges for the secretary of Veterans Affairs’ Robert W. Carey Performance Excellence Awards, which honors best practices of VA hospitals nationwide. Fisher is executive director and CEO of the Mid-South Quality/Productivity Center.

Dr. Anne Sullivan has joined the Light Clinic, a part of Baptist Medical Group. Light has more than 20 years of clinical and teaching experience, and is certified in family medicine and adolescent medicine.


Therese Hebert has joined Argyle Benefits Consultants as account manager. In her new role, Hebert will help clients find and administer benefits solutions.

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region has elected six new board members. They are Rev. Anne Apple, Susan Pack Davis, Gary Kaplan, Jonathan Scharff, Robert Sumter and Andrea Williams.

Healthy Memphis Common Table has elected new officers and members to its board of directors. The new officers are: Thomas “Tad” Feeney, chair; Peg Thorman Hartig, vice chair; Casey Lawhead, treasurer; and Reggie Crenshaw, secretary. The new members are Dr. Clarence Davis, Jennifer Kiesewetter and Chuck Utterback.

Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Don Levy and Bill Pickens as members of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program. Levy is managing director, investments, and Pickens is senior vice president, investment officer. This is the 12th consecutive year each has been named a member of the program.


Sunshine Buffington has joined MBI as interior designer. Buffington is certified by the Council for Interior Design Qualification and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional.

Five attorneys from Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC have been recognized in the 2012 Chambers USA directory. They are: W.J. Michael Cody and Jef Feibelman, general litigation; and C. Thomas Cates, W. Rowlett Scott and LeeAnne Marshall Cox, real estate.

The Christian Brothers University communications and marketing department has received five state awards for advertising from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association. Those include gold awards in the brochure/flyer category and radio advertisement category; a silver award in the brochure/flyer category; and bronze awards in the college viewbooks and banner/outdoor media categories.

PROPERTY SALES 38 38 12,796
MORTGAGES 27 27 8,030
BUILDING PERMITS 137 137 30,071
BANKRUPTCIES 44 44 6,108