Executive Appointments

Friday, June 27, 2008 at 3:02am

Civic Bank & Trust names Parks assistant vice president

Georgia Parks has been named assistant vice president — loan administration officer at Civic Bank & Trust.

A veteran of the banking industry with more than 35 years of financial experience, Parks will assist with commercial and retail loan operations as well as oversee the pre- and post-closing document review function.

Wells Fargo makes additions to commercial banking office

Wells Fargo & Company announced recently that its Regional Commercial Banking Office (RCBO) in Nashville has added four new team members as part of an expanding network that totals 88 offices coast to coast.

Greg Merriman has joined the Nashville RCBO as vice president and business development officer. Kevin W. Poff has joined the Nashville RCBO as vice president and business development officer for Wells Fargo Business Credit, Inc. Kimberly J. Knight has joined the Nashville RCBO as vice president and senior treasury management sales officer. Sarah Weng has been added to the Nashville RCBO as a financial analyst.

Merriman, a certified public accountant, has 15 years of experience in public accounting, corporate finance, and banking. Most recently, he worked for Ernst & Young in Nashville where he served as senior manager for transaction advisory services. Merriman earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Poff brings 18 years of commercial finance experience to his new post. He most recently worked for Fifth Third Bank in Nashville as a vice president of structured finance. His experience also includes positions with Southeastern Commercial Finance, GE Capital Business Credit, and Fremont Financial Corporation. Poff earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middle Tennessee State University.

Knight has more than 17 years of banking and treasury management experience; she most recently worked for Colonial Bank. Knight earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Alabama and holds Certified Treasury Professional accreditation from the Association for Financial Professionals. She is also an accredited ACH professional from the National ACH Association.

Weng most recently worked for General Mills, Inc., as a business management intern. Her experience also includes Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., where she served as an intern in the special accounts and loan workout department. Weng earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Clayton elected president of state’s justice association

Daniel L. Clayton has been elected president of the Tennessee Association for Justice. Clayton is a partner in the Nashville law firm of Kinnard Clayton and Beveridge.

Clayton assumed the position of president during the association’s annual convention that was held in Gatlinburg June 10-13.

Clayton is one of only nine attorneys in the State of Tennessee certified as both a Civil Trial Specialist and a Medical Malpractice Specialist. Clayton practices in the area of tort litigation, with special emphasis on automobile collision, medical malpractice and product liability matters. He has been with the law firm of Kinnard Clayton and Beveridge for 21 years.

Gish, Sherwood welcomes new friends

Gish, Sherwood & Friends, a Nashville-based, full-service marketing agency, announces the additions of Ted Cass, Renee Butler and Clark Rollins.

Cass joins GS&F as a senior designer with the new Gish Design. He has more than 12 years of advertising and creative industry experience in the Nashville area. Cass is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. Prior to joining GS&F, Cass owned his own design company and has worked in the creative departments of Locomotion, Bohan and Lam Andrews.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Butler joins GS&F as a production artist in ICON. She received a bachelor’s degree in recording industry management. Prior to joining GS&F, Butler was with Dalmatian Press and the Harmon Group.

Rollins joins GS&F as a media coordinator in the media department. He has served as an intern for GS&F since December 2007. A recent graduate of the University of Tennessee, Rollins received a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Fowler appointed to Metro Arts Commission

Kim Fowler been appointed to the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission by Mayor Karl Dean. Fowler will complete the unexpired term of Ivanetta Davis Samuels.

Now an independent publicist, Fowler has been a prominent figure in Nashville’s music industry throughout her career. She was director of artist and media relations for Mercury Records from 1990-1997, public relations director of artist and media relations for Rising Tide Records in 1998 and vice president of artist and media relations for Sugar Hill Records from 1999-2007 before establishing her own company, Two Dog Media.

Former commissioner Ivanetta Davis Samuels has been appointed to serve on the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation.

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