Guy Brown adds two
Courtney Cunningham has joined Guy Brown’s promotional marketing division as national account manager.
Cunningham will provide sales and customer service to large accounts.
Cunningham previously sat on the board of directors for Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South as the talent manager for hospitality and networking.
She is a graduate of Belmont University.
In addition, Jennifer Robinson has joined the print division at Guy Brown as business account executive.
Robinson is responsible for maintaining current relations and promoting growth among major accounts for the company’s print products and services.
Robinson recently served in a sales management role with Verizon Wireless and has operated her own business. She is a graduate of the University of Phoenix.
Graves joins GS&F
Carrie Graves has joined GS&F as art director. She will provide artistic vision and strategic direction as part of the agency’s design team.
Graves comes to GS&F from Sullivan Branding, where she served as art director and blogger. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.
LifePoint names VP, corporate secretary
LifePoint Hospitals has named veteran corporate lawyer Christy Green vice president and corporate secretary.
Green has been with the Brentwood-based hospital manager since June 2011, when she joined as vice president and assistant corporate secretary.
Before joining LifePoint, Green led her own corporate law practice, working with several in-house legal departments and small businesses. She also was senior counsel at Affinion Benefits Group, associate counsel at Comdata Network and corporate counsel at Ardent Health Services. She began her legal career at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.
McNeely Pigott & Fox Promotes Neunaber
Neunaber joined MP&F in 2011 and has worked with a variety of client teams. While at MP&F, her areas of responsibility have included blogger outreach campaigns, digital monitoring and event planning.
Neunaber graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communication, majoring in public relations with a Spanish minor.
DeBuse joins Heery as market leader
Corrections industry specialist Timothy DeBuse has joined Heery International as market leader for the firm’s correctional design practice.
DeBuse comes to Heery from Corrections Corporation of America, where he was managing director of project development and corporate facility design. He will be based in Heery’s Nashville office and will be responsible for expanding the firm’s corrections practice, focusing on correctional and detention facilities and other law enforcement facilities.
DeBuse, who has 20 years of experience in the corrections market, holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in architecture from the University of Nebraska.
Thorn joins GS&F
GS&F has added Jimmy Thorn to its MindReactor interactive team in the role of front end developer.
Thorn will be part of a team of design and programming professionals, integrating the latest interactive and social media ideas into marketing strategies.
Most recently, Thorn designed email templates and served as front end developer at Emma. He has also worked for Griffin Technology in package design and Marian Records as a graphic designer.
Tennessee Chamber adds president, CEO
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hired a Georgia executive to be its new president and CEO.
Catherine Glover has two decades of experience in the chamber of commerce sector, having led organizations in Maine, New York and Georgia. She will succeed Deb Woolley.
“Catherine Glover is a strong advocate for business, and has international and domestic experience on the corporate side as well as in chamber work,” said Bill Ozier, a Bass Berry & Sims partner who chairs the chamber’s board. “She has a successful track record in legislative coalition-building, growing membership and marketing chamber programs.”
Most recently, Glover was vice president of global affairs at Equinox Chemicals. Before that, she was president and CEO of the Albany (Ga.) Area Chamber of Commerce. She also has led the Greater Binghamton (N.Y.) Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce and was executive director of the Freeport Merchants Association in Freeport, Maine.
Bohan adds executive creative director
Bohan Advertising has recruited from the nation’s largest privately held agency its first-ever executive creative director.
Jack Westerholt comes to Gulch-based Bohan from The Richards Group, where he had been since 1996. There, he was brand creative director and led work on the Super Bowl Bridgestone television spot starring Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.
“We’ve grown rapidly in the last year — organically and from new clients. Jack Westerholt is here to help us continue our momentum,” Bohan President Kerry Graham said in a release.
Westerholt also has contributed to campaigns featuring Chick-Fil-A’s chicken-loving cows and has worked with, among others, Corona Beer, Fruit of the Loom and Target.
Sears to leave Rutherford chamber
Holly E. Sears, vice president of economic development for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and one of Middle Tennessee’s most recognized officials within the industry, has resigned from her position.
Recently engaged, Sears will be relocating to the Washington, D.C., metro area to serve as president of the Montgomery County (Md.) Business Development Corp. Her last day at the chamber will be Nov. 16.
During her seven-year tenure, Sears helped develop the economic development landscape of Rutherford County by successfully coordinating company relocation and expansion projects, including those involving Amazon, Saks Fifth Avenue, Interstate Warehouse, NHK, Franke USA and MEIKO.
Existing companies that Sears assisted in expansion efforts include Nissan North America, Taylor Farms, General Mills and Asurion. In addition, she had a leadership role in the development of the Murfreesboro Gateway project, including The Avenue and Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Smyrna Airport, Joe B. Jackson Parkway in Murfreesboro, and Colonial Town Center in Smyrna.
