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1. INSBANK’s Gupton returns as senior VP, COO -

Green Hills-based INSBANK has named Scott Gupton as its senior vice president and chief operating officer. Gupton, who has nearly two decades of banking experience, will oversee INSBANK’s operations, marketing, human resources, information technology and corporate and regulatory reporting.

2. Hanto will lead pediatric liver transplant program -

Douglas Hanto, M.D., Ph.D., the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, will work with the departments of Pediatrics and Surgery to develop a comprehensive pediatric liver center at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

3. Cox to lead Vanderbilt’s trans-institutional genetics -

Nancy J. Cox, Ph.D., professor of medicine and human genetics and chief of the Section of Genetic Medicine at the University of Chicago, has been appointed founding director of a new genetics institute at Vanderbilt University.

4. Motlow hiring faculty to prepare for influx -

SMYRNA (AP) — A plan to offer free tuition to all Tennessee high school graduates has some higher-education institutions looking to hire more faculty.

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the initiative as a way to help boost the number of Tennesseans with two- or four-year degrees to 55 percent, up from 33 percent now.

5. Bovender inducted into Business Hall of Fame -

More than 400 business leaders gathered at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel last week to induct Jack Bovender, Jr., retired Chairman of HCA., into the Phoenix Club Nashville Business Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the city’s outstanding contributors to business and philanthropy and benefits Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee students.

6. Can our community college system honor Tennessee Promise? -

With more than 50,000 high school seniors applying for free community college tuition and fees through Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, it’s reasonable to wonder if Tennessee’s community colleges have the infrastructure – including classroom space and instructors – to handle such an influx of new students.

7. Events -

NashvilleNext Neighborhoods Meeting. NashvilleNext is bringing together members of the community to discuss how the 25-year master plan for Nashville will affect their neighborhoods. The third of those meetings will be held today at Hillwood High School (400 Davidson Road, 37205), 6 p.m. In the most recent phase of the planning process, Nashvillians were asked to pick between three “Futures” that would guide decisions on zone changes, subdivisions and important infrastructure needs across the county. The leading choice, Centers with Infill, emphasizes increased transit to highly developed activity centers and the facilities to support them. At the neighborhood meetings, NashvilleNext planners will explain how this choice relates to each neighborhood, and participants will provide feedback on how they would like to see the citywide plan adopted into each of the existing 14 community plans. NashvilleNext will be implemented primarily through the community plans, and discussion of additional details began Oct. 30. Additional meetings are scheduled for:

8. TSU’s Honors Director to lead national group -

Dr. Coreen Jackson, the director of the Tennessee State University Honors Program, has been appointed President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs.

Jackson, who served as the vice president of the NAAHP since October 2013, was appointed president at the organization’s annual convention in Jackson, Mississippi.

9. Behm is campaign chair for Legal Aid Society -

Margaret Behm, principal at Dodson, Parker, Behm and Capparella, P.C., will serve as the 2015 campaign chair of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Campaign for Equal Justice.

10. Surprise career twist for area’s top recruiter of corporations -

Ask Janet Miller about her remarkable career at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and she’ll likely attribute it to good timing or pass credit onto others.

But ask others about her and they’ll talk about an exceptional ability to lead, build trust and forge relationships with a diverse range of people, and, above all, her will to win.

11. Events -

YP Nashville Connect. Young professionals attending can find out how they can get connected and involved in the Nashville area. Display booths will be staffed by members of more than 25 young professional organizations that are a part of YP Nashville so you can learn about the benefits and offerings of their organization. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rocketown, 601 Fourth Ave South, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

12. Capella Healthcare names corporate compliance officer -

Capella Healthcare has announced the appointment of Angie L. Mulder as corporate compliance officer.

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in health care, Mulder began her career at Ernst & Young, where she was primarily assigned to health care audit clients, including HealthTrust. She then held various financial and audit roles for Symphony Home Care and HCA.

13. Events -

Bella Rustica. AGAPE Nashville will host Bella Rustica – A Spectacle of American Vintage, its annual vintage market, Friday and Saturday, at historic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. Proceeds will help the agency continue its work with foster children across Middle Tennessee. This year’s family and pet-friendly event will feature more than 40 artists and antique dealers from across the Southeast and Midwest. Live music, a variety of food and special attractions for children will also be a highlight. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is free. Information: 620-3493, llindley@agapenashville.org.

