Meghan K. McMahon has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate, concentrating her practice in business and commercial litigation and intellectual property. McMahon previously worked in academic and membership affairs for the NCAA, and has experience with issues relating to NCAA compliance, sports and entertainment contracts, intellectual property.
Experience: Bachelor of Arts in 2010 and juris doctorate in 2013, both from the University of Notre Dame
Family: Parents Jim and Denice, and brother Sean
Favorite quote: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye
Favorite movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life”
The sports teams you root for: Notre Dame Fighting Irish; Memphis Grizzlies; Chicago White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks; and whoever plays the Cubs
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Pat McKillen, a friend from college who is on the verge of making it big in the music industry
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, yoga, Pure Barre and watching sports
What talent do you wish you had? I would love to be able to play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My mother, Denice. She sacrificed her successful marketing career in order to raise my brother and me when we were young, and she has since worked tirelessly to get back into freelance marketing and consulting. Now, she owns her own small business and has been recognized nationally for her accomplishments. My mother constantly inspires me to pursue my goals and never sell myself short.
What attracted you to Glankler Brown? I knew that the breadth and experience of the firm would provide a great foundation for building my own practice in Memphis. Glankler Brown has an excellent reputation in the Memphis community, and it was evident from my interviews that this praise is well-deserved. The senior management committee members I met during my office visit were very sincere in their desire to help me learn and grow as a new attorney.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I am proud to have been captain of Notre Dame’s cheerleading team. I cheered for four years, including my first two years of law school, and I was able to successfully balance academics with the demands of being a varsity athlete.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? The economy is very difficult for new graduates right now, but be patient. Sometimes the best opportunity for you is the one that takes a while to find!
Rev. Harry D. Durbin has been named senior vice president of Faith & Health for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Durbin has been part of Methodist’s Faith & Health Division since 2011 and began serving as interim senior vice president in May 2012.
Chandra Alston has been named the associate vice chancellor of human resources at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Alston as served as interim director of human resources since July while maintaining her duties as assistant dean for finance and administration for the UTHSC College of Allied Health Sciences.
Dana Avant has been named vice president/chief nursing officer at Methodist South Hospital. Avant joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 2004 and most recently served as administrative director of nursing for Methodist University Hospital.
Ali Glemser has joined Obsidian Public Relations as an account assistant. Glemser was an intern at the firm before being hired to the full-time position. Sarah Lichterman has been promoted to account specialist. Lichterman was an Obsidian intern before joining the company in June as an account assistant.
Robin Hogue-Hughes has joined Closetrak LLC as an associate attorney in the Bartlett office. Hogue-Hughes comes to the firm with more than 20 years of residential and commercial real estate closing, title and legal experience.
Memphis Athletic Ministries has named Brad Cummins and Ruth Hamilton to its board of directors. Cummins is the national accounts manager for Impact Innovations, and Hamilton is co-founder of Point of Impact Global Missions.
Heather Nordtvedt has joined Literacy Mid-South as community relations manager, working to increase public and private support for the organization through special events, annual fundraising campaigns and grant writing. She previously served as a development coordinator for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.
The Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel has elected its 2014 officers, including Memphians Jim Summers, president; Beth Stengel, secretary; and John Willett, director.
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa has received the Sponsor of the Year award from AmeriCorps, recognizing the role the museum played in coordinating collaborative projects between AmeriCorps teams and community partners in Southwest Memphis.