CCG names Beck CEO
Cardiovascular Care Group has appointed Warren E. Beck  its new chief executive officer.
Beck replaces long-time local health care industry leader Dr. Harry R. Jacobson, who will remain with CCG and will retain his title of chairman of the board.
Beck will be responsible for "developing, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives that will help drive the company’s future growth and profitability,” according to a statement provided by CCG officials.
Beck joins CCG after a short stint with MedCare Investments, LLC, a venture capital investment fund that focuses on locally based early stage companies. Beck served about 28 years as associate vice chancellor for health affairs and senior vice president for finance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
“Cardiovascular Care Group is adding a key leader with a track record of clinical and financial successes innovating healthcare delivery systems,” Jacobson said in a release.
CCG is a specialty hospital operator whose primary focus is the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Veteran TSU library director Binkley retires
Yildiz Binkley  has retired as library director at Tennessee State University, ending a career at the school atht started in 1971.
A Turkish immigrant who went on to earn a doctoral degree and later beame a tenured professor, Binkley credited former TSU library director Lois H. Daniel.
“She was an excellent administrator and educator,” Binkley said of her former boss.
Binkley started at TSU as a junior reference librarian in the then-Martha M. Brown Memorial Library (today’s Student Success Center), She rose through the ranks to become the fourth director and subsequently dean of libraries and media centers in 1991. During her TSU career, she served under six presidents, including current president Dr. Glenda Glover.
STAT Solutions adds Baker
STAT Solutions has added Donna Baker  as a senior coding auditor.
Baker brings more than 15 years of medical coding and billing experience to the position.
Prior to joining STAT Solutions, Baker served as a medical coder for SymMetric Revenue Solutions, Inc. in Fort Myers, Fla. She also worked as a billing specialist for 21st Century Oncology in Fort Myers.
Baker is a certified professional coder and received her associate’s degree in medical administration from the Southwest Florida College of Business.
Concept Technology adds Farley
For the last year, Farley has worked as a business development manager for Black Box Network Services. He also previously led end-to-end sales initiatives as the vice president of business development for Crosslin Technologies.
From 2004 to 2012, Farley worked in various sales and technology consultant positions at Advanced Network Solutions.
“With James’ roughly nine years of technology development experience, he’ll be able to help our clients through even their most complex IT environments,” said James Fields, Concept president. “James has tremendous experience in dealing with network security and large implementation projects. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our team.”
Farley is a member of the Franklin chapter of the Southeast Business Forums and the Nashville Technology Council. He studied at Chattanooga State Technical Community College.
Akridge joins Concept Technology from Huntsville, Ala., where he most recently worked as a network and systems field support technician for Knowledge Vortex, a technology services firm serving the U.S. government and commercial clients. He also worked as a network and systems field support technician and desktop and network support employee for RAM Networks and Comcast, respectively.
Lowe hired as F&M lender
F&M Bank has hired Debbie Lowe  as vice president and commercial lender in its Lebanon office.
“[Lowe] brings 30 years of banking experience and will play a vital role in the expansion of the bank’s loan portfolio in Wilson County,” Sammy Stuard, F&M president and CEO, said in a release.
Lowe specializes in real estate lending, as well as commercial loans secured with residential property.
Wannado launches app
Nashville technology startup Wannado has launched a new app of the same name.
The free app is available for iPhone and coming later this month to Android.
“Our goal is to help Nashvillians spend less time figuring out what they want to do and more time doing what they love,” Steven Buhrman, Wannado CEO and founder, said in a release. “With Wannado, all of Nashville’s best events and experiences, from live shows and happy hours to networking events and volunteer opportunities, are available on your phone.”
The Wannado app learns its users’ preferences to make personalized event suggestions. Users can also choose to sync the app with their social networks to follow friends, make plans and create interest in events.
Earlier this year, Wannado’s beta iPhone app was named “Best Mobile App” at the Nashville Technology Council’s Best of Tech Awards. The new version builds on several months of input from users, event organizers and community leaders.
The social reach of the launch yielded 83,023 total reach on Facebook, 93,000 impressions on Twitter and more than 1,500 views of demo video on YouTube, the company said.