Executive Appointments

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 1:00am

Gensemer joins Stringfellow Technology Group

Jeff Gensemer has joined Stringfellow Technology Group's client services department. Prior to joining Stringfellow Technology Group, Gensemer was employed in the business department at CompUSA. Gensemer brings more than five years of technology experience with him.

Stringfellow Technology Group has been providing outsourced technology management and support services in the Southeast for 10 years.

Mailnet Services Inc. adds Web developers

Mailnet Services Inc., an Internet-based communications and marketing company, has hired Leif Myers and Noah Porch as Web developers. Myers and Porch will develop, maintain and support application components for Mailnet Services' production Web sites.

Previously, Myers worked as an information resource support specialist for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, where he did research, troubleshooting, documentation and Access database development. Myers holds an associate's degree in computer information systems from Nashville State Community College.

Prior to joining Mailnet Services, Porch worked as the senior software developer for LocalWeb4U.com, Inc. and as a Web consultant for businesses and private individuals. He has developed a variety of Web sites for film, music and videography companies. Porch earned his associate's degree in computer information systems from Ivy Tech State College in Anderson, Ind.

New agents join Crye-Leike

Crye-Leike, Realtors announces the following additions to its sales force:

Marilove Kilcrease has become affiliated with Crye-Leike's Brentwood-East branch office. As an affiliate broker, Kilcrease will specialize in residential real estate, new homes construction, land sales and the relocation of families to the Greater Nashville area. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Kilcrease was in the health care industry as a registered nurse and certified case manager for over 14 years. She was most recently affiliated with Healthspring USA, a medical insurance provider to managed health care.

Richard Lee has become affiliated with Crye-Leike's Springfield branch office. As an affiliate broker, Lee specializes in residential real estate, first-time homebuyers and new homes construction. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Lee was in the transportation industry for eight years. Most recently, he was owner of Zip Systems of Nashville.

Deborah Williams has become affiliated with Crye-Leike's Gallatin branch office. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Williams was in the health care profession for 30 years as a licensed nurse. Most recently, she was affiliated with Willowbrooke Home Health as a medical liaison. Prior to that, Williams served as nurse manager and the marketing liaison for Alterra Assisted Living.

Public Relations Society re-elects Vaughn

Roy Vaughn, a founding partner of Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations (KVBPR), has been elected as secretary/treasurer of the executive committee of the Counselors Academy of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). It is his fourth consecutive year on the committee.

Vaughn has been an active member of the Counselors Academy since 1995. He served as chair of the Counselors Academy spring conference in Orlando, Fla., in May 2004 and is an accredited member of PRSA.

Crye-Leike agent Wood earns distinction

Cathy Wood of Crye-Leike Realtors has been awarded the designation of certified residential specialist (CRS) by the Council of Residential Specialists, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Only 5 percent of all Realtors nationwide have earned this distinction.

To earn the CRS credential, Wood demonstrated professional expertise and a proven track record in the field of residential real estate as well as advanced education in the related fields of finance, marketing and technology. She has more than 16 years of real estate experience.

Wood is affiliated with Crye-Leike's Mt. Juliet branch office. She works as a real estate team with her husband, Jim, specializing in residential sales and new homes construction. Wood and her husband serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in and around Wilson County as well as in the surrounding counties of Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford and Williamson.

Cremonini named Porsche master technician

Michael Cremonini of Thoroughbred Motorcars has been named a Porsche premier certified master technician, the only person holding this certification in Middle Tennessee. Cremonini has also risen to the level of silver meister in recognition of 10 years of Porsche service and training during his 14 years with Thoroughbred Motorcars, the exclusive representative in Middle Tennessee for Jaguar, Porsche, Saab and Audi automobiles.

He has certification as an ASE master technician from the National Automotive Institute for Service Excellence. During his tenure at Thoroughbred Motorcars, Cremonini has completed 768 hours of Porsche classroom training, which is accepted by many major colleges and universities toward a degree program.

Hogg joins AmSouth mortgage department

AmSouth Bank announces the addition of Gayle Hogg as a mortgage banking officer. Her main responsibility will be to develop mortgage business in the Middle Tennessee area. In addition, she will be responsible for building relationships with realtors and builders.

Hogg has previous experience in the real estate and mortgage industry with the Realty Association, Skye Mortgage and Fox Ridge Homes. She has an additional 10 years of management experience with Dell Computers, BellSouth and Kroger. Hogg received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

PrimeTrust announces promotions

PrimeTrust Bank recently announced the promotion of several employees.

In Bellevue, Beth Hobbs has been promoted to vice president of loan operations, Katie Wilson has been promoted to assistant vice president and controller, Chuck Jaeger has been promoted to lead the SBA lending effort of the bank and Erica Daugherty has been promoted to banking officer and human resources manager.

At the PrimeTrust office in Cool Springs, Cassie Olson and Terri Bradley have been promoted to the position of assistant vice president and Carol Bishop has been promoted to banking officer.

In Ashland City, Brandon Cathey has been promoted to banking officer.

Nashville School of Law honors three

The Nashville School of Law will honor the achievements of two alumni and a longtime faculty member at its 12th annual recognition dinner on June 10 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown.

Alumni, community and business leaders, faculty, students and staff will recognize Jack Norman Jr., class of 1950, and Elizabeth Miller, class of 1979, for their contributions to the school and the larger community. Jim McBroom will be honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award for his roles as both full-time teacher and substitute since 1971.

Miller serves as senior tax counsel for the Tennessee Department of Revenue. She was the president of Lawyers Association for Women from 2001 to 2002 and served on the board of directors for seven years. Miller earned her undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University and received her J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law.

Norman, now retired from private practice, was named Substitute Judge and Special Master of the Domestic Relations Courts for Davidson County in 2003. Norman also served in the South Pacific as a volunteer for the U.S. Army and later was in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Norman earned his law degree from the YMCA Night Law School, now called the Nashville School of Law.

McBroom, a founding partner of Finch & McBroom, specializes in litigation cases that include insurance settlement, criminal defense and domestic issues. He teaches agency and personal property law at the Nashville School of Law. McBroom graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1967 with a B.S. in economics, and received his J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law in 1971.

O'Brien to lead TPAC

Kathleen W. O'Brien has been named president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Currently serving as TPAC's chief operating officer, O'Brien has been with the organization for 17 of its 24 years. She will assume her new role on May 1 when Steven J. Greil, whose resignation was announced in February, steps down from the position.

O'Brien joined TPAC in 1988 as director of public affairs, later serving as vice president of public affairs and marketing, senior vice president of marketing and executive vice president of sales and customer service.

During O'Brien's 17 years with the organization, average annual attendance doubled, its total operating budget increased from $4.9 million to $12 million, and TPAC Education surpassed the milestone of serving more than 1.3 Tennessee students and educators through one of the largest and most comprehensive arts-in-education programs in the United States.

Prior to joining TPAC, O'Brien was the director of public relations for Virginia Intermont College. She graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Va., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

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