Here’s a look at promotions, hirings, movers and newsmakers in the Memphis area business scene:
The University of Richmond School of Law and the law firm of Baker Donelson have launched an Innovation Fellow Program that brings together law students and Baker Donelson innovation professionals to tackle some of the most pressing issues and barriers to innovation in the legal industry. The partnership will build on the success of the Innovator-In-Residence program launched in fall 2020, when Baker Donelson partnered with Professor Josh Kubicki and Richmond Law to serve as an Innovator-in-Residence for the school’s first Legal Business Design Challenge. The Innovation Fellow program tasks the law students with conducting due diligence regarding other industries’ approaches to innovation, conducting interviews of third parties and Baker Donelson professionals, and developing recommendations for improvements in Baker Donelson’s approach to innovation.
Lehman-Roberts Co. and its sister company Memphis Stone & Gravel, a leader in the highway paving, construction, asphalt and aggregate industry, announced the appointment of Jeremy Ramberg to the Executive Leadership Team. He currently is director of Shared Services for the sister companies. Prior to joining the companies in August 2020, he was the Commanding Officer at Camp David, the presidential retreat.
Regional One Health medical director of Ambulatory Services Cyrilyn Walters has been appointed to the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Council of Inclusion and Health Equity. The council promotes equity of care and the elimination of healthcare disparities, and advocates strategies to help hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations develop leaders and staff with a deep understanding of the value of embracing different cultures. She began her career at Regional One as chief resident in internal medicine in 2011.
KBG Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy Buckman Gibson has been selected as St. Mary’s Episcopal School’s 2022 Outstanding Alumna. The 1980 graduate of the school will receive the award and deliver remarks on April 1, during St. Mary’s Alumnae Weekend, which is part of the school’s 175th anniversary festivities. In 2018, Gibson founded KBG Technologies, a distributor of chemical products, services and technologies. For more than 30 years, Gibson served on the board of Bulab Holdings, the parent company of Buckman, a specialty chemical supplier, and also held several key positions at Buckman, including chief operating officer and general counsel. She holds a juris doctor and a master’s degree from Emory University.
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs announced Taylor L. Kinard joined the law firm as a member of Wyatt’s Corporate & Securities team where she will assist with counseling clients regarding acquisitions and mergers. She will also assist Wyatt’s Real Estate Development, Financing, and Transactions and Commercial Lending team by providing support in all types of commercial real estate and finance transactions. She previously was a legal intern for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and also was a legal intern at FedEx Corporate in Memphis. Kinard received her juris doctor from the University of Tennessee where she was a member of the National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Team.
Looney Ricks Kiss named Tony Pellicciotti as managing principal of its staff of more than120 employees across its eight offices. He is one of 14 principals representing Memphis, Dallas, Philadelphia, Orlando/Celebration, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Princeton. Pellicciotti has been with Looney Ricks Kiss for more than 27 years.
Paragon Bank in November hired Tiffany Ann Smith as executive assistant reporting to founder and chief executive officer Robert Shaw.
inferno recently appointed Catherine Griffin as account executive and Julia Conway as account coordinator. Griffin and Conway report to Liza Livingston, account supervisor.
— Compiled by Daniel Ginsburg
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