Airolyn Loggins


Airolyn Loggins, ACP, is a Contract Manager at Hilton in Memphis, TN. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and dual Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (2013) and Management and Leadership (2014), from Webster University. She is a certified paralegal, having passed the exam in 2008 and has earned the ACP credential in Discovery in 2010 and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management in 2017. She previously served as GMPA Treasurer in 2009 and First VP of Education in 2011.

Lucinda L. Calhoun

President-Elect and NALA Liaison

Lucinda Calhoun is the Lead Paralegal at Shelby County Government, County Attorney’s Office in Memphis,Tennessee. Her responsibilities include performing substantive legal research and assisting attorneys in the preparation and the process of preliminary investigations, discovery, depositions, briefings, settlements, judgments, post-trials, and county commission agendas.

Prior to joining the Shelby County Attorney’s Office, Lucinda worked as bankruptcy paralegal in the bankruptcy department of one of Memphis’s distinguished foreclosure firms specializing in foreclosures and creditor rights. She also worked for a prominent bankruptcy firm for 11 years as a bankruptcy paralegal specializing in debtor practices where she was introduced not only to bankruptcy practices but to real estate practices and landlord-tenant matters.

She graduated from State Technical Institute at Memphis with honors with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Legal Assistant Studies. She later obtained her Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of Memphis. With over 15 years of experience as a paralegal with exposure to many areas of the law, she feels it is important to continually increase her knowledge, not only in the legal field, but in other areas that will enhance her ability to assist her attorneys and serve the clients.

Lucinda is a member of the Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA) and is currently serving her third term as Secretary on the GMPA Board of Directors. She has previously served on the GMPA Board of Directors as Parliamentarian in 2016 and Secretary in 2017.

Carol Allsup

First Vice-President, Chairman of Education Committee

Carol Allsup, ACP, is a Senior Litigation Paralegal at Burch Porter & Johnson, PLLC, where she works in on a wide variety of matters for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a litigation paralegal, assisting in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial. Carol earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi for Women in 1997. She is a certified paralegal, having passed the exam in 2008 and has earned the ACP credential in Products Liability in 2012, Intentional Torts in 2014 and E-discovery in 2017

Rebecca M. Mills

Second Vice-Present, Chairman of Membership Committee

Rebecca Mills is a Certified Paralegal with Lewis, Thomason, King, Krueger and Waldron, P.C. where she provides support to the firm's medical malpractice section in defense litigation. She is experienced in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial. She enjoys working as a liaison between the firm and its clients. Her responsibilities include administrative case management and litigation support in addition to discovery, organizing and indexing documents, preparing witness files and exhibits, conducting witness interviews, and assisting with depositions and trials.

In 1997, Rebecca earned an Associate of Science - Business Administration degree from Dyersburg State Community College where she received the Outstanding Legal Office Graduate honor. She earned her Certified Paralegal status from NALA in 2016.

Harriette Mitchem


Harriette Mitchem has more than 20 years of experience as a Paralegal in a diverse range of corporate and law firm settings. She began her career in the New York/New Jersey metro-area and is now part of Hilton’s Legal Development Team in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mary Knox


Mary Knox began her legal career in the Litigation department at Hilton in 1999 as a Legal Coordinator and later promoted to Legal Assistant. The Litigation/Dispute Resolution department transferred to the McLean, VA corporate office in 2009 and she transitioned to Franchise Development processing franchise applications and drafting legal documents. In 2015, Franchise Development merged with the Legal department and became Legal Development – Americas department where Mary now serves as a Paralegal.

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