Memphis People in Business: Sept. 29, 2022

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

Saint Francis Healthcare recently named Ryan Nelson as market chief financial officer. In this role, he will guide financial operations for Saint Francis-Memphis and Saint Francis-Bartlett. He most recently was chief financial officer at Woodland Heights Medical Center, a part of Community Health Systems, in Lufkin, Texas. Nelson is pursuing a Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is a graduate of Leadership Memphis, the Baptist Executive Leadership Institute through Baptist Memorial Health Care and a member of the Health Care Financial Management Association. In addition, Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis named radiation oncologist Dr. Matthew Ballo as medical director of the hospital’s radiation oncology program. He also serves as medical director of Radiation Oncology at West Cancer Center and Research Institute. In June 2021, West Cancer Center and Saint Francis announced a partnership that would include the area’s first urgent care clinic for oncology patients, to be housed at Saint Francis-Memphis, a dedicated oncology floor within the hospital and a joint commitment to providing patients with access to advanced technology.

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh recently announced Christopher Campbell has been selected for inclusion into The National Black Lawyers Top 100 Black Lawyers in Tennessee. Campbell’s primary practice areas include health care liability defense, construction defense, insurance defense, transportation and carrier defense, and municipality/educational defense. This honor is given to only the top 100 Black lawyers in each state or region with reputations for providing excellent legal representation in their respective practice areas. Membership into The National Black Lawyers is by invitation only and is based on current member referrals and independent research.

Justin Joy, a shareholder in Lewis Thomason’s Memphis office, has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Fellows are chosen based on their devoted and distinguished service to the legal profession and the administration of justice and their adherence to the highest standards of professional ethics and personal conduct. Joy leads the firm’s cybersecurity practice group, providing counsel to clients in a variety of industries in the area of information privacy and cybersecurity. He specifically counsels covered entities and business associates on a variety of matters pertaining to HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule compliance.

The Women's Business Center South, a partnership between the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South and the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Angelita Parham has joined the organization as program manager. In her new role, Parham will plan and implement programs for women entrepreneurs across the region to help them start, sustain and grow their businesses. She brings more than 10 years of entrepreneurial and nonprofit experience in development and administration to WBC South. Previously, Parham spent two years at the Memphis Education Fund, as the front office coordinator supporting the executive team, and also served as a virtual learning coordinator partnering with local schools on technology integration.

Lehman-Roberts and its sister company Memphis Stone & Gravel, a leader in the highway paving, construction, asphalt and aggregate industry, appointed Andrew Haste as IT support specialist and Tom Peterson as data specialist. As IT support specialist, Haste will serve as the front line for all IT support and requests. Before joining the team, he was an advance repair agent with Geek Squad and a customer service supervisor for Best Buy. In his role as data specialist, Peterson will be responsible for collecting and analyzing construction equipment data in support of the company fleet operation and maintenance programs. Peterson has a master's degree in Special Education from Middle Tennessee State University. He has served more than two decades in the home healthcare and petrol-chemical fields.

Arrow Creative has added Erika Cain as its acting chief operations officer. She transitioned from Arrow’s board of directors in late July to this role and will work closely with co-founder and executive director Abby Phillips to facilitate overall operations and management of Arrow and its mission of supporting creative entrepreneurs and art enthusiasts. As founder of brand consulting firm Erika Cain & Co., she has more than two decades of experience in business management, communications and brand design.

Noteworthy

Literacy Mid-South has launched a new campaign, Read901, to ensure every child and adult in Memphis has the resources they need to read, write, and communicate clearly with others. A Harvard study shows that people who grow up in communities with higher literacy rates live longer. Read901 is a coalition of partners who have come together to provide as much support as possible to normalize literacy in the Mid-South. Read901 has an online portal with free resources for everyone, whether you’re a parent, teacher, mentor or friend. They offer both child and adult tutoring resources including reading and math tools, citizenship and job readiness prep, financial and digital literacy, resources for learning disabilities and more. Alongside the Read901 campaign launch, the organization has unveiled an innovative new way to put books in hands immediately. Two book vending machines have been placed at Scenic Hills Elementary and For The Kingdom, providing free, on-the-spot reading material for Memphis residents of all ages and literacy levels. Visit www.read901.org to find out where the Read901 Book Vending Machines are headed next.

Compiled by Daniel Ginsburg

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