Executive Appointments

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:00pm

Churchwell named VCH chief of staff

Kevin Churchwell has been named the first chief of staff/associate medical director for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Churchwell, who currently directs the Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at Children's Hospital, will begin work in his new administrative position immediately.

As chief of staff, Churchwell will work to improve service to patients by improving patient flow and communication between departments. The role will echo that of the chief of staff for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Churchwell will have to cut back on his critical care duties, although he will continue to see patients in the unit, and he will step down as the medical director of the PCCU.

Iasis Healthcare appoints Moake vice president

IASIS Healthcare announces that Jim Moake has been named vice president and chief financial officer of operations. Moake previously served as chief financial officer of the company's Texas and Florida markets.

As operations CFO, Moake is responsible for overseeing all financial matters related to the daily operations of the company's hospitals, including revenue cycle management, business office functions, labor productivity, supply management and business information technology systems.

Moake joined IASIS in 2002. Previously, he served in executive financial management positions at community hospitals in Texas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Wisconsin.

Ingram Book Group names Jourdane director

Ingram Book Group, a leading wholesale distributor of book product, has named Tom Jourdane as director of proprietary and bargain merchandise. He will work in the remainder and closeout marketplace to secure values on book product for Ingram customers.

Jourdane has had a 32-year career in the book business, working in retail, marketing, merchandising and publishing. Recently, he worked for Overstock.com, assisting the online discount retailer in launching its own book program.

Jourdane received his B.A. from San Jose State University.

Pinnacle Financial hires Kronk and Suddath

Financial services professionals Orville Kronk and Julia Suddath have joined the team at Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Kronk brings more than 15 years of experience to his role as a financial advisor. Kronk comes from Bank of America, where he most recently served as private client advisor for the private banking group. Kronk holds a dual degree in economics and business administration from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree from Southern Methodist University.

Suddath, based at Pinnacle's newest location in Franklin, brings 19 years of experience to her role as treasury management advisor. Suddath comes most recently from First American/AmSouth Bank where she spent 13 years in treasury management positions. Suddath holds a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University and attended the American Institute of Banking.

Wharton joins Cumberland Bank

Cumberland Bank has hired Jeff Wharton as vice president and loan officer at the Green Hills branch. Wharton will be responsible for new business development and managing the branch's existing commercial loan portfolio. Prior to joining Cumberland Bank, Wharton was vice president and commercial loan officer at SouthTrust Bank.

Shirley Zeitlin & Co. adds Austin

Shirley Zeitlin & Co. Realtors has added Sue Austin as an affiliate broker in its Green Hills office.

Austin, who has worked for 16 years at Curb Records, most recently as vice president of creative services, has an extensive background in customer service. She is a member of the Greater Nashville, Tennessee and National associations of Realtors.

Fifth Third Bank hires Hays

Fifth Third Bank N.A. (Tennessee) has hired Greg Hays as a senior regional sales manager in its Mortgage Division. Hays will oversee the mortgage sales staff for the bank's Southern region. Prior to his career at Fifth Third, Hayes accumulated several years of mortgage lending experience with previous employers, including Old National Bank, AmSouth Bank, Bank of America, Northwest Lending Group and Northwest Financial.

Hays received his bachelor's degree from Arkansas State University.

Payne and McCarter join Nashville Bank & Trust

Linda M. Payne and Deborah D. McCarter have joined Nashville Bank & Trust.

Payne joins NBT's private banking group from Bank of America, where she was a banking officer for seven years, handling lending and investment services. Previously, she was a customer service representative with American General Life and Accident Insurance Co. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from California State University Fullerton.

McCarter, an Accredited Automatic Clearing House Professional, joins Nashville Bank & Trust from Volunteer Corporate Credit Union, where she served as an electronic transfer specialist. Previously, McCarter was an accounting clerk with the Kroger Regional Accounting Center in Nashville, where she reconciled bank accounts for more than 140 Kroger stores. She attended Eastern Kentucky University.

McDaniel joins ADS Security as vice president

Ernie McDaniel has joined ADS Security LP as vice president and chief financial officer. McDaniel previously was senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Cummings Signs Company.

McDaniel has more than 28 years of finance, management and legal experience, having served from 1981 to 2002 in various capacities, including secretary, treasurer and general counsel for Shoney's.

