On the Move: 8 November 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:50pm
Staff reports

Cabedge names director of business development

Cabedge Design has added Courtenay Rogers as director of business development and account management.

Rogers, previously the marketing coordinator at local law firm, once owned creative branding company Primarily Rye with her brother, Cabedge creative director Matthew Rogers.

Rogers will help lead two new Cabedge initiatives aimed at bringing together the creative and tech communities in Nashville.

YWCA names chief operations officer

Lori Shinton has joined the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee as chief operations officer.

Shinton has 14 years of experience in management and social work, including as a clinical counselor with the State of Tennessee and as director of family services counseling for the University of Tennessee.

Before joining the YWCA, she was assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

NCN names Hannon director of partnerships

The Nashville Capital Network said Monday it has hired Jenny Hannon to be its first director of partnerships.

Hannon comes to the NCN, which connects entrepreneurs with angel investors and runs two investments funds, from Montgomery Bell Academy, where she had been director of alumni and development for the past three years. She will now work to improve the connections between NCN’s underwriters, investors and entrepreneurs as well as other local organizations such as the Nashville Health Care Council, the state’s LaunchTN organization, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and local universities.

“With Jenny’s background in civic and community development, she is a perfect fit to strengthen the entrepreneur facing components of NCN and our related partnerships in the community,” said Sid Chambless, executive director of the NCN.

Before her time at MBA, Hannon — who came to Nashville in 1992 to be the first executive director of the Nashville Sports Council — was an advocate for Metro Schools and helped raise the money to renovate Julia Green Elementary.

SCRI names division president

Sarah Cannon Research Institute has recruited a veteran of the pharmaceutical development industry to lead its SCRI Services business, which runs clinical research focused on early-phase cancer drugs.

Cindy Perettie comes to SCRI from Roche/Genentech, where she was vice president of regulatory documentation and operations. Before that, she was life cycle leader for Avastin and headed up Genentech’s development work in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“Cindy brings over two decades of global drug development experience in clinical development and operations from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry,” SCRI CEO Dee Anna Smith said. “Her executive leadership will help us continue to enhance our service offering and further our mission of advancing therapies for patients.”

Perettie holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from State University of New York and an MBA from St. Mary’s College. She is involved with a number of industry associations, among them as chairman of the BIO Pharmacovigilance Group.

SCRI, which is a joint venture between HCA Holdings and Tennessee Oncology, works with more than 700 doctors in the United States and United Kingdom. The company recently committed to leasing 150,000 square feet in one of the West End Summit towers Alex S. Palmer & Co. has planned for West End Avenue.

HG3M adds two associate attorneys

Business law firm Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner has added to its staff two associate attorneys.

Alex Payne and Davis Mello have joined the firm’s litigation and corporate practice groups.

Payne will work with clients on corporate disputes, employment law matters and bankruptcy cases. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Mello is a member of H3GM’s corporate practice group and is handling mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, securities regulatory work and intellectual property matters. He also earned his law degree from Vanderbilt.

Downtown-based H3GM is home to about 40 attorneys.


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