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VOL. 128 | NO. 55 | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hagan Named President of Memphis Heritage Board

By Kate Simone

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Joey Hagan, principal of Architecture Inc., has been named the 2013-2014 board president for Memphis Heritage Inc. after being nominated and elected by the previous board. Hagan’s primary responsibilities as one of two principals at Architecture Inc. include running the organization, marketing, design and project management. As MHI president, he will strive to continue to make preservation of important properties a priority for Memphians.


Education and work experience: I earned a Master of Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans. My work experience involves mostly life and living in the built environment and understanding what makes our buildings better. I helped found Architecture Inc. in 1994.

Family: One dog, Piglet, a Chinese Shar Pei. And the love of my life – Carol (not a dog).

Favorite quote: “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” – Dr. Johnson

Favorite movie: “Apocalypse Now”

The sports team(s) you root for: The New Orleans Saints and the Grizz

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Talking Heads

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Traveling and eating!

What talent do you wish you had? I play the drums, but it’s not very popular at parties. I wish I could play guitar better.

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My dad, who always taught me that “if you ain’t having fun doing it, don’t do it.”

How did you get involved with Memphis Heritage? I developed a passion for the organization through my love of preservation and my firm’s intense involvement with restoration.

What would you like to see Memphis Heritage accomplish in 2013-2014? Complete our endowment of funds so that we can better assist people with preservation loans.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My friends.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Every day is different. Every project is a new adventure.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Talk to, and actually listen to, us old people. The things that seem important today won’t amount to a hill of poop tomorrow.


Dr. Rebecca A. Barton has received the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Barton graduated with a doctorate in dental surgery in 1984 and opened a private practice, from which she retired in 2011.


Terry Boyd has joined the Memphis office of Pickering Firm Inc. as a civil engineer. Boyd received master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Memphis and brings more than five years’ experience to the firm.

Jen Bradner has been promoted to executive director of Opera Memphis. Bradner joined the organization in 2008 and has since served in multiple capacities, including as chief financial officer.



Dr. Eva Proctor has joined The CardioVascular Center, an affiliate of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Proctor, the only female cardiovascular surgeon in Memphis, is certified in cardiothoracic surgery and received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Opera Memphis general director Ned Canty has been named to the OPERA America strategy committee, which develops recommendations and action steps to expand the American opera audience and ensure its relevance to new generations.

Bradley Chow has been named director of operations for the department of family medicine at UT Medical Group Inc. Chow has more than 15 years of health care experience in operations, project management and business development, including leadership positions at Delta Medical Center and Lakeside Hospital.

Vanick Digital has recently made five hires: Matt Ervin, new project manager; David Calhoun, quality assurance expert; Bret Lipscomb, .net developer for custom development projects; Becca McFarland, account manager; and Alan Traller, systems administrator.

Isabelle Blais has joined inferno as public relations account coordinator. Blais previously worked as an intern on inferno’s public relations team. Brandon Davis has been appointed junior copywriter. Davis previously served as a freelance copywriter for a Memphis advertising firm.

PROPERTY SALES 92 480 7,835
MORTGAGES 115 551 8,785
BUILDING PERMITS 325 1,167 17,068
BANKRUPTCIES 39 311 5,159