Movers & Shakers

By Updated: April 24, 2019 4:00 AM CT | Published: April 23, 2019 11:18 PM CT

<strong>Matt Dean</strong>

Matt Dean

Matt Dean has been named Rhodes College’s director of athletics. He has been interim director of athletics since October. Over the course of his 28-year career at Rhodes, Dean served as head women’s basketball team coach for 15 years, becoming the college’s winningest coach in program history with a 230-166 record. His team advanced to the NCAA Tournament three consecutive seasons, from 2012 to 2015.
In the 1990s, Dean was an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program for nine seasons. He also has served as head coach of Rhodes’ women’s golf program and as the college’s first head field hockey coach. Earlier, Dean served as the intramural coordinator.


<strong>Lance Lemoine</strong>

Lance Lemoine

Lance Lemoine has joined Evolve Bank & Trust as president of its mortgage division. Lemoine brings more than 30 years of experience in mortgage banking, capital markets, marketing and consumer lending.
During his career, he has served as CEO of AmeriPro Home Loans and CEO of The First National Bank of Sonora Mortgage, and has held executive leadership roles at Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Axia Home Loans. Lemoine is a graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with a degree in finance and of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Bank Management, University of Virginia School of Law.


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Memphian Emily Marks to participate in its 2019-2020 cohort of Citizen Artist Fellows, a group of eight artists who use their artistic practice to create positive social impact. Marks is an artist, advocate, and founder and director of Lionheart Live Arts & Youth Theatre, dedicated to reinvigorating performance for youth and communities.
Through a yearlong engagement with the center that starts April 29, Citizen Artist Fellows receive a national platform to advance their work, performance and career development opportunities, and mentorship from Kennedy Center leadership.


<strong>Junling Wang</strong>

Junling Wang

Junling Wang, a professor in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, has been awarded more than $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to further her research on the equity and economic effects of medication therapy management programs.
Wang and her co-investigators plan to use newly released Medicare Parts A/B/D data to study the effects of MTM programs on minorities' outcomes, use of MTM programs by minorities and the cost-effectiveness of such programs.


<strong>Mollie Riggs</strong>

Mollie Riggs

Mollie Riggs has been named the 2019 poster artist for the Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival. Riggs, a native Arkansan, attended Parsons School of Design in New York City before moving to Memphis in 1983. She is a graduate of Memphis College of Art and currently is a self-employed artist with a primary focus in decorative design, which includes faux finishes, murals, and restoration. Her fine art reveals her love of nature and the urban landscape.


Steve Lockwood, executive director of Frayser Community Development Corp., is one of six new members appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Community Development Advisory Council. The council meets twice a year to inform St. Louis Fed President James Bullard and community development staff about relevant issues and development efforts in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Lockwood and the other new members will serve three-year terms ending in 2021.


The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has elected officers and new directors for 2019. Officers are:

  • Chairman: Ron Becker, owner, The Great American Home Store
  • First vice chairwoman: Dotty Summerfield Giusti, president, Summerfield Associates
  • Second vice chairman: Meredith Crawford, president, Confluent Strategies
  • Secretary: Reginald Peyton, president, The Peyton Co. Realtors
  • Treasurer: Bruce Doane, owner, American Granite & Marble

Newly elected directors are:

  • Rico Andrews, owner, Always Best Care of Memphis
  • Keith Norman, vice president, Government Relations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp.
  • Herb Wells, director, U.S. Revenue Operations, FedEx


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have both been named among the 2019 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. St. Jude ranked No. 12 on this year’s list, while Methodist ranked No. 20.
Great Place and Fortune based the rankings on anonymous surveys covering employees’ experiences on the job, including pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.


Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Police Services/Public Safety Department has been awarded the American Association of Community Colleges’ 2019 Award of Excellence for Community College Safety and Planning.
Police Services/Public Safety Director L. Angela Webb accepted the award on behalf of her department at the 2019 AACC annual convention in Orlando, Florida, this month. Southwest says since Webb joined the college in 2015, she has fostered a culture of safety through innovative practices, public awareness campaigns and state-of-the art training.


Memphis KIPP Wheatley Learning Collaborative is being recognized at the Carnegie Foundation Summit for receiving the 2018 Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement for its K-8 literacy curriculum. KIPP Charter Schools, a national network of charters, partnered with Great Minds in 2012 to create the curriculum, which emphasizes rigorous reading and rich writing assignments.
The KIPP Wheatley curriculum is now being used by three other charter networks in Memphis: Aspire Public Schools, Freedom Preparatory Academy and Memphis Business Academy.

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