Executive Appointments

Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 12:00am

Batten & Shaw adds Speirs, Blackwelder

Batten & Shaw, Inc., has added two new employees to their estimating department.

Mike Speirs joins as estimator and Brent Blackwelder as purchasing agent.

Speirs earned his B.S. in construction management from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and was formerly with Boggs Contracting Group and Comfort Group.

Blackwelder earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Tennessee and was formerly with National Bank of Commerce.

Peterson receives mentor award

The Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), one of the nation's leading international business organizations, has recognized Nancy Sanders Peterson with the Mentor Award for her outstanding work and dedication to the organization.

Peterson, president and CEO of Nashville-based Peterson Tool Company Inc., accepted the Mentor Award at SIBF's Annual Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Mentor Award recognizes a long-standing member of the society who has accepted indirect or unofficial leadership roles in order to support incoming or current leadership.

Throughout her career, Peterson has received several accolades from some of the world's most distinguished organizations. She was the first American female business owner to be awarded the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Business Women of the Year Award. Peterson was elected to serve as director of the Society of International Business Fellows and the Southeast regional chair and director of The Committee of 200.

The "Nancy Sanders Peterson Scholar" award was also established and endowed by The Committee of 200 in her name.

Nashville RBI Announces 2004-2005 board of directors

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities/Nashville (Nashville RBI), a non-profit organization dedicated to using baseball, softball and the power of teams to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn, grow and find inspiration, has announced its 2004-2005 board of directors.

The board includes Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree chairman Sam Bartholomew, Metro Nashville Director of Economic and Community Development Tom Jurkovich, former Negro League ballplayer Butch McCord, Nashville philanthropist Bill McInnes, Metro Sports Authority Executive Director Walter Overton, Rodgers Capital Group Partner Jeff Wernick and Nashville RBI Executive Director Reggie Whittemore.

Nashville RBI was founded by Whittemore in 1996, making Nashville one of 191 cities worldwide to start an RBI chapter. The Nashville chapter currently serves more than 300 boys and girls ages 6-18.

Robinson joins NCRES as research specialist

Carrie Robinson has joined Nashville Commercial Real Estate Services as a marketing and research specialist.

Most recently, Robinson directed the Nashville office of PeerMark, a third-party market research company specializing in commercial real estate. At PeerMark, Robinson was responsible for office, retail and industrial statistical reporting.

A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Robinson is recognized as a citywide market expert in the commercial real estate arena.

Ainsworth joins GEC accounting group

Melanie Ainsworth has joined the accounting group at Gaylord Entertainment Center.

A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and accounting, she received her M.B.A. from William Carey College. Before coming to GEC, Ainsworth worked as a staff accountant for Home Health Care of Mississippi, a management company for several home health-care agencies throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.

Melin joins BOHAN as VP

BOHAN Advertising/Marketing has hired advertising veteran Rich Melin as vice president and media director.

Melin is responsible for the agency's media department, which researches and buys advertising space for clients.

Prior to joining BOHAN, Melin was head of the media department at Cramer-Krasselt in Orlando.

Among the accounts on which Melin has worked are Helmsley Hotels, the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Orlando Regional Health Care System, Winn-Dixie, the Atlanta Olympics, Papa John's, Air Tran and Discount Auto Parts.

Melin, a New York native, is a graduate of Florida State University. He is a frequent lecturer on media strategy at industry functions and universities. Melin also serves on the Media Council of Advisors and the Media Post advisory board.

Nashville State hires Jones as dean

Margaret Faye Jones has accepted the position of dean of learning resources at Nashville State Community College.

Before becoming dean, Jones taught in the English and Academic Skills departments at Nashville State, as well as directing Nashville State Online, a committee that spearheads the growth of Web courses offered by the campus.

She joined Nashville State in 1987.

Veteran agent joins Crye-Leike

Crye-Leike, Realtors has announced that L.J. Matlock has become affiliated with the company's Goodlettsville branch office. He brings to Crye-Leike more than four decades of real estate sales experience.