14. Waller adds health care attorneys -

Waller has announced the hiring of Steven E. Blumenthal and Kristen F. Johns to the law firm’s Nashville office.

Blumenthal is a veteran transactional attorney with extensive health care information technology and data privacy and security experience. Johns most recently served as assistant general counsel with Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions.

15. Capella Healthcare hires 2 to leadership posts -

Capella Healthcare has announced the appointment of Troy E. Sybert, MD, MPH, as executive vice president and chief medical officer.

In addition, Richard W. Brasher, CPCU, ARM, has been named vice president of risk management.

16. Lanquist named fellow of American Bar Foundation -

Edward D. Lanquist Jr., managing shareholder at Waddey Patterson, has been selected as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Established in 1955, the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, legal scholars and law faculty who have been elected by their peers to become members. Members have demonstrated outstanding achievements in and dedication to their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

17. Felker to chair Metro Board of Health -

Samuel L. Felker of Baker Donelson has been elected chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health.

A shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office, Felker is a member of Baker Donelson’s Product Liability and Mass Tort Group and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He has served in leadership positions in the Nashville and American Bar Associations, and he is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

18. UT students return to transforming campus -

Colleges and universities, no matter how venerable and historic, were designed to move forward, to be progressive.

New academic disciplines are developed, buildings are replaced and tuition goes up. Coaches come and go.

19. Diversified Trust expands Nashville leadership team -

Diversified Trust, an employee-owned, southeast-based comprehensive wealth management firm that manages more than $5 billion in client assets, has announced the hiring of three senior professionals in its Nashville office: Adam Dretler, senior vice president, Lamar Stanley, vice president, Katie Williams, vice president

20. Top Middle Tennessee commercial real estate transactions first half 2014 -

Top first half 2014 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

21. Electrics, hybrids continue to gain fans, sales -

When JP White bought his Nissan LEAF three years ago this month, the admitted tech geek was drawn to electric cars first – and foremost – by the technology.

But the appeal of bypassing gas pumps was not insignificant.

22. Health Care Council announces new board -

William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.

William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.

23. Constangy, Brooks & Smith adds to Nashville office -

National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP has hired attorney Phylinda Ramsey as an associate in its Nashville office.

24. Right place trumps wrong time for Avenue Bank -

This month marks Avenue Bank’s seventh year of business. Count backwards and you’ll see that Avenue was founded during one of the most challenging times in U.S. history – five months before the U.S. economic recession officially hit, sending asset values, interest rates and bank margins plunging.

25. Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office -

Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.

26. Burnstein elected Waller chairman -

Waller law firm has elected Matthew R. Burnstein chairman of the firm. Effective August 1, 2014, Burnstein will succeed John Tishler, who will assume the role of chairman emeritus and resume his bankruptcy and restructuring practice at Waller.

27. Solar research fuels future applications -

No matter what is happening with today’s ups and downs in solar production and distribution, research is moving right along at Tennessee’s universities.

Researchers are addressing current needs like implantation and energy storage, but also focusing on obstacles in the future.

28. TVA’s evolving rules bring turmoil to solar industry -

Gary Wolf is chasing the sun from Tennessee to Belize. The owner of SunDog Solar Energy installation company in Nashville says the changes Tennessee Valley Authority made to their Generation Partners renewable energy program means a small rooftop solar company like his can’t survive in Tennessee.

29. Perry named partner in health care practice -

John M. Perry, Jr. has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP as a partner in the Health Care Practice Group. Perry had been working from the firm’s Birmingham office since rejoining the firm in January 2014. He began his legal career in the Birmingham office as an associate in 1997.

30. StyleBlueprint names chief operating officer -

StyleBlueprint, the Nashville-based online lifestyle publication with sites featuring five Southern cities, has hired Coco Kyriopoulos as its new chief operating officer.

31. Events -

School Board Candidate Forum. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, is hosting four forums with candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Education in June. Tonight's event features District 4 candidates Rhonda Dixon, Anna Shepherd and Pam Swoner, 5-6:30 p.m., at Two Rivers Middle School Media Center, 2991 McGavock Pike. Open to the public, each forum will offer the opportunity for candidates to share their vision for Metro Nashville Public Schools. All forums will be recorded by Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television for later rebroadcast on Comcast Channel 10 in Davidson County. Supervised activities for young children will be available during each forum. Additional sessions:

32. Resources for female small business owners -

Local and state agencies and orgaizations offering practical help and encouragement for small business owners.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center

www.ec.co

33. TSU selects chief research officer -

Tennessee State University has named Lesia Crumpton-Young, a longtime educator, award-winning scientist and director of the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence at the University of Central Florida, as associate vice president for research and sponsored programs.

