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VOL. 131 | NO. 19 | Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Harvey Joins Family Safety Center

By Kate Simone

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Mia Harvey has joined the Family Safety Center as community outreach specialist, a newly created position. In that role, she recruits and trains volunteers, and organizes outreach and other special events that create greater visibility for the center. She also develops presentations on domestic violence, showcasing the many Family Safety Center programs that serve victims and their families.

Hometown: Memphis


Experience: The University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing. Extensive training in social issues that affect communities and youth.

Family: I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Zachary Harvey, and we have one son, Elijah, and a fur baby, Oprah.

Favorite quote: “The potential of a seed is a forest.” – Alan Hirsch

Favorite movie: “Matilda”

The sports team(s) you root for: The Grizzlies! Also, Ole Miss, of course.

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Everything from Taylor Swift to Yo Gotti.

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Tennis, quality time with my family and friends, and enjoying all the great festivals and activities Memphis has to offer.

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing well!

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? My family and my faith. Both have laid the groundwork for the person I am today. I am forever grateful and humbled to be connected to so much love, grace and compassion.

What attracted you to your company? I planned on going to law school, but once I volunteered for a nonprofit, I didn’t look back. To me, working for a nonprofit is about doing “heart” work, and that is my calling.

What are your goals in your new position? I want to help end domestic violence.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Being a wife and a mother

What do you most enjoy about your work? I really enjoy being able to create events that bring awareness to and educate the public about domestic violence and how the Family Safety Center helps victims. Every day brings something new, so I love that.




If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? The most important relationship you will have is the one you have with yourself.

Attorneys Annie T. Christoff and Philip M. Lewis have been elected new members in Bass, Berry & Sims’ Memphis office. Christoff concentrates her practice in complex business, securities and patent litigation; Lewis represents business entities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, joint ventures and other tax and corporate matters.

Katy C. Laster has been admitted as a shareholder at Evans Petree PC. Laster joined Evans Petree as an associate in August 2007 and concentrates her practice on employment law, health care law and commercial litigation.

Ali Glemser has been promoted to account executive at Obsidian Public Relations. Glemser joined the firm in August 2013 as a Level 2 intern and was promoted to account assistant in 2013. In her new role, she’ll manage a number of client accounts and supervise junior-level representatives at the firm.

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh has named Abigail Webb, Laura Martin, William “Chad” Roberts, Tricia Tweel and William Wyatt as equity members of the firm.

The Memphis Medical Society on Jan. 30 will install officers and six new members on the 2016 board of directors. Officers are: Dr. Tommy J. Campbell, president; Dr. Phillip R. Langsdon, president-elect; Dr. Autry J. Parker, vice president; Dr. Andrew T. Watson, secretary; and Dr. Sri I. Naidu, treasurer. New board members are Drs. David L. Cannon, James E. Klemis, Jimmie Mancell, Brian J. McKinnon, Christopher M. Pokabla and Lisa S. Usdan.


Amber Hampton has been named communications & marketing coordinator at Leadership Memphis. Hampton recently earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. She has held the newsletter chair position at Altruria Elementary PTO for three years and is a freelance writer.

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