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VOL. 36 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 21, 2012

LBMC names Lewis its partner in charge

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Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, Tennessee’s largest regional accounting and business consulting firm, has named Thomas Lewis as partner in charge of Security and Risk Services, one of LBMC’s fastest growing service lines.

Lewis has nearly two decades of experience developing security/risk solutions in complex environments for Fortune 500 clients, as well as state and federal government agencies. He has extensive experience working with clients on compliance strategies for FISMA, HIPAA, PCI, GLBA and the NIST framework.

During his career, Lewis has been responsible for the design, development and implementation of several information security departments including several enterprise class functions. The organizations involved include the healthcare, insurance, financial services, and government sectors.

He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, and a Qualified Security Assessor for the payment card industry. In his career, he has also been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He also is a frequent speaker on information security, and is often asked to share his expert insight with local and national media. Additionally, he is founding president of the Middle Tennessee Information Systems Security Association.

After graduating from David Lipscomb University, Lewis earned his master of accountancy with an information systems concentration at the University of Tennessee. Lewis has continued his education at the Harvard Business School for Executive Education.

Sweet Sleep names new executive director

Gary Hauk has agreed to serve as executive director for Sweet Sleep, Inc., a Nashville-based nonprofit organization providing beds for the world’s orphaned and abandoned children. As executive director of Sweet Sleep, his key objectives are leading and managing the development of Sweet Sleep.

Hauk joins Sweet Sleep after more than 30 years at LifeWay Christian Resources. He most recently served LifeWay as the director of publishing for church resources. There he helped develop curriculum, magazines, devotionals, multimedia, and digital resources in multiple languages for various demographics while managing over 190 employees.

At Sweet Sleep he will be responsible for overseeing and guiding finance, development, services, programs, employees, and relationships with strategic stakeholders. Hauk’s objective is to work with a team to intentionally maximize the ministry and its’ potential to provide a bed for every head.

Corizon’s Pharmacorr gets new president, COO

Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, has named Chuck Jones the new president and COO of PharmaCorr, the company’s pharmacy affiliate. Jones replaced Reed Heflin, who retired from the post in July.

In his new role, Jones is responsible for the organizational performance, operational insight and leadership of all PharmaCorr staff.

Jones joined Corizon in April 2011 as a senior fast track manager and was promoted to vice president of operations five months later. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with Wal-Mart, holding a number of positions including pharmacy regional manager, pharmacy operations coordinator and market manager of store operations.

Care Technology Systems adds Hertik

Veteran health care executive Phil Hertik has been named to the board of directors of Care Technology Systems, Inc., a Nashville-based start-up that has developed technology for the aging-in-place industry.

Hertik, founder and former chairman of Windsor Health Group, works as a strategic partner to early stage health care services and health care technology companies.

Care Technology Systems, which was formed last year and won a Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) grant as the state’s Best Healthcare Innovation, uses technology to help seniors maintain their independence and lifestyle as they age, while giving caregivers a reliable tool to help them do so.

Prior to his current endeavors, Hertik was founder, chairman and CEO of Windsor Health Group, a holding company for health care acquisitions, which he launched in 2000 and sold in 2010. He was a founding director of the Nashville Health Care Council, a trade group representing the interests of the many health care organizations headquartered in Nashville, and has held directorships at other companies, including Esoterix, Inc., Dalcon Communications Systems, Inc., NeighborMD Management, Tandem Health Care, Inc., CompBenefits Corporation, Athena Diagnostics, Inc. and Coventry Corporation.

Ingram Barge promotes assistant vice president

Joe Johnson has been promoted to assistant vice president, coal, by Ingram Barge Company.

Johnson joined Ingram in 2002 and has handled the majority of the company’s utility and export coal customer base. Prior to joining Ingram, he gained more than 20 years of experience in the coal industry.

He is an alumnus of the University of Denver, where he earned a master’s degree in Transportation. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University.

Spectrum | Emery adds to management team

Trudy Dixon has been hired by Spectrum | Emery as director of property management. Dixon’s responsibilities will include oversight of the management division including customer service, accounting and engineering, as well as direct oversight of specific buildings.

Her hiring comes on the heels of development and expansion for Spectrum | Emery, as the company recently broke ground on Franklin Park, a 71-acre mixed-use corporate community featuring up to five Class-A office towers, an on-site multi-family apartment along with support retail and unrivaled green amenities.

Dixon has more than 30 years of experience with various property types. Prior to relocating to Nashville for her new role at Spectrum | Emery, Dixon worked for Spectrum Properties in Charlotte, NC as a senior property manager. She most recently oversaw the management of commercial high rise office space in Charlotte totaling more than 500,000 square feet.

DVL promotes Day, Phillips

DVL Public Relations & Advertising recently announced the promotions of Mark Day and Mallory Phillips.

Day has been promoted from senior vice president to executive vice president. He has been with DVL for more than nine years and has extensive experience in media relations, crisis communications, public/government affairs, event management and community relations.

At DVL, Day leads the agency’s largest account in the food and beverage industry and provides counsel on other agency accounts. Prior to joining DVL, Day worked at global public relations firm Weber Shandwick after spending 10 years as press secretary to former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford of Kentucky.

Phillips, who joined DVL in 2010 as an account service associate, has been promoted from assistant account executive to account executive. Her experience includes traditional and digital advertising, social media strategy and content development. Phillips currently works on accounts in the education, healthcare, sports and nonprofit industries. She is a member of DVL’s social media team.

American Esoteric taps director of operations

American Esoteric Laboratories, the mid-south’s largest independent provider of esoteric and clinical laboratory services, has named Deborah Tanner as director of operations for the Central Region.

Tanner is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic goals and objectives for the operational team at AEL’s pathology lab in Nashville.

Tanner will plan and direct daily work-flow activities for all laboratory operations, including supervising the Central Region’s sales management team. Tanner has an extensive commercial laboratory background, most recently as the regional laboratory manager for Laboratory Corporation of America, where she worked for more than 20 years.

EO president receives leadership award

The global Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) recently honored EO Nashville chapter president Andy Bailey for his leadership and service to the organization in 2011. The Member Leadership Award also recognized Bailey’s ongoing commitment to EO Global and EO Nashville.

Under his administration, the eastern U.S. region of EO achieved 116 percent of its membership goal, growing by 8.7 percent overall.

A long-time entrepreneur, Bailey started his own business while in college, which then grew into an Inc. 500 multi-million dollar national company. He has since sold that company and founded Petra to pass onto other business owners and leaders the principles and practices he used to build his successful enterprise, which are rooted in the Rockefeller Habits methodology.

Bailey also previously founded the Wireless Reseller Council. He is a two-time finalist for Nashville Executive of the Year and has been honored as Nashville’s Volunteer of the Year.

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