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VOL. 35 | NO. 42 | Friday, October 21, 2011




VUMC’s Stover receives Young Physician Award

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Daniel Stover, M.D., chief resident on the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is the recipient of this year’s Holt Young Physician Leadership Award presented by the Southern Medical Association.

The award recognizes a senior or chief resident who has exhibited excellent leadership traits early in their career and shows the promise of a future career of outstanding leadership in health care.

While co-chair of the House Staff Advisory Council, Stover helped initiate the university-wide holiday canned food drive.

He will begin an oncology fellowship at the Massachusetts General/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute program in July 2012.

Skanska USA hires preconstruction director

Paul Moffat has joined Skanska USA’s Nashville office as a preconstruction director.

Moffat’s preconstruction and operations experience includes working with such clients as HCA, Inc., Community Health Systems (Franklin) and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (Memphis). Prior to joining Skanska, he was a project executive at Suffolk Construction Company.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Auburn University and a master’s degree from the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business Administration at Belmont University.

Corizon names VP of client satisfaction

Corizon, a correctional healthcare solutions company, has named Mark Jansen vice president of client satisfaction and chief of staff to Stuart Campbell, president and CEO.

In this newly created position, Jansen will serve as the client advocate. He will be accountable for facilitating and implementing initiatives to maximize client satisfaction and retention, including the ongoing administration of the Clients for Life program.

Jansen most recently served as a regional director for Corizon’s Alabama Department of Corrections contract. Prior to joining Corizon, he served as regional service manager with Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc., and was employed with Garcia Labs, where he served as a liaison between the company and more than 200 correctional facility clients.

Waller Lansden adds attorneys, expands

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville’s oldest and largest law firm, has announced the addition of 19 new attorneys to the following key practice groups:

Corporate: Jillean M. Dubatowka (J.D., Vanderbilt, B.A., political science, UCLA), Kevin R. Tran (J.D., Vanderbilt, degrees in economics and history, Yale), Stephen Quinn (J.D., University of Tennessee, degrees in history, political science, Washington University in St. Louis)

Labor And Employment: Maralee Downey (J.D., Pepperdine, B.S., Harding University), Tremain Mattress (J.D., Duke, B.S., Morehouse College), Stephanie Roth (J.D., Vanderbilt, M.Div, Emory, B.A., Duke), Judd Peak (J.D., Vanderbilt, B.A., Rhodes College), Brian Clifford (J.D., University of Tennessee, B.S.,Middle Tennessee State University)

Trial And Appellate: Richard Westling (J.D, cum laude, Tulane, B.A., Sewanee – The University of the South), Christopher W. Hayes (J.D., Vermont, M.S., environmental and natural resource law, policy and management, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, B.S., environmental policy, Virginia Commonwealth University), Jacquelyne D. Garfield (J.D., Yeshiva University, B.A. in biological anthropology, Boston University), Laura P. Merritt (J.D., American University Washington College of Law, B.A. and B.S., University of Florida), Keith Randall (J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, B.A., Vanderbilt)

Real Estate: Jatin Shah (LL.M, Southern Methodist University, J.D., Touro College, B.S., Rutgers University), Morgan Jones (J.S., University of Alabama, B.S., Auburn University, Kathy Pennington (J.D., Vanderbilt, B.A., Yale)

Healthcare: Carol Brass (J.D., Columbia Law School, B.A., magna cum laude, UCLA)

Tax: David Newman (J.D., Cornell Law School, B.S., accounting and finance, New York University)

Government: Judge Alberto R. Gonzales, the 80th U.S. Attorney General. He is an alumnus of Rice University and Harvard Law School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Worthy Publishing adds publishing executive

Betty Woodmancy has joined Worthy Publishing as senior vice president of sales.

Woodmancy joins Worthy Publishing with more than 20 years of experience in the book industry, most recently serving as vice president, associate publisher for Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Betty’s broad range of expertise includes posts as the book buyer for Walmart and Sam’s Club, followed by positions with Thomas Nelson, Integrity Publishers and Ingram Book Company, where she established their Wholesale Club business.

Woodmancy has been directly involved in the success of numerous New York Times and CBA Best-sellers from authors such as Bill Cosby, Dave Ramsey, William Bennett, John C. Maxwell, Max Lucado, Beth Moore, Emerson Eggerichs, and Sarah Young.