34. Events -

Nashville Symphony Summer Concerts. An annual summer tradition that embodies the organization’s mission of bringing outstanding music to audiences of every age and background throughout Middle Tennessee. Featured composers include Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter and more. All performances are free of charge (except where noted) and will be conducted by Nashville Symphony Assistant Conductor Vinay Parameswaran. Tonight: East Park, 8 p.m. Additional dates and locations for the 2014 series are:

35. Waller hires Ribeiro to lead health care department -

Waller has named Morgan Ribeiro executive director of the firm’s health care department. In this newly-created position, Ribeiro will work directly with Waller’s Healthcare Steering Committee to lead in the development and implementation of the department’s strategy and client development activities.

36. Aegis Health selects chief executive officer -

Phillip Suiter has been named CEO at Aegis Health Group, a privately held, Nashville-based company specializing in the development and execution of revenue growth strategies for hospitals.

37. Events -

Real Estate Investors Network Real Estate Investors Network. Williamson County Lunch Group. Rehabbers, builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, realtors, and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Today, 11:15 a.m., Bosco’s Restaurant & Brewery, 2000 Meridian Blvd, Ste 110, Franklin. Information: reintn.org. Additional April opportunities include:

38. Mulraine joins Bone McAllester Norton -

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC has hired entertainment attorney and Belmont Law professor Loren E. Mulraine as the firm’s 38th attorney.

Mulraine will serve as of counsel at Bone McAllester Norton, where he will focus his practice on entertainment law, intellectual property and business and corporate law. He will continue in his role at Belmont University College of Law, teaching courses in copyright law, entertainment law, media law and intellectual property law.

39. Four Stites & Harbison attorneys named to IP Stars list -

Four Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys have been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as 2014 “IP Stars.” The star attorneys are nominated by their peers and in-house counsel.

40. Accelerator programs help secure Tennessee’s image as tech hub -

A collective of software and consumer Internet-based accelerator programs has placed Tennessee on the map – strikingly close to the technology holy ground of Silicon Valley.

Tennessee’s nine statewide accelerator programs represent the only such network of tech incubators in the country, and they’re backed by Launch Tennessee, a public-private partnership intended to coordinate and support entrepreneurial activity across the state.

41. Austin joins Regions as sr. VP, wealth advisor -

Regions has hired Brian C. Austin to the position of senior vice president and wealth advisor for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In this role, Austin will focus on total wealth management for high-net worth individuals and families, providing solutions for multidimensional personal and business finances.

42. Events -

Are Patent Trolls Exhausted? A host of legislative efforts to curb so-called “Patent Trolls” are being pushed in a variety of venues, including an anti-troll statute introduced in Tennessee. But what is a Patent Troll? Are they really the source of the problem? And is it worth dismantling the patent system to kill them off? Baker Donelson hosts this intellectual property roundtable featuring speaker W. Edward Ramage as part of the ABA Intellectual Property Roundtable Series. Today, Noon-1 p.m., Baker Donelson Center, 211 Commerce Street, First Floor Special Events Center, Nashville. Program and lunch are complimentary. Registration: rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

43. Many Tennesseans are working for peanuts, but the solution is more complicated than raising the minimum wage -

Tennessee’s economic development efforts have given the state much to brag about.

From recent small wins like a new Flowers Foods bakery in Knox County and a heavy-equipment plant expansion in Obion County, each creating more than 100 jobs, to the four major manufacturing projects that brought in $2.6 billion in investment and nearly 4,000 new jobs last year, the state has garnered national accolades for business recruitment and corporate expansion.

44. Vanderbilt Hospital names Parmley its chief of staff -

C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

45. First Tennessee Bank names 2 to advisory board -

Two Nashville business executives, Richard Rogers and John Zobl, have been named to First Tennessee Bank’s Regional Advisory Board.

46. Barge Waggoner’s Higgins honored as top engineer -

Bob Higgins, president and CEO of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has been named 2014 Engineer of the Year by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.

47. For those who dare to ‘think different’: Budding entrepreneurs find a friend in Burcham -

Michael Burcham accepted his Kiwanis Club’s 2013 Nashvillian of the Year award with a moving and resonant speech that was less about his own accomplishments than about creating opportunities for those who are marginalized by society.

