KTnB adds Marshall as ED
Melissa “Missy” Marshall has assumed the position of executive director of the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc.
Marshall comes to KTnB with more than 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health.
Since 1995, Marshall has held several executive positions, serving as legislative liaison for eight state departments, nine commissioners and on the teams of three governors. Prior to her recent appointment, Marshall served nine years as director of communications and external affairs for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities.
KTnB is a public service agency funded by the Beverage Association, Malt Beverage Association and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Kidwell joins First Freedom Bank
Dawn Kidwell has joined First Freedom Bank as a customer service representative in the Mt. Juliet office, according to John Lancaster, the bank’s president and CEO.
“Dawn’s years of customer service experience make her a valuable addition to our team,” Lancaster said.
Kidwell has more than nine years of banking experience. She was previously with Green Bank in Donelson, first as a teller, then as conversion specialist as the bank became Capital Bank.
NextGxDx hires CFO
Online genetic testing marketplace host NextGxDx has recruited a former McKesson division leader to be its CFO.
Trey Noel III comes to Nashville-based NextGxDx after spending nine years at McKesson Specialty Care Solutions, a back-end subsidiary of the health care distribution and software giant. Most recently, Noel was vice president and general manager of McKesson Specialty Care Solutions. A Brentwood resident and Southern Methodist University graduate, he fills the role held on an interim basis by Julia Polk, who had previously also been CFO at Change Healthcare.
“Trey is a fantastic addition to the team,” said Mark Harris, CEO of NextGxDx. “His experience working with hospitals, payers and the pharmaceutical industry will be extremely valuable in executing our company strategies.”
Three-year-old NextGxDx earlier this year raised $1 million from angels.
TSU names Lownes-Jackson dean of business college
Tennessee State University has appointed Dr. Millicent Lownes-Jackson dean of the College of Business.
Lownes-Jackson is the first woman to oversee the college. She replaces Dr. James Ellzy, who had served as interim dean since 2011.
During her tenure at TSU, Lownes-Jackson has served in various leadership positions including interim provost and executive vice president, and associate dean for the College of Business. She holds a B.A. degree from Fisk University, and a M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Widely recognized within academia as a small business expert, Lownes-Jackson has authored numerous books; refereed journal articles, proceedings and book chapters; and made more than 200 academic and professional presentations. Her most recent research in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship provided her the opportunity to present internationally in China and Italy.
Lownes-Jackson is the founder of the Interdenominational Services Organization of America, Inc., the Business Exchange for the Entrepreneurially Minded Program, and the World Institute for Sustainable Education and Research. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors for service to society.
The TSU College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
TOA’s Anderson to serve on Herodicus
Dr. Allen Anderson of Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance has been appointed to serve on the executive committee of Herodicus, a society of sports medicine veterans, and to serve as vice president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
“It is truly an honor to be selected to the executive committee,” Anderson, a 10-year veteran of the society, said in a release. “I look forward to taking this step and seeing what’s in store for Herodicus in the coming years.”
Pinnacle adds Watson, Wilkerson
Stefanie Watson and Keith Wilkerson have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners.
Watson brings five years of experience to her role of mortgage advisor assistant. Past roles include serving as an account service representative for The Business Bank of St. Louis in Clayton, Mo., and as a teller for Montgomery Bank in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Watson holds a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is based at Pinnacle’s downtown Nashville office at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place.
Wilkerson joins Pinnacle as a service specialist for the Green Hills office located on Crestmoor Drive. He has 17 years of financial services experience and comes most recently from First Tennessee Bank, where he served as operations manager.
Tennessee Lottery posts record year
Marking its ninth straight year of record sales, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., on the heels of its just-ended fiscal year 2013, recorded an all-time high of $339.7 million in proceeds raised for state education programs.
The previous record was last fiscal year’s $323.4 million.
The lottery’s performance produced approximately $16.2 million more to be used for education-related funding in Tennessee.
The Tennessee Lottery also reported $1.36 billion in total sales for FY 2013, an increase of $56.3 million over last year’s previous sales records of $1.31 billion.
“Like any successful business, we keep sharply focused on our corporate mission,” said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. “Developing innovative and entertaining games for our players, emphasizing efficiency and best business practices across the organization, and working closely with our outstanding retailer channel all contributed to another extraordinary year. The end result, of course, is generating more dollars to assist Tennessee students and their families, and we’re proud to have played our part.”