Lovell hires Kump
Green Hills-based public relations firm Lovell Communications Inc. has added Kimberly Kump as senior account supervisor.
Kump, who will develop new business and designing marketing strategies through research, writing and special projects, brings eight years of experience from the financial and employee benefits sector. Most recently, she served as the public relations and marketing manager for a large financial institution.
Kump began her career as a field consultant on political campaigns and later worked as a regional account manager with The Hartford, where she earned awards for excellent service.
Kump graduated with honors from Belmont University with a degree in public relations, and holds a degree in political science from Columbus State University in Columbus, Ga.
Jamison Bedding CFO adds COO to tile
Jamison Bedding has promoted Rick MacLean to the new dual executive position of chief financial officer and chief operating officer, company President Frank Gorrell has announced.
MacLean, who had been CFO, will have expanded responsibilities in strategic planning and development of the organization, with emphasis on Brentwood-based Jamison's marketing, sales and manufacturing.
Before joining Jamison in 2008 as CFO, MacLean worked in finance and operations at firms including Hartmann, a now-defunct producer of luxury travel goods, and McKesson Corp., an international pharmaceutical distributor and health care IT company.
Jamison Bedding operates a mattress factory in Gallatin and serves more than 400 retailers in the Southeast and hotels and resorts worldwide.
Sherrard and Roe adds associate attorney
Lauren Curry has joined Sherrard & Roe, PLC, as an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation group.
Previously, Curry was a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Jane B. Stranch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Curry received her J.D. in 2011 from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was senior articles editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif.
From 2005-08, Curry was a patrol officer with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, where she was also a certified Mounted Horse Patrol officer.
Curry earned a B.A. in psychology, cum laude, at the University of the South in 2004.
LBMC adds senior consultant
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain has added to its security and risk services practice Lauren Rogers as a senior consultant in the company’s Brentwood office.
Previously a security analyst at AdvanceMed, Rogers has a background working in the health care industry and with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Rogers is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a master’s degree in information assurance.
DVL announces promotion of senior VP
DVL Public Relations & Advertising has promoted Mark Day from senior vice president to executive vice president.
A nine-plus-year DVL veteran with extensive experience in media relations, crisis communications, public/government affairs, event management and community relations, Day leads the agency’s largest account in the food and beverage industry and provides counsel on other agency accounts.
Prior to joining DVL, Day worked at global public relations firm Weber Shandwick after spending 10 years as press secretary to former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford of Kentucky.
In addition, DVL’s Mallory Phillips has been promoted from assistant account executive to account executive.
Phillips’ experience includes traditional and digital advertising, social media strategy and content development. She currently works on accounts in the education, health care, sports and nonprofit industries.
Higgins Firm adds employment law specialist
The Higgins Firm — a Nashville-based law practice that focuses on personal injury law, and especially elder abuse, product liability and workers compensation claims — has added Anne Hunter Williams to its Employment Law Practice Group.
Williams will focus her practice on representing employees in wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and whistleblower cases, as well as negotiating severance packages and reviewing non-competition covenants for terminated employees.
Williams began her legal career with a boutique labor and employment law firm in Chicago. She then served as an assistant attorney general in Illinois, where she practiced employment discrimination defense in the Government Representation Bureau. Williams later served as group publisher with M. Lee Smith Publishing, LLC, where she focused on publishing labor and employment manuals and reports.
Williams graduated from DePaul University College of Law after obtaining her undergraduate degree in English literature from DePauw University.