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VOL. 40 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 20, 2016

Bradley attorneys elected Tennessee Bar Foundation fellows

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Nashville partners – William L. Norton, III and Todd Presnell – have been elected as fellows of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 818 attorneys from across the state.

Norton focuses his practice in the business bankruptcy area, dealing in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, creditor rights and insolvency. He has more than 30 years of practice of bankruptcy and insolvency law and is the managing editor of Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice 3d and the co-author of Norton Creditors’ Rights Handbook, both of which are published by Thomson Reuters.


He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School, and a frequent speaker at seminars on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, real property foreclosure and the Uniform Commercial Code. He earned his B.A. and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Presnell is a trial lawyer licensed in Georgia and Tennessee who represents major corporations, small businesses, governmental entities, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals in their litigation-related needs. He earned his J.D. from The University of Memphis and his B.S. from the University of Tennessee.

HomeTrust Bank hires Davidson County president


HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, has hired Bob R. Callicutt as market president for the bank’s Davidson County market.

Callicutt has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, serving in branch operations, business development, credit, commercial lending and client relationship management. Most recently, he joined Carolina Bank in 2006 and was promoted to a commercial banker in 2015.

Callicutt holds a degree from High Point University in Business Administration, as well as a degree in communication studies and public relations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Artists selected for Metro Arts training program

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission has announced the inaugural class of artists for its new Learning Lab program, a professional development opportunity for artists to train in civic, public, social and placemaking practices, which will activate neighborhoods through art.

The class includes 25 Nashville artists representing 14 Metro Council districts and 17 zip codes, selected through a competitive application process. Artists who complete the program will be eligible for as much as $5,000 in funding for the development and installation of a temporary neighborhood-based public art work in Nashville/Davidson County.

The 2016 Learning Lab class includes:

Rebekah Alexander, Julia Whitney Brown, Kimberly Brown, Lexander V. Bryant, Michael Cooper, Tinsley Anne Dempsey, Jake Elliot, Michael Ewing, David Hellams, Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, Elisheba Israel, Jay Jenkins, Courtney Adair Johnson, Megan Kelley, Ariel Lavery, Jessika Malone, Bryce McCloud, Robin Paris, Xavier Payne, Elizabeth Sanford, Tara Thompson, Vadis Turner, Elizabeth Williams, Herb Williams and Tom Williams.

Primary funding for the Learning Lab comes through a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) “Our Town” funding program. NEA’s “Our Town” funds supports creative placemaking projects that help transform communities with the arts at their core.

Mayor Megan Barry has included an additional $50,000 for temporary public art artworks in the city’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget.

Young Leaders Council lists 2016 Junior League grads

The Young Leaders Council has graduated another class of its nonprofit board training program partnership with the Junior League of Nashville, now in its 12th year.

The 2016 graduates are Leigh Adams (Nashville Ballet); Brandi Barnett (DebMed); Janie Berry (community volunteer); Jenny Charles (Davidson County District Attorney’s Office); Terri Coker (Regions Bank); Allison Cotton (Ford Harrison, LLP); Ashley Cunnyngham (Humane Society of the United States); Christina Daigle (Liberty Party Rental); Megan Davis (Equitable Trust Company); Jessica Dykes (Belmont University); Erica Eberle (Cordell & Cordell); Jenna Furlong (Hines Furlong Line); Solvig Gentile (The North Highland Company); Toi Gorham (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Isabel Holmes (2016 M.Ed. Graduate of Vanderbilt University); Shannon Lapsley (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Lindsey Lundy (National Federation of Independent Business); Christy Marrs (Vanguard Parking Services); Sarah Elizabeth Perry (Trinisys); Anna Reding (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Molly Ruberg (Bass, Berry & Sims PLC); Concetta Smith (Belmont University College of Law); Hannah Smith (Holton & Mayberry); Kelley Strange (Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Colbert); Lizzy Teitzel (Nashville Sports Council and Music City Bowl, Inc.); Emeline Thrash (Avenue Bank); Abbey VanValkenburgh (Verus Healthcare); Lena Warren (Vanderbilt University); and Natalie Withers (Paradigm Group).

In addition to the partnership with the Junior League of Nashville, more than 100 graduates enter the nonprofit community each year from three other Young Leaders Council classes, including two in Davidson County and one in partnership with the Williamson County Chamber.

