Burchfield is new president of DSi

Friday, May 15, 2015, Vol. 39, No. 20

Burchfield

John Burchfield has been promoted from executive vice president to president of the Nashville-based DSi, one of the nation’s leading electronic discovery service providers.

DSi’s gross annual revenue has nearly tripled since Burchfield was hired three years ago as vice president of business development, according to the company, with the employee count growing from 65 to 85 during the same period.

Burchfield came to DSi from the Nashville location of office equipment company XMC, where he ran day-to-day operations as general manager.

O’More College Of Design names new president

Rosen

The O’More College of Design in Franklin has announced the appointment of a new president, Dr. David Matthew Rosen. The announcement was made by chairman of the board of trustees, Scott Williams. Rosen will start in this new role on July 1, 2015.

Rosen was most recently the principal of Educational Competitive Strategy in Portland, Maine. He was formerly the president of Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was also the senior vice president/vice president of academic affairs at Woodbury University in Los Angeles.

He graduated from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in English, and earned a master’s degree and doctorate degree in English from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Rosen was to be introduced to the community at the O’More College of Design Student Fashion Show, the O’More Collective, on May 15 in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin.

ServisFirst Bank taps Tant for senior vice president

Tant

ServisFirst Bank Nashville, has hired Clif Tant Jr., as senior vice president, commercial and health care banking.

Tant, who will focus on developing new commercial relationships with both middle market and health care companies in Tennessee, has more than 11 years of banking experience, having maintained leadership roles at CapStar Bank and Fifth Third Bank.

He earned a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt. He is secretary for the Franklin Road Academy Alumni Association board and a member of the board of directors for the PENCIL Foundation.

Bone McAllester’s Baird chosen for program

Baird

Patrick Baird, an international specialist at the Nashville-based law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, will represent the city and the firm as a delegate in the TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program. As one of 10 Americans chosen, he will travel to Japan in July, where the group will engage in conversations and initiatives aimed at furthering U.S.-Japanese relations.

The TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program, in its third year, is geared toward young professionals age 35 and younger with experience in both the public and private sectors and having an interest in U.S.-Japanese relations. TOMODACHI began out of support for Japan’s recovery from the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Mitsui & Co., one of the largest public companies in Japan, has co-sponsored this program since its inception, which is a partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

Baird is a 2011 graduate of Babson College, with a degree in business administration focused on real estate. He joined Bone McAllester Norton in 2014 after spending nearly three years with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. His expertise lies in international expansion and market entry strategy-to-execution, international development, investment advisory, corporate restructuring, entrepreneurial and business development and non-profit sustainability planning.

Emerging Leaders announces 2015 graduates

Nashville Emerging Leaders, an annual leadership training program that brings Middle Tennessee’s most promising young professionals together with the region’s top community and business leaders, has announced its graduating class for 2015, the program’s 12th.

NEL is an 11-week annual program that begins in February. Each week, NEL participants hear from established local community and civic leaders and discuss critical issues facing the city. The program also educates participants on their own personal styles, values and strengths so they can grow as leaders to motivate others and impact change in their own organizations and communities.

The 2015 graduating class includes:

  • Adriane Harris, The Housing Fund/Impetus Strategies
  • Amy Richardson, Siloam Family Health Center
  • Ave Trotter, Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Charlie McCarter, Dell, North America Imaging
  • Chris Robinette, Capital Financial Group
  • Darius Montgomery, Montgomery Road Inc.
  • Hunter Kitchens, Premier Parking of Tennessee
  • Jackie Hansom, Evolution Event Solutions/Hands on Nashville
  • Jeffrey A. Young, Tennessee Bank and Trust
  • Jennifer Horne, Lend Lease
  • Joshua Burgener, Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Julie Moran, STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand)
  • Justin Wilson, DVL Seigenthaler
  • Katie Fey, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
  • Krystal Clark, Vanderbilt University
  • Kyndyll Lackey, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Kyonzte Toombs, Tennessee Department of Health
  • Laura Moore, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Katherine Harcombe, Nashville Public Defender’s Office
  • Matthew Boeshore, eVolve Benefits
  • Nancy Hawthorne, West End United Methodist Church
  • Rokeisha Bryant, Oasis Center
  • Ryan Ellis, Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
  • Sanjana Ballal, Cameron College Prep (CCP) Middle Schools
  • Sarah Patton, ServiceSource
  • Shaka Mitchell, Rocketship Education
  • Zachary Bates, Farris Bobango, PLC