48. Riley is president-elect of physicians’ organization -

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians.

49. Broadband access seen as job creation tool -

It’s hard to imagine, with the proliferation of wireless connectivity, personal devices and constant data exchange, but there are Tennesseans who don’t have access to the Internet and don’t think the Internet has anything to offer them.

50. Music City a crossover hit as a high-tech hub -

Is there anything Nashville can’t do? One of the most recent accolades making the rounds on social media is the city’s status as a tech town, and it’s not hard to see why.

In September, Google selected Nashville as one of seven inaugural cities participating in its Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, a program to better connect burgeoning tech hot spots with Google resources and vice versa. The hub is hosted through the Entrepreneur Center, which receives new tools and technology to help startups grow through the program.

51. Capella Healthcare makes leadership promotions -

Capella Healthcare has announced the promotions of three senior leaders to executive management positions and four others to its senior management team. Promoted to executive vice president duties are:

52. Events -

People’s Law School. A free program that provides an overview of common civil legal issues. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the weekly, one-hour classes are 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Wright Middle School, 180 McCall St., and at Cohn Learning Center, 4805 Park Ave. Registration information: 298-8050, www.nashville.gov/Nashville-Community-Edcuation.aspx. Sessions include:

53. Lending on upswing for Middle Tennessee's small businesses -

Local banks and the U.S. Small Business Administration can both cite statistics showing small-business lending is growing throughout Middle Tennessee.

But in a post-recession economy, there are still plenty of hurdles for startups and entrepreneurs looking for a fresh injection of capital.

54. Online book renter moving to Brentwood -

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — An online college textbook rental company is in the process of moving its executive management team to Brentwood from Murray, Ky.

CollegeBookRenter currently has 28 full-time employees. CEO John Wittman told the Murray Ledger & Times (http://bit.ly/1b9RNMB) that after the transition's completion, 11 of those workers will be based in Tennessee.

55. AMP planners uninterested in compromise that could increase West End-area support, cut costs -

If Mayor Karl Dean gets his signature $175 million mass transit initiative, The Amp bus rapid transit line, it will be one of his key political achievements.

Most Nashvillians agree on the need for better transit solutions to accommodate coming growth to Davidson County and the greater metropolitan region. But the controversial Amp initiative has the potential to become Dean’s Waterloo – or, worse, his next Fairgrounds.

56. Nashville building spree is less about Mayor Karl Dean, more about the city’s 10-year-old ‘50-year plan’ -

If you want to see where a mayor’s true priorities lie, just look at his capital spending plan.

More than any other area of government, it’s where a mayor’s genuine wishes and priorities are expressed.

57. Five attorneys join Baker Donelson -

Baker Donelson has announced the addition of five new associates to its Nashville office: Austin L. Fleishour, TaCara D. Harris, Henry E. Hildebrand, Michaela D. Poizner and Taylor K. Wirth.

58. Events -

Chamber North Quarterly Meeting. Chamber North is hosting a series of quarterly meetings specifically for North Nashville businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. Chamber North serves Chamber members in the 37207, 37208, 37189, 37218 and 37228 zip codes, including MetroCenter, Jefferson Street/Germantown, Trinity Lane, Dickerson Road, Whites Creek, Briley Parkway and Bordeaux. Thursday at Fisk University, Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room, 1000 17th Avenue, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

59. Amazon sales tax law among those taking effect -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A law that could boost the state's revenue is among those taking effect on Jan. 1, as are statutes that govern concussions in school-age athletes and workforce development.

Starting Wednesday, Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Tennessee. Under a deal struck with the administration of former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Amazon was absolved from collecting the state sales tax. Customers were responsible for paying them on their own to the state Department of Revenue.

60. Events -

First Saturday Art Crawl. The monthly visual arts event is presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts and takes place in that historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. Information: www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/first-saturday-art-crawl.

61. Stone is elected president of Realtors group -

Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.

62. Wiechart is new president, CEO of Capella Healthcare -

Michael Wiechart has been named president and CEO of Capella Healthcare, effective January 1.

The appointment was announced by Dan Slipkovich, co-founder, board chairman and current CEO, who said the move was designed to position the company for long-term success and strategic growth. Slipkovich will continue as executive board chairman, with the transition allowing him to dedicate more of his time to strategic market development and growth along with continued responsibilities in the areas of investor and government relations.