McDaniel, who is a CPA, earned a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a J.D. degree from the Nashville School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Boling to lead First Tennessee group

Veteran banker Ronnie Boling has joined First Tennessee as senior vice president in the new Williamson County Private Client Financial Services group. The office provides personal banking services to affluent clientele in the Franklin and Brentwood market area.

Boling, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, has 27 years of banking experience and has worked in the private client arena for nearly two decades.

He most recently worked as executive vice president and chief lending officer for BankEast in Knoxville. He previously served as a senior vice president and private banking manager for SouthTrust Bank in Nashville. Boling also worked in the private bank groups at Bank of America and First Union National Bank, all in Middle Tennessee.

Songwriters Guild names Ream new COO

Lewis Bachman, the long-time executive director of the Songwriters Guild of America (SGA), has announced that he has entered semi-retirement at the nation's oldest songwriters organization.

Rundi Ream, most recently SGA's Southern regional director in Nashville, will lead the organization as chief operating officer. Bachman and Ream work at the organization's national headquarters in Weehawken, N.J.

In her new role as COO, Ream will coordinate the SGA's day-to-day national operations, overseeing administration, fiscal management, marketing, lobbying and planning. During her eight-year SGA tenure in Nashville, Ream increased the organization's visibility by developing and promoting popular events such as the Songmania Show, the SGA Building a Songwriting Career Seminar, and Ask-A-Pro sessions with Nashville's leading music industry professionals.

Hands On Nashville welcomes Copeland

Hands On Nashville has added Brian Copeland to its staff. Copeland is serving as the communications manager in cooperation with the Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service.

Copeland holds a master's of communications from University of Tennessee Knoxville and is a graduate of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. Prior to joining Hands On Nashville, Copeland spent six years working in the music industry. He is an affiliated broker with Village Real Estate and has worked in the educational sector, as well as in numerous political campaigns.

Saint Thomas appoints Castle

Saint Thomas Hospital recently announced the appointment of Steve Castle as marketing coordinator.

Castle was previously an account executive with White, Thompson, Cunningham and Regen, formerly Image III.

Castle earned a B.S. in management from David Lipscomb University.

Waller Lansden names new members

The Nashville office of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis PLLC has named the following attorneys as members of the firm: Jeffrey M. Clark, who practices in the area of commercial real estate and general corporate law; Stephanie Jennings Edwards, who focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax law, probate litigation and business succession planning; Karla Hyatt, who practices tax law; Michelle Bellamy Marsh, who practices in the area of health care law and regulatory issues; Michael S. Mizell, who concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental land use and utilities, and immigration law; Richard L. Pensinger, who practices commercial real estate law; M. Sean Sullivan, who practices in the areas of qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, executive compensation and ERISA litigation; and Mark H. Wildasin, who focuses his practice in intellectual property, financial services and antitrust litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Clark was in-house counsel for The ServiceMaster Company in Memphis and an associate with The Stolar Partnership LLP in St. Louis. Clark received his B.A. in business administration from the University of Memphis. He also earned his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Before joining the firm, Edwards was an associate with Manier, Herod, Hollabaugh & Smith. Edwards earned her B.A. in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University, and her J.D. from the University of Tennessee. She received her Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Florida.

Hyatt served as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge William J. Haynes Jr., and she recently was appointed to serve on the small business subcommittee for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. She earned her B.S. from the University of Tennessee, her J.D. from Tulane University, and her Master of Laws in taxation degree from the University of Florida.

Marsh formerly was corporate counsel for Community Health Systems in Brentwood. Marsh received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She earned her J.D. from the College of William and Mary.

Mizell is legal counsel for the Tennessee State Executive Committee of the March of Dimes and also serves as chairman of the organization's State Public Affairs Committee. Mizell earned his B.S. from Nova Southeastern University. He received his J.D. from Samford University.

Before joining Waller Lansden, Pensinger was an associate with Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He received his B.A. from Duke University, and he earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Sullivan earned his B.A. and his J.D. both from the University of Mississippi. He received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University.

Prior to joining the firm, Wildasin was a partner in the San Francisco office of the multinational law firm Coudert Brothers LLP. Between 1991 and 1993, he was a judicial clerk to The Honorable Thomas A. Higgins, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee. He received his B.A. from Duke University, and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

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