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VOL. 130 | NO. 127 | Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Mark Mosteller Joins Evolve Bank & Trust

By Kate Simone

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Mark E. Mosteller Sr. recently joined Evolve Bank & Trust as executive vice president, accounting and finance.
The new role includes a variety of responsibilities, including management of the accounting and finance department team, accounting internal controls, internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and treasury management. Mosteller also works with senior and executive management and the board on accounting, finance and operational issues.

Hometown: Memphis


Experience: Certified public accountant. Ten years of experience with Ernst and Young LLP. Seven years of experience in the mortgage banking industry as a chief financial officer and chief operating officer with Boatmen’s National Mortgage (now part of Bank of America) and Union Planters Mortgage (now part of Regions), respectively, and 13 years of experience as the CFO of GTx Inc.

Family: Married for almost 28 years to Kathryn Kaiser Mosteller with three sons, Mark (22), William (20) and Andrew (18).

Favorite quote: “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing right the first time.”

Favorite movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life”

The sports team(s) you root for: University of Tennessee Volunteers and Memphis Grizzlies

What’s playing on your stereo right now? James Taylor

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Spending time with family, watching my sons’ sporting events and tennis

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I had the ability to play a musical instrument.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My parents were the greatest influence on me because they worked very hard to raise and educate nine children and taught each of us the value of hard work, integrity and the importance of God in your life.

What attracted you to Evolve? The opportunity to be a part of a growing financial services organization with a very experienced board of management team that supports the local community is what attracted me to Evolve Bank & Trust.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Personally my greatest accomplishment is my marriage and my family. I have an incredible wife who I give great credit for any success that I have been able to achieve due to her support and I have three awesome sons. Professionally, I believe that I have been fortunate to have had success and accomplishments with each of the companies with whom I have been associated. Prior to joining Evolve, my greatest accomplishment was being a part of the management team at GTx Inc., which built up a startup biotech company and took it public, as well as building and running a successful accounting and finance organization at GTx Inc. as well.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? If I could give one piece of advice to young people it would be that they need to work hard, get along with people, never compromise their integrity and always be striving to learn new things.

David Skelton has been named the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year. Skelton in 2005 founded Safe Air Solutions, which markets and installs in-duct ultraviolet germicidal lamps into industrial HVAC units. In 2014, Skelton and his wife, Susan, purchased Lumalier Corp., a 52-year-old manufacturer of ultraviolet disinfection products, and created Evergreen UV LLC to manage the combined resources of both companies.

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh has added Emily Morton and Pablo Varela as associate attorneys and Russell White as an of counsel attorney. Morton is a recent graduate from The University of Mississippi School of Law, and Varela previously worked in the Shelby County Attorney’s Office as an assistant county attorney. White previously practiced law at Rogers, Morris and Giegler in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for 30 years, and most recently worked as a senior attorney at The Bailey Law Firm in Memphis.


Dustin Jones has joined The Shopping Center Group’s Memphis office as leasing representative. Jones has 18 years of retail/restaurant operations experience. In his new role, he is responsible for landlord representation on behalf of retail property owners and developers.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center prevention educators Megan Banet and Keita Cooley were listed as the top two facilitators of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention and response training for the 60-day period ended June 1. During April and May, Banet trained 452 adults and Cooley trained 322 adults.

Stacy Spencer and Mike Ryall have joined the Agape Child & Family Services board of directors. Spencer is the senior pastor of New Direction Christian Church, a congregation with three campuses in Memphis and one in Holly Springs, and is also an author. Ryall has 32 years of law enforcement experience with the Memphis Police Department and currently serves as deputy chief.



Marya Green has joined Signature Advertising as senior account manager. Green previously worked as an account executive for archer-malmo and as marketing director for DAC Fitness. Anna Mallett has been promoted to account executive at Signature. She previously served as workflow manager.

Creative Aging has elected its new officers and board members for fiscal year 2015: James Seacat, chair; Cathy Ainsworth, vice chair; Barbara Sysak, vice president of marketing and development; Randy Wright, treasurer; and Ronda Cloud, secretary. New board members include Jacqueline Besteman, Jason Gibert and Jessica Robinson.

Two Shelby County students have been named among the 2015 class of Haslam Scholars at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. UT’s premier enrichment program admits up to 15 first-year students and supports them with scholarships and study-abroad experiences. Jordan Leith, a graduate of Arlington High School, wants to study biomedical engineering. Jason Liang, a graduate of Collierville High School, wants to study mathematical and computer science.

The Brand Squad and Running Pony Productions have received Telly Awards honors for their collaboration on two Christian Brothers High School videos. Their biopic of Brother Joel McGraw earned the firms a Communicator Award in the Religion/Spirituality Film category. Separately, The Brand Squad also earned a Communicator Award in the Business-to-Business category for its RiceCo radio campaign.

PROPERTY SALES 91 91 21,363
MORTGAGES 63 63 16,257
BUILDING PERMITS 166 167 42,087
BANKRUPTCIES 34 40 6,619