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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