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VOL. 36 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 25, 2012




DVL partner named 2012 silver medalist

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Nelson Eddy, partner and creative director at DVL Public Relations & Advertising, has been named Silver Medalist for 2012 by the Nashville chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Eddy, who joined the DVL agency as a writer in 1985 and rose through the ranks to lead the DVL creative team and become a shareholder in the agency, was honored at AAF Nashville’s annual awards luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel.

AAF’s Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, AAF member clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community.

Eddy’s work has been awarded numerous times throughout his career, including an American Advertising Federation Gold Addy Award, Advertising Club of New York’s Andy Award of Excellence, and a One Show Bronze Pencil. His client work has earned hundreds of local and regional Addy award recognitions, and he was named the Nashville Advertising Federation’s Copywriter of the Year in 2001.

Before joining DVL, Eddy was an English teacher. His undergraduate degree is from Lipscomb University, and he also holds a master’s degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University.

Hill is new CFO of Barge, Waggoner

Jason Hill, CPA, has joined engineering and architectural firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer. Hill has primary day-to-day responsibility for the firm’s financial systems and planning, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, financial reporting and payroll operations.

Hill comes to Barge Waggoner with 10 years of accounting experience. Most recently, he was finance and administration director for more than three years at Allen & Hoshall, a design firm based in Memphis. He also served on the firm’s board of directors. During this time, he was project manager for the Electrolux project and responsible for safeguarding the public investment in the project.

Previously, Hill was associated with Ernst and Young for almost seven years, where he served as a senior auditor for FedEx, GTX and Pinnacle Airlines.

Hill replaces Tom Allen, the firm’s former CFO, who retired after working with Barge Waggoner for 26 years.

Sleep Medicine doctors named society officers

Drs. J. Brevard Haynes and Kelly A. Carden, sleep medicine experts with Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee, an affiliate of Saint Thomas Physician Services, will serve as officers for the Tennessee Sleep Society.

Haynes will serve as the 2012 director-at-large after serving a term as vice president, while Carden has been elected as the 2012 vice president for the society after serving as a director-at-large for the organization.

The Tennessee Sleep Society (TSS) is a not for profit professional organization comprised of sleep medicine professionals dedicated to providing public and professional education in sleep disorders and sleep medicine, promoting the advancement of sleep medicine and ensuring its members have a voice in national, state and regional policy making.

Haynes, who has been practicing sleep medicine since 1984, founded Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee in 2006. He was the first physician in Middle Tennessee to devote his practice exclusively to sleep medicine and the first physician in Tennessee to use nasal CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) in the treatment of sleep apnea.

Carden joined Sleep Medicine of Middle Tennessee in March 2011 and came to the center with nearly 10 years of experience working with patients in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. She is actively involved in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine including her role as chairman of the Committee on Coding and Compliance. In 2005, for her accomplishments, she was named as a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Rothberg joins Fridrich, Pinson

Adam Rothberg has joined the locally owned firm of Fridrich, Pinson & Rothberg Insurance Agency as a Property/CasualtyProducer.

Rothberg attended University School of Nashville and Battle Ground Academy. He received his BA from DePaul University and spent several years in Chicago as a technical recruiter in the IT field. His insurance career started upon his returned to Nashville in 2010. He now joins his father, Jamie Rothberg, a principal at FP&R.

Crosslin Technologies hires VP of development

Crosslin Technologies, LLC, a regional information technology firm and sister company of Crosslin & Associates, P.C., has hired James L. Farley as vice president of business development. Farley joins Crosslin Technologies with more than 14 years of sales experience.

Prior to joining CT, Farley was the business development manager for an IT support organization that serviced small- to medium-sized companies, health care organizations and financial institutions in the southeast. In this role, he was responsible for developing new account acquisitions, creating policies and procedures for new account managers, and increasing firm revenue.

Baker Donelson lawyer honored by publication

For the sixth consecutive year, Joel R. Buckberg, head of the franchise and hospitality practice groups of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named a Legal Eagle by Franchise Times, a national publication for franchisors and multi-unit franchisees. Buckberg practices in the Firm’s Nashville and Atlanta offices.

An annual listing that recognizes franchise law attorneys on the basis of input from their peers and clients, the Legal Eagles list includes leading franchise attorneys from across the country. To be included as a Legal Eagle, attorneys must be nominated by their peers or clients and must meet the criteria of the Franchise Times editorial panel.

Buckberg counsels business clients, particularly those in hospitality, franchising and distribution, on strategic planning, transactions, financing, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and operations.

Aegis hires 1, promotes pair

Aegis Sciences Corporation, a forensic chemical and drug-testing laboratory for businesses, professional and amateur sports drug testing, pain management physicians, and medical examiners, recently promoted two of its laboratory staff and hired a new employee:

Dr. Ryan Paulsen has been promoted to director of Healthcare Services. He previously served as research scientist for the research and development team. He earned a bachelor of science in chemistry and Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Utah.

Dr. Rebecca Heltsley has been promoted to assistant vice president of research and development. She previously served as director of research and development. Heltsley earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, environmental science and biology and master’s degree in chemistry from Western Kentucky University. She earned her doctorate in environmental toxicology from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Min Huang has been hired as research scientist. Previously, Huang was lead staff scientist at Princeton, New Jersey-based Covance. He has extensive experience with nutrition chemistry and food safety, including LC-MS and LC-MS/MS techniques for quantitation of various small molecules, including vitamins and other nutrients, drugs and contaminants. Additionally, he has over 20 years experience with various analytical techniques and holds 4 US patents. Dr. Huang earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Wuhan University, China.

ProImage names new president

Michael Rose has been named president of ProImage Facility Services. In his new role, Rose will oversee all aspects of the company’s management and operations. He was previously vice president of operations at the company, which he joined in April 2010.

ProImage, established in 2000, provides comprehensive janitorial services to offices, hospitals, medical centers, event centers, educational facilities, warehouse and department stores. Since 2008, the company has grown by more than 205 percent. ProImage services more than 3 million square feet of facility space every day, including several Nashville landmarks like the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and TPAC.

Before joining ProImage, Rose was president of West Point Holdings LLC, where he oversaw the purchases of residential properties to remodel and sell. He was also president and owner of the wireless distributor Let’s Talk Wireless Inc. Rose has extensive management experience in the wireless communications industry, including positions with Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Wireless) as regional manager, national retail account executive and retail operations manager.

Document Solutions hires project manager

Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi), a Nashville-based litigation support, e-discovery and digital forensics company, has named Deborah Kelley as project manager.

Kelley comes to DSi from Nashville law firm Bass, Berry & Sims, where, as a litigation technology analyst, she was in charge of managing discovery for several hundred arbitration matters involving complex security issues.

Kelley began her career as a paralegal with law firms in Owensboro, Ky. and Nashville. She earned her degree in Paralegal Studies from Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York.

Bass, Berry & Sims adds new attorneys

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC has hired two new associates to the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice in Nashville: Andrea N. Orr and Brian L. Sims.

Orr is rejoining the firm after working for three years at HealthSpring, Inc. Her practice will focus on matters relating to corporate governance, securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. She earned her law degree from Wake Forest University and earned a B.A from the University of Tennessee.

Sims earned his law degree in 2010 from Vanderbilt University and his undergrad degree from the University of South Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as assistant general counsel at the Tennessee Department of Health.

Sutherland joins Yates Construction

Yates Construction has hired Robert Sutherland as senior director of preconstruction services in Nashville. Sutherland is credentialed in LEED AP building design and construction.

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