Here’s a look at promotions, hiring, moves, and people in the news from the Memphis area business scene:
beck donelson Opened a new location in Charleston, South Carolina, and added four attorneys from two well-respected firms.Shareholders joining the new location are corporate attorneys J Ashley Cooper and employment lawyers Jennifer K DunlapPreviously worked with Parker Poe and Health Lawyers Alyssa Fleming and Catherine F. Wren, both previously worked at Womble Bond Dickinson. This is Baker Donelson’s second new Carolina office in less than a year. In October 2021, the firm opened its first North Carolina office by adding a team of healthcare attorneys in the Raleigh/Research Triangle area.
housekeeper snow announced former tennessee premier Gardson William “Will” Perry has rejoined the firm’s Memphis office and will practice in the Commercial Litigation and Appeals practice group. Perry will also focus on alternative dispute resolution. From June 2021 to September 2022, he served on the Chancery Court for the Thirty Judicial District of Tennessee, which covers Memphis and Shelby Counties.
This Association of Seasonings and Sauces (ADS) named Ring Vessel Technology, an industry leader in plastic container manufacturing, is its annual packaging supplier partner. An area of focus for the nomination and subsequent honors articulates Ring’s commitment to reliably serving its existing partners even throughout the pandemic. ADS represents manufacturers of salad dressings, mayonnaise and sauces as well as suppliers of raw materials, packaging and equipment in this segment of the food industry.
Sugar Servicesa manufacturer of premium southern sugar products named david thurman as its new Director of Operations and Mathilde Crosby as the new Chief Financial Officer. Turman will oversee the facility and operations in downtown Memphis, which manufactures and ships sugar products within a 400-mile radius of Memphis and Houston, Texas. Crosby will direct and oversee Sugar Services’ financial activities. Turman has over 20 years of production management experience, having worked for Smith & Nephew, The Hershey Company and Newly Weds Foods. Crosby has more than 20 years of financial experience. She has served in leadership positions in St. Louis Shelby County government. St. Mary’s Episcopal School, NYC EPA, and Citibank.
wilderness style hotel Big Cypress Inn Inside the 32-story Memphis Pyramid, named Roman Scott as its hotel manager. He will oversee operations of the 103-room facility, which will offer the unique Bass Pro Shops retail and lifestyle experience. With over 20 years of hotel management experience, Scott has held management and housekeeping positions in some of the world’s most prestigious destinations, including Jamaica, New York City and Chicago. Scott comes to Big Cypress Lodge from The Peabody, where he served as Director of Training and Development and Director of Housekeeping and Laundry. He is completing his bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix and his associate degree in teaching: mathematics and science from the Missionary Teachers College in Mandeville, Jamaica.
Memphis Law Firm Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi and Bloomfield Add to Tess Sheldon Joined its team as a paralegal. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law and was elected to the National Bar for her participation in moot court. Shelton, a 2021 recipient of a Peggy Browning Foundation Fellowship, focuses her practice on labor law with respect to unions.
Memphis-based general contractor RKA Construction named Patrick Johnston as Executive Vice President of its newly formed Business Services Division. Previously, he held various positions at Turner Construction Company, most recently as Project Director. Johnston earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Science from Auburn University and is a LEED Certified Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Tara Jackson Lemoyne Has been named the new Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. She joins UTHSC to lead the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation, a nearly $40 million simulation building that opened on the Memphis campus in 2018. Lemoine previously worked at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, CA. She is dual certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care. After earning her PhD in Osteopathy from North Texas Health Sciences Center, she completed residency and critical care fellowships at the Primary Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah, respectively. She received a Simulation Medicine Fellowship through the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. During her 10 years at Valley Children’s Hospital, Lemoine helped build a simulation program as Director of Simulation Medicine and Academic Lead for Resident and Fellow Simulations.
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Elaine Frawleyassociate professor of biology at Rhodes College, received National Institutes of Health Academic research promotion awards in excess of $300,000. Her three-year grant begins in September. 1 Her project is titled “Role of Manganese Homeostasis in Nitric Oxide Stress Response in Salmonella Typhimurium.” Salmonella is a leading cause of diarrheal disease worldwide and foodborne illness in the United States, Frawley said. The body’s immune system uses nitric oxide as a chemical defense against bacterial infections. Increasing bacterial resistance to current antibiotics is a growing public health problem. The goal of Frawley’s research is to better understand the role of nitric oxide and how bacteria such as Salmonella evade them.
— Compiled by Daniel Ginsburg
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