Kristen Briglia has joined archer-malmo as web/broadcast turbo artist. In her new role, Briglia will produce web graphics, HTML and video-editing services for the growing digital and broadcast departments, and will also help on print projects as needed.
Education and work experience: I graduated with honors from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Arts. Prior to joining the archer-malmo team, I worked for Signature Advertising as an art director on various digital and print projects.
Family: On May 26, I will marry my best friend and soul mate, Brad Dickerson. We don’t have kids yet, but we have the cutest little Basenji puppy named Kiedis.
Favorite quote: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas
The sports team(s) you root for: St. Louis Cardinals
What’s playing on your stereo right now? “A Ghost to Most” by Drive-By Truckers
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Disc golf, running, working out, traveling, drawing, painting, music.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play bass like Michael Balzary, aka Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He is amazing and truly an inspiration, both as a musician and an advocate for music education.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My parents have had the greatest influence on me. They have been my guides through life, and I still call on them for advice when I don’t know what’s best in any given situation. They have never steered me wrong. A lot of young people make the mistake of not confiding in their parents and not relying on them for advice. They’ve already experienced everything you’re going through, so they know what not to do.
What attracted you to archer-malmo? Archer-malmo has an impeccable reputation for being an amazing company to work for, not to mention they are the No. 1 ad agency in Memphis. I wanted to work for a company that respected me as much as I respected them.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I’d have to make that plural. My greatest accomplishments are graduating college with high honors, getting an awesome job at archer-malmo, and finding and marrying the man of my dreams.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I love to create cool things that inspire people, even if it’s an ad that makes one aware of a great service that changes their life. Something else I love about being a designer is that the design world is always changing and growing. It’s a great challenge to keep up and learn fun new ways to do my job.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? My best advice to young people today would be wear sunscreen, respect yourself or no one else will, and don’t drink and drive.
Sarah Baker has joined archer-malmo as an account manager on the Terminix account; Jeannie Hinson has joined as associate media director on the Pizza Ranch media team; Michelle Viar has joined as a senior strategist for the digital team; and Diana Wier has joined as a social media strategist on the digital team.
Frazer Gieselmann has joined Magna Bank as senior vice president and manager of construction lending. Gieselmann previously worked at Cadence Bank as a senior vice president in the construction lending and bank-owned real estate departments.
Wendy Boles has joined Magna Bank as a senior loan analyst in commercial real estate. Boles previously served as a loan administrator at Financial Federal Bank. Christine Cormack has joined to lead new business development at Magna’s Oak Court branch. She previously worked as a branch manager at SunTrust Bank. Kathy Wash has joined as a service and compliance analyst in Magna’s mortgage servicing unit. She previously worked as a real-estate-owned property manager.
Pamela R. Irons has been promoted to of counsel at Jackson Lewis LLP. She previously served as an associate at the firm. Irons represents management in federal and state labor and employment claims.
R. Scott McCullough has been named a member of McNabb, Bragorgos & Burgess PLLC. McCullough focuses his practice on civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Glankler Brown PLLC has been named a leading U.S. firm in real estate in the Chambers USA 2013 guide. R. Hunter Humphreys and B. Douglas Earthman have been listed as leading U.S. attorneys in real estate and secured lending, Arnold E. Perl as a leader in labor and employment law, and Saul C. Belz and Lee J. Chase III as leaders in litigation.