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VOL. 40 | NO. 44 | Friday, October 28, 2016

Bradley hires intellectual property attorney

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has hired Timothy L. Capria as an associate on the Intellectual Property team in Nashville. He previously was with Patterson Intellectual Property Law.

Capria focuses on acquiring intellectual property, patent opinion practice and enforcing intellectual property rights. He primarily prosecutes patents in the life sciences and medical device fields, and provides trademark counsel for clients operating in diverse sectors.

Before joining Bradley, Capria clerked in the Intellectual Property Acquisition and Investments group at Amazon.com, Inc. His technical background is in the life sciences, and he has worked as a laboratory technician for one of the world’s largest medical device and diagnostic companies.

Capria earned his J.D. from Duke University and his B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Iverson joins Baker Donelson


Baker Donelson has hired Heather K. Iverson to the firm’s Nashville office.

Iverson joins as an associate in Baker Donelson’s Real Estate and Finance Group, where she will focus her practice on commercial real estate, assisting clients in a wide variety of transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing.

Her experience also includes assisting health care clients in identifying and resolving regulatory issues affecting their transactions.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, Iverson previously served as real estate compliance assistant director for the State of Tennessee Department of General Services.

First Tennessee names health care finance leaders


First Tennessee Bank has announced that Leslie Pack has joined the bank’s Middle Tennessee office as a managing director and relationship manager on the Specialty Healthcare Finance team.

In addition, Kristi Lewallen has joined the bank’s Middle Tennessee office as director and relationship manager on the Specialty Healthcare Finance team, focused on sponsor-backed health care transactions throughout the United States.

In her new role, Pack provides a full array of capital market and treasury solutions for middle market health care private equity transactions across the U.S. She reports to Brooks Hubbard, executive vice president and head of the specialty healthcare finance team.

Pack has a decade of experience in the banking/financial industry, providing health care corporate financial planning and analysis. Pack has worked most recently in Nashville as a director of health care corporate financial planning and analysis. She began her career in New York City in investment banking.


Pack holds a degree in accounting from the University of Richmond and an MBA in finance from Wake Forest University.

Lewallen has eight years of corporate and health care banking experience. She holds a degree psychology from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Chef Besh to open 3 new restaurants in Gulch


Chef John Besh and Our House Hospitality will open three new food and beverage concepts this month in The Gulch – Marsh House, L.A. Jackson and Killebrew – at Thompson Nashville, the new boutique hotel at 401 11th Avenue South.

This marks Besh’s first foray into the Nashville market. His restaurants include August, Besh Steak, Lüke, La Provence, Domenica, Pizza Domenica, Borgne, Johnny Sánchez, Shaya and Willa Jean in New Orleans, as well as Lüke San Antonio and Johnny Sánchez Baltimore.

The three dining options are under the leadership of Executive Chef Nathan Duensing, who will oversee the entire property. Cam Cameron will serve as chef de cuisine of the signature restaurant Marsh House.

Seafood will be featured at the ground-floor Marsh House, which will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with seating for 100 in the dining room and bar, 50 on the outdoor patio, and 14 in the private dining room.

The coffee shop Killebrew features Revelator coffee, teas and a variety of pastries, breakfast sandwiches and afternoon grab-and-go options.

Finally, up on the hotel’s rooftop is L.A. Jackson, a 200-seat indoor/outdoor bar.

The Thompson Hotel is a 224-key luxury boutique hotel, the brand’s first property in the South. The hotel also has 6,185 square feet of meetings and events space on its second floor.

RT Nashville names executive director


Rebuilding Together Nashville has hired Kaitlin Dastugue as its new executive director.

Dastugue attended Emory University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in architectural studies, before obtaining her master’s degree in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She most recently worked for the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, where she managed a variety of initiatives aimed at strengthening Nashville’s neighborhoods and preserving affordable housing.

For nearly 20 years, RTN has been rebuilding homes and communities by restoring, rebuilding and performing essential repairs at homes of low-income area residents — free of charge. To date, the organization has provided meaningful improvements to more than 440 Nashville area homes.

RTN was previously led by Becky Carter who resigned from the position earlier this year in order to take on a broader role as a regional director for Rebuilding Together’s national office.

SRG expands government relations team


Former Tennessee General Assembly senior staffer Daniel Culbreath has been hired for the Stones River Group’s government relations team.

