Skanska promotes Adams
Skanska USA has promoted Shelby Adams  to director of communications for Skanska’s Midwest and Texas regions.
Adams, a Nashville native, directs the overall communications strategy for Skanska USA’s Midwest and Texas operations, including offices in Nashville, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Detroit, Cincinnati and Kalamazoo. Her previous title was regional manager of communications. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Adams also supports Skanska USA’s national diversity and inclusion, and office and project branding efforts.
“Shelby has been with Skanska for 12 years and is a valued and high-performing member of our team. Joey Hatch, Skanska co-chief operating officer, said in a release. “She is a trusted counselor for her internal clients and a strong advocate for Skanska in our region.”
Adams is a Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Ogletree Deakins adds shareholder
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., announce today that Timothy A. Palmer  has been named a shareholder in the firm’s Nashville office.
Palmer joined Ogletree Deakins as a founding shareholder in the firm’s Birmingham office in 1997. He transferred from the Birmingham office to the Nashville office this month.
Palmer specializes in both employment litigation and general civil litigation in state and federal courts. His practice focuses on the defense of employment litigation including discrimination claims, defense of personnel actions, and defense of employee benefit disputes. A frequent speaker, Palmer has lectured on jury selection procedures and employment litigation.
Palmer earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Crosslin adds tax pro
Crosslin & Associates has hired Martin J. Satinsky  as principal-in-charge of tax.
Satinsky comes to Crosslin with more than 35 years of experience in specialized tax and financial services to individuals and a wide variety of business entities. He has worked with both regional and international accounting firms, as well as, most recently, managing his own practice.
Satinsky holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in law and taxation from Temple University School of Law, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He holds a CPA in both Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and a certification as a personal financial specialist.
Satinsky has coauthored seven books on income and estate taxes and personal financial planning including Tools and Techniques of Financial Planning and Tools and Techniques of Income Tax Planning.
Centerstone announces board members
Centerstone Research Institute has announced the members and officers who will serve on its 2013-14 board of directors.
“CRI’s board of directors is an important force in advancing our work to improve quality care and enhance patient outcomes for those with mental health and addiction disorders,” Tom Doub, CRI CEO, said in a release. “The expertise, commitment and enthusiasm these seasoned leaders bring to our organization are assets to each of our employees as well as our partners and the patients whose lives we seek to impact each day.”
CRI board members are as follows:
Chair: Joan Sivley, (retired) former health care executive (Nashville)
Vice-Chair: Janet Ayers, president, The Ayers Foundation (Nashville)
Secretary: Ken Shidler, career counselor, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Career Center (Bloomington, Ind.)
Steve Bryant, immediate past chair, executive director, Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington (Bloomington, Ind.)
Dr. Tom Doub, CEO, Centerstone Research Institute (Nashville)
Trish Lindler (retired), former senior vice president of government programs, HCA, Inc. (Nashville)
Tom Mahler, colonel, (retired) USAF and Honeywell Technology Solutions (Winchester, Tenn.)
Gil Palmer, sgent, State Farm Insurance (Columbus, Ind.)
Nedda Pollack, (retired) former executive, Regions Bank (New Jersey)
Deborah Taylor Tate, special envoy for child online protection, International Telecommunications Union; former commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Nashville)
Habitat for Humanity names board
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville welcomes the following new members to the agency's board of directors and advisory board for 2013:
New members for board of directors
Lee Delong, vice president, Clark Construction Group, LLC
Christi Edwards, executive director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Grant Ellis, principal, Millennial Advisory Group, LLC
Lucia Folk, director of public affairs, CMT
Bob Grimes, manager of business development, Turner Construction Company
Bennie Harris, vice president for development and alumni relations, Lipscomb University
Dan Hogan, chief operating officer, CapStar Bank
Philip McCutchan, vice president, commercial real estate, Regions Bank
Aaron Murdock, collections support manager, Caterpillar Financial
Chris Rippy, community bank president, Sumner & Wilson Counties, First Tennessee Bank
Glenn Shorey, vice president, commercial portfolio management officer, Bank of America
Karen Springer, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Saint Thomas Health
New members for advisory board
Danny Dugan, president, North America Administrators
Joe Hutts, CEO, BreatheAmerica
Mekesha Montgomery, attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC
Dr. Mike Schatzlein, CEO, Saint Thomas Health
Nina Smith, director of training and practice support services, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Bob Wood, partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Board officers for 2013 are as follows:
Gil Fuqua, chairman
David McGowan, vice chairman
Diana McAfee, secretary
Larry Morton, treasurer
Ken Gerdesmeier, past chairman
Paul Kleine-Kracht, at large
Ward Wilson, at large