Executive Appointments

Friday, April 18, 2008 at 2:02am

GS&F promotes Oliver to senior vice president

Gish, Sherwood & Friends (GS&F), a Nashville-based full-service marketing agency, announces the promotion of Kerry Oliver to senior vice president, creative director.

Before joining GS&F, Oliver amassed over 20 years of experience working on such accounts as TriStar/HCA Hospitals, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Kroger Food Stores, City of Pigeon Forge and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Bunton joins Southeast Community Capital

Southeast Community Capital (SCC) announced recently that Amy Bunton has joined the statewide nonprofit as senior vice president and Tennessee fund manager of the Tennessee Rural Opportunity Fund (TN-ROF).

As a senior member of management Bunton’s responsibilities will primarily focus on partnership and investor development and entrepreneurship-based economic development strategies.

Bunton most recently served as general manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority where she oversaw TVA’s existing business and industry initiatives and economic development loan funds.

Prior to her role with TVA, Bunton was appointed assistant commissioner for administration with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development where she also served as director of existing industry.

Burks joins KVBPR as associate account executive

Neely Burks has been named an associate account executive at KVBPR (Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations). Burks’ responsibilities include media relations and community relations support for KVBPR’s health care and civic growth and development clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Burks served as a public relations and communications coordinator for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, where she supported internal Chamber departments to communicate with Chamber members, prospective members, government officials and media.

Burks holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

eMids hires Bates as business development manager

Nashville-based eMids Technologies, a leading offshore and onshore outsourcing solutions company to Fortune 2000 companies, has hired Melissa Bates as Middle Tennessee business development manager. Bates’ responsibilities include growing eMids’ expanding client base and building business with existing clients in Middle Tennessee.

Bates joins eMids from LBMC Technologies, where she served as an account executive since 2007 and marketing coordinator from 2004-07. Bates earned her bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University, majoring in marketing with a minor in applied ethics.

Sloss named director of operations

Julius Sloss has joined the staff of the Metropolitan Nashville Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office as director of operations. Sloss, who has more than 20 years of experience in city, state and federal government positions and private business, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the clerk’s office.

After Sloss’ graduation from Belmont College with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, he was a congressional aide to Congressman Bill Boner in the Nashville office. He served as administrative assistant to Commissioner Steve Hewlett, Tennessee Public Service Commission, and he was a special assistant to Nashville Mayor Boner.

Sloss was elected to the Nashville Metro Council in 1991 and represented the 19th District until 1999. He served on the legislative staff of Gov. Don Sundquist from 1995 to 1997. In 1997, Sloss was appointed executive director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, a position he held until 2003 when he joined Southern Realtors, Antioch, as an affiliated broker.

Farringer joins Sherrard & Roe

Attorney John L. Farringer IV has joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe, PLC, as an associate with the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he will represent clients in complex business disputes including contract issues, business tort actions and shareholder litigation. Prior to joining Sherrard & Roe, Farringer was an attorney with Walker, Tipps & Malone, Nashville.

Farringer received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law. After graduating from law school, Farringer served as the law clerk to The Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman Jr., Senior U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Farringer graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in philosophy.

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