63. TSU president joins Pinnacle Financial board -

Pinnacle Financial Partners has added Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA, to its board.

She joins 12 other business and community leaders who serve as Pinnacle directors.

64. Events -

Williamson County Young Professionals Holiday Party. Highlights will include a tacky sweater contest and networking. Stoveworks, The Factory, 230 Franklin Road. 5-8 p.m. RSVP: abby@williamsoncountychamber.org

65. Woodmont Investment hires vice president -

Woodmont Investment Counsel, LLC has hired Robert Perry as vice president.

Perry is a Nashville native who earned a bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and worked on Wall Street before returning to Nashville to earn an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management and a law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School.

66. Saint Thomas names Elliott to leadership post -

Saint Thomas Health has named Jennifer Elliott, RN, vice president of Clinical Operations and chief nursing officer for Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

67. Events -

Chamber West Monthly Networking Coffee. An opportunity to learn more about Chamber West’s initiatives and find out how you can get involved in the continued success of this area. Today, 8-9:15 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd., Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com/calendar.

68. Events -

People’s Law School. Conclusion of the free program that provides an overview of legal issues that a typical person might face. Taught by Legal Aid Society attorneys and volunteer attorneys, the final session tonight at Cohn Learning Center is "Worried You Might Lose Your Home to Foreclosure?" 6-7 p.m., 4805 Park Avenue. Registration, Information: 298-8050.

69. TriStar Health names chief medical officer -

TriStar Health has selected Jeffrey Guy, M.D., as its new chief medical officer. Guy will help lead the company’s clinical care goals at its 15 hospitals in Tennessee, South Central Kentucky and Northern Georgia. He replaces former TriStar Health Chief Medical Officer Douglas Ardoin, M.D.

70. Events -

Catholic Charities of Tennessee Annual Fundraiser. The Celebration of Mission to Service fundraising event, benefiting the work of Saint Mary Villa Child Development Center and Catholic Charities of Tennessee, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. tonight at Hillwood Country Club. Tickets and information: www.cctenn.org/events/celebration-mission-service.

71. Fundraising is indispensable tool for schools -

No school is immune to lack of funds. Public, magnet, charter, private and parochial schools need extra cash.

Any money that comes in, either through government funding or tuition payments, must be spread very thinly to cover operational budgets.

72. J. Alexander’s promotes Hagler to AVP, controller -

J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has promoted Jessica Hagler to assistant vice president and controller.

73. Events -

Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce introduces Business Matchmaking, an intuitive cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Nashville. Today, 3-5 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

74. Events -

Nashville Chamber Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 200 attendees. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Casa Azafrán Community Center, 2195 Nolensville Pike (Between I-440 and the Fairgrounds), Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

75. Health care’s ‘lost opportunity’ -

More than two years after leaving state office, Phil Bredesen, the popular former governor and mayor of Nashville, is still on the go. While enjoying a post-political life in Nashville that includes gardening and grand parenting with wife Andrea Conte, Bredesen remains active in promoting bipartisan solutions to issues such as the national debt as a speaker and as a member of the Governors’ Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.- based think tank.

76. Hunt to lead Nashville Public Education Foundation -

The Nashville Public Education Foundation has announced Shannon Hunt as the group’s new president.

Foundation leaders said her appointment is an important part of a broader effort to marshal large-scale private-sector support for improving Nashville’s public school system. The foundation provides support for schools by helping raise private funds to match specific needs and building strategic partnerships.

77. Baker Donelson hires attorneys for two groups -

Baker Donelson has hired Klint Alexander for the firm’s Global Business Team, which concentrates on global trade and commercial transactions, dispute resolution and general business law, and David Sawrie for its Intellectual Property Group.

78. Accelerent names five to leadership positions -

Accelerent, a national partnership-driven business development platform, has named five new leadership committee members in its Nashville market.

79. J. Alexander’s promotes chief financial officer -

J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has announced the promotion of Mark A. Parkey to vice president and CFO. He was most recently vice president and controller of J. Alexander’s Corporation.

80. Nashville Emerging Leader Awards winners announced -

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville have announced the 2013 winners of the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs).

81. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

82. Accelerent Nashville selects Minucci to leadership post -

Accelerent, a national partnership-driven business development platform, has tapped Steve Minucci as the leader of the company’s recently launched Nashville market.

83. Practice makes better for today’s law classes -

The buzz in legal education today is all about “practical skills.”

