Executive Appointments

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 1:00am

Bone joins Prudential Woodmont Realty

Prudential Woodmont Realty announces that former HCA executive George Bone has joined the company's Brentwood office. He will focus on selling and listing homes in Forest Hills, Green Hills, Oak Hill, Belle Meade, West Meade and the Brentwood area.

Prior to joining Prudential Woodmont, Bone had an impressive career at HCA, where he served as president of the HCA Psychiatric Co. He also served as the company's vice president of the Eastern Region for 12 years and as a hospital administrator.

Bone attended the University of Alabama on a football scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree in health care administration.

Hart Freeland Roberts hires Hamilton

The Nashville-based architectural and engineering firm of Hart Freeland Roberts Inc. has announced the addition of architect Julia Hamilton to its Healthcare Division. She has extensive experience in health care design, having concentrated in that area of design with two other Nashville firms previously.

Hamilton is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design. She received an associate's degree in architectural engineering from what is now Nashville State Technical Community College. She has been a licensed architect in Tennessee since 1995 and is a member of the Tennessee Society of Architects and the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Dallas and Schoefernacker join Crye-Leike

Crye-Leike Realtors announces the following additions to its sales force.

Dina Dallas has become affiliated with Crye-Leike's Columbia branch office. As an affiliate broker with more than 18 years of real estate experience, she specializes in residential real estate as well as horse farms and luxury homes.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Dallas was most recently a senior mortgage loan officer and was a licensed real estate appraiser in two states for eight years.

Gary Schoefernacker has become affiliated with Crye-Leike's Brentwood-West branch office. As an affiliate broker, Schoefernacker specializes in residential properties.

Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Schoefernacker was in the insurance industry for 33 years. He was most recently affiliated with CNA Insurance Companies as vice president of its Life and Long-Term Care Underwriting Division.

Lighthouse Counsel adds Pfannenstiel

Jim Pfannenstiel has joined Lighthouse Counsel. Previously, Pfannenstiel served as senior partner of research and studies for Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners. Lighthouse Counsel welcomes Pfannenstiel in bringing his fundraising, planning and board development experience to the team.

Sherrard & Roe welcomes Neely

Attorney William H. "Bill" Neely has joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe PLC as a member. Neely was previously a principal with Stokes Bartholomew Evans & Petree law firm in Nashville.

Neely's expertise is in tax and business practice. He focuses primarily on corporate and partnership taxation, business organizations, tax-exempt organizations and employee benefits.

A native of Mayfield, Ky., Neely is a graduate of Murray State University with a B.S. degree and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1983. He earned his Master of Law degree in taxation from the University of Miami in 1984. Neely is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association and American Bar Association.

Smith joins Mortgage Investors Group

Steve Smith has joined Mortgage Investors Group as executive vice president. Smith, a 28-year mortgage banking veteran, is a former president of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association.

Smith will manage all aspects of sales and production for the Knoxville-based mortgage company's retail and wholesale channels including staffing, product development, budgeting, marketing, training, recruitment and market expansion, particularly into Middle Tennessee. Smith will be based at the company's Brentwood office.

Smith joins Mortgage Investors Group from National Bank of Commerce in Nashville where he was senior vice president, residential production manager for National Commerce Financial. At National Bank of Commerce, Smith's responsibilities included retail residential production for National Bank of Commerce, Central Carolina Bank and First Market Bank.

Smith is a Certified Mortgage Banker and a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, holding a B.S. in finance.

NFIB names Silverman vice president

The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's largest small-business advocacy group, recently announced that David Silverman has joined as vice president of sales. Silverman's roles and responsibilities include functional leadership of the organization's sales, sales operations and training departments.

Previously, Silverman served as founder and managing partner of WUR Partners LLC in Nashville, providing leadership, coaching, mentoring and strategic direction for the firm. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with AT&T, where he held various positions in sales, advertising, product management, marketing operations and sales management. In 1999, he was appointed sales vice president and general manager of a six-state region for AT&T.

Silverman graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., and received his master's degree in business administration in marketing from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Easter Seals Tennessee names Lanius CEO

The board of directors for Easter Seals Tennessee recently announced that Gingi L. Lanius has been named president and chief executive officer. She will succeed Jayne Perkins, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

Most recently, Lanius was vice president of Nu-Kote International, where she was responsible for the Lasting Impressions photo division. She brings more than 12 years experience in operations, financial management and marketing to Easter Seals. Prior to joining Nu-Kote International, Lanius was associate director, marketing communications for Verizon Wireless, where she spearheaded merger communications activities, advertising and public relations in the Southeast region.

A former executive vice president, Lanius worked at Easter Seals Tennessee in the late 1990s. She was responsible for statewide operations, marketing and communications, and served on Easter Seals National Marketing Team to develop national brand identity and provide strategic direction for affiliates nationwide.

Lanius received her B.S. in communications from the University of Tennessee and her Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.

Dubin hired as director of Vanderbilt Hillel

Ari Dubin, who won the Ally of the Year award from the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee for coordinating the Jewish response to a 2004 Palestinian Solidarity Movement conference at Duke University, will join Vanderbilt University as executive director of the Vanderbilt Hillel.

Dubin will lead efforts to provide a center on the Vanderbilt campus for Jewish students and others with programming, community outreach and more. The Vanderbilt Hillel operates out of the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life located in the heart of the Vanderbilt campus.

Capital Bank & Trust adds Gardner

Jim Gardner, a 15-year veteran of the banking industry, has joined Capital Bank & Trust as vice president of commercial lending. Previously, he was a commercial lender with The Bank of Nashville.

Gardner is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in history and Spanish.

Cumberland Bank hires Hawkins and Winn

Cumberland Bank has hired Sam Hawkins as vice president and operations manager for HomeStar Solutions, the bank's new alternative lending division. Hawkins will be responsible for underwriting, processing, product development and investor relations.

Prior to joining Cumberland Bank Mortgage, Hawkins was vice president at the former National Bank of Commerce, now SunTrust.

Cumberland Bank Mortgage has also hired Lou Ann Winn as senior underwriter for HomeStar Solutions. Winn will be responsible for underwriting loan submissions as well as preliminary and final loan approval. Previously, she was senior underwriter at NBC Mortgage.

Skanska names Threalkill corporate diversity director

Skanska USA Building Inc. announces that James R. Threalkill has been promoted to corporate diversity director. Based in Nashville, Threalkill will be an integral part of Skanska's corporate human resources team.

Threalkill joined the company in July 2004 as diversity program director for Skanska's Nashville office. Before joining Skanska, he served as the diversity monitor and special assistant for Community Affairs and Arts for the Office of the Mayor of Nashville. Prior to that role, he served as the first executive director of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee.

Threalkill holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Vanderbilt University and is also nationally recognized as a visual artist.

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