Susan Adler Thorp -
Journalism career more than 35 years,
including nearly a dozen years as the political columnist for The Commercial
Appeal and a member of the paper's editorial board. Also have written for
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
During those years, honored by colleagues with numerous awards for excellence
in journalism, including the Institute for Southern Studies, The Tennessee Press Association, two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize, and
Howard News. Recently worked as the editorial commentator for WMC-TV in
Memphis before starting own media relations business, now helping government,
corporate and small business clients navigate the media. Still remain active
as an political analyst for the local, state and national news media.
Susan Adler Thorp Owner, Susan Adler Thorp Communications
Premium content from Memphis Business Journal Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010
First job: When I was 16, I sold clothes on Saturdays at
the old Helen of Memphis Education: Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri at Columbia
Business philosophy: Work quickly and accurately
Best way to keep competitive edge: Be responsive, creative and flexible
Guiding principle: Be honest and carry a strong moral compass.
Yardstick of success: The personal satisfaction I get when clients tell me how
satisfied they are with my service Goal yet to be achieved:
Live long enough to hold my great-grandchildren Judgment calls:
Best business decision: Start my own consulting business
Worst business decision: I haven’t made a business decision I regret.
Toughest business decision: The toughest decision was to leave my position as
The Commercial Appeal’s political columnist. Biggest missed opportunity:
Turning down the Majority Leader of the U.S.
Senate to serve as his spokesman. I stayed awake at night trying to figure out
how to say ‘no’ to the Majority Leader. I took a deep breath, and did it.
Mentor: Dr. Justin H. Adler, my father
Word that best describes you: Forthright
True confessions: Like best about job: This is an easy one: I’m my own boss.
Like least about job: The pressure of deadlines
Pet peeve: Dishonesty in any form, and people who talk on their cell phones in
a restaurant, especially on one of those silly-looking Bluetooth ear pieces.
Most important lesson learned: Life is never long enough.
Person most interested in meeting: Golda Meir Three greatest passions: My children, my granddaughter and my heritage
First choice for a new career:
I’ve always wanted to be a drummer, but I don’t
know how to play the drums.
Favorite quote: “The hardest problem in math to solve is how to count your
blessings.” — Herta Adler, my mother Most influential book: “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Favorite cause: Feeding the hungry and Doctors Without Borders
Favorite status symbol: Truthfully, I don’t pay attention to traditional
status symbols, but I am impressed when someone puts a great bottle of wine
down in front of me. Favorite movie: “Midnight Cowboy”
Favorite restaurant: Erling Jensen
Favorite vacation spot: The middle of the ocean — any ocean
What’s on your iPod: I don’t own an iPod. But if I had one, I’d download
programs from Public Radio. Favorite way to spend free time:
Sharing a good bottle of wine with good
friends Automobile: Honda Accord. It’s reliable.
M. Barton 'Bart' Baker,
Chief Financial Officer
SeaOne Maritime Corporation History
Since the inception of SeaOne Maritime Corp. ("SeaOne"), we have been very
careful to first develop and test our proprietary liquefaction technology known
as Compressed Gas Liquid (CGL™) that allows our proprietary CGL™ Carriers (CGLC)
to transport the entire produced gas stream, including NGL's, to market as a
liquid gas cargo.
The focus in developing SeaOne's LNG Lite™ Marine Gas Monetization System is to
provide a simple, robust, and flexible system for conditioning, transporting,
and delivering gas and gas liquids to market. From loading the produced gas to
the delivery of pipeline quality gas or fractionated products, we use standard
gas plant and fractionation technology; however, this standard technology is
configured to the requirements of SeaOne’s LNG Lite™ System to meet a specific
Deborah Barnett Shouse
Deborah Shouse has “ASTUTE OBSERVATIONS ON EVERYDAY
The Kansas City Star
Deborah Shouse is a writer, facilitator and creativity catalyst. Deborah
has an MBA but only uses it in emergencies. Her personal stories have
appeared in Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Family Circle, Women’s Day, the
Washington Post, and MS. She has been featured in dozens of anthologies,
including many from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Deborah
facilitates The Kansas City Star’s FYI Book Club and writes their weekly
love story column. Deborah is the author of Love in the Land of
Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey.
