Executive Appointments

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 11:56pm

Davidson County adds two assistant district attorneys

Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson has announced the addition of Robert Homlar and Jennifer Smith to the staff, as Assistant District Attorneys General.

Homlar received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, S.C. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Prior to being hired at the District Attorney’s office, Homlar was an associate at Blackburn & McCune, PLLC. He has also served as an Assistant D.A. in Augusta, Ga.

Smith came to the District Attorney’s office from the Department of Commerce and Insurance with the State of Tennessee, where she served as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to that, she was a special hearing officer with the Department of Human Services. Smith received her undergraduate degree and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio.

Homlar and Smith are both prosecutors in the general sessions courts of Davidson County.

Hussey named president

Sallie Hussey has joined the League for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Nashville, as its new president and chief executive officer.

Hussey has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Alabama. She served as a nonprofit consultant with Management Solutions Group specializing in strategic planning and fund raising. Previously, she was the executive director of CASA, Inc. of Nashville, a nonprofit agency that works to find safe permanent homes for abused children. Hussey was also an administrator with Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital charged with overseeing growth and change of the community and family service divisions.

Community Medicine adds sales coordinator

Community Medicine, a division of Saint Thomas Health Services, announces the addition of Michele Corlew as sales coordinator.

As the sales coordinator for Community Medicine, Corlew’s responsibilities include building employer relationships, creating marketing collateral and meeting with companies to discuss the benefits of an on-site health and wellness program for their company and employees.

Corlew has a background in pharmaceutical sales and most recently worked locally for Novartis Pharmaceutical as a senior sales consultant. During her tenure, Corlew exceeded sales goals for cardiovascular, diabetes and gastrointestinal pharmaceutical products.

Corlew received her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in biology and chemistry from Tennessee Technological University.

InsBank names assistant vice president

InsBank, a Nashville-based, full-service commercial bank and mortgage lender, recently announced the promotion of Blake Adams to assistant vice president and Middle Tennessee relationship manager.

In his new role, Adams will manage the day-to-day and long-term banking needs of clients throughout Middle Tennessee. Adams joins a team of relationship managers located throughout the state that provide financial services through personal visits and remote deposit technology. This unique business model allows customers to bank without leaving their offices rather than having to drive to a traditional brick-and-mortar branch.

Since 2005, Adams served as credit analyst at InsBank where he provided support to the commercial banking and lending team. He joined the company in 2004 as an intern. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech.

Walker joins Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon

Edward Walker, PE, has joined Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. as a senior project manager in the firm’s Nashville office. He will be responsible for management of projects for the Nashville Water Services group, supervising project staff, business development, and project design.

Walker has 36 years of experience as a project manager and designer for many water and wastewater projects including treatment facility upgrades and expansions; water line, pumping and storage facilities; and wastewater collection and pumping facilities. He was previously with Garver Engineers in Franklin.

Walker graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Master of Science degree in civil engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

Volunteer State Bank promotes three

Officials from Volunteer State Bank recently announced the promotion of three staff members. Robbie Smith has been promoted to vice president, Barbara Gregory to sales manager and Carolyn Parker to branch administrator for the New Shackle Island Road branch in Hendersonville.

Smith joined the bank in 1987 as a part-time teller at the Gallatin branch. In 1991 she became administrative assistant to the president. She serves as secretary to the board of directors for the bank and for Guaranty Trust Company. With her promotion to vice president comes the additional duties supervising marketing and human resources.

Gregory came to Volunteer State Bank in 2005. As sales manager, she will be responsible for training associates in the area of sales skills and customer service. She also serves on the marketing committee to promote sales campaigns and has recently been added to the asset and liability committee.

Previous to her career at Volunteer State Bank, Gregory worked for AmSouth Bank as a regional sales and training manager for insurance services. She began her banking career with Bank of America where she held several positions including regional manager of training and development and banking center manger in the Gallatin market.

Parker joined the bank in 2006 as a customer service specialist. She recently assumed the role of branch administrator, working with commercial lenders at the branch to meet the needs of customers. She comes to the bank from Guaranty Trust where she served as a mortgage originator.

Smith named managing attorney for Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Society, the largest nonprofit law firm in the state, recently announced that Lucinda Smith, director of the Nashville Pro Bono Program, will serve as managing attorney of the Nashville office. Smith will continue to serve as director of the Nashville Pro Bono Program.

A graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law, Smith became director of the Nashville Pro Bono Program in 2003. Previously, she was an attorney with the firm of Dodson, Parker, Dinkins & Behm. From 1987 to 1990, she served as managing attorney for the Legal Aid Society’s Family Law Section.

Johnston & Murphy names director of accessories

Larry Vecchi, a 10-year veteran of Johnston & Murphy, has been named to the position of director of accessories.

Vecchi, who will be based at Johnston & Murphy’s headquarters in Nashville, brings a wealth of sales experience to the position. Before joining Johnston & Murphy as an account manager in 1998, Vecchi was a sales representative for Bass, G.H. Bass & Company. Previously, he held the positions of regional sales manager and men’s merchandising manager with Prince Gardner, a small leather accessories brand owned by Tandy Brands Accessories.

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