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VOL. 38 | NO. 28 | Friday, July 11, 2014

Dickinson Wright hires for Music Row office

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Attorneys Derek Crownover, Austen Adams and Cam Caldwell have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC in Nashville to launch the firm’s office on Music Row and lead its expanded Entertainment Law Practice Group.

A select group of lawyers and staff recently relocated and expanded into offices on Nashville’s historic Music Row. Dickinson Wright will maintain the Music Row offices complementing the firm’s existing Nashville location downtown.

Crownover joins Dickinson Wright as a Member and Practice Leader of the firm’s Entertainment Law practice. He is personal counsel to various tech, entertainment, media and sports franchise executives and athletes. He represents songwriters, publishers and producers as well as some of the most active entrepreneurs in the entertainment and IP sectors in the South

Adams joins Dickinson Wright as Of Counsel. He is an entertainment attorney who represents and advises recording artists, songwriters, producers, artist managers, music publishers, technology companies, and other music industry professionals in entertainment transactions. He advises clients on the structuring and negotiating of a wide variety of agreements and issues relating to the digital distribution and licensing of music and entertainment content.

Caldwell joins Dickinson Wright as Of Counsel. He represents and counsels a wide array of clients, ranging from artists and songwriters to consumer product manufacturers and entertainment-related businesses. He has experience in employment law, Fair Labor Standards Act, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation experience in various state and federal courts.

In addition, Marie Gurgel, joins as a senior paralegal in the Entertainment Law Practice Group but will also continue her work in the Corporate and Wills and Trusts Practice Group. Charity Asher joins as a legal assistant.

Adams appointed as Chamber board chair

Kent Adams, president and CEO of Caterpillar Financial, has been named chairman of the board of the 2014-2015 Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Adams will succeed Wayne Smith of Community Health Systems, who had served as chairman for the Chamber’s board of directors since 2012.

Eight new members joined the board on July 1, including Beth Chase, c3/consulting; Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt University; MaryAnne Howland, ibis Communications; Ken Levitan, Vector Management; Wanda Lyle, UBS; Sydney McPhee, Middle Tennessee State University; Saurabh Sinha, emids Technologies; James W. Spradley, Jr., Standard Candy Co., Inc.; and general counsel Scott Carey, Baker Donelson.

2014-2015 Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors:

Chair – Kent Adams,

Vice Chair – Michael Shmerling, chairman, XMI Holdings, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair – Wayne Smith, president, Community Health Systems, Inc.

President – Ralph Schulz, president & CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

General Counsel – Scott Carey, Nashville managing shareholder, Baker Donelson

Tom Aaron, managing partner, Deloitte

Doug Brandon, regional managing principal, Cassidy Turley

David Briggs, Tennessee market executive, senior vice president, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Alison Brown, president, Compass Record Group

Teresa Broyles-Aplin, CFO & vice president of finance and administration, Nashville Electric Service

William F. Carpenter, III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint

Beth Chase, CEO, c3/consulting

Jeff Cogen, CEO & alternate governor, Nashville Predators

Margaret Dolan, president & CEO, St. Thomas Foundation

Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs, Vanderbilt University

Gary Garfield, CEO & president, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., and vice president and senior officer, Bridgestone Corporation

Robert B. Higgins, Jr., president & CEO, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon

Damon Hininger, president & CEO, Corrections Corporation of America

Laura Hollingsworth, president, tnMedia, and publisher, The Tennessean

MaryAnne Howland, founder, president & chief excitement officer, ibis Communications, and founder & CEO, Global Diversity Leadership Exchange

David C. Kloeppel, founder, Domus Hospitality, LLC

Susan Lanigan, community volunteer

Ken Levitan, founder & co-president, Vector Management

Wanda Lyle, managing director, general manager of Nashville business solutions center & head Americas central compliance, UBS Americas

Robert A. McCabe, Jr., chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Sydney McPhee, president, Middle Tennessee State University

John Morgan, chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents

Bob Patterson, partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

Nelson Remus, president & CEO, Remar, Inc.