Culbreath joins Stones River Group after serving for five years as Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick’s chief of staff and senior policy advisor.

Daniel began his career at the legislature as a research analyst for the House State and Local Government Committee. Prior to his time at the legislature, Culbreath was a political appointee of President George W. Bush at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C.

Mayor names Mansa to manage Barnes Fund


Mayor Megan Barry has appointed Morgan Mansa as housing program manager for the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing.

Mansa will work with the Metro Housing Trust Fund Commission to implement policies and programs to expand Nashville’s supply of affordable housing.

Mansa has an extensive background in nonprofit, public, and private sectors, working most recently with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. She will oversee the Barnes Fund’s budget and the commission, increase awareness of the importance of affordable housing funding, and develop and manage property disposal and deed restriction processes, amongst many other important duties.

The Barnes Fund is currently seeking proposals from non-profit housing developers for homeowner rehabilitation projects, rental projects and homebuyer projects in Davidson County. Ten million in grant funding, along with 36 single-family properties, is available for the fall 2016 funding round. Applications are due by November 14 at noon, and can be found at http://barnesapp.nashville.gov.

Steele named 2016-17 president of FCS board


Family & Children’s Service, one of the city’s oldest non-profit agencies, has selected John M. Steele, senior vice president – HR at HCA, as president of his board of directors.

He succeeds Evette White of Executive Selection, who continues her service as immediate past president.

Officers for 2016-2017 include vice president, Jim Kelley, (partner - Neal & Harwell); secretary/finance, Kelly Holmes (senior vice president – SunTrust Bank); governance, Anne Elizabeth McIntosh (vice president membership – Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau); board representative, Nancy Stabell (Wood Stabell Law Group); CASA board president, Dr. Meg Rush (chief of staff & executive medical director – Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital); and CASA board treasurer, Herman Hicks (First Tennessee Bank).

New members to the FCS Board of Directors include: Beth Alexander (senior vice president – CapStar Bank); George Cate III (partner – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings); Cullen Douglas (Northwestern Mutual); Courtney Necessary, Young Leaders Council representative (C-3 Consulting); Perri duGard Owens (president & CEO - duGard Communications); Tony Rose, Jr. (Aintree Capital); Tracey Silverman (senior vice president – Bank of America/Merrill Lynch); Earle Simmons (wealth management - SunTrust Music Row Office); and Battle Williford (vice president – Financial Federal Bank).

Board members continuing terms of service include: Olatayo Atanda (Bone McAllester Norton PLLC); Mary Lee Bartlett (community volunteer); Maggie Bond (associate publisher – Southcomm Media); Todd Carter (senior vice president – Pinnacle Financial Partners); Jane Corcoran (community volunteer); Missy Eason (community volunteer); Sarah Ann Ezzell (community volunteer/The Worth Collection); Matt Harris (partner – Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC); Ellen Jacobs (community volunteer); William Liles (The Liles Group/Baird); Vicki McCluggage (community volunteer); Marlene Eskind Moses (MTR Family Law, PLLC); Beth O’Shea (educational consultant/child advocate); Aylin Ozgener (community volunteer); Shawn Pelletier (community volunteer); Joni P. Werthan (community volunteer); and the Rev. Neely Williams (Community Partners Network).

Castlerock’s Waters to management team


Castlerock Asset Management, a global property development and investment company that owns the Westin Nashville Hotel, has promoted Ray Waters from that hotel’s general manager to vice president of Castlerock.

Bringing with him more than 39 years of experience in the hospitality industry before joining the Westin Nashville, Waters held numerous leadership positions at Turnberry Associates including serving as president, the general manager at the Hilton Nashville Downtown and Gaylord Entertainment for 25 years in executive roles including senior vice president and general manager of Opryland Hotel & Resort.

Waters is past president of the Greater Nashville Hotel and Lodging Association and the Tennessee Hotel and Motel Association. He has served on the board of directors for American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), Nashville Sports Council and BellSouth Senior Golf Tournament.

Waters is currently on the board of directors for the Nashville Downtown Partnership. He won AHLA’s General Manager of the Year Award for Large Properties in 2008 and is the co-author of The Educational Institute book, Managing Conventions. He is very involved in helping shape the hospitality industry in Nashville and the state of Tennessee.

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