CapWealth promotes managing principal
Cool Springs investment management firm CapWealth Advisors has promoted a managing principal brought on board last year to president and COO.
Phoebe Venable  joined CapWealth in March of 2011 from SunTrust's GenSpring family-office division. In her new role, which will be effective Jan. 1, she will oversee on a day-to-day basis the dozen or so people at CapWealth. She will take over from Scott Roland, who was named to the president and COO posts in the summer of 2010  and will continue to run CapWealth Investment Services, the firm's broker-dealer subsidiary.
"I'm excited to name Phoebe to this leadership position," said CapWealth Chairman and CEO Tim Pagliara. "She has quickly proven her managerial and investment skills and has worked tirelessly and effectively to help our clients succeed. I believe our firm and clients will greatly benefit from her continued visionary leadership."
Twelve-year-old CapWealth manages about $750 million for clients in 29 states and four countries. That's up from about $650 million in early 2011.
Bridgestone names human resources director
Bridgestone Americas has named a new head of human resources to take over from Patti James, who earlier this year moved into another role at the tire manufacturer.
Darrin Rohr  comes to Bridgestone from pharmaceutical services company Quintiles. He also has worked at Charles Schwab, Lenovo, Yamana Gold and Pennzoil-Quaker State. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washburn University in Kansas and a master's in industrial/organizational psychology and business from the University of Tulsa.
“We’re committed to ensuring that our company attracts and retains smart, engaged teammates who are passionate about their work,” said Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gary Garfield. “We are looking forward to using Darrin’s talent and expertise to build on our strengths and implement cultural change that will take our workplace to the next level.”
James in March of this year moved from HR to be Bridgestone Americas' vice president of shared services.
Court’s BPR appoints chief disciplinary counsel
The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed Sandy Garrett, a 20-year veteran of the Tennessee Supreme Court Board of Professional Responsibility, chief disciplinary counsel of the organization.
“Sandy’s record of service to the legal profession and the public through her work with the BPR makes her uniquely qualified to step into this most important role,” said Chief Justice Gary Wade.
Garrett has served in various roles with the BPR since 1992. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University School of Law, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the National Organization of Bar Counsel. She was selected from a field of 21 applicants . James Vick has been acting chief counsel of the board and will resume his role at the BPR. Nancy Jones had served as the chief disciplinary counsel before stepping down to serve as general counsel at the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance in September.
“I want to thank the Supreme Court for this exciting opportunity to serve the Board of Professional Responsibility and the Court as the new chief disciplinary counsel,” Garrett said. “This is a chance to continue to further my goals for the organization and continue to do what I love every day.”