Lee J ("Jeff") Bloomfield
Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C., Attorneys at Law
Lee J. ("Jeff") Bloomfield graduated from the University of Tennessee, receiving
a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1971, and he received his Doctorate
of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee Law School in 1974. Jeff
received his Tennessee license to practice law in 1975, his Kentucky license in
2009. He practices in the U.S. District Courts in Tennessee and Kentucky, the
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Mississippi, the Eastern
District of Arkansas, and the Eastern District of Missouri as well as in the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. He is listed in
Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America, and is an author and lecturer on
maritime, personal injury and worker's compensation law. Jeff is currently a
member of the Tennessee Association for Justice and has served on its Board of
Governors and as President. He is also a member of the American Association for
Justice and has served as Chair of its Admiralty Section. He is also a member of
the American Trial Lawyers Association. His practice emphasized Jones Act,
Maritime and River Boat Injuries as well as Personal Injury.
Conaway is an advertising, branding, creative strategy and communications consultant in Memphis,
and the region's most recognized copywriter and much more...Eggs
and Elmo June 21, 2012
Daisy Craddock (b.1949, Memphis,
TN) received a BA in Fine Arts from Rhodes College and an MFA in Painting
from the University of Georgia. Her work has been exhibited widely
throughout the United States. Recent one person shows include John Davis
Gallery, Hudson NY, July, 2011; Garvey Simon Art Access, Indianapolis, IN,
January, 2011; David Lusk Gallery Memphis, TN, January, 2010; and
Fischbach Gallery, New York City, November, 2009. Daisy’s work has been
reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, American
Artist, Art News, and Arts Magazine. Public collections include the
Anderson Museum, the Newark Museum, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the
Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Roswell Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, and
the Weatherspoon Museum. She is the recipient of a Roswell Artist in
Residency and a 2002 New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Arts
Recovery Grant. The artist lives and works in New York City.
Richard 'Dick' B. Faulk, SIOR
Dick has been in the Commercial Real Estate business since 1973 and has
specialized in traditional third party brokerage since 1976. Dick has
represented both local and national firms in the disposition and
acquisition of properties within the Metro Market. Some of the firms he
has represented include Hunter Fan Company, Treadways Corporation,
Chrysler Corp., AT&T Global Information Solutions, Consolidated Systems,
Wal-Mart, National Gypsum Company, Farmer Bros., Sonoco, The Memphis
Group, Mid-South Transport, Resourse Net, Goulds Pumps, and Toro, to
mention a few. Dick holds the SIOR designation, specializing in
Industrial Real Estate. He has been a member of SIOR since 1989 and has
served locally as Chapter Programs Chairman, Treasurer, and President.
He was elected to the National Board of Directors for a 2 year term and
was awarded the Largest Dollar Volume Transaction in 1995. Dick is a
graduate of Memphis State University with a Bachelor of Business
Administration Degree. He has been a member of the Memphis Area
Association of REALTORS since 1976.
Cary Fowler, Executive
Director (ex officio)
Prior to joining the Trust as its Executive Director, Dr. Cary Fowler
was Professor and Director of Research in the Department for
International Environment & Development Studies at the Norwegian
University of Life Sciences. He was also a Senior Advisor to the
Director General of Bioversity International. In this latter role, he
represented the Future Harvest Centres of the Consultative Group on
International Agricultural Research in negotiations on the International
Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources.
Cary's career in the conservation and use of crop diversity spans 30
years, and he has recently been profiled by both CBS 60 Minutes and New
Yorker. He was Program Director for the National Sharecroppers Fund /
Rural Advancement Fund, a US-based NGO engaged in plant genetic
resources education and advocacy. In the 1990s, he headed the
International Conference and Programme on Plant Genetic Resources at the
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which
produced the UN's first ever global assessment of the state of the
world's plant genetic resources. He drafted and supervised negotiations
of FAO's Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources, adopted by
150 countries in 1996. That same year he served as Special Assistant to
the Secretary General of the World Food Summit. He is a past-member of
the National Plant Genetic Resources Board of the U.S. and the Board of
Trustees of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in
Mexico. Cary is the author of several books on the subject of plant
genetic resources and more than 75 articles on the topic in agriculture,
law, and development journals.