NEL is facilitated and led by Nashville-based Strategy and Leadership, LLC. For more information about the program, visit www.nashvilleemergingleaders.org or contact info@nashvilleemergingleaders.org.

Vanderbilt’s Brown receives ATHENA award

Brown

Katherine Brown, Ed.D., M.S.Ed., an occupational therapist with Vanderbilt Home Care Services, recently received the 2015 ATHENA International Young Professional Leadership Award.

For 25 years, the ATHENA Award and Scholarship Program has been honoring outstanding women of Nashville for their skills in business, leadership and service to their community. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean presented the award at a ceremony held at the Parthenon.

Brown is founder of Learn CPR America LLC, an author and a national speaker on topics in health and wellness, women’s empowerment and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

VUMC names sr. VP for population health mgmt.

Lane

Nancy Lane, Ph.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as senior vice president for Population Health Management.

Lane’s responsibilities include oversight of the creation of systems and programs necessary to successfully manage the quality and cost of health care delivery under population-based reimbursement models is which VUMC will be paid based on how well it manages the overall health of populations of patients served by both VUMC and through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN).

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Lane worked for 18 years with ValueOptions, the country’s largest privately owned behavioral health and wellness organization.

Most recently, she was chief executive officer of the company’s Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP), which manages publicly funded mental health, substance abuse and integrated care management services for more than 400,000 members across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Weis joins Barge Waggoner as director

Weis

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has hired Jeff Weis, PE, as director of the Industrial and Building Services business unit. Weis is responsible for the development of growth strategies and business opportunities within the unit.

Weis has more than 22 years of experience in engineering and construction management across a variety of market sectors, including industrial, municipal, higher education, and Department of Defense. He has worked in both the private consulting arena and the construction industry and is experienced in both traditional design/bid/build and alternate delivery (fast-track and design/build) programs.

Most recently, Weis served as facilities regional practice leader for KCI Technologies Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland, with responsibility for oversight of multidisciplinary projects, client management, business development, and contract negotiations. He started his career as a construction manager with LeChase Construction Services in Rochester, New York. Weis later joined Erdman, Anthony and Associates in Rochester as Structures Department Manager and Business Development Manager for a 40-person Building Systems group.

Weis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York. He and his wife, Ann, have two children.

Former Tenn. AG returns to Bass, Berry & Sims

Cooper

Former Tennessee attorney general Robert E. Cooper, Jr. has rejoined Bass, Berry & Sims PLC as a partner in the firm’s interdisciplinary Compliance & Government Investigations practice group, where he will represent clients nationwide on matters related to health care fraud and abuse, including Medicaid fraud, state false claims acts, and nonprofit regulation.

Cooper’s 12 years of public service included serving as legal counsel to Gov. Phil Bredesen (2003-2006) and as attorney general (2006-2014).

While serving as the attorney general of Tennessee, Cooper served on the negotiating committee for mortgage servicing claims against the nation’s five largest banks that resulted in the $5 billion settlement in 2012 by 49 attorneys general and the federal government. Medicaid fraud was a priority during his tenure, and Cooper formed a separate division within the AG’s Office devoted solely to pursuing provider Medicaid fraud and recovered some $150 million for the state.

Cooper serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he teaches campaign finance and election law.

Prior to his career as a public servant, Cooper was a partner at Bass, Berry & Sims, which he joined in 1984, and practiced in the areas of business and regulatory litigation and constitutional law until he joined Bredesen in 2003.