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VOL. 130 | NO. 146 | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Daniel Allen Joins Red Door As Financial Adviser

By Kate Simone

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Daniel Allen has joined Red Door Wealth Management as vice president, financial adviser, marking Red Door’s first hire of a financial adviser since its inception in 2010. In his new role, Allen helps develop client relationships and financial strategies that solve complex financial issues and create value for clients.


Hometown: Memphis

Experience: Bachelor of Science in business administration, University of Tennessee; Juris Doctor, Charlotte School of Law. Prior to joining Red Door, I helped start the wealth management program at Magna Bank.

Family: I am married to my high school sweetheart, Sara, and we have two four-legged children – Shelby and Finley.

Favorite quote: “Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, “The Shawshank Redemption”

Favorite movie: “Pulp Fiction” or “Caddyshack”

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

What’s playing on your stereo right now? The Band, My Morning Jacket or Neil Young

Activities you enjoy outside of work: I love being around people. Whether I’m traveling, seeing live music, playing golf or hunting, I love experiencing new things and being on the move.

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I had incredible dance moves.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My family has been my greatest influence. I was blessed to grow up with a family that was always supportive, provided me ample opportunities to succeed and were willing to make sacrifices for my future.

What attracted you to your company? I was always told to surround myself with great people and forward thinkers. I have found that at Red Door.

What are your goals in your new position? I want to help grow our firm into the premier wealth management firm in the Mid-South.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Personally, my greatest accomplishment is my marriage. I have an incredible wife who supports me, trusts me and allows me to pursue my passions. Professionally, I believe my greatest accomplishments are still ahead.

What do you most enjoy about your work? I love building relationships with people and understanding their circumstances. It is so satisfying to listen to individuals, understand their goals and walk them through strategies that will help them fulfill their vision for themselves and make their lives less stressful.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? I would advise young people to embrace who they are and be open to new possibilities. No matter where life takes you, you always have the chance to better your situation and circumstances. Life is a grind, but no matter the hand you were dealt, you always have the ability to self-educate, self-motivate and will your way forward.


Olen M. “Mac” Bailey Jr. has received his master of laws degree in elder law with honors from Stetson University College of Law. Bailey is president of The Bailey Law Firm, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate.

Donald B. “Skip” Hutchins has joined Baker Donelson as an associate in the firm’s tax group. Hutchins concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, tax law and business law. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2015.

Former Juvenile Court Judge Claudia Swafford Haltom has received the 2015 William M. Leech Jr. Public Service Award from the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fellows. The award honors a lawyer who has given outstanding service to the legal profession, the legal system and their community. Haltom was specifically recognized for her service on the bench and establishing The Step Ahead Foundation to help Shelby County women improve their quality of life.


Lauren Hannaford has been promoted at Obsidian Public Relations to senior account manager and culture ambassador. Hannaford began her career with Obsidian six years ago as a level 2 intern. As culture ambassador, she will be tasked with bringing to the forefront the importance of purpose, engagement and fun in everyday life for the firm, while maintaining aspects of what makes the firm uniquely successful.

Three Memphis educators have been named 2015 Charter School Teachers of the Year by the Tennessee Charter School Center: Gracie Beard, Memphis College Prep, elementary; Jane Grimes, KIPP Memphis Academy, middle school; and Jack Replinger, The Soulsville Charter School, high school.

Five Memphis lawyers have graduated from the Tennessee Bar Association’s 2015 Leadership Law program, designed to equip lawyers with the vision, knowledge and skills necessary to serve as leaders in their profession and local communities. They are: Mary Beard, FedEx Corp.; Jake Dickerson, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Jonathan May, Lewis Thomason; Lauran Stimac, Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox PC; and Andre Wharton, The Wharton Law Firm.

The Rotary Club of Memphis has announced its new officers for the 2015-2016 Rotary year. Officers are: Jim Eikner, president; Betty Sue McGarvey, president elect; Bud Richey, vice president; Chris Bird, secretary; Rick Hechinger, treasurer; Bonnie Walker, assistant treasurer; Bill Falvey, sergeant at arms; and Pierre Landaiche, immediate past president.

Directors are: John Dudas, John Elkington, Randy Hutchinson, Maureen O’Connor, Dick Phillips, Michael Synk, Scott Barry, Les Dale, Jonathan Nyaku, Jimmy Veteto and Christine Weinreich.

The Memphis-based National Foundation for Transplants board of directors has elected its board officers: Bill Catlette, chairman; Matt Schneider, vice chairman; Gina Castellaw, secretary; and Ryan Parry, treasurer.

PROPERTY SALES 100 375 3,773
MORTGAGES 63 202 2,481
BUILDING PERMITS 392 651 8,607
BANKRUPTCIES 38 117 2,021