“To say Holly will be missed is an understatement,” Chamber President Paul Latture said in a release. “Her wealth of knowledge, leadership and work ethic have everything to do with Rutherford County being ranked nationally in the top five for job growth five times during her time here.”
Latture said plans are fully underway to find a replacement.
Littrell to retire from Saint Thomas
Wes Littrell — whose long and varied career at Saint Thomas saw him administratively oversee more than 50 different functions and departments — will retire at the end of the calendar year.
Littrell, who started at Saint Thomas Hospital in 1986, currently serves as chief strategy officer for Saint Thomas Health and as chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Health Affiliates.
“It has been my unique pleasure and privilege to work with Wes for the past two years,” Dr. Mike Schatzlein, president and chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Health, said in a release. “Wes has a reputation for innovative thinking, integrity and common sense. He has built a remarkable network for us that will serve as the foundation for our efforts in population health management through MissionPoint Health Partners.”
In his CSO role for Saint Thomas Health, Littrell established networks of services — including chest pain, stroke and imaging centers — branded with the Saint Thomas Health identity. Most recently, he represented Saint Thomas Health in crafting an affiliation with Capella Healthcare, a partnership that resulted in Saint Thomas Health having an equity interest in Capella’s four Middle Tennessee hospitals.
Littrell began his health care career at Humana Hospital in Russellville, Ala., and later served in management roles at Walker Regional Medical Center in Jasper, Ala., and the Montgomery, (Ala.)-based Baptist Health System. In 1986, he began his Saint Thomas tenure, becoming the director of Patient Business Services for the hospital.
Littrell serves on the board of directors of the Tennessee Hospital Association and is president of the Middle Tennessee chapter of ACHE. He is the president of the Tennessee eHealth Connect Board of Directors.
Big Brothers names interim CEO
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has appointed Mary Walker to be its interim CEO until a national search finds a successor to Lowell Perry, who last month was named to a national role with the nonprofit.
Walker has been vice president of programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters for the past seven years. Previously, she practiced law for 25 years, including as general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, an assistant attorney general for the State of Tennessee and senior referee for the Davidson County Juvenile Court.
“The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee made a unanimous decision that Mary Walker was the ideal choice to lead this agency while we prepare a national search for a permanent CEO,” Sandy Draper, president of the organization’s board of directors, said in a release.
Nashville Opera adds chief operating officer
Nashville Opera has added Noah E. Spiegel as chief operating officer.
An opera industry veteran who most recently served as the director of production for Tulsa Opera, Spiegel will oversee the nonprofit’s finance, marketing and development efforts, as well as work closely with John Hoomes, the company’s recently promoted general and artistic director.
Spiegel’s hiring comes as Chief Executive Officer Carol Penterman prepares to leave the organization on Oct. 31. She will continue working with Nashville Opera as a special consultant.
“Noah Spiegel is a highly regarded member of the opera world community,” Hoomes said in a release. “His vast knowledge of the art form, coupled with his creativity, business acumen, and engaging personality will make him a significant asset to our Nashville Opera staff.”
At Tulsa Opera, Speigel produced the Oklahoma premiere of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince and notable company premieres of Dead Man Walking, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Eugene Onegin.
In 2009, Spiegel was recognized by Tulsa Business Journal as one of “40 Under 40” professionals to watch in Tulsa.
Spiegel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine Portland-Gorham and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. He is a member of American Guild of Musical Artists.
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia adds two
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia has added Rachel M. Brown as assistant program administrator and Shelley Solomon as administrative assistant to the president and dean/program administrator.
Brown's responsibilities at MTSA will include curriculum planning, program development, implementation and evaluation of the nurse anesthesia program.
Before joining MTSA, Brown had practiced as a CRNA with Anesthesia Services Associates since 1997. She also taught undergraduate nursing classes at the Hendersonville campus of Union University.
Brown earned a doctoral degree in nursing practice and a master’s degree in nursing from Union University. She also received a master’s of science with focus in anesthesia from MTSA, and a bachelor degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
Solomon will support MTSA’s president and the dean in the day-to-day operations at the school. She has more than two decades of experience in the educational field, including work with schools in both the United States and Canada. Most recently, she was principal of College Heights Christian School in Lacombe, Alberta. She also served in administrative roles for three private schools in California.
Solomon earned her bachelor’s of science in elementary education and social work from Union College.
Daniel & Dralus join Concept Technology, Inc.
IT service provider Concept Technology, Inc., has added Jonathan Daniel as an IT support analyst and Darlene Dralus as a field engineer.
Daniel’s previous technology experience includes a four-year stint on the Geek Squad at the Best Buy in Madison.
For the past nine years, Dralus worked as a Web developer and network support administrator for Franklin Road Academy. While there, she coded websites, developed custom Web applications, built and maintained Web and database servers, installed software and supported the help desk. She is a graduate of Carleton (Minn.) College.