The Commercial Appeal - - Business -

Here’s a look at pro­mo­tions, hir­ings and other note­wor­thy busi­ness events in the Mem­phis area:

❚ Au­tozone Inc. an­nounced David Mckin­ney will be­come vice pres­i­dent, Gov­ern­ment and Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions, Cus­tomer Sat­is­fac­tion. Mckin­ney will suc­ceed Ray Pohlman, who is re­tir­ing at the end of Jan­uary. Mckin­ney most re­cently served as se­nior vice pres­i­dent of Pub­lic Policy and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment for the Greater Mem­phis Cham­ber.

❚ The Mid­town Mem­phis De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion an­nounced its first staff mem­ber and di­rec­tor with the ap­point­ment of Emily Cup­ples.

❚ Mem­phis-based Du­na­vant Lo­gis­tics Group hired Clayton Fa­hey as se­nior vice pres­i­dent of Op­er­a­tions. He’s in Du­na­vant’s Hous­ton of­fice and re­spon­si­ble for all drayage op­er­a­tions west of the Mis­sis­sippi River.

❚ First Hori­zon National Corp. made new ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship changes and a realign­ment of its con­sumer and whole­sale bank­ing seg­ments. Todd Jones was ap­pointed to ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of whole­sale bank­ing, a newly-cre­ated role within the busi­ness. Ad­di­tion­ally, he’ll also serve as a mem­ber of First Hori­zon’s ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment com­mit­tee. Tammy Lo­cas­cio, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of con­sumer bank­ing, will ex­pand her role to in­clude responsibility for mort­gage and con­sumer loan delivery, con­sumer prod­ucts and busi­ness an­a­lyt­ics.

❚ Melinda Ge­orge has joined the Palmer Home for Chil­dren’s board of di­rec­tors. The fa­cil­ity has cam­puses in Her­nando and Colum­bus, Mis­sis­sippi.

❚ DCA, a Mem­phis-based cre­ative com­mu­ni­ca­tions con­sult­ing firm, added Erin Mosher to its team as art di­rec­tor. ❚ Anne Alexan­drov, a mo­bile stroke unit chief nurse prac­ti­tioner and pro­fes­sor in the Col­lege of Nurs­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Ten­nessee Health Sci­ence Cen­ter, was awarded more than $2.3 mil­lion to study how head of bed (HOB) po­si­tion­ing af­fects pa­tient’s is­chemic stroke symp­toms and clin­i­cal out­comes. Large artery strokes, a form of is­chemic stroke, are the most dan­ger­ous form of strokes af­fect­ing ap­prox­i­mately 30 per­cent of stroke cases in Mem­phis and are clas­si­fied as large artery acute is­chemic stroke.

❚ The Uni­ver­sity of Ten­nessee Health Sci­ence Cen­ter — in col­lab­o­ra­tion with West Ten­nessee Health­care — is form­ing a new fam­ily medicine fac­ulty prac­tice group in West Ten­nessee. Un­der the col­lab­o­ra­tive ar­range­ment, West Ten­nessee Health­care will as­sume op­er­a­tion of the clinic on the cam­pus of Jack­son-madi­son County Gen­eral Hospi­tal. The uni­ver­sity and the health sys­tem will jointly gov­ern the new fac­ulty clin­i­cal prac­tice next month.

❚ Rhodes Col­lege is ranked 21st among Ar­chi­tec­tural Di­gest’s list of “The 50 Most Beau­ti­ful Col­leges in Amer­ica.” The fea­tures the work of top ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers and notes the Rhodes’ cam­pus with uni­formly Col­le­giate Gothic build­ings made of Arkansas sand­stone, Ver­mont slate, and In­di­ana lime­stone.

❚ In Novem­ber, North­star Meetings Group and its brands, Meetings & Con­ven­tions and Suc­cess­ful Meetings, awarded The Guest House at Grace­land with two Stella Awards. Both were Sil­ver awards. The fa­cil­ity was among 294 meet­ing venues world­wide hon­ored for con­sis­tently pro­vid­ing qual­ity ser­vice and in­no­va­tion to meet­ing and event pro­fes­sion­als. The Sil­ver awards were for Best Ho­tel/re­sort, South­east Re­gion, and Best Décor/de­sign, South­east Re­gion.

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