Promotions, hires, achievements and company news


Here’s a look at promotions, hires, movers and news in the Memphis area business scene.:

Robert D. Meyers, member of the law firm Glankler Brown, recently presented Lieutenant John Mitchell with the Memphis Exchange Club” 2021 Firefighter of the year, and the deputies It’s too much and G. Jeffries with the 2021 honors of Law Enforcement of the Year. Mitchell was selected for his dedication and public service as a member of the Shelby County Fire Department and for establishing and managing a non-profit organization, Blessed Men of God, which strives to provide food, clothing and necessities to the less fortunate population of the Shelby County area. . Overly and Jeffries were selected for their swift actions and dedication to saving lives after responding to a motor vehicle accident involving a submerged vehicle. Both MPs worked tirelessly, fighting against the force of the water pressure and chest submersion, to save the driver from the submerged car and bring him to safer ground.

Scott bendure joined Apogée Financial Partners as Financial Advisor and Area Manager for the Company’s Client Advisory Group in the Memphis office on South Shady Grove. Financial advisers also join the team Travis Hugues and Kim Weaver and assistant financial advisor Chris Baumgardner. Bendure comes to Pinnacle with 17 years of experience in financial services, the last 11 years at Truist Private Wealth Management, where he was Managing Director and Wealth Advisor. His practice focuses on financial, estate, business succession, investment and insurance planning. He obtained an MBA from Union University. Hughes, also with 17 years of financial services experience, was most recently Vice President of Pathway Lending, where he managed the Memphis Small Business Opportunity Loan fund. Hughes received a master’s degree from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. Weaver joined Pinnacle from Renasant Bank in Memphis, where she was senior vice president and head of relations. She has 30 years of experience in financial services. Weaver received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and completed additional training at the Paul W. Barret School of Banking and the Commercial School of Banking of the American Bankers Association. Baumgardner came to Pinnacle from SunTrust Bank (now Truist) where he was Wealth Support Specialist for nine years. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

Nithya Vemula from Memphis recently received two awards at Southern College of Optometry – the first year clinical science award and the 1983 class scholarship. The 1983 class scholarship recognizes a student demonstrating exceptional leadership and professionalism and is accompanied by a monetary award of $ 1,000. Recipients of the First Year Clinical Sciences Awards are selected by the SCO Faculty, with the awards recognizing students who have excelled academically and demonstrated outstanding clinical skills.

Lindsey D. Rhea of Alia patrimonial partners joined LPL Financial LLCbroker-dealer, corporate investment advisor (RIA) and custody platforms, affiliated with LPL’s strategic wealth management service model. LPL Financial is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rhea is the owner and wealth strategist of Alia Wealth Partners in Germantown. Seeking to improve the experiences and future growth plans of her clients, she chose to partner with LPL Strategic Wealth Services. Rhea comes to LPL from Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz announcement A. Gardner Rudolph and Steven C. Saharovici joined the firm as associates in the Traffic Accident and Workers’ Compensation practice groups. Rudolph received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis. During his law studies, Rudolph was judicial assistant to the magistrate Diane Vescovo. Saharovici received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from the University of Missouri. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis. While studying law, Saharovici won the Cali Excellence for the Future Award for ADR, Negotiation and Mediation as well as the Neighborhood Preservation Legal Clinic.


Baker Donelson was appointed to Bloomberg LawThe premier Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DCI) framework as one of 28 US law firms recognized for their level of disclosure of diversity measures and their distinguished performance against six fundamental pillars: demographics, leadership and talent pipeline, recruitment and retention, innovation and business strategy, marketing and diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the community. Bloomberg Law’s DCI framework was developed in collaboration with the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index team, as well as diversity managers at US-based companies and law firms. Performance was assessed on more than 85 metrics, each associated with one of the six pillars of the framework. In 2020, Baker Donelson implemented a multi-year plan to dramatically increase the number of diverse lawyers in its ranks.

For the fourth consecutive year, Regional One Health Skilled Nursing and Subacute Care The facility has been recognized as the Best Nursing Home for 2021-2022 by US News and World Report. Regional One Health Subacute Care is among the elite of the 13% of facilities in the United States that have won this honor. Regional One Health Subacute Care has achieved Best Nursing Homes status with the highest possible rating, High Performing, for short-term rehabilitation. US News awards the Best Nursing Home designation only to facilities that meet US News’ assessment of appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in quality measures. Additional patient safety requirements had to be met this year to achieve a high performance rating, including at least 75% of staff needed to be vaccinated against COVID-19. US News’s Top Nursing Home Ratings and Profiles offer comprehensive information on care, safety, health inspections, personnel, and more for nearly all of the over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide.

– Compiled by Daniel Ginsburg

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