· Member of the Executive Board of the Global Crop Diversity since 2007
· Member of the Finance and Investment Committee
· Member of the Headquarters Committee
May 11, 2012
Amy Goldman and Cary Fowler —
Vows - NYTimes.com
Cary Fowler (born 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American
agriculturalist and the executive director of the
Global Crop Diversity Trust, based in Rome, Italy. Previously,
Dr. Fowler was Professor and Director of Research in the Department for
International Environment & Development Studies at the Norwegian
University of Life Sciences in Ĺs, Norway. He graduated from White
Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1967.  Fowler attended
Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and holds a B.A. (Hon.) degree from
Simon Fraser University in Canada, a Ph.D degree from Uppsala University
in Sweden, a Doctorate of Law degree from Simon Fraser University, and a
Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Rhodes College. Fowler
received the Right Livelihood Award with Pat Mooney in 1985 for his work
in agriculture and the preservation of biodiversity. He has also
received the Vavilov Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences. In
2010, he was one of ten recipients of the 16th Heinz Awards (with
special focus on global change). Following the massive media attention
Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Fowler appeared on the CBS news show 60
Minutes, was profiled in The New Yorker magazine, spoke at the TED
Global Conference in Oxford and appeared in other media worldwide.
Burt A. Ginsburg,
Doctors W. Rex Hawkins and Burt A Ginsburg are experts
in their fields.
Retina-Vitreous Associates is
a subspecialty practice devoted to diseases and surgery of the retina and
vitreous, i.e. diabetic retinopathy, aged macular degeneration, and
Education: University of Wisconsin, B.A., University of
Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, M.D. – Straight medicine internship,
University of Tennessee Dept. of Cardiology – Cardiology Research
Fellowships: Retina Fellowship, Baylor College of
Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute, and McPherson Associates, Vitreo-Retinal
Foundation in Memphis, TN
Professional Affiliations: American Academy of
Ophthalmology, Schepens International Society, Aspen Retinal Detachment
Society, American Medical Association
Ralph Goodman, M.D.
Dr. Goodman was born and raised in Memphis. An early life
experience sparked his interest in the practice of medicine. He received
his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and attended
medical school at UT Memphis. He completed his internship and residency in
Internal Medicine at the City of Memphis Hospital system. After 6 years
practicing general internal medicine, he entered training in endocrinology at UT
Center for Health Sciences. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and
in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. In addition to diabetes, he has
a special interest in diseases of the thyroid, hypertension, osteoporosis, and
lipid disorders http://endomemphis.com/Endocrinology_Associates/Ralph_Goodman.html
William H. Grumbles, Jr.
Executive in Residence of Organizational
William H. Grumbles Jr. is executive-in-residence at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He
serves as executive adviser to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Leadership Initiative.
His teaching focuses on the planning and execution of individual leadership
Mr. Grumbles is the former president of worldwide distribution for Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.). He retired from TBS, Inc. in December
2000. He joined TBS, Inc. in 1989 from Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO), where he
had been vice president, affiliate operations since 1980. He joined HBO in
1978. TBS, Inc. and HBO are wholly owned subsidiaries of Time Warner Inc.
He received his BA from Southern Methodist University.
Judy A. Juracek
is a scenic
artist in film, television, theater, and opera. She lives in Wilton,
Connecticut - Judy Juracek's photographs have played a starring role online at
Architecture Week for years. Her Surfaces series showcases, her
eye for detail, her skill in composition, and her knack for finding grace in
the everyday materials that surround us.”—B.J. Novitski, Managing
Editor, Architecture Week
My fictional creation, Eleanor,
and I share some crucial personal history: being born and raised in
Memphis, graduating from Smith College and living years in New England, suffering severe barbecue withdrawal. In my fiction writing, I also rely on my
experiences in cooking and one eye-opening summer as a junior juvenile officer
in the Shelby County (TN) Sheriff's Department. I have
worked as a marketing and public relations writer for more than 20 years. I also
write poetry (with the intention of ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous.)
Dominic teacher Libba
Larkin Nance gets
Albertus Magnus Award
St. Dominic School teacher Libba Nance (center) is the 2007
recipient of the Albertus Magnus Award. Also pictured are Bro.
Ignatius Brown, chair of the St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School Education
Committee, and Barbara Daush, president, St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
St. Dominic School fourth grade teacher Libba Nance was recently honored as the 2007 recipient of the Albertus Magnus
Award. The board of trustees of St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School presents the award each spring on the Feast of St. Catherine. The award, named in honor of Albertus Magnus, a scholar, evangelist and Dominican Bishop, recognizes an outstanding educator who demonstrates the four pillars of the Dominican tradition: prayer, study, community and service.
