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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Business Bulletin Board

January 24, 2011

Photography

business honors

30-year employee

Childress Photography recently honored Shirley Wilson, the business' studio production manager, with a surprise dinner recognizing and celebrating her 30 years of employment with the business. She joined Childress Dec. 15, 1980.

Ralls College of Business sets spring CER slate

Kimberly Schaefer, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts, and the first woman CEO featured on the CBS business reality series "Undercover Boss," will be the leadoff speaker for the spring Chief Executives Roundtable series hosted by the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. She'll speak at a Feb. 9 luncheon. Lloyd Whetzel, president and CEO of X-FAB Texas, will speak at the March 9 CER luncheon. On April 6, Myron Kandel, founding financial editor of CNN, will speak in an event co-sponsored with the Texas Tech Honors College and College of Mass Communications.

Peoples Bank adds mortgage officer

Mary Buck Moore has joined Peoples Bank as vice president and mortgage loan officer. The announcement was made by Larry Allen, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank. Moore comes to Peoples Bank with 30 years banking and mortgage experience, most recently at TIB-Independent BankersBank of Irving. She is a 1994 graduate of the Texas Tech School of Banking. Her office will be at the 82nd Street and Homestead Avenue Headquarters location of Peoples Bank.

White promoted to EVP, board seat at FirstBank

Tim White, chief credit officer at FirstBank & Trust, has been promoted to executive vice president and appointed to the board of directors of FirstBank & Trust. White has been with FirstBank & Trust for more than four years and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas Tech University. He will retain his responsibilities as chief credit officer.

CTSI names director of tech consulting

Computer Transition Services, Inc. has promoted Michael Vaught to director of technology consulting. "Michael was the clear standout as he brings with him a unique blend of analytical skills, consensus building capabilities and strategic insight together with an excellent technical background," said David Baucum, CTSI's president and chief executive officer. Vaught was a technical consultant for CTSI for six years. Vaught holds a bachelor of science degree from Wayland Baptist University.

Lubbock Chamber

cutting three ribbons

Tuesday: Ribbon cutting -- 4:30 p.m., D'Vine Wine, 4210 82nd St., Suite 232

Wednesday: Ribbon cutting -- 12:30 p.m., Monterey High School Baseball Complex, 66th Street and Avenue P.

Friday: Ribbon cutting -- 11 a.m., Chick-fil-A, South Plains Mall.

Committee honors

clean organizations

Samuel Jackson Inc., 3900 Upland Ave.; Evergreen Manufactured Homes, 6627 19th St.; and AIM Bank, 6506 19th St.; received certificates of pride from the City-Wide Pride Committee.

The committee's goal is to rid Lubbock of trash.

Compiled by Walt Nett

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