Executive Appointments

Friday, June 6, 2008 at 2:59am

McNeely Pigott & Fox announces promotions

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations recently announced the promotions of Amanda King, Katie Lewis, Kamaria Mack and Erin Mercer from associate account executives to assistant account executives and the promotion of Leigh Lindsey from staff associate to associate account executive.

King joined McNeely Pigott & Fox in May 2006 as a staff associate. Since joining MP&F, she has worked with a variety of clients in banking, nonprofit, pharmaceuticals and tourism. She graduated from the University of Florida in May 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business administration.

Lewis joined McNeely Pigott & Fox in August 2006 as a staff associate. At MP&F, Lewis has worked on grassroots campaigns for a variety of clients. Lewis graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in Spanish.

Mack’s public relations experience includes event and conference planning, marketing material development, strategic marketing and media relations, and marketing research. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.

Mercer joined McNeely Pigott & Fox as a staff associate in May 2006, and has since supported client teams on grassroots campaigns, research, event planning and media relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University and a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Lindsey graduated from Lipscomb University in May 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in public relations. Since joining MP&F, she has worked with multiple clients, including FirstBank, Manheim, Job Corps San Francisco and Nashville Children’s Theater. Her public relations experience includes media relations, event planning and writing.

Zycron names Taylor chief financial officer

Zycron, Inc., recently promoted Temika Taylor to chief financial officer.

Taylor joined Zycron in 1998 as an accounting assistant, was promoted to accountant, and most recently served as the controller. As the CFO, she will be responsible for directing the financial strategy of the company, overseeing all purchasing activities, and managing the financial planning and budgeting processes.

She will also continue to direct and implement accounting policies, procedures and internal controls, and manage cash flow.

Prior to joining Zycron, Taylor worked in the accounting department at Hill-Boren, LLC law firm in Jackson, Tenn.

Trio joins Pinnacle team

Pennie Dangerfield, Elizabeth Graves, and Juanita Hall have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ loan processing team. Together they bring a combined 66 years of experience.

Dangerfield, with 24 years of mortgage industry experience, is a consumer loan processor. She most recently managed Westside Title, a division of the former PrimeTrust Bank.

Graves, who has more than 14 years of experience, will serve as a consumer loan quality control specialist. Prior roles have been with First Data Corporation as a manager within its merchant services area and First American Bank, where she served as an assistant vice president in its specialized loan-servicing department.

Hall, with 28 years of experience, joins Pinnacle as a loan operations specialist. She comes most recently from Regions Bank, where she was a product support specialist.

Lyric Street promotes Lamb

Lyric Street Records announced recently the promotion of Kris Lamb to director, West Coast regional promotion, from his previous title of manager. Lamb will remain based in Phoenix.

Prior to becoming the director of west coast regional promotion for Lyric Street Records, Lamb was the promotion coordinator for the Nashville based record label. He got his start in the music business at KMLE-FM Phoenix where he was hired as a promotion assistant. His ambition and attention to detail gave him the opportunity to work as a radio show producer and on-air talent for the station.

Lamb is a graduate of Belmont University.

Avenue Bank names new appointments

Avenue Bank recently announced three new executives who have joined the Avenue Bank team.

Jeff Tucker has been appointed as an Avenue Bank vice president/mortgage loan originator. He has 10 years of experience in banking and most recently served as mortgage manager for Reliant Bank in Brentwood.

He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with post-graduate degrees from Vanderbilt University.

Carol Geraghty joins Avenue Bank as a senior vice president, commercial banker, with more than 20 years of experience. Previously, Geraghty was a senior vice president with Regions Bank and has served in executive roles with Wachovia Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America.

Geraghty holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University and has studied abroad at Oxford University in England.

Jeff Robertson is now a concierge banker with Avenue Bank’s Cummins Station branch. He has served in managerial sales positions for the past eight years and most recently was a sales manager for Lowe’s.

Robertson received his Bachelor of Science degree in service management from the University of Tennessee. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration from Belmont University.

Bostick promoted at Nashville Symphony

Alan Bostick has been promoted to senior director of communications at the Nashville Symphony. A veteran journalist and music writer, Bostick previously held the position of director of publications.

Graves new medical director for Baptist perinatal program

Dr. Cornelia “Connie” Graves, a perinatologist, has been named medical director of the perinatal program at Baptist Hospital.

In this role, she will serve as the physician responsible for providing oversight and administrative services in connection with the provision of care in the perinatal program.

Dr. Graves will fulfill an executive role in the operations of obstetrics, working within the governance of the medical staff. She will promote continuous quality improvement and cost-effective care across the care continuum for patients.

Before joining the Baptist Hospital medical staff, she was an associate professor at Vanderbilt University, where she has served as the director of Obstetrical Critical Care, the director of the maternal section of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and most recently, the division director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Graves is a graduate of Baylor University where she received honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and she completed her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in addition to a maternal-fetal fellowship at Vanderbilt University.

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