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VOL. 37 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 5, 2013

Lamb, Self to be honored by Tennessee Medical Association

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John W. Lamb, Sr., MD, and Catherine Self, PT, PhD, both of Nashville, are among the recipients of 2013 Tennessee Medical Association awards, which will be presented during the TMA’s 178th annual Meeting on Saturday in Franklin.

Lamb will receive the Outstanding Physician Award, which is presented annually by the TMA House of Delegates to member physicians who have made their personal mark on the profession in Tennessee and on those they have worked with and known during their medical careers.

He was nominated by the Nashville Academy of Medicine for his 40 years serving Nashville patients as an orthopaedic surgeon and his simultaneous service to his community and his profession.

With Dr. David Gaw, Lamb co-founded the Faith Family Medical Clinic in Nashville, which has served more than 20,000 low-income, uninsured Nashvillians since 2001. Lamb remains an active volunteer specialist and board member.

He also is a board member and for the past 20 years a monthly volunteer with the Nashville Rescue Mission, and is a former chairman of the Nashville Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, receiving that organization’s Volunteer Distinguished Service Award in 1999.

Self will receive the TMA Community Service Award for her commitment to compassionate care.

She is president and CEO of the Baptist Healing Trust, a private grant-making foundation supporting the work of nonprofit organizations in Middle Tennessee that provide health services to vulnerable and underserved populations.

Self is credited for leading and expanding the Trust’s “Caring for the Caregiver” program, designed to strengthen and address the emotional, mental and spiritual needs of caregivers and medical professionals. Quarterly retreats for physicians and monthly retreats for non-physician caregivers have become a vital part of that program.

Rainmaker names Ness to leadership positions

The Rainmaker Companies have promoted Adelaide Ness to vice president of The Rainmaker Alliances and executive director of Enterprise Worldwide, an international association of independent accounting firms.

Ness will be responsible for executing the strategies and activities for Enterprise Worldwide members around the world. Enterprise Worldwide is currently positioned as the 16th largest accounting association in the world, and Ness will be focused on leading the group to a top 10 spot.

Enterprise Worldwide has 74 member firms in 32 countries. Enterprise Worldwide targets like-sized firms ranging from $2 to $22 million in revenue.

The Rainmaker Companies is a provider of alliance, consulting and training services exclusively to the accounting profession.

Buchanan new president of Argent Financial Group

Argent Financial Group, parent company of Argent Trust Company (Tennessee), has elected J. Phil Buchanan as president.

Buchanan brings more than 25 years of experience in leading, advising and consulting financial services firms on a global basis. Buchanan has joined the executive management team and is responsible for leading the relationship management and marketing teams. He will play a critical role in managing Argent’s brand and growth strategies and expanding its base.

Previously, Buchanan served as the CEO of Cannon Financial Institute, a financial services educational and professional development firm. He will continue to serve on its board of directors. Buchanan also is an active advisor to several companies, including Allen & Company and Laurus Principal Group, LLC. He holds an economics degree from the University of Georgia.

Adams and Reese adds Todd to firm

Carter R. Todd has joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as special counsel, reuniting with many of his colleagues and friends in the Nashville office.

Todd is a former partner and chair of the Corporate Securities Practice Group with Stokes Bartholomew (1991-2000). Adams and Reese and Stokes Bartholomew P.A. merged in 2005.

He also is general counsel of XMi Holdings, Inc., a Nashville-based management company focusing on venture capital, business consulting, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, and previously served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Gaylord Entertainment Company.

Todd was elected in 2007 and currently serves as a Metro Council member representing District 34, which includes Forest Hills, Oak Hill and parts of Green Hills.

A Tennessee native, Todd graduated from Davidson College and earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was on the editorial board of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Waller’s Hubbard named Leadership fellow

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity has named Heather Hubbard, partner at Waller, to the 2013 Fellows Program. Hubbard will participate alongside the legal profession’s top general counsels and managing partners in a landmark program created by the LCLD to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

At Waller, Hubbard’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, and e-discovery and data management. She represents a wide range of clients across industries such as media, entertainment, manufacturing and information technology.

Hubbard is a member of the Tennessee, Nashville and American Bar Associations. She is a member of the Media Law Resource Center’s Entertainment Law Committee, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Tennessee Leadership Law, Nashville Young Leader’s Council, and the Society of Leaders in Development among others. Hubbard was recently named by the Nashville Business Journal as a “40 under 40” honoree.

She earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Louisville and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 200 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a diverse legal profession. Its goal is to help its member organizations find, hire, retain, promote, and engage the best talent.

Childress, Cornell join Pinnacle Financial

Brad Childress and Emily Cornell have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as client service specialists.

Childress brings eight years of experience to Pinnacle’s Brentwood office. Prior roles were with First Tennessee Bank, where he served as an account manager for its Medical Private Banking area, and Bank of America, where he served as a banking center manager.

Cornell joins Pinnacle’s 100 Oaks office. She has 13 years of experience and most recently comes from Fifth Third Bank, where she was an office manager. Prior to Fifth Third she was a senior teller for Bank of America.

Dowdle Construction hires project engineer

Chase Manning has joined Dowdle Construction Group as a project engineer and will support the firm’s new construction, renovation construction, retail and office work, among other assignments.

Prior to joining Dowdle, Manning was with Hutton Construction in Chattanooga, where he started as an intern and was promoted to assistant project manager. There, he assisted with estimating and managing the construction process for multiple projects. His experience includes work with close to 70 small box retail stores, where he assisted in managing projects on a national scale.

Manning graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, with a master’s of science in engineering management: construction management.

VUMC’s Warren receives AAIDD award

Vanderbilt’s Zachary Warren, Ph.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Autism Clinical Services, has been named to receive the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ (AAIDD) 2013 Early Career Award.

The award will be presented at the 137th AAIDD Annual Meeting in June in Pittsburgh. Warren’s clinical, research and training interests revolve around improving systems of care for individuals with autism and their families, especially improving early identification and intervention.

In the seven years since Warren completed his doctorate in clinical psychology, he has become a recognized leader, both in Tennessee and nationally, on autism spectrum disorders diagnosis, clinical services, training for families and professionals and research.

McNeely Pigott & Fox adds staff associate

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has hired Eric Dorman as the firm’s newest staff associate.

The Detroit native graduated in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics, philosophy and economics from The King’s College in New York City. At King’s, Dorman filmed and edited promotional videos for the college’s media department. He also was heavily involved in filming for the school’s Distinguished Visitor and Presidential Scholars Series.

Financial Educator joins Paradign Group

Paradigm Group, a Nashville-based human resources, employee benefits and retirement services consulting firm, has added Joel Grubbs as the company’s financial literacy educator.

With more than eight years of experience in the financial industry, Grubbs will work with clients’ employees to help improve their financial understanding. In his new role, Grubbs will be responsible for creating interactive workshops for clients to help increase employees’ knowledge of personal finance.

Grubbs holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing/business administration from Tennessee Technological University. He also holds his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses as well as his Tennessee life and accident and health licenses.

Before joining Paradigm Group, Grubbs held multiple positions at SunTrust Bank and SunTrust Investment Services.

Habitat for Humanity wins another EPA award

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville has received the 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fourth consecutive year.

The organization was cited for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Habitat of Greater Nashville’s accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. this week.

Habitat of Greater Nashville, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2008, was honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.

Included in the award-winning practices, Habitat uses environmentally preferred products and construction practices, including but not limited to: high water efficiency/low flow ENERGY STAR-approved plumbing fixtures, low-c consumption ENERGY STAR-approved light fixtures, ceiling fans, appliances and water heaters.

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