Here’s a look at promotions, hirings, movers and newsmakers in the Memphis area business scene:
The law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan announced attorney Kimberly N. Perry has joined its Memphis office as Of Counsel. She received her law degree from the University of Memphis. Her areas of practice include general liability, premises liability and workers’ compensation. Prior to joining the firm, Perry worked in insurance defense litigation and was plaintiff’s counsel for one of the largest plaintiff’s firms in the state. Additionally, she has been a solo practitioner.
The Community Legal Center named Memphis attorney Diana M. Comes as its executive director, following the retirement in March of Anne Mathes, who had led the nonprofit legal agency since August 2015. Previously, Comes was a partner with Butler Snow where she focused her practice on commercial and appellate litigation. She earned her law degree from the University of Memphis.
Lisa Fields has joined Marx-Bensdorf as an affiliate broker. She has served as a Realtor in the Memphis area since 2005. Fields is a member of the Memphis Association of REALTORS (MAAR) and a life member of MAAR’s Multi-Million Dollar Club. She earned her bachelor of science in psychology and marketing from Belmont University.
Former bank executive Kenneth W. Plunk has been named chairman of First Commercial Bank’s Memphis advisory board. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the Tennessee Executive Development Program and the Stanford Executive Program. Plunk retired from Union Planters Corp. (now Regions Financial Corp.) in 2004.
Germantown attorney James “Jim” Barry took office recently as vice president of the Tennessee Bar Association at the group’s annual convention in Memphis. Barry will advance to the presidency in 2023. He has long been active in the TBA, serving on the TBA’s Board of Governors, as chair of the TBA’s Access to Justice Committee and as co-chair for many years of the TBA’s Corporate Counsel Pro Bono Initiative. Outside of the TBA, Barry has held leadership roles with the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Community Legal Center in Memphis, Memphis Area Legal Services, the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and the Tennessee Justice Center.
Remington College Memphis Campus last month entered into an articulation agreement with Northwest Mississippi Community College allowing students at Remington College to transition with ease to NWCC, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. NWCC will accept course work from Remington College students that meet general admission and transfer credit requirements. For more information, visit remingtoncollege.edu.
— Compiled by Daniel Ginsburg
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