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VOL. 129 | NO. 167 | Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Fuchs Joins Vaco Logistics as Recruiter

By Kate Simone

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Eddie Fuchs has joined Vaco Memphis as an executive recruiter for Vaco Logistics, where he’ll consult with distribution, transportation and manufacturing companies to help identify candidates for leadership and specialized skill positions. Fuchs, who previously worked in the business development department of Intermodal Cartage Co., was recently named to the Greater Memphis Chamber’s 2014 Young Memphians list.


Hometown: New Orleans

Experience: Bachelor of Arts from Christian Brothers University; seven years working in dispatch, management and business development in the transportation industry.

Family: Wife, Laure Fuchs; daughter, Massey Grace Fuchs

Favorite quote: “Do… or do not. There is no try!” – Yoda

Favorite movie: “The Wizard of Oz”

The sports teams you root for: New Orleans Saints, Memphis Grizzlies, Chelsea Blues, LSU Tigers and University of Memphis Tigers

What’s playing on your stereo right now? “Blues for Lou” by Mark Edgar Stuart

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Playing with my daughter, soccer, golf and watching sports.

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I was musically talented. I have a passion for music but have zero ability.

What attracted you to Vaco Memphis? Several things attracted me to Vaco Memphis. I valued the fact that Vaco brings in industry veterans as recruiters. It is easier to help bridge the gap from candidate to client when you have experience in the industry in which you are placing people. I also liked that Vaco also has other specialized divisions. While my background is in logistics, I like that Vaco has a full range of specialized recruiters in technology, finance and accounting and marketing.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Professionally, my greatest accomplishment is being selected to the Memphis Chamber’s Young Memphis – Class of 2014. It is such an honor to be recognized for my hard work. Personally, my greatest accomplishment has been starting a beautiful family with my wife, Lauren. We have a daughter who is 1, Massey Grace, and a second daughter on the way, due in December.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Be passionate about what you do professionally and personally. Find things you like to do and do them to the best of your ability. Strive every day to be better than the previous one.

Dustin Martin has joined Vaco Memphis as an executive recruiter. Martin’s responsibilities include recruiting accounting and finance professionals for contract and contract-to-hire roles. He previously served as vice president of business development and recruiting for a securities company in Memphis. Katie White has joined Vaco as a financial recruiter, scouting the Memphis market for professionals to fill accounting and finance positions. She previously worked as a senior tax analyst at International Paper and as a tax consultant for Deloitte Tax LLP.


Ryan Ross has been named vice president of marketing for MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort. Ross has 14 years of experience in the casino industry, most recently serving as vice president-marketing for Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

Betsy Williams Sanders, assistant professor of computer science at Rhodes College, has won a $551,747 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award. The award supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their careers.


Lupe Mora has joined Safeways as director of law enforcement strategy and analysis. The nonprofit organization provides apartment complex managers and owners technical assistance and training to help them meet standards in efforts to reduce crime and improve living conditions for residents.

Greg Davis of Century Wealth Management has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner certification marks. Davis has been director of portfolio management at Century Wealth since September 2013.

Doug Barr has joined Farmington Presbyterian Church in Germantown as director of Christian education. Barr has 11 years of experience in youth and children’s ministries, most recently at South Highland Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala.

The Memphis Development Foundation, the nonprofit that operates The Orpheum Theatre, has promoted five employees in recent months: Joy Brown, promoted to manager of rentals and production operations/assistant to the executive vice president; Brooke Hamilton, development manager; Michelle Heck, director of development; Matt Helms, education project coordinator; and Angie Murphy, accounting and operations analyst. In addition, Brittany Church joined The Orpheum’s education department as project coordinator, artists and program services.

The Economic Club of Memphis has elected officers and new board members for the 2014-15 year. Officers are Steven Bares, president; David Waddell, vice president; and Mary Ann Hodges, secretary/treasurer. Incoming board members are Ron Coleman, Jim Ethridge, Bruce Hopkins and Michelle Miller.

Rhodes College has been named among America’s Top 100 Colleges by Forbes magazine and was named No. 15 on its “Best Southern Colleges” list. In addition, Rhodes earned the No. 3 spot for most beautiful campus in The Princeton Review’s 2015 rankings. Princeton Review also listed Rhodes as a “Best Southeastern College” and a “Best Value College for 2014.”

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