"As a Catholic educator Libba Nance carries out the mission of our school. She is a true example of an educator in the Dominican tradition," said John Murphy, dean of St. Dominic School.
"Libba approaches all aspects of her life and her role as a teacher with enthusiasm and excitement. Through her commitment to Catholic ideals and her ability to make learning fun, she serves as a model for her students and other teacher
Nance has taught fourth grade at St. Dominic since 1994, and she is known for her commitment to her students, a love of reading that she instills in her students and her creative approach to teaching.
"My philosophy of education is to teach the 'whole child.' I think it is very important to be a well-rounded student. I try to promote all aspects of education. This includes the academic, spiritual, emotional and social development of every student," Nance said.
In addition to her dedication to her own students, Nance demonstrates a dedication to serving the entire SAA-SDS community. She is an enthusiastic chair of the SAA-SDS Math and Science Night, the Accelerated Reader Program and the Make-A-Wish program. She was a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools review team member and currently serves on the SACS steering committee. Also, she sponsors for the St. Dominic Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Reader's Digest Word Challenge and the Grizzlies' Read to Achieve Program. Several years ago she began a Christmas Party that her class has every year for St. Patrick's School students. This year she led a group in the faculty study of "Five Steps to Jesus."
For her outstanding work as an educator, she was named to Who's Who in America, 2005-2007, and nominated for Disney Teacher of the Year. Nance is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association and a Dominican Associate. At St. Louis parish, she is a Eucharistic minister, lector and volunteer wedding
Laura Lewis LMFT
am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of Tennessee.
I have an undergraduate B.S. degree from the University of Alabama
and a M.A. in Counseling from Trevecca University.
I was an associate with Gayle Alexander & Associates for 6 years
until I began my private practice.
My passion and expertise is treating individuals who suffer from eating
disorders, disordered eating, PTSD (Post Traumatic stress disorder),
grief and loss issues, anxiety disorders, depression, and other mood
disorders. I also offer premarital, marriage and family, and
divorce recovery counseling.
I believe that wellness, health, and recovery can be achieved and
maintained with appropriate mental, physical, and spiritual therapeutic
interventions and support.
In treating eating disorders and disordered eating, I use a
multi-disciplinary treatment approach which includes myself as the
licensed therapist, a licensed dietician, and a licensed M.D. Treatment
modalities include but are not limited to:
The therapeutic environment should create an
atmosphere of safety and support regardless of the treatment or level of care.
Morris Pasternack, Jr. M.D.
Training: M.D.: Boston University School of Medicine, 1984
Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, 1984-87
Fellowship: (Pulmonary/Critical Care) University of Iowa, Iowa City,
Certification: Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Pulmonary
Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Special Interests: Lung cancer Interstitial lung disease Chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease
Larry Routt, O.D.
Routt Eye Clinic
who joined the practice in 1978, remains committed to a long tradition
of optometric excellence. He is available daily at the Routt Eye Clinic,
and has staff privileges at the Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital and
Attala County Nursing Center.
Several of Dr.
Routt's articles have appeared in major publications. In April,2011, his work on
Brown syndrome was published in "Optometry, Journal of the American Optometric
Association." This article describes Dr. Routt's procedure to inhibit
intermittent diplopia utilizing monocular partial sector occlusion. In December,
2011, his Review of Literature on Brown syndrome was published in "Optometry
Today," the India journal of optometry
Dr. Barbara L. Sherman MS, PhD, DVM,
Clinical Professor, Veterinary Behavior
DVM, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1989
PhD, Zoology (Animal Behavior), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
MS, Biology, Towson University, 1976
Management of behavior problems of domestic and laboratory animals
Professional Experience & Qualifications
Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences and Program in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Public Policy,
President, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, 2008-2010
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences and Program in Animal Welfare, Ethics and Public Policy,
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, NCSU-CVM, 1999-2005
Veterinary Behavior Specialist, The Veterinary Behavior Clinic, 1996-2004
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), 1995
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, NCSU-CVM, 1994-1999
Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Animal Behavior Society, 1993
Recent research involves the evaluation of protocols for the treatment of behavior problems of dogs, cats, and horses. Of particular interest is the humane handling and management of animals to reduce anxieties, fears, and phobic behaviors. An ongoing collaborative study focuses on cognitive function in cats.
