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Scott Sharpe Named CAO Of District Attorney General’s Office
By Kate Simone
Scott Sharpe recently was named chief administrative officer of the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office following the departure of longtime CAO Priscilla Campbell.
Sharpe joined the DA’s office in November as human resources manager. In his new role, he is responsible for office administration and management, including personnel management, budget and finance, procedural systems design and implementation, and other areas.
Hometown: Clovis, N.M.
Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayland Baptist University (Plainview, Texas) and master’s in public administration from the University of Memphis. More than 25 years of human resources management experience.
Family: Wife, five grown children, one son-in-law, four grandchildren with the fifth due in October.
Favorite quote: “I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”
The sports team(s) you root for: Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and University of Memphis
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Journey, Eagles and classis rock from the ’70s.
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Family, church, traveling
What talent do you wish you had? I wish that I had had an opportunity to learn to fly a helicopter.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My father had the greatest influence on my life. He would give more advice in one sentence than most would give in a 30-minute conversation.
What attracted you to the district attorney general’s office? In moving from the private sector to the public sector, I embraced the opportunity to affect positive change in the lives of people in the local community.
What are your goals in your new position? My primary goal is to manage the resources of the office in the most efficient way, to do the most good for the taxpayers of Shelby County.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I consider reaching my education goal, while working full-time and raising a family as my greatest accomplishment.
What do you most enjoy about your work? It is a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, and I enjoy helping the prosecutors do the right thing for the right reason.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Always make a plan in pencil, so that you can easily make changes to it as you progress through life.
Linda Nichols, a University of Tennessee Health Science Center professor, has been named a 2015 fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, the highest class of membership within the society. Nichols is a professor in the UTHSC Department of Preventive Medicine and also is co-director of the Caregiver Center at the Memphis VA Medical Center.
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly M. Kirby was named a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Danny Van Horn with Butler Snow was elected treasurer of the group. He will serve in the post for one year and then advance to secretary, vice president and then president in 2018.
James Fisher has joined Dunavant Logistics Inc. as international logistics service administrator in its Memphis headquarters. In his new role, Fisher will lead administrative duties for a large customer base with international orders. He began his logistics career at Mallory Alexander International Logistics LLC as an import clerk and grew with the company for almost two decades in import and export customer service and processing.
Eddie Fuchs has joined Dunavant Global Logistics Group Inc. as manager of dray and intermodal in its Memphis headquarters. Fuchs began in the intermodal trucking industry as lead dispatcher, local operations manager, depot manager and business development executive at Intermodal Cartage Co. Most recently, he served as executive recruiter for Vaco Logistics.
Sondra T. Harris-Webb, of Collierville, has been elected chair elect of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. Webb is the director of internal audit at Helena Chemical Co. She has been a member of TSCPA for 11 years, holding various leadership positions within the society, including service on the Accounting & Auditing Symposium Committee, TSCPA Council and as president and vice president of the Memphis chapter.
Two members of the TBA Young Lawyers Division board have received a Star of the Quarter award for their contributions for the third and fourth quarters. District 14 Representative Chasity Sharp Grice of Peppel, Gomes & MacIntosh was recognized for producing a record-breaking Wills for Heroes clinic in Memphis. Steven King with Ducks Unlimited was honored for serving the YLD for eight years in a variety of roles, including treasurer, West Tennessee governor, West Tennessee Wills for Heroes captain and West Tennessee CLE captain.
Sixteen Memphis lawyers were named Senior Counselors by the Tennessee Bar Association. They are: Walter Lee Bailey, attorney at law; Terese B. Deboo; Jack V. Delany; Joe McDaniel Duncan, Burch, Porter & Johnson; Thomas Ross Dyer, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs; Thomas Francis Jackson, attorney at law; Reva Mark Kriegel; Allen Taylor Malone, Burch, Porter & Johnson; Lee Louis Piovarcy, Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston; Julia S. Sayle, Sayle & Sayle Attorneys; Kenneth Robert Shuttleworth, Shuttleworth Williams; Frank Lee Watson, Baker Donelson; Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, Mediation Services; Thomas Dunlevy Yeaglin, attorney at law; Edward Reuben Young, Baker Donelson. The designation of Senior Counselor is given to Tennessee lawyers who complete 50 years of law practice or attain the age of 75, and are active members of the TBA.