Matlock, who has been licensed in real estate since 1960, owned and served as managing broker for Matlock Realty in Ashland City for 44 years prior to joining Crye-Leike. An Ashland City resident since 1946, he recently closed his real estate business to join Crye-Leike, Realtors, with his son, Jeff, a Crye-Leike sales associate since 2002.

As a broker, Matlock will serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Davidson County as well as within the surrounding counties of Cheatham, Robertson and Montgomery. He specializes in commercial and residential real estate, as well as new homes construction.

Realty Executives office adds Arnold

Paula L. Arnoldhas joined Realty Executives Fine Homes in the company's Brentwood office.

Arnold was formerly with Legacy Properties/GMAC. Prior to her real estate career, she served with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Arnold holds a bachelor's degree from George Peabody College and a master's degree from Boston University.

Community Foundation announces new staff member

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has namedCynthia Brown Warner as coordinator of the Brooks Fund.

As coordinator, Warner will oversee the development of the fund and will be responsible for donor relations, organizing events and building relationships with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. Warner previously worked as project coordinator for Medibuy, held positions at Nashville CARES for nearly five years and was also employed as an office manager at JKH Management.

Warner was education coordinator for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Foundation in Washington D.C. and Nashville.

Alive Hospice hires new employees

Alive Hospice announces the additions of Wilfred Hardy and Susan Perkins to the staff.

Hardy joins the staff as a certified nurse technician in the home care program, working previously at Mt. Juliet Health Care.

Perkins joins the staff as a licensed practical nurse in The Residence, and previously worked at Centennial Medical Center.

Crye to lead brokers group

Harold E. Crye of Crye-Leike, Realtors, has been named 2005 secretary-treasurer of Realty Alliance, the international organization for major real estate brokers in the United States and Canada.

Crye brings more than three decades of real estate experience to his new position while serving as chief executive officer and co-owner of Crye-Leike, Realtors, the nation's 10th largest real estate company.

In addition to his new role on the board of directors of Realty Alliance, Crye serves as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors of RELO International Relocation Network, a global network of nearly 700 real estate firms specializing in relocation.

OffSite Works hires Hajacos

Melanie Hajacos has joined the staff of OffSite Works as bookkeeper and operational support.

For the last three years, Hajacos has worked with OffSite Works as an independent contractor. Previously employed as an assistant accountant by the CPA firm Troy, Shakespeare & Associates, Hajacos also spent seven years with Tractor Supply Company as inventory analyst.

Case Handyman Services names office manager

Barbara A. Johnson has joined Case Handyman Services of Tennessee as office manager.

She will be responsible for the administrative and business operations of the company, which provides home improvement, design/remodeling and handyman services in Davidson and Williamson counties.

Johnson has more than 10 years of office management, purchasing and customer service experience. Prior to joining Case Handyman Services of Tennessee, she was office manager for Young Brothers Construction Company.

YMCA names Iler planned giving director

Suzanne Iler recently accepted the position of director of planned giving for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. In her new position, she will be responsible for all facets of the Y's planned-giving program.

Before joining the YMCA staff, Iler served at Centerstone for three years as vice president for major gifts and planned giving as well as vice president for development. She was both development and executive director at the Belle Meade Plantation for six years prior to her time at Centerstone.

Iler graduated from Belmont University with a degree in business administration and finance.

Aegis names Ross to board of directors

Henry Ross, chief operating officer of Nashville-based Aegis, has been elected to the company's board of directors.

Aegis is the nation's leading healthcare business development company.

Ross has been with Aegis since 2000 and, as its COO, is responsible for core operations, finance, administration, information technology and creative services.

Prior to joining Aegis, Ross served as vice president of group operations at PhyCor, Inc. His 24-year career also includes serving as president of Pro-Health, Inc.

Ross holds a master of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor of arts degree from Texas Tech University.

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