Selected Recent Publications:
Sherman BL, Papich M. Drugs Affecting Animal Behavior, In Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 9th edition
(Papich MG, Rivier JE, editors), Ames IA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009;509-538.
Sherman BL, Serpell JA. Training veterinary students in animal behavior to preserve the human-animal bond. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 2008;35(4):496-502.
Gruen ME, Sherman BL. Use of trazodone as an adjunctive agent in the treatment of canine anxiety disorders: 56 Cases (1995-2007) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2008;233(12):1902-1907.
Sherman BL, Mills DS. Canine anxieties and phobias: an update on separation anxiety and noise aversions. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice 2008;38(5):1081-1106.
Sherman BL. Separation anxiety in dogs. The Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian 2008;30(1):27-42.
Landsberg GM, Melese P, Sherman BL et al. Effectiveness of fluoxetine chewable tablets in the treatment of canine separation anxiety; Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 2008;3(1):12-19.
Sherman BL, Mansmann RA. Fears and phobias. In Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine. (Lavoie J-P, Hinchcliff KW, editors), Ames
Sherman BL. Aggression, Overview--Dogs, In The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline Fourth Edition
(Tilly LP and Smith FWK, editors), Ames IA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007:48-51.
Sherman BL. Compulsive Disorders in Cats, In The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline Fourth Edition
(Tilly LP and Smith FWK, editors) Ames IA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007;276-277.
Sherman BL. Housesoiling in Cats, In The Five-Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline Fourth Edition
(Tilly LP and Smith FWK, editors) Ames IA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007;634-637.
Simpson BS, Landsberg GM, Reisner IR, et al. Effects of Reconcile (fluoxetine) chewable tablets plus behavior management for canine separation anxiety, Veterinary Therapeutics 2007;8(1):18-31.
Simpson BS. Psychotropic medications in the treatment of feline urine spraying, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding,
Georgetown University Law Center
BA English, 1971
American Bar Association
American Law Institute
Emory University Board of Trustees
is of counsel to Cooley's Business department and a member of the Technology
Transactions Group. She was a partner with the Firm from 1994 through 2000
and founded the Firm's Technology Transactions Group. She rejoined the Firm in
2003 and is resident in the Palo
Savage's practice focuses on the legal and business needs of emerging growth
companies with primary emphasis in electronics (software, multimedia, Internet,
and computer hardware, peripheral equipment and semiconductors). She has
considerable expertise in the formation and financing of such businesses as well
as in the structuring of complex licensing, commercial and strategic
arrangements, within the United States and internationally.
part of her practice, Ms. Savage routinely structures and prepares agreements
for OEM and VAR arrangements, strategic technology development and marketing
agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements and joint venture and
Savage also takes an active role in private financing, public offering and
mergers and acquisition transactions for her clients.
Since 2000, Ms. Savage has been a member of the faculty of the Stanford Graduate
School of Business, where she teaches business law. She is a co-author of the
5th and 6th editions of Managers and the Legal Environment, a business
law text book used in leading business schools across the country.
Prior to joining Cooley, Ms. Savage was a partner at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich,
where she was co-chair of that firm's Products, Technology & Multimedia
Group. From 1987 to 1989, Ms. Savage was General Counsel and Secretary at Adobe
Systems Incorporated. Ms. Savage received her J.D. from Georgetown University
Law Center in 1974 and her B.A. in English from Emory University in 1971.
has published numerous articles focusing on current legal issues in the field,
and is a frequent speaker at information technology industry and continuing
education seminars. Ms. Savage serves on the Board of Directors for the
Episcopal Charities and is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum -
Silicon Valley. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Emory University,
the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of
Diane Savage, who serves on Emory’s Board of Trustees, says supporting
Emory Advantage is the perfect way for her to show appreciation for her own
experiences as a student and to ensure that future generations of students get
the chance to have their own Emory experiences. “I was absolutely thrilled
when I heard about Emory Advantage. As a scholarship student at Emory, it was
very important to me to see Emory doing what it could to make sure all qualified
students could come to Emory University,” she says. “My parents did not have
a lot of money; neither of them had gone to college. Attending Emory changed my
life. It broadened my horizons. People learn from others and you learn best from
others who come from a different perspective and a different point of view. I
always wanted to do something for Emory, and when I heard about the Emory
Advantage program I realized that was what I could do. I could create the same
opportunities for other students that had been given to me by Emory”