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VOL. 127 | NO. 96 | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Harris Named Payroll Specialist At New Patrick Payroll Div.

By Kate Simone

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Tammy Harris has been named the payroll specialist at Patrick Payroll, a newly branded division of the certified public accounting firm Patrick Accounting and Tax Services PLLC. Patrick Payroll is housed in Patrick Accounting’s office in Germantown.


Hometown: Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee. I grew up somewhat mobile!

Education: I received associate and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Phoenix, and I am currently obtaining a master’s degree.

Work Experience: My background is definitely accounting. I have been employed with three different certified public accounting firms since 1993.

Family: Single with children – my two cats.

Favorite quote: “How does it feel to want?” – Anonymous. I am not really a quote person, but it’s something that I keep in mind as much as possible.

Last book read: “Bone by Bone” by Carol O’Connell

Favorite music: Rock

Favorite movie: “The Jacket”

Sports team: NASCAR – The Sprint Cup in particular.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Swimming, playing with my cats and reading.

What talent do you wish you had? The ability to get more work done in a day would be of benefit to me.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My stepmom. She has led and advised me throughout life, and I am sincerely grateful for her guidance.

What attracted you to Patrick Accounting & Tax Service? The friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to learn new things were the big draws for me. Patrick Accounting offers a variety of additional services that the other two firms I have worked for did not. There is always a chance to grow with Patrick.

What are your goals as payroll specialist? My goal is really to work with all states and to make sure I am constantly up to date on all the taxes and legalities. I want to make processing payroll easier on both my clients and myself.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I pride myself on receiving my associate and bachelor’s degrees. The recent move to becoming a payroll manager also gives me a great sense of accomplishment.

What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy staying busy and making the payroll process easy for my clients. Being responsible for making something run smoothly that used to cause clients a headache is gratifying. I don’t think I’d enjoy my job as much if I didn’t get to help people solve their problems. It’s really rewarding for me.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has been ranked for the fifth consecutive year among the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by MultiCultural Law magazine. The magazine also ranked Baker Donelson for the second consecutive year among the Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans.

Valerie Hight was recently promoted by Bank of Bartlett to AVP/branch manager of the Kirby Woods branch. Suzanne Michael has been promoted to AVP/business banking officer/branch manager of the Collierville branch.

John Balboni and Doug Reiselt have been named to the corporate advisory board of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Balboni is chief information officer and senior vice president of International Paper. Reiselt is vice president and chief information officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.


Glankler Brown PLLC attorney George Nassar Jr. has been named to a three-year term on the University of Mississippi Law Alumni board of directors.


Lawrence M. Brown has been named a 2012 fellow of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science. Brown is associate professor and vice chair of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center pharmaceutical sciences department. Donald J. Levine has also been named an APhA-APRS fellow. Levine is a UTHSC alumnus and retiree of Schering-Plough Healthcare Products in Memphis. Charles J. Broussard has been named a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management. Broussard is a UTHSC alumnus and staff pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.

Pete Rizzo has joined RedRover Sales and Marketing as account manager/sales trainer. Rizzo is former general manager of the Memphis Chicks. LeeAnn Christopherson has joined as creative director/account executive. Christopherson has more than 20 years’ experience in creative design, marketing and advertising.

Mark Skoda, host of the Mark Skoda Show on WMPS 87.7 FM and 1210 AM, has been named to Talker magazine’s 2012 Heavy Hitters, honoring the 250 most important radio talk hosts in the U.S.

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