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VOL. 129 | NO. 221 | Wednesday, November 12, 2014


McGuire Joins Insight Risk Management

By Kate Simone

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Myles McGuire has joined Insight Risk Management LLC as a corporate consultant. In his new role, he will consult with commercial clients and place them with the appropriate coverages to protect their business from risk and liability issues.

Hometown: Memphis


Experience: McGuire received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Mississippi in 2012. He began his career in insurance in the summer of 2012 at Brown & Brown Insurance in Nashville. In 2013, he obtained his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation. McGuire joined Insight Risk Management in 2014. In his experience, his focus is helping clients in the construction and manufacturing industries with their workers’ compensation program and experience medication factor.

Family: My dad, Kelly, is a residential homebuilder, and mom, Judi, teaches the sixth grade at Mt. Pisgah in Cordova. My brother, McLane, is a sophomore at Ole Miss and sister, Madison, is in graduate school at Ole Miss as well.

The sports teams you root for: Ole Miss Rebels, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Usually sports talk radio for the most part or classic Southern rock

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Hunting, fishing or anything outdoors

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My greatest influence is probably my grandfather. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old. The doctors told him he would never live to see 30, but he didn't accept that and is now well into his 70s and has never missed a beat.

What attracted you to Insight Risk Management? The culture and people that work at Insight Risk Management. Everyone likes their job and loves the people they work with.

What do you most enjoy about your work? Meeting new people and learning about their businesses.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Believe in what you do and work hard. The rest will work itself out.


Charlotte Dowell has joined Radian Partners LLC of Memphis as director of compliance, training and business development. Dowell has held business development, training and technology positions with Morgan Keegan & Co. in Nashville and Memphis. Most recently, she served with Duncan-Williams Inc.

Pickering Firm Inc. has added three new employees to its Memphis office. Kirk Kuykindoll has joined the firm as a mechanical technician on Pickering’s facility design team, Anita Murphy has joined as marketing assistant, and Linda Williamson has joined as an architectural technician on the facility design team.


Cecelia “Cece” D. Stewart has been elected to the board of directors of First Horizon National Corp. Stewart recently retired as the president of U.S. consumer and commercial banking of Citigroup Inc., and from 2009 to 2011, she was president of the retail banking group and CEO of Morgan Stanley Private Bank NA.

Rhodes College honored three graduates at its annual Alumni Convocation: Mary Francis Files Silitch, a 1957 graduate, received the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award; Steven L. Becton, a 1988 graduate, was awarded the BSA Distinguished Alumnus/a Award; and Dr. Katherine LaRoque Jameson, a 2005 graduate, received the Young Alumni of the Year Award.

Chevonne Herring and Porschia Nkansa have each been awarded a $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarship from the KPMG Foundation to pursue their doctorates at the University of Memphis. The scholarships are renewable for the first five years of each recipient’s program and are among $470,000 in minority doctoral scholarship the KPMG Foundation awarded this year.

Tennessee Senate majority leader Mark Norris has received the Champion of Life Science Award from Life Science Tennessee. Norris was honored for his work to “create more high-tech jobs, commercialize more technology and make a difference in the overall health of Tennesseans and people throughout the globe.”

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has earned an Excellence through Insight Award for Overall Patient Experience in Inpatient – Step-down Unit by HealthStream Inc., an organization dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of health care organizations’ greatest asset: their people. It is the second consecutive year the hospital has earned the award.

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