It’s a push to give law students more training and experience in the actual practice of law, moving them out of the classroom in the second and third years and immersing them in the nuts and bolts of the profession.

84. Aegis Sciences promotes 4 to vice president -

Aegis Sciences Corporation, a provider of forensic toxicology and health care sciences laboratories, has promoted four leaders to vice president:

85. Daugherty is chair of Midstate USGBC chapter -

Erik Daugherty, founder and owner of E3 INNOVATE, has been elected chair of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

86. Your favorite apps, created in Brentwood -

Tapping an app to see what’s on television, or maybe to do some research on a car before buying it? Chances are good you are using an app on your mobile device that was developed here in Nashville.

87. Officials explore options for Nashville congestion -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A national traffic study shows congestion in Nashville has nearly doubled over the last three decades.

The 2012 Urban Mobility Report issued by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute says the congestion costs commuters money in lost time and extra fuel, as well as pollutes the region's air.

88. Baker Donelson adds to govt. regulatory group -

Carol Owen has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Government Regulatory Actions Group.

Owen will concentrate her practice on complex litigation and operations/risk management. She has key experience in environmental and financial services litigation and has worked with health care companies, manufacturers, financial services providers and waste management companies through complex litigation.

89. FirstBank names Franklin president -

Williamson County native Jeff Smith has joined FirstBank as Franklin president, responsible for overseeing the bank’s branch office in the historic Post Office building at Five Points in Franklin, which is scheduled to open in early 2014.

90. Saint Thomas names Wood to top HR post -

Marvin ‘Bud’ Wood has assumed the role of chief human resources officer for Saint Thomas Health’s nine-hospital network.

As former senior director of human resources for Community Health Systems in Franklin. Wood brings 25 years of human resources experience to his new role.

91. Made in the shades -

They look like a pair of fashionable sunglasses. Yet these shades have a high-tech secret.

Pivothead Manufacturing, a technology company headquartered in New York City, makes the state-of-the-art, hands-free video recording sunglasses, but it’s Brentwood-based Applied Technology that makes them work. The company designed the software that powers the glasses and manages the data they produced.

92. Waller expands, adds 16 attorneys in Nashville -

Waller has announced the addition of 16 new attorneys to the following practice groups:

  • Corporate (one partner and four associates);
  • Finance & restructuring (two associates);
  • Health care (four associates);
  • Real estate (one Of Counsel and two associates);
  • Trial & appellate (one partner and two associates).

Corporate

Mark Folk joins Waller as a partner with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Waller, Folk was partner and co-chair of the health care department for Partner Shutts & Bowen, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

93. Hand On Nashville announces new board members, officers -

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has elected new officers to its executive committee and several new members to its board.

Brian Copeland has been elected as HON’s new secretary. Copeland, the chief engagement officer at Village Real Estate Services, joined the board in 2010.

94. Barge Waggoner promotes quartet of vice presidents -

Award-winning architecture and engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. appointed four new vice presidents at its recent annual stockholders’ meeting:

95. Cybera adds leadership to support expansion -

Cybera, Inc., a provider of network and application security solutions, has expanded its executive team by adding Greg Tennant as senior vice president of marketing and strategy, and Ron Robinson as senior vice president of sales.

96. Lamb, Self to be honored by Tennessee Medical Association -

John W. Lamb, Sr., MD, and Catherine Self, PT, PhD, both of Nashville, are among the recipients of 2013 Tennessee Medical Association awards, which will be presented during the TMA’s 178th annual Meeting on Saturday in Franklin.

97. College 2.0: Four years, a diploma and employment -

Half the graduates who leave college each year have no job or are underemployed. Educators and administrators at some of Middle Tennessee’s smaller colleges and universities have seen those numbers, which come from a 2012 analysis of government data conducted by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University, and are confronting the issue with an increased focus on science and technology education.

98. King & Ballow adds 2 new attorneys -

Robert Crump and Allison Champagne have joined King & Ballow in the litigation and the litigation, entertainment and intellectual property sections, respectively.

99. Midstate rich with varied, innovative nonprofits -

Middle Tennessee is home to scores of nonprofit agencies, with some organizations such as United Way offering a wide range of services, programs and aid, while others have a more narrow focus.

Here are some of the noteworthy organizations helping others in Midstate counties.

100. Innovation, thrift drives nonprofit success -

To survive the Great Recession and its aftermath, many nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee tightened their belts and searched for ways to meet increasing demands for services despite diminishing resources.