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VOL. 37 | NO. 17 | Friday, April 26, 2013

Barge Waggoner promotes quartet of vice presidents

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

Steven Edwards, PE, LEED AP, has more than 13 years of structural engineering experience and serves as manager of the Structural Engineering Group within Barge Waggoner’s Industrial and Building Services. His expertise covers a wide range of market segments from industrial and commercial facilities, bridges and airports, to housing development, parks and recreation facilities.

David Korda, PE, has 16 years of experience providing structural engineering design for diverse, multi-million dollar construction projects, such as industrial power-generation facilities, commercial and retail developments and retaining structures. Korda has been responsible for project execution and delivery, quality of technical work, and final approval of drawings and calculation packages.

Kevin Lindsay, RA, has 29 years of architectural design experience and has produced designs for many different types of projects, including offices, airport terminals, recreation facilities, energy facilities, churches, educational institutions and industrial facilities. As a client services manager, he works within Industrial and Building Services’ business unit.

David Winter, PG, has 18 years of experience in the environmental industry. He has been involved in leadership roles for program and project management of a wide variety of environmental projects. Winter has directed such endeavors as hazardous waste site investigation, transportation and energy industry environmental compliance and disaster recovery planning for the power industry.

ReviveHealth adds 4 to Nashville team

ReviveHealth, recently named Boutique PR Agency of the Year by industry trade publication PRWeek, has added four new employees:

Lana Taussig joins the firm as an account supervisor, bringing seven years of experience in planning and executing marketing and media relations programs for organizations involved in various fields, including education, health care, technology and environment. Before joining the firm, Taussig was an account supervisor at Seigenthaler Public Relations and, previously, public relations manager at Colorado Public Radio.

Laura Matthews joins ReviveHealth as an account executive. She previously worked at iostudio. There, she developed strategy and created content for the Army National Guard’s social media platforms and website. She also managed a full website redesign and long-term integrated communications campaign.

Bethany Doty, assistant account executive, has experience coordinating campaigns via interactive and news media for clients in consumer products and home goods. Most recently she worked as media associate at GolinHarris, which she joined after working at Henson Consulting, both in Chicago.

Melonie Levernier is a manager. Prior to joining the firm, she served as finance manager at redpepper, where she managed day-to-day and long-range finance and accounting for the advertising agency. She previously was co-owner and operator of a chiropractic clinic in Colorado.

YLC announces grads of nonprofit training program

2013 graduates of the Young Leaders Council nonprofit board training program partnership with the Junior League of Nashville are: Caroline Burris (HCA); Christina Carlisle (Deloitte); CoCo Chalfant (Paradigm Group); Jocelyn Chambers (Bernard Health); Heather Chesser (Special Counsel); Lyndsey Davis (Asurion); Lindsey Gallaher (Santander Consumer USA); Margaret Jones (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Kaylee Osland (Vaco); Becky Phillips (St. Cecilia Academy); Kara Seat (Brooksource); Kristan Swain (Berry Roberts Reams Fleming Holdings, LLC); and Sally Underwood (XMi Commercial Real Estate).

In addition to the partnership with the Junior League of Nashville, now in its ninth year, approximately 125 graduates enter the nonprofit community each year from three other Young Leaders Council classes, including two in Davidson County and one in Williamson County.

More than 2,000 men and women have graduated from the Young Leaders Council program since it was created in 1985 to broaden and strengthen Nashville’s volunteer leadership base and effectively participate on the boards of 150 nonprofit organizations in the middle Tennessee area.

Symphony hires director of artistic administration

Laurence Tucker has joined the Nashville Symphony as director of artistic administration. Tucker is responsible for overseeing the orchestra’s concert programming, including booking guest performers and conductors.

He brings more than two decades of experience in artist management to the Symphony, beginning his career with Columbia Artists Management Inc. He has represented some of the world’s most distinguished artists, including Maurizio Pollini, Marilyn Horne, Montserrat Caballé and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. In addition, Tucker has toured with many great orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle and London Symphony Orchestra.

Before joining the Nashville Symphony, Tucker worked with two major American orchestras, the Seattle Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, raising the level of guest artists and conductors in both organizations.

Tucker was the former chairman of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, and he has served as a member of the board of Frankly Music, NARAS and local community boards. In December 2010, he served on the NEA Grants Panel.

Corizon announces VP of business development

Corizon, a provider of correctional health care solutions, has announced the promotions of Frank Fletcher to vice president, business development for state corrections, and Michael Miller, vice president, business development for community corrections.

In their new roles, effective immediately, Fletcher and Miller will lead the strategic sales process for state and community corrections, focus on current client retention planning and provide sales leadership for the Marketing/Business Development department. This organizational change will provide additional structure and strategic focus on development opportunities.

Miller earned his degree in Business from Murray State University, and spent the next 22 years working in the business development sector, with the last six years specifically focused on corrections. Fletcher earned his degree from the University of Missouri and has remained a Corizon employee for the last 24 years while serving in a variety of business development roles.

Churchill Mortgage adds 7 in Brentwood office

Churchill Mortgage, which provides conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 26 states, has added seven employees to its Brentwood operation.

Gina Mireles and Charlotte Jack have been hired as underwriters, bringing more than three decades of combined experience.

Lee Dozier joins as a home loan specialist, Karla Bailey as a set up administrator, Bradley Gore as a software engineer and Santiago Leon joins as a computer technician.

Marcheta Claus has been hired for the sales support team.

Ding joins Stites & Harbison

Intellectual property law and health care law attorney Cong “Connie” Ding, has joined Stites & Harbison, PLLC, working with clients in both Nashville and Memphis.

Ding is a native Chinese speaker and writer as well as a registered U.S. patent attorney, who counsels both foreign and domestic clients on patent prosecution in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device and life sciences.

In addition to the domestic and international patent law experience she gained working with other law firms, Ding is qualified as a medical doctor in China where she diagnosed and treated patients at Beijing Xiyuan Hospital in Beijing, China. As a researcher, Ding conducted clinical trial research in Beijing, China, and performed pharmaceutical, genetic and molecular research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

Ding has a medical degree from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, a master’s of science in cell and molecular biology from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Fifth Third VP makes transition from Chicago

Sankat Patel has joined Fifth Third Bank as vice president and midsouth regional director for commercial treasury management at Fifth Third Bank. He most recently served as vice president and national sales team leader for commercial treasury management, based out of the Chicago affiliate.

Patel’s background includes more than 15 years of experience in treasury management, supporting a wide variety of industries including commercial real estate, middle market, food distribution, public funds, surface transportation, franchisees and construction/contractors.

In his current role, Patel manages the treasury management division for Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky and will be instrumental in leading various fraud prevention seminars throughout the region.

Moses receives AACR’s lifetime achievement award

Harold L. (Hal) Moses, M.D., professor of Medicine and Pathology, acting chair of Cancer Biology and director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), has received the 10th annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research. He served as AACR president from 1991 to 1992.

Moses was the founding director of what is now VICC, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers and one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Tennessee.

Its nearly 300 faculty members generate more than $140 million in annual federal research funding, ranking it among the top 10 centers in the country in competitive grant support, and its clinical program sees approximately 6,000 new cancer patients each year.

For 20 years, Moses has also served as director of the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at VICC, founded with support from the T.J. Martell Foundation.

Within these laboratories Moses has led teams of cancer researchers who have focused on the molecular activity inside cells which can lead to the development of cancer. In the early 1980s, his laboratory isolated and purified transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b) and discovered that it could inhibit cellular proliferation.

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