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Memphis People in Business: June 3, 2021

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Here's a look at promotions, hirings, movers and newsmakers in the Memphis area business scene.

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Baker Donelson elected 11 new shareholders across the firm, including Zachary B. Busey of the Memphis office. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Group with his practice focusing on class and collective actions. He is also a twice-certified Information Privacy Professional and a member of the firm's Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Busey is a dual graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law and School of Business.

Lehman-Roberts Co. and its sister company Memphis Stone & Gravel promoted David Middleton to director of IT. He will maintain the integration and execution of the company’s IT services, projects and infrastructure. Middleton has been with the company for more than seven years, previously serving as IT manager.

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Semmes Murphey physicians Dr. Frederick Boop and Dr. Madison Michael II recently were elected to The Senior Society of Neurological Surgeons, an achievement reserved for the brightest in the neurosurgery field. The Senior Society includes U.S. academic department chairs, residency program directors and other educational leaders. The society serves as the representative body for neurosurgery to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and sponsors the Association of Residency Administrators in Neurological Surgery.

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Nashville Conflict Resolution Center has been awarded $100,000 by the Tennessee Bar Foundation as part of a second round of Implementation Grants from the Tennessee Legal Initiatives Fund. The grant will fund the Mediation Access Tennessee program. The goal of Mediation Access Tennessee is to link rural and underserved populations with pro bono mediators via simple and effective conferencing technologies, so that more Tennesseans can benefit from mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. The grant will enable NCRC to expand its online capacity to train volunteer mediators statewide, and to provide free remote mediation for communities who would otherwise be excluded from mediation services due to geographic barriers.

Rhodes College ranks 16th on The Princeton Review’s 2021 list of “Top 20 Best Private Schools for Internships.” The education services company has published its annual guide ranking the nation’s “Best Value Colleges.” Rhodes ranks among the top 50 private colleges, coming in at 47th. Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges, 2021 Edition, evaluates factors including stellar academics, financial aid and strong career prospects for graduates. More than 75% of Rhodes students participate in internships both in Memphis and globally. According to The Princeton Review, the 2021 Best Value list is based on, “data the company collected from its surveys of administrators at more than 650 colleges in 2019-20. The company also factored in data from its surveys of students attending the schools as well as PayScale.com surveys of alumni of the schools about their starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction figures.”  

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The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Business Roundtable announced the election of Van Tucker, president and chief executive officer of Launch Tennessee, Nashville, to the member office of secretary effective April 23 for the remainder of the 2020-21 term. Tucker serves as chief executive of Roundtable member Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership that aims to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Her prior roles at the organization included serving as interim CEO and chief operating officer.

American Residential Services, a provider of residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing services, announced Filip Wojcikowski was named the company’s new senior vice president and head of Corporate Development. He'll help shape the company’s acquisition strategy, maintain relationships with external partners, and source, negotiate, structure and execute strategic acquisitions and investments across the business. Prior to joining ARS, Wojcikowski was most recently a senior vice president, Development at Summit Materials Inc. Wojcikowski graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

 — Compiled by Daniel Ginsburg

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This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis People in Business: June 3, 2021

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