LBMC names Taylor to oversee staffing service, Gates to manage security and risk services
LBMC Strategic Staffing announced today it has added information technology staffing to its services portfolio and hired IT recruitment specialist Vanessa Taylor, a former LBMC employee, to oversee the effort.
Taylor previously served as the risk and compliance manager for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, the central clearinghouse for the computer-based CPA exam, representing 55 jurisdictions. Prior to her association with NASBA, Taylor worked as a security and risk services professional with LBMC and as an IT auditor with HCA.
“We have seen a sharp increase in client requests to expand our services in the IT arena in order to help address the growing need for IT specialists and are thrilled we were able to secure Vanessa who comes to LBMC with an IT background,” Sherrie Whatton, LBMC strategic staffing president, said in a release. “We attribute LBMC Strategic Staffing success to the consultative approach we employ in our search process and the integrity we bring to each engagement and are delighted we can now branch out to include Information Technology Staffing services to our portfolio.”
LBMC Strategic Staffing — which services the Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga markets — is a sister company of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain.
Relatedly, Lucas Gates has joined Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain as a manager in the security and risk services department where he will be specializing in information security, risk assessment and risk mitigation.
Gates brings with him experience in penetration testing, web development and Linux system administration in the health care and retail segments. He comes to LBMC from Community Health Systems where he was the threat and vulnerability management team leader.
Gates is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman with a Bachelor of Science degree in CIS.
Shopping Center Group adds leasing director
Real estate advisory firm The Shopping Center Group has hired Chris Caldwell to be its director of leasing for properties in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Caldwell joins the company with almost two decades of real estate expertise. Most recently, he spent about three years at Vision Real Estate. Before that, he was a partner at CCRE, working in sales, acquisition and development in the Nashville and Memphis markets.
“Our approach to retail real estate is simple — focus on consistently delivering value to and exceeding the expectations of our clients at all times,” said Susan Ahlheit, operating partner at The Shopping Center Group. “The addition of Chris to our team immediately enhances our landlord services capabilities [...] and most importantly brings additional value to our clients.”
As director of leasing, Caldwell is overseeing the firm’s landlord services in seven offices.
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces staff additions
Gresham, Smith and Partners has added Kevin Long and Cecil “Buddy” Sherrill to its staff.
Long has joined GS&P as an engineer in the transportation division. With more than 12 years of experience in roadway design, Long will be working on a variety of transportation and infrastructure projects, both in Tennessee and nationally.
Long is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.
Sherrill, who joins GS&P as a senior designer in the transportation division, has 30 years of experience working in roadway design for various TDOT and local projects.
Sherrill is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, with a degree in civil engineering.
Atiba Management hires project manager
Atiba Management has hired Evanne Lindley as project manager.
Lindley will primarily work for Cabedge Design, servicing Cabedge sister companies Atiba Software and Atiba Network Services.
Previously, Lindley worked for Los Angeles Magazine and BBC Worldwide. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.
Centerstone CMO Rhea named American Psychiatric Association fellow
Dr. Karen Rhea, Centerstone chief medical officer, has been named a life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
The honorary designation recognizes individuals who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and commitment to the on-going work of the association. Rhea will be recognized at the 2013 Convocation of Distinguished Fellows on May 18 at the APA Annual Meeting in San Francisco
“It is an honor to receive this designation, and to be included in this much respected group of physicians,” Rhea said in a release.
Rhea received her MD with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Hospital.