Melissa Taylor and Leslie Cooper have joined Birmingham’s Cook & Bynum Capital Management in newly created positions.

Taylor has been named director of communications. She was previously a manager with SNL Financial and worked in the public affairs office at General Dynamics.

Cooper joins the firm as marketing coordinator. She previously served as the marketing and public relations director for Alabama Ballet and as the sales manager for MyScoop Media Inc.

Beth Gresham has joined Graham & Co. as property manager in the commercial real estate firm’s Birmingham office.

Gresham will be responsible for overseeing several commercial properties in the firm’s portfolio in areas including tenant relations, financial performance and construction management. She has more than nine years of real estate experience.

The Shopping Center Group said it has added two real estate veterans to its sales and investment team.

Ray Jones joins the firm as leasing agent and tenant representative, responsible for leasing existing retail centers and identifying expansion opportunities for tenants. During his career, he has negotiated more than 150 transactions valued at $25 million.

Jonathan Lindsey joins the firm’s Birmingham office as tenant representative and investment sales associate. He previously worked at Southpace Properties and has more than a decade of real estate experience.


Birmingham-based AirMed International said Business Development Director for Medical Services Michael Key has been elected to a three-year term as board member of the United States Travel Insurance Association. Key previously served on the organization’s medical transport committee.


Birmingham’s IBML, a maker of high-speed scanners, said Prescribing Services, part of the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership in the United Kingdom, has begun using two ImageTrac document scanners. IBML said the scanners already have helped the organization improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Morgan Keegan & Co. said seven of its equity research analysts were named among the best in the nation in surveys by the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Six analysts were among the top-ranked stock pickers and earnings estimators in their industry sectors in the Financial Times/StarMine 2010 Global Analyst Awards. Restaurant analyst Destin Tompkins was named a “Best on the Street” analyst in the Wall Street Journal’s Annual Survey.

Morgan Keegan is a unit of Birmingham’s Regions Financial Corp.


Burr & Forman said 34 attorneys in its Birmingham office were selected for inclusion in the 2011 “Alabama Super Lawyers” publication. The firm also said two attorneys were named among the publication’s Top 50 Attorneys — Joseph W. Letzer and W. Lee Thuston — and two were named among the Top 25 Women Attorneys — Jennifer M. “Ginger” Busby and Gail L. Mills.

Thomas E. Hampton has earned MetLife President’s level recognition, an honor given to a select set of the firm’s top producers, specifically those who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and customer service.

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