Pinnacle adds pair for Dickson operations
Pinnacle Financial Partners has beefed up its Dickson operations by hiring two industry veterans from TriStar Bank.
David Hatcher has joined Pinnacle as financial advisor and area manager for Dickson, Ashland City and Bellevue, while Lorrie Pruett has been named Dickson office leader. (See photos of both here .)
Hatcher has 20 years of experience and was previously TriStar’s chief retail officer. Before joining TriStar in 2005, he was city president for FirstBank in Dickson and group sales manager for AmSouth Bank.
Pruett has 34 years of financial services experience and served as a senior consumer lender and office manager at TriStar. Prior to that, she also was a branch manager for FirstBank and an assistant vice president at First Federal Bank.
“David and Lorrie are excellent additions to Pinnacle,” said Larry Whisenant, area manager of Pinnacle’s client services in Nashville. “Their extensive experience and strong ties to the Dickson community are assets for their clients and will help Pinnacle expand our presence in this market.”
Pinnacle, which has the No. 4 deposit market share in the broader Nashville area, ranks seventh in Dickson County, where it has one office and about 4 percent of the deposits.
Nissan adds VP of total delivered cost
Nissan North America today announced that Dan Bednarzyk , currently vice president of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, has named to the newly created position of vice president of total delivered cost, effective May 13.
Bednarzyk will lead Nissan's efforts to maximize the company's total delivered cost efficiency across all model lines produced in North and South America. Bednarzyk will focus on lowering total manufacturing costs including those associated with raw material, purchased parts, fixed and variable labor, logistics and general administration.
"Dan's extensive experience in manufacturing and his successful leadership of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant will help him drive total delivered cost improvements across all our manufacturing operations," Bill Krueger, Nissan senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing, production engineering and supply chain management, said in a release.
Bednarzyk joined Nissan in 1985 in manufacturing engineering and has since held a number of positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Tech University and an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University.
David Aldana, currently director of Nissan's manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, will replace Bednarzyk as vice president at Nissan’s Canton plant.
nTelagent hires VP of sales
Local revenue cycle software development firm nTelagent announced today it has hired Lloyd Baker to serve as regional vice president of sales.
Baker, a 25-year health care revenue cycle veteran, most recently worked as vice president of sales with Passport Health Communications.
Prior to his stint at Passport, Baker served as a senior corporate account manager for Healthcare Management Systems, where he there led the services group for HMS client Community Health Systems. And, like many in the local health care industry, Baker has worked in sales, marketing and acquisitions, in this case a 10-year span at HCA.
“Lloyd Baker is a natural fit for nTelagent and brings a wealth of experience in healthcare IT and revenue cycle technology,” nTelagent CEO Hal Andrews said in a release. “Lloyd’s proven leadership in healthcare financial systems, revenue cycle solutions, and corporate and national accounts combine to make him a valuable addition to the nTelagent team.”
F&M Banks promotes Alexander
Clarksville-based F&M Bank has promoted its mortgage operations manager to senior vice president and named three other managers vice presidents.
Denise Alexander  has been promoted to senior vice president of F&M Bank. Previously, she was vice president.
Yvonne Witzler, Rodney Wilds and Brian Maggart all have been promoted to VP. Witzler was previously assistant VP and manager of F&M’s mortgage office in Clarksville. Wilds is manager of F&M’s mortgage office in Brentwood and Brian Maggart manager of the bank’s Hendersonville mortgage office.
“Over the last three years, each of these individuals have worked incredibly hard and have taken a leadership initiative in positioning F&M as a high-profile resource for home loans throughout Middle Tennessee,” said President and CEO Sammy Stuard. “They have been instrumental in the rapid growth and success of the bank’s mortgage division, and are largely responsible for the recognition F&M Mortgage has received on a statewide level.”
F&M was recognized earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for being on the agency’s guaranteed rural housing program list of top lenders in 2012. The bank has about $800 million in assets and mortgage lenders stationed in Montgomery, Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson, Stewart, Robertson and Putnam counties.
VU Department of Anesthesiology adds vice chair of educational affairs
Dr. Matthew McEvoy  has been named vice chair for educational affairs and residency program director at the Vanderbilt University Department of Anesthesiology.
The Anesthesiology residency program offers professional development programs such as the B.H. Robbins Scholars Program, Vanderbilt International Anesthesia and Perioperative Data Systems Research.
McEvoy completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and his medical school and residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina.
After joining the anesthesiology faculty at MUSC in 2006, McEvoy developed academic and leadership interests around resident education and educational research in competency-based education. He became vice chair for Education and director of the residency program at MUSC in 2009.
McEvoy has been awarded two Research in Education Grants from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research in support of his research on simulation modules for high-stakes, competency-based training and the use of decision support tools in the perioperative arena.
Clinically, McEvoy will join the VU Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology Division, concentrating on anesthesia for complex head and neck surgical patients, liver transplantation and thoracic surgery.
Benchmark adds Beasley
Benchmark Realty, LLC, has added Johanna Beasley as an agent, Phillip Cantrell, CEO and owner of the Brentwood-based company, has announced.
Beasley, active with real estate for more than 13 years, currently is a member of the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors. She specializes in Residential, Investment Properties and First-Time Home Buyers.
“Even in the down market we have continued to add nearly 15 agents each month, largely because we offer 100 percent commission for a fixed monthly fee,” Cantrell said.