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VOL. 37 | NO. 39 | Friday, September 27, 2013

Pinnacle Financial Partners names Smith to board

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Pinnacle Financial Partners has elected Reese Smith III, president of Haury & Smith Contractors Inc., to its board.

Smith is a native Tennessean and has operated his Nashville-based real estate development and home-building firm since graduating from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1970.

He joins 11 other business and community leaders on Pinnacle’s board. Smith was one of Pinnacle’s founders and an original director, serving on the board from 2000 to 2009.

Smith serves as a senior life director of the National Association of Home Builders, is a member of the Home Builders Association of Tennessee Hall of Fame and serves on the executive committee of the Southern League of Professional Baseball.

In addition to Pinnacle, Smith’s banking governance experience includes serving as a board member of First Union National Bank of Nashville from 1996 to 1999. He was a founder and director of Brentwood National Bank from its inception in 1991 to 1996.

Aegis Sciences selects Meyer as medical director

Aegis Sciences Corporation has named Dr. Adam Meyer as medical director. Overseeing laboratory medicine operations and development, Meyer will manage regulatory requirements, direct strategic operations of Aegis technologies and applications, and assist in client and management relations.

Prior to joining Aegis, Meyer was a clinical pathology resident in the pathology, microbiology and immunology departments at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Before Vanderbilt, he was a clinical pathology resident at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he worked in the Forensic Toxicology Lab.

Meyer earned his M.D. from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and his M.A. in organic chemistry from Washington University in Saint Louis. He earned his B.S. magna cum laude in chemistry and marine science at the University of South Carolina.

VUMC’s Daves is vice chair of Pediatric Anesthesiology

Vanderbilt’s Suanne Daves, M.D., associate professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, has been named vice chair for Pediatric Anesthesiology, a key leadership role for both the Department of Anesthesiology and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Daves joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an associate professor in December 2008. She was appointed chief of the Pediatric Cardiac Division in 2009, and in 2012 was named pediatric anesthesiologist-in-chief at Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric Anesthesiology includes both the Division of General Pediatric Anesthesiology and the Division of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology.

The Division of General Pediatric Anesthesiology provides perioperative care for more than 13,000 patients a year at Children’s Hospital, the region’s major pediatric referral center. General pediatric anesthesiologists with specialized training in pediatric pain management also provide both acute and chronic pain management services for young patients.

Conlon named VP for Stoney River

J. Alexander’s LLC., has appointed Chris Conlon, 43, as vice president of operations for the Company’s Stoney River Legendary Steaks concept.

Conlon joined J. Alexander’s in May 1994 and was promoted to general manager of the J. Alexander’s restaurant in Dayton, Ohio shortly thereafter. He was promoted to regional director of operations in August 1999 and continued in that post until being named to his new position in January 2013.

Magna Bank appoints regional mortgage manager

Magna Bank has named Lauri Hodges as north regional manager and senior loan officer for its mortgage offices in Middle Tennessee.

Hodges will direct Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Goodlettsville, Hermitage and Clarksville. She has more than 27 years of experience in the mortgage industry. In addition to her experience as a loan officer, she has also served as a producing branch manager, which is a role where she received an award of excellence for several years.

Five physicians join Saint Thomas Rutherford

Saint Thomas Health has announced the addition of Brannon Mangus, M.D., Brendan O’Hare, M.D., Marcus Owen, M.D., Kristen Lee Salter, M.D., and John Whitfield, M.D., to the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital medical staff.

Mangus, an otolaryngologist, attended medical school at the University of Louisville, and completed his otolaryngology training at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Mangus is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

O’Hare, a gastroenterologist, attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology. O’Hare is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Owen, a rheumatologist, attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and completed both his internal medicine internship and his residency at the same facility. Following residency, Owen completed a Fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Rheumatology.

Salter specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and has conducted research on the effects of obesity during pregnancy. She attended medical school at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga, where she served as chief resident of Erlanger Hospital. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Whitfield, who specializes in colon and rectal problems, attended medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He completed residency programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans and Carolinas Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Colorectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

Burden named VP of HR for Tristar Centennial

TriStar Centennial Medical Center has named Jennifer Burden as its new vice president of human resources.

Burden joins the TriStar Centennial leadership team with more than 20 years of progressive human resource experience. She has held human resource positions within the TriStar Health network since 2004, serving most recently as the vice president, human resources for TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

Burden earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University and is working toward a master’s degree in professional studies in human resources leadership from Austin Peay State University.

In her new role, Burden will strategically lead TriStar Centennial’s human resource department with responsibility and oversight for recruitment, employee development, employee relations, compensation & benefits and its Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS).

VUMC’s Patel is new chief informatics officer

Neal Patel, M.D., MPH, has been named chief medical informatics officer for the Vanderbilt University Health System.

Patel, professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Clinical Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, has served as the inpatient chief medical information officer since 2006.

In his new role, Patel will provide leadership for translating VUMC health care delivery, quality and patient safety goals into informatics strategies to optimize the delivery of patient care. He will collaborate with operational and clinical leadership to foster systemic adoption and effective use of clinical applications to promote patient safety and high quality care across the continuum, and reduce the costs of care, in support of the VUMC mission.

Anderson joins Lovell Communications

Lovell Communications Inc., has hired Amanda Anderson as senior account supervisor.

Anderson has almost a decade of communications and media relations experience, including work in the state and local government, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Most recently, she served as communications coordinator for Saint Thomas Health, one of the largest health care systems in Middle Tennessee with more than 7,000 associates.

She has directed strategic outreach initiatives, created an online newsroom, maintained relationships with local and national media outlets and invigorated the social media strategy for Saint Thomas Health’s family of five hospitals.

Anderson holds a degree in mass communications from MTSU.

FirstBank promotes 2, adds lending veteran

FirstBank Mortgage Partners has announced that Michael Johnson will be the company’s senior vice president and director of third-party origination lending.

Also, Jim House has accepted the role of vice president of third-party origination sales manager, and veteran mortgage banker Wendy Miller has been hired to provide inside sales support for existing account executives and cultivate new relationships.

Prior to the promotion, Johnson managed sales activity in the Carolinas and Virginia with FirstBank Mortgage Partners. In his new role, he will oversee sales, operations, compliance, financial management and all things TPO.

Before taking on his new role, House managed sales teams in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi for FirstBank Mortgage Partners. He will now be responsible for all sales and customer development for the TPO group.

Miller, who has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently working as an account executive serving customers in North Carolina and South Carolina.

CapStar adds to private banking team

Steve Gebhardt has joined CapStar from Fifth Third, where he most recently served as team leader for Medical and Professional Banking.

Kelly Hayes also has moved to CapStar from Fifth Third, where she was a private banker.

Angie Jennings, who joined the bank in 2012 as a commercial underwriter, has been promoted to senior vice president of private banking.

Underwriter Michael Young has been promoted to portfolio panager for Retail and Private Banking.

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