On the Move: 25 March 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:12pm
Staff reports

Airport Authority adds Griswold, Sumrall

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has named David Griswold its director of public safety, effective April 1.

With 30 years of experience, Griswold has served as deputy inspector general for the Tennessee Office of Inspector General since 2004 and previously held several roles, including interim director, deputy director and special agent in charge, at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Griswold is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and the FBI National Academy. In addition, he is a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 2010 and a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute.

“Safety and security are MNAA’s top priorities, so the director of our Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the operations of our airports,” Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO, said in a release. “We are pleased to welcome David Griswold to the team to continue the strong performance of Public Safety as we meet the challenges facing the aviation industry in today’s environment.”

Relatedly, MNAA has named Shannon Sumrall manager of corporate communications.

In this role, Sumrall will serve as spokesperson and manage all aspects of media relations for Nashville International and John C. Tune airports. In addition, she will coordinate internal and external communications as well as assist with marketing and advertising efforts to promote airport services and the MNAA mission.

Previously, Sumrall served as public information officer for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Sumrall is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in public relations.

“Shannon’s experience in media relations and communications will add depth to our organization’s expanded communications efforts as we continue to publicize and promote the ‘Nashville Airports Experience’ — serving as great airports for our passengers, business partners and employees,” Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO, said in a release.

Mosley replaces Cheek as MNAA board chair

Juli H. Mosley has been named chair of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Board of Commissioners.

Mosley had served as vice chair and becomes the first woman to chair the board. She replaces Jim Cheek, who is retiring after 12 years of service with MNAA.

In addition, A. Dexter Samuels, formerly board secretary, becomes vice chair, and Robert J. Walker becomes secretary.

“We are extremely grateful to Jim Cheek, who generously shared his strategic, financial and legal acumen with the Board and the Authority for the past 12 years,” Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO, said in a release. “Jim guided the Airport Authority through extremely challenging and changing times. He leaves behind a legacy of determination, integrity and grace.

“As a member of the Board for the past 11 years, Juli Mosley has been part of many great milestones for the Nashville airports, not to mention the significant strides we’ve seen in just the past few months of our 75th anniversary year of Nashville International Airport,” Wigington added. “Dexter Samuels and Bob Walker will continue to provide critical leadership and expertise to the Board and Authority in their new roles as vice chair and secretary.”

Moore joins First Freedom Bank

Kaitlin Moore has joined First Freedom Bank as a customer service representative.

Previously, Moore was a customer service representative at Best Buy in Mt. Juliet. She is a 2009 graduate of Mt. Juliet Christian Academy.

Wealth Access hires Colson

Wealth Access has appointed Ken Colson as its chief technology officer.

Colson has more than 25 years hands-on experience designing, delivering and scaling innovative software platforms.

Prior to joining Wealth Access, Colson served as director of application development at Vitera Healthcare in Tampa, where he led the global software engineering team. Prior to Vitera, Colson spent 11 years at Sage Healthcare providing leadership and design expertise.

Colson received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from St. Leo University and attended graduate school at the University of West Florida.

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