August 9, 2022

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Promotions, hirings, achievers and company news

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

The chairman of the BankTennessee board of directors announced Wright Cox was elected by the board to serve as president and chief executive officer. Cox assumed this new leadership role Jan. 1. With BankTennessee since 1992, Cox has been promoted to leadership roles throughout his 40-year banking career. He serves as a board member for the bank and its holding company. Prior to this promotion, he was the bank’s community president for Collierville. He is a graduate of the Rhodes College Executive Leadership Program, the Louisiana State University School of Banking and Texas Christian University. Cox fills the role of Jim Rout who retired Dec. 31.

Anderson

The Memphis City Council approved the appointment of Belinda Anderson to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners. Anderson, who was nominated by City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, began her new seven-year term Jan. 1. Anderson has extensive experience in the airline industry, beginning as a flight attendant for Republic Airlines and later managing the airline’s Memphis Worldclub, later known as Delta Skyclub. She served for seven years on the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission, which maintains oversight of funding and regulatory-related issues for the state’s commercial and general aviation airports. An active community volunteer, Anderson currently serves as an executive board member for both the Levitt Shell and Leadership Memphis.

Walker

Comcast last month announced the promotion of Sara Jo Walker to senior director of Public Relations for Comcast’s South Region, which operates throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. Based in Nashville, Walker has been at Comcast since 2011. With more than 14 years of industry experience in both the public and private sector, she has supported a wide range of functions including media relations, legislative affairs, community outreach, communications and social media. Prior to her role at Comcast, Walker was the director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Revenue and a liaison to the Tennessee Film Commission. She is a graduate of the Mass Communications Department at Middle Tennessee State University.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/money/business/2022/02/17/memphis-business-news-promotions-hirings-achievers-and-company-news/6791136001/