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March 8, 2018 – The Mid-South Commercial Law Institute has announced the election of five new directors to its 25-member Board, effective February 22, 2018, to serve five-year terms:

James E. Bailey, III (Butler Snow LLP, Memphis, TN)
Thomas H. Forrester (Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC, Nashville, TN)
Thomas Humphries (Sirote & Permutt, PC, Birmingham, AL)
Gwendolyn M. Kerney (Chapter 13 Trustee, Knoxville, TN)
Robert J. Wilkinson (Chapter 7 Trustee, Law Office of W. Thomas Bible, Jr., Chattanooga, TN)

The following individuals will serve as officers for the next year:

President – Jeffrey W. Maddux (Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., Chattanooga, TN)
Vice President/President-Elect – Gulam Zade (LOGICFORCE, Nashville, TN)
Secretary – Nancy B. King (Career Law Clerk to the Hon. Randal S. Mashburn, Nashville, TN)
Treasurer – Nick Foster (Trial Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Chattanooga, TN)
Immediate Past President – Donald (Don) M. Wright (Sirote & Permutt, PC, Birmingham, AL)

Institute President Jeffrey Maddux commented on the new Board Members and Officers: “I am excited about the talent and energy that our new Directors and Officers bring to the Board.  We are already working on the 2018 seminar and are making every effort to continue presenting a top quality program featuring nationally recognized speakers.”  Each year the non-profit Institute conducts an advanced two-day CLE seminar on commercial and bankruptcy law in Nashville, TN.  The next seminar, which attracts nationally known scholars, judges, and lawyers, will be November 29 – 30, 2018.  More information about the Institute and its annual seminar can be found at