On the Move: 20 May 2013

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Staff reports

CMT adds Brown as producer

Former CNN producer Quinn Brown has joined CMT as executive producer and will oversee the channel’s hosted news and entertainment shows — including CMT Hot 20 Countdown and CMT #1 Music and a Movie — from pre-production through post-production.

Previously, and in addition to his work at CNN (primarily on Larry King Live), Brown worked with Fuse TV and ABC News.

Brown, a University of Georgia graduate who is joining CMT in a newly created position, will be based out of the station's Nashville office.

Sperry Van Ness adds CRE veteran Snipes

Commercial real estate firm Sperry Van Ness|Investec Realty of Nashville has added Stan Snipes as senior advisor.

Snipes joins SVN after leading XMi Commercial Real Estate as president and principal broker for seven years.

SVN began operations in April 2012 and the company, which has an international network of more than 100,000 brokers, is looking to bolster its local presence, Snipes said.

“Sperry Van Ness Investec of Nashville is a national company with local ownership, which is key in today’s commercial real estate landscape,” Snipes said in a release. “Nashville is attracting a lot of outside attention that SVN’s network can leverage. At the same time, our local ownership allows us the entrepreneurial freedoms necessary to grow and effectively engage in the best interests of our community.”

With more than 16 years of commercial real estate experience in the Nashville market, Snipes brings landlord representation and investment sales expertise to the SVN team. Several of his notable projects include the redevelopment of the 100-year-old Duck Head manufacturing building into the Midtown Millworks building, which is currently home to the Oasis Center. Snipes also headed the renovation and re-leasing of 1919 Charlotte, which entailed transitioning a single-user occupant space into a medical building.

“Stan’s years of experience in the Nashville market, coupled with his entrepreneurial drive make him the perfect addition to our growing team,” said Anthony Lopes, managing director of Sperry Van Ness|Investec Realty of Nashville.

Snipes received CoStar’s Power Broker Award in 2009 and Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Excellence in Development award in 2010. He’s a certified commercial investment member and holds a bachelor’s in geography-land use planning from the University of Alabama. Additionally, Snipes serves as the board president for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

DVL adds Toro as IT services director

DVL Public Relations & Advertising has named Alberto Toro director of IT services.

Prior to joining the Gulch-based agency, Toro was network administrator for Virtual Clinical Solutions, a local online training programs company bought last year by a Los Angeles-based peer, and a network specialist for Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo.

DVL was founded in 1980 in Nashville and works with companies in a range of industries. Among those on its client list are Bridgestone, Captain D’s and the Bonnaroo music festival.

TriStar Centennial Medical Center names Guy CMO

Dr. Jeffrey Guy has been appointed the chief medical officer of Nashville-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

In September 2012, Guy joined TriStar Centennial as the chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Since then and beginning in November of that year, Guy has been serving as interim chief medical officer for TriStar Centennial.

“Dr. Guy brings a vast and diverse background to our medical center,” Heather Rohan, president and CEO of TriStar Centennial, said in a release. “He will make many contributions to our programs and collaborate with the medical staff and leadership to continue improving quality care for our patients.”

"Guy’s areas of expertise include program development, process improvement activities, burn surgery, trauma surgery, and surgical critical care services. He is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. 

Prior to joining TriStar Centennial, Guy was the director of the regional burn center and acute operative services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He also served as an associate professor of surgery, chief of the division of burn surgery, fellowship director of burn surgery, and course director of the critical illness immersion course at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

In his current role, Guy will be responsible for overseeing the medical affairs of the comprehensive services at TriStar Centennial Medical Center.  He will play a significant role in quality and utilization analysis, as well as policy development and implementation.  Guy will collaborate with other physicians, clinical staff, and hospital administration.

Guy received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio. He completed fellowships in trauma surgery research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, surgical critical care and trauma surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C., and burn surgery at North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also completed the Charles Fox Traveling Burn Fellowship with the American Burn Association."

Butler Snow adds pair to business services practice group

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada announced today the additions of David Lewis and George Crawford III to the firm’s Nashville office at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. 

Both will be members of Butler Snow’s Business Services Practice Group.

With the additions, Butler Snow’s Nashville office — which will celebrate one year of local operations in June — now has 47 attorneys.

“We are very pleased that George and David have joined the firm,” Donald Clark, Jr., Butler Snow chairman, said in a release. “Their vast experience will strengthen our Business Services Practice Group and better serve our clients’ needs.” 

Lewis, a former Wyatt Tarrant & Combs partner in charge, will focus his practice on strategic initiatives including corporate transactions, corporate governance, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, and health care. He has advised clients in multiple industries including technology, health care, energy, financial services, and manufacturing.

Lewis is a graduate of Tulane University where he received his Juris Doctorate, and he completed his bachelor’s degree at Rhodes College. He is an AV-rated Martindale-Hubbell attorney, serves on various community boards and is a graduate of Leadership Nashville. Lewis is also a member of the Nashville Bar and the Tennessee Bar associations.   

Crawford counsels private and closely held businesses with their corporate, real estate and transactional legal matters, with a focus on emerging technology companies and assisting with their corporate and capital structure issues.

Crawford received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee and completed his bachelor’s degree at Centre College. He serves on various community boards and was awarded the 2006 Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Lawyer. Also, Crawford is a member of the Tennessee Bar and the Nashville Bar associations.

Family Staffing Solutions adds Webber

Family Staffing Solutions, Inc., announced today it has named Trey Webber director of its Nashville office.

Based in Murfreesboro, Family Staffing Solutions operates in Nashville from an office located at 2000 Richard Jones Road in Green Hills. The company offers personal care assistance.

“Trey’s compassion for our clients and the real life experiences with her own family give her an extraordinary edge in client services and company growth,” Becci Bookner, Family Staffing Solutions president and CEO, said in a release.

Webber, who previously served as the scheduling coordinator in the company’s Nashville office, spent several years working at her family’s luggage and gift store, Nashville Truck and Bag Co. 

In her new role, Webber will be responsible for overall operations including company expansion and management of office staff and caregivers.

Webber is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in merchandising.

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