VUMC announces new director
Jason D. Morrow, M.D., became the fourth director of Clinical Pharmacology on Jan. 1. Dan M. Roden, M.D., William Stokes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics and director of Clinical Pharmacology since 1992, is the new director of the recently established John A. Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics.
Morrow received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his M.D from Washington University in St. Louis. He served his medical internship and residency at Vanderbilt and was the Hugh J. Morgan Chief Medical Resident from 1987 to 1988.
Realtor awarded specialist designation
Lucy S. Smith of Fridrich & Clark Reality has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.
Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Only 4 percent of all realtors nationwide have earned the credential.
Smith is affiliated with Fridrich & Clark's Brentwood office.
Realtor graduates from institute
The Tennessee Association of REALTORS is proud to announce a recent graduate of the REALTOR Institute program, John W. Coleman of Realty Executives Fine Homes, with the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
By successful completion of this program, Coleman has earned the "Graduate, REALTOR Institute" (GRI) designation, signifying mastery of a specific and intensive program of classroom instruction.
Through this program, sales professionals study marketing, ethics, and other topics in residential and non-residential brokerage. Graduation requires completion of 96 hours of coursework and five written examinations.
The GRI is a nationally-recognized professional designation and curiculum and standards are governed by the National Association of REALTORS. Currently, less than 35 percent of REALTORS in Tennessee hold the GRI designation.
Union Planters names assistant manager
Naketa Haskins has been named assistant manager of Union Planters Bank's 3325 West End Ave. location. Haskins has seven years of banking experience, after working at Fifth Third Bank, Chevy Chase Bank and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University.
Union Planters names manager
Mary B. Chambers, vice president of Union Planters Bank's Middle Tennessee Region, has been named manager of the 401 Union St. location. Chambers has been with the bank for 28 years and was a private banking relationship manager prior to being named manager of the downtown office.
DWC Construction announces addition
Bob Hood joins DWC Construction as project manager. He will be responsible for all phases of estimating, planning and management for medium to large commercial projects. As a licensed general contractor in Tennessee, Hood was most recently with Williamson Medical Center where he designed and constructed interiors. Hood holds a degree in engineering from U.T.-Nashville, and has nearly 25 years experience in the construction industry.
Realty Executives hires agent
Michael L. Mangan, III has joined Realty Executives Fine Homes of Cool Springs. Mangan has recently teamed up with Blue Reef Resorts in Belize to sell condos in their new development on the island of Ambergris Caye. Mangan is a constituent of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations.
Hart Freeland Roberts announce additions
The architectural and engineering firm of Hart Freeland Roberts Inc (HFR) has announced three staff additions: John L. Coke, AIA, CSI, who will serve as a project architect in HFR's Healthcare Division; Jared Dean, who joins the Healthcare Division as a CAD system operator specializing in architectural drawings; and Matt Lackey, who will serve as an E.I.T. in HFR's Civil Engineering Department.
Coke is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree. Prior to joining HFR, he worked as an architect designing research labs for Vanderbilt University and golf course clubhouses for the Metro Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation.
Dean holds Associate Degrees in Civil Engineering and Architecture from Nashville State Community College and is nearing completion of the requirements for an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems.
Lackey is a graduate of Tennessee Tech, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, later pursuing graduate studies at George Washington University. He previously worked for the U. S. Department of Energy in the area of energy modeling and forecasting.
Nashville State names dean
Kenneth Kozeka has recently joined Nashville State Community College (NSCC) as Dean for Mathematics and Science. Kozeka earned his Ph.D. from the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and has since held faculty and administrative positions for more than 20 years at several universities and colleges throughout the country. He is a life-long researcher in areas that include fetal nerve and muscle development, biomechanics, electro-mechanical engineering, optics and nutrition and his work has been published in professional journals. Kozeka has recently completed a weight-loss book titled The Glycogen Theory that is being submitted for publication.
College hires training specialist
Marc Starrett has accepted the position of contract training specialist with Nashville State Community College. His main duties include working with the local business and industry sectors to promote the Workforce Training Centers' products and services, such as computer, technical, and special interest training.
Starrett received his degree from Kent State University in Ohio. Before coming to NSCC, Starrett was the VP of Marketing and Sales at United Roller Company in Newbury, Ohio. He also established and sold his own professional business-to-business marketing firm, AM Integrity Services, that specialized in tailored onsite Metallurgical Process training and consulting services.
Carell receives hospital award
Monroe Carell Jr. has received the 2004 Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) meritorious service award for philanthropist/volunteer. This statewide award recognizes leadership and service by individuals in support of hospitals through volunteer work and philanthropy.
THA made the decision to offer this first of its kind award in this category because of the fund-raising efforts Carell has made to benefit the new Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, named for him.
Carell was honored at the THA annual meeting in Nashville recently. Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of the Children's Hospital, presented the award to Carell.
Union Planters announces changes
Marguerita Porter, regional recruiter for Union Planters Bank's Middle Tennessee Region, has been named recruiting consultant at the bank's Credit Center on Marriott Drive. Porter joined Union Planters three years ago after working four years in the Human Resource department of Deloitte & Touche. She received a B.S. in Business Management from TSU.
Brandy Welch will replace Porter as retail recruiting consultant for Middle Tennessee. She has approximately six years of human resource and recruiting experience and previously worked for Randstad North American, focusing on recruiting in the financial service industry and local government.