More than 2,500 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 approximately 225 nonprofit organizations in the middle Tennessee area.

Bewley joins Pinnacle as financial advisor


Tim Bewley has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a senior vice president and financial advisor.

He is a 13-year banking veteran who most recently served as a senior commercial relationship manager for SunTrust Bank. Prior roles were with Avenue Bank, where he was chief deposit officer, and Regions Bank (Union Planters Bank), where he was a branch manager and then large corporate treasury management officer for Middle Tennessee and Dallas.

Bewley earned a degree in business management and finance from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He also graduated from Belmont University’s executive leadership program.

He is based at Pinnacle’s downtown Nashville office at Pinnacle at Symphony Place.

Courtney, Luna to help execs, celebrities publish


Open Book is a new Nashville-based company that provides professional writing services, book design and publishing assistance to new and established authors.


Open Book was founded by writers Richard Courtney, chairman, and Trish Luna, president. Both have extensive publishing experience and saw a need to provide a full array of services that helps an author complete a manuscript and navigate the myriad steps to publish a book.

Luna manages the day-to-day operations. She served for 11 years as the Vanderbilt Law Review and Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law publishing program manager. She also is the author of a children’s self-help book.

Courtney is a full-time Realtor and principal at Christianson Patterson Courtney and Associates. He wrote “Buyers are Liars & Sellers are Too!, The Truth About Buying or Selling Your Home” (Simon & Schuster) and “Come Together: The Business Wisdom of The Beatles” (Turner Publishing). He is also the real estate columnist for the Ledger and the editor or co-writer of more than 30 books.

F&M Bank announces officer promotions

F&M Bank has promoted 20 employees within its officer ranks. They are:

The following received promotions to senior vice president:

Khandra Smalley (Clarksville), from vice president/marketing research.

Pamela Settle-Kelley (Clarksville), from vice president/operations manager.

Donna Lancaster (Clarksville), also named director of internal audit/compliance, from vice president/director of regulatory compliance.

The following have been promoted to vice president:

Kathy Harris (Greenbrier), from assistant vice president/branch manager/lender.

Jason Hass (Clarksville), from mortgage loan originator.

Rod Hawkins (Clarksville), from mortgage loan originator.

Rose McCroy (Springfield), from assistant vice president/lender.

Rhonda McKinney (Clarksville), from assistant vice president/collateral services.

Tina Reed (Clarksville), from assistant vice president/human resources.

Craig Sanders (Hendersonville), from mortgage loan originator.

Sarah Schneider (Clarksville), named vice president/loan administration training, from assistant vice president/loan administration.

Mike Smalling (Brentwood), from mortgage loan originator.

Billy Winfree (Green Hills), from mortgage loan originator.

Chad Winn (Clarksville), from mortgage loan originator.

Suzanne Woods (Cookeville), from assistant vice president/branch manager/lender.

Named to the position of assistant vice president are the following:

Tina Augustine (Clarksville), promoted to assistant vice president/branch administration training, from customer service representative.

Carrie Hendricks (Clarksville), from assistant controller.

Rachel Henson (Clarksville), from marketing assistant.

Alice Lisenbee (Clarksville), promoted to assistant vice president/branch administration training, from branch administration training.

Michelle Porter (Clarksville), from operations team leader.

Lebanon Premium Outlets hires new general manager


Lebanon Premium Outlets has hired Desiree Mosiman as its general manager.

In her new role, Mosiman is responsible for managing the outlet center’s operations, leasing, business development, budgeting and monthly analysis. She also will handle communications and relations with the center’s community and retailers.

Mosiman comes to Tennessee after working for another Simon Property Group center, Grapevine Mills in Dallas, as the assistant general manager. She is a graduate of Indiana University.

TRF taps GOP veteran to push health care expansion


Tennesseans for a Responsible Future (TRF) has hired Adam Nickas as executive director.

A Nashville resident and Memphis-area native, Nickas served as executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party during the 2012 election cycle and political director during the 2010 cycle.

TRF was launched in January 2016 with the goal of promoting health care policies that benefit Tennesseans.

Over the next several weeks, Nickas will lead a TRF kickoff tour across the state to begin meeting with business, community and faith leaders to educate them on the benefits of increasing access to affordable health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans. Community meetings and events will continue throughout the summer.

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