VOL. 130 | NO. 185 | Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Mercedes-Benz Hires Heath Elliott as Sales Manager
By Kate Simone
Heath Elliott has joined Mercedes-Benz of Collierville as general sales manager. In his new role, Elliott will manage the sales of all new and pre-owned cars sold at the dealership, which opened in 2014.
Experience: I have been working in the automotive sales industry in Memphis for more than 15 years.
Family: I married my high school sweetheart 13 years ago, and we have two wonderful children, a 13-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.
Favorite quote: “The light keeps shining in the dark, and darkness has never put it out.” – John 1:5
The sports team(s) you root for: Memphis Tigers and Memphis Grizzlies
What’s playing on your stereo right now? K-LOVE radio
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and church activities.
What talent do you wish you had? I have always wished I could play a musical instrument.
Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My mother. Besides always loving with an unconditional love, she taught me how to be a compassionate person. Also, she is one of the most selfless, loving people I have ever met. She is a big reason why I am the person I am today.
What attracted you to your company? The Mercedes-Benz product is an awesome one to work with and around. Also, being a Collierville resident, working just down the street is a very nice perk!
What are your goals in your new position? To continue growing our customer base and help make this Mercedes-Benz store the go-to store in the area for sales, parts and service. Also, to provide superior customer service and unparalleled value to every customer, addressing their every need, no matter how big or small.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Marrying my wife 13 years ago. Choosing to spend my life with her has led to happiness that I know I wouldn’t have had without her. In addition to our relationship, we became the parents of two great children that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world!
What do you most enjoy about your work? Work is different every day, with new challenges and obstacles. Every customer’s wants, needs and situations are unique and that gives the job a freshness every day.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Don’t be afraid of failure. Imagine some of the world’s greatest accomplishments, and then imagine if the people behind them never acted because of a fear of failure.
Jessica L. Indingaro has joined Glankler Brown PLLC as an associate. Indingaro concentrates her practice in the area of litigation. She most recently clerked in Shelby County Chancery Court for the late Chancellor Oscar C. Carr III.
The Metal Museum has hired several new staff members. Frances Winfrey, the museum’s new membership and grants coordinator, recently completed a master’s degree in arts administration at Indiana University-Bloomington. Houston Cofield, social media marketing coordinator, recently earned a master’s in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Katelyn Gabbard, the museum’s first foundry apprentice, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky, with an emphasis in sculpture. And Nancy Cook, exhibition coordinator, worked as the coordinator of galleries, exhibitions and lectures at Memphis College of Art in 2014.
Latrice McLin has joined Shoemaker Financial as a financial representative in its Germantown headquarters. In this role, she will work with families and small businesses on their insurance and investment needs.
William Brigance, general manager of City Auto Sales LLC, has been named to Auto Remarketing’s inaugural “Remarketing & Used-Car Industry’s 40 Under 40” list. Brigance joined City Auto in 2003 as a part-time lot employee and moved through the ranks until being promoted to general manager in 2013.
Teresa Beach has joined Paragon Bank as a mortgage loan consultant. She previously worked at Commercial Bank and Trust Co., where she began as a mortgage sales manager and was promoted to mortgage loan originator.
The Downtown Memphis Commission has announced its 2015 Downtown Vision Awards, honoring individuals and organizations that have contributed to the advancement of Downtown. The winners are: Bass Pro Outdoor World, Organizational Achievement; The Chisca on Main, Organizational Achievement; Gene Carlisle of Carlisle Corp., Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously); Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation/Blues Hall of Fame, Individual Achievement; Myron Lowery, retiring Memphis City Council member, Individual Achievement; and Bill Boyd, retiring Memphis City Council member, Individual Achievement.
William B. Howard Jr. has been included in the 2015 list of Best Financial Advisers for Dentists. He is president of William Howard & Co. Financial Advisors Inc. in East Memphis.