Noshville wins award for community service

The Nashville New York-style delicatessen Noshville has won the 2011 Outstanding Community Service Award, presented annually by the Tennessee Hospitality Association.

The award honors Noshville for partnering with the March of Dimes to create the annual St. Patty’s Day Green Eggs and Ham breakfast benefiting the March for Babies and for its support of numerous other local charities.

Glen Smith, director of operations at Noshville, came up with the idea for the St. Patty’s Day event knowing that it was a fun day and an easy way to get customers involved in the charitable promotion.

Noshville was also recognized by TnHA for its active support of the Special Olympics of Tennessee, Hands on Nashville, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Re-Tune Nashville, the Nashville Zoo, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Our Kids Soup Sunday, and Generous Helpings for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Community Foundation hires donor director

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting the generosity of donors with nonprofits serving Middle Tennessee and portions of Kentucky and beyond, has named Amy Fair as director of donor services.

Fair will be responsible for meeting the needs of current and prospective donors, including offering donors a further understanding of all resources and services available to support their philanthropy. Fair was previously with The Community Foundation from 1998 to 2001, serving in a similar position.

Fair previously worked as the associate director of leadership donor recognition at Ohio State University since 2009, where she led a staff focused on recognition, stewardship and service for a series of donor groups including Ohio State’s President’s Club and Neil Legacy Society. From 2001 to 2008, Fair was associate manager of supporting foundations for The Columbus Foundation. She worked with donors and professional advisors in facilitating the administrative, communication, development, financial, and grant-making processes for charitable giving activities of 29 family and corporate foundations.

Fair holds a M.Ed. in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in English from Ohio State University.

Compass EMP funds adds 4 new employees

The following individuals have joined Compass EMP Funds:

Jim Perry has joined the company as an account executive within the Advisor Services team. A graduate of Rhodes College, Perry has more than 18 years of client service experience with Southwestern Investments, Cumberland Bank and SunTrust Bank.

Mike Smith has been added as an account executive within the advisor services team. Smith, a graduate of California State-Fullerton, has held sales and wholesaling positions with SunLife, ING, Genworth Financial and AXA Distributors in the past 15 years.

Michael Hogue Jr. has joined the company as an account executive within the advisor services team. He will be responsible for assisting financial advisors. Hogue is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama. Additionally, he is a graduate of Christ Presbyterian Academy.

Dan Banaszak has been added as an analyst within the portfolio management team. Banaszak is a magna cum laude graduate of Xavier University. Prior to joining Compass EMP, he was a floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade after having worked in the private client wealth management group with Citigroup-Smith Barney.

Mahanes named VP at Bank of Nashville

David J. Mahanes has joined The Bank of Nashville as senior vice president, private client services. Previously he was a senior vice president with Bank of America in their U.S. Trust Private Bank. Mahanes will be working at The Bank’s 2022 West End office.

Vowell joins Consensus as software architect

Consensus Point CEO Linda Rebrovick has named Jason Vowell as lead software architect.

Vowell has more than 13 years of experience designing and building high-capacity web commerce platforms. He has led strategic business technology initiatives across a diverse group of Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Gap, Macys.com and Lowe’s. In his most recent role as a senior software engineer at Apple, Jason managed a team that was responsible for the architecture, design and implementation of internal tools for the Apple online store.

Vowell’s primary responsibilities will be to lead the architecture design team to create the next generation of social consumer intelligence products at Consensus Point.

Waddey & Patterson attorneys honored

Edward D. Lanquist, Jr. and Mark J. Patterson of Waddey and Patterson, P.C., have been honored as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective legal specialties for 2012 by Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Lanquist was named the “Nashville Best Lawyers Litigation - Patent Lawyer of the Year.” He focuses on patent and trademark litigation, intellectual property counseling, and trademark prosecution. Earlier this year, he was elected a fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.

He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1988 and a B.S. in civil engineering with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1985.

Patterson was named the “Nashville Best Lawyers Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year.” His practice involves the writing and prosecution of patent applications, patent, copyright and trademark counseling, licensing and litigation in all areas of intellectual property law.

He received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 1980 and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1973. He has served as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law since 1986.

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