Executive Appointments

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 1:00am

Sconyers joins Stifel, Nicolaus

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Inc., a regional, full-service brokerage and investment banking firm founded in 1890 and headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is pleased to introduce Brian Sconyers as an investment executive in the Nashville office.

Sconyers holds Series 7 and 65 licenses from the National Association of Securities Dealers, as well as licenses in life and health insurance. In addition, he holds a bachelor of arts degree from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining Stifel Nicolaus, Sconyers was employed in a similar capacity with UBS Financial Services Inc. and as a cotton trader at R&R Cotton in Dothan, Ala.

First Tennessee adds Wilson

Elizabeth Lucas Wilson has joined First Tennessee as vice president and commercial relationship manager in the Commercial Banking division. Previously an assistant vice president and treasury management officer with SunTrust Bank, Wilson has joined First Tennessee to develop and manage commercial banking relationships.

She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and a graduate degree from the Massey School at Belmont University.

Slonecker joins First Tennessee

Chris Slonecker has joined First Tennessee's Wealth Management Group as vice president and insurance officer. Previously a managing associate and agency director with New England Financial, Slonecker has joined First Tennessee to serve the insurance needs of bank customers in Davidson and Williamson counties.

Slonecker has nine years of insurance experience including serving as regional vice president with AXA Advisors. He holds a degree in biology from Rhodes College in Memphis.

First Tennessee hires Spitzer and Rogers

First Tennessee has added two seasoned bankers to its Commercial Banking team. Ned Spitzer and Russell Rogers have both joined First Tennessee as vice president and corporate banking relationship manager.

Previously, Spitzer was vice president of corporate and investment banking with SunTrust. Entering the banking industry in 1996, Spitzer was also with AmSouth Bank and Clayton Torch Fund. His banking expertise lies in the area of transportation. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Rogers has 19 years of financial experience and was previously with the Corporate Banking division of US Bank. Entering the banking industry in 1986, Rogers was also with First Union National Bank in Greenville, S.C. He holds a degree in financial management from Clemson University.

Ahlheit promoted at Shopping Center Group

Susan Ahlheit has been promoted to vice president of operations for the Tennessee division of The Shopping Center Group (TSCG). Ahlheit has been with TSCG for more than 10 years, originally joining the company's Tennessee division in 1995 as the administrator and project coordinator in Nashville. In 1999, she was promoted to partner and has since managed the Nashville office. She has assisted with the real estate expansions of Office Depot and PetsMart over the last few years.

Ahlheit will oversee the day-to-day operations in Nashville and Memphis including personnel management, client relations and implementation of growth plans. Ahlheit has served as a member of the ICSC planning committee for the Tennessee/Kentucky Idea Exchange.

Dunaway moves to Flood, Bumstead

Trey Dunaway has joined Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy Inc. as director of Taxes, Royalties and Investments.

Dunaway was the director of finance for the Universal Music Group based in Nashville. In that position, he prepared business unit budgets and forecasts and oversaw accounting functions for the label, including tax reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing. He also analyzed the prospective artist contracts, joint ventures and distribution deals for negotiation support and served as the primary point of contact for internal and external audits.

Dunaway was formerly a financial manager with Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati.

Lankford joins Cumberland Bank

Ronny Lankford has joined Cumberland Bank as senior vice president. Lankford is based at the bank's Maryland Farms office and will be responsible for maintaining and developing business relationships in the Brentwood market.

Lankford graduated from the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has more than 10 years of experience serving as vice president of various financial institutions, most recently with Community First Bank & Trust.

Woolfolk new VP of Jazz & Blues Society

The Tennessee Jazz & Blues Society announced it has selected Peter Woolfolk as its new vice president. He is currently a member of the board of directors and the events chair for the 2005 "Concert on the Lawn" series. He joined the TJBS board in 2003 while the vice president of communications at Fisk University.

Woolfolk is president and CEO of Communications Strategies, a public relations firm he founded in 2004. He also handles publicity for the jazz society.

A jazz fan and former broadcaster, Woolfolk created the smooth jazz format at WFSK, 88.1 FM (Fisk University radio). He was a producer and on-air talent at then-WDCU-FM where he played jazz for several years. He has also been a broadcaster at WHUR-FM and WGAY-FM. In addition, Woolfolk hosted and produced a national radio talk show for the American Urban Radio Network.

Cheekwood names Hosbach a director

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, a Tennessee institution in horticulture and fine art, has named Susan Earl Hosbach, a certified fund raising executive, as director of development and marketing.

Until recently, Hosbach was vice president of resource development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, a title she held from 2001. Previously, she was vice president of external relations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee from 1997 to 2001. Hosbach also worked as the director of development of the Rochelle Center from 1995 to 1997, which was the beginning of her nonprofit career.

Between the years 1976 and 1994, Hosbach worked extensively throughout the United States in marketing, advertising, television and business, attaining positions such as vice president of business development for the United States Auto Club.

BB&T names Bronaugh as agency manager

BB&T Insurance Services Inc./Cooper, Love, Jackson, Thornton & Harwell has named Stewart Bronaugh as agency manager. Bronaugh brings to the agency proven leadership skills along with 15 years of experience in the insurance industry.

The Nashville native received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University. Bronaugh is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, Salvation Army Advisory Board and YMCA Foundation Board.

Nashville Children's Theatre hires Fernandez

Jennifer Fernandez has joined Nashville Children's Theatre as an administrative associate and coordinator for the International Association of Theater for Children and Young People, which is headquartered at NCT.

Fernandez's responsibilities include managing NCT's weekend box office, maintaining archives, assisting with school reservations, event planning and fund raising.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Fernandez received a master's degree in playwriting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and a bachelor's degree in English from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.

Before joining NCT, Fernandez was the development assistant at Nashville CARES and assistant to the director of membership, volunteers and audience services at the Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick.

BMI promotes Hart, McCormick

Glenda Hart has been promoted to executive director, special projects at BMI. Hart, based in the company's Nashville office, will be taking on new responsibilities in the Special Projects Department.

As part of the re-organization, BMI also promotes Angelia McCormick to director, special projects, reporting to Hart in the Nashville office. Special projects coordinator Paula Bienvenu (Nashville) and administrative assistant Melanie Guelleme (New York) will report to McCormick.

Hart and her staff will work closely with the writer publisher department in coordinating and overseeing the production of BMI's annual awards galas including Pop, Country, Latin, Urban, Film/Television, Christian and its European awards in London, as well as the BMI-hosted dinner at the National Association of Broadcasters' annual convention.

Hart joined BMI's TV operations department in 1988, transferring to special projects in 1991. She was promoted to associate director in 1996, to director in 2001, and senior director in 2004. She attended the University of Texas in

Austin and received her bachelor of science degree in merchandising from Abilene Christian University.

McCormick joined BMI in 1990 as special projects coordinator and was promoted to associate director in 1996. She holds degrees in business administration, general business, office administration and secretarial science from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.

Moore and Bart join Sherrard & Roe

Attorneys Beth Moore and Albert Bart have joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe PLC as members. Both Moore and Bart were previously principals with the law firm of Stokes, Bartholomew, Evans & Petree in Nashville. Moore