Mike Schatzlein, M.D., president & CEO, Saint Thomas Health

James R. Schmitz, executive VP and Middle Tennessee area president, Regions Bank

Saurabh Sinha, founder & CEO, emids Technologies

James W. Spradley, Jr., chairman & CEO, Standard Candy Co., Inc.

Curt Stevens, CEO, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Sherry Stewart-Deutschmann, CEO & founder, LetterLogic

Charles I. Story, president, ECS Group, Inc.

Steve Turner, principal, Marketstreet Equities Company

Pete Weien, general manager, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

W. Carl Whitmer, president & CEO, IASIS Healthcare

Fifth Third adds loan mortgage officers

Fifth Third Bank announces the hiring of three mortgage loan officers to the Tennessee affiliate’s mortgage division.

Amanda Dorley will serve the Cool Springs, Fairview and Harpeth Valley financial centers. She has two years of experience in the mortgage industry, advancing to assistant manager within her first year with previous employer Reliance First Capital.

Sean White will serve the Green Hills, Belle Meade and Charlotte Park financial centers. He has over eight years of experience in banking. White is a veteran of the U.S. Army with six years of active duty service, including domestic and overseas assignments.

Moncrief Williams will serve the Old Fort Parkway and University Center locations in Murfreesboro. In his first year in the mortgage industry, he spent the past 25 years in corporate sales. Williams is the president of the Rutherford Independent Networking Group and serves on the RPAC Committee & PR Committee for the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.

The Stanton Group, President honored

The Stanton Group, Inc. and its President, Debra C. Viol, CPM, have been selected by CoStar Group, Inc., commercial real estate’s leading internet provider of information, analytics and marketplaces.

Each will receive a CoStar Power BrokerTM Award, recognizing the “best of the best” in commercial real estate brokerage by highlighting the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volumes in commercial property sales or leases in 2013 within their respective markets.

The Stanton Group, Inc. qualified as one of the top commercial brokerage firms, and Viol qualified as one of the top commercial brokers in Nashville, based on total leasing transactions closed during the year.

To be selected for this honor, The Stanton Group and Viol’s overall transaction volumes were evaluated against other commercial real estate brokerage firms and brokers active in its region by CoStar Group, and subsequently ranked among the top firms in the market.

Kirby named CNO at River Park Hospital

Penny Kirby, RN, BSN, MSN, has been named Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for River Park Hospital, McMinnville, according to Tim McGill, Chief Executive Officer.

Kirby is coming to McMinnville from McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, TN, where she has served as CNO since 2009. Her accomplishments included leading the hospital to be named a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission for three consecutive years. Prior to this, she served as Director of Nursing for Van Ayer Nursing Center and Rehabilitation Center in Martin, TN.

She has also served in leadership roles at Union City Surgery Center in Union City, TN, as well as at Regional Hospital of Jackson in Jackson, TN. She began her nursing career at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Kirby earned a master’s of science degree in nursing administration from Union University in Jackson, TN, following completion of her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Tennessee at Martin.

Holmes, Shores join Pinnacle Financial

Pamela Holmes and Justin Shores have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Holmes brings 14 years of experience to her role of vice president and credit advisor for Pinnacle’s small business advisory group, where she will focus on SBA lending. She comes most recently from Franklin Synergy Bank, where she was a credit analyst for SBA 7(a) and 504 loans.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

Shores, with six years of experience, joins Pinnacle as a service specialist for its Royal Oaks office in Franklin. Prior roles were with SunTrust Bank, where he served as a personal banker, and First Tennessee Bank, where he was a financial services representative. Shores attended Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin.

Aegis Health names two vice presidents

Aegis Health Group has appointed Corey Kunz and Brian Lebens to the positions of vice president of business development.

Kunz, who will be responsible for overseeing business growth strategies in the southeastern United States, brings to Aegis more than 13 years of sales experience, including serving as regional sales executive for digiChart in Tennessee and director of healthcare solutions for ProModel Inc. in Utah.

Lebens comes to Aegis from Wellness Modalities in Illinois where he most recently served as director of regional sales. His extensive sales and healthcare experience also includes serving as vice president of sales for Language Access Network in Ohio as well as owner of his own healthcare-focused consulting firm (MyBros LLC). Lebens holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University.

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