Alumnus Mailbag

Here are more honors and achievements of UT alumni. Congratulations to them!

UT Knoxville alumna Charlotte Farmer of The MITRE Corporation was recognized at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitiveness Conference. From the MITRE release: “Farmer is a principal information systems engineer in MITRE’s Enterprise Systems Engineering & Integration department and guides major organization restructuring, strategic planning, process improvement, change management, quality management and program management together with a wide range of our nation’s top government leaders. Farmer received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tennessee Tech University; a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee; and a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in systems engineering at The George Washington University.”

Michael J. Mills, who earned his bachelor’s in architecture at UT Knoxville in 1990 has joined Nashville metro area HALO Realty as a Realtor broker specializing in sales of properties from couples divorcing or properties being probated in estates.  Michael continues his law practice as general legal counsel for Brentwood-based Athens Title & Escrow.

Perrigo Company PLC sends a notice that it has hired Nader Elkassabany (pictured above) Emily Knopfel 004was regulatory manager in Omaha, Nebraska. He will manage the Perrigo Animal Health U.S. Regulatory Team. Nader earned a master’s degree in entomology from the University of Tennessee. “Perrigo develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx) pharmaceuticals, nutritional products and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), and receives royalties from Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri,” according to the release.

This from dunnhumbyUSA: Emily Knopfel Gibbons (pictured right) has been promoted to Director, Analysis, in the Cincinnati office.  “Gibbons will be responsible for leading insights across the frozen, dairy and natural foods sector for the Kroger and manufacturer practice business. Previously Gibbons served on a number of teams providing insights and analysis for dunnhumby clients,” according to the release. She earned her master’s degree in applied statistics from the University of Tennessee

Emily Taube has joined the Nashville office of Burr & Forman as partner after serving as partner with Adams and Reese in Memphis. From the release: “Taube joins Burr & Forman as a partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice, representing businesses in complex commercial disputes. She serves on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Southern Regional Development Committee, and previously co-chaired the committee that drafted the organization’s Report on Standards of Professional Conduct and Courtesy.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.”

Scott Rose has been named managing partner of the San Antonio office of Jackson Walker LLP. From the release: “Rose was named San Antonio’s Bankruptcy – Litigation 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (2010-2015) and under Litigation – Bankruptcy (2012-2015). He was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights “Lawyer of the Year” in San Antonio, and was named an “Outstanding Lawyer” by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2013. Rose was also named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters (2012-2014), and has been named a San Antonio “Best Lawyer” by S.A. Scene for several years. Rose received his B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law.”