Imre Named Assistant Controller at Makowsky Ringel Greenberg

By Kate Simone

Nancy Imre has joined Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC as assistant controller. Imre is responsible for the real estate management company’s accounting department, overseeing investor reporting and preparation of corporate financial statements.


Hometown: Milan, Tenn.

Education and experience: Bachelor of Accountancy, University of Mississippi; certified public accountant

Favorite quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

Favorite movie: No all-time favorite; enjoy comedies primarily.

The sports team(s) you root for: Ole Miss Rebels, Memphis Grizzlies and Chicago Cubs

What’s playing on your stereo right now? ’70s classic rock

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Running and The Grove at Ole Miss during football season

What talent do you wish you had? After competing in several half-marathons, I wish I were a better swimmer in order to participate in triathlons.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? By working with my parents in a family business, they had the greatest influence on me by instilling a strong work ethic.

What attracted you to Makowsky Ringel Greenberg? The opportunity to pursue challenges in a new field and to work with former colleagues.

What are your goals in your new position? In my new position, my goal is to develop the accounting and finance function at MRG to a level that fully supports the success of our business.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I consider one of my greatest accomplishments in life to be my ability to give 110 percent effort to everything I pursue, both personally and professionally.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Business is like a team sport. … For example, in baseball, it’s not the team with the most home runs that always wins, but the team that executes the fundamentals well, day in and day out. I enjoy being part of an accounting team that executes well and ultimately puts the entire company in a position to not only compete, but to consistently win … year-in and year-out!

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Determine your interests, and with education and goal setting, you can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it.


Dot Gilbertson has assumed the newly created position of chief operating officer at Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association. Gilbertson most recently served as MIFA’s vice president of development. Linda McNeil has joined the organization as vice president of development. She previously held the same position at BRIDGES.


Cato Johnson has been awarded the University of Memphis Authur S. Holmon Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors Memphians for outstanding dedication to the community. Johnson has been senior vice president of corporate affairs at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since 1985.

Lisa Bacon has been named executive director of the Memphis campus of Anthem Career College. Bacon previously served as president of Virginia College in Birmingham, Ala., and Nashville Auto Diesel College.


Natalie Robinson has been promoted to vice president at The MMBC Continuum. Robinson has been with the economy development agency for five years as director of marketing and communications and will continue to serve in that role.


Dr. Joey Edwards has been named director of the Memphis campus of Webster University. Edwards was previously director of the accelerated degree completion program for adults at Lemoyne-Owen College, where he also served as a business professor.

The Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association has elected its 2013 officers: Wayne Tabor, chairman; Mary Calorio, president; Tony Goebel, vice president; Tricia Weatherford, secretary; Doug Owings, treasurer; John Rucker, sergeant-at-arms. Board members include Doug Browne, Shawn Danko, Anne-Marie Famalette, Mohamad Hakimian, Kevin Kane, Bill Spencer, Pierre Landaiche, Craig Marshall, Chuck Pinkowski, Radesh Palakurthi and Rick Zurburg.

Lauren Hannaford has been promoted to account manager at Obsidian Public Relations. Hannaford joined Obsidian as an intern in 2008 and most recently held the position of account executive.

Kenny Patrick, Casey Lissau and Don MacDougall have been promoted to associate creative directors at Sullivan Branding. Patrick and Lissau previously served as senior art directors, and MacDougall previously served as copy chief.

Charlie Paul has joined Business Systems & Consultants Inc. document management company as business development representative. Paul’s territory will include Memphis and the surrounding area.

J. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm PLLC has been named a top lawyer in the Memphis area by Super Lawyers magazine, the fifth consecutive year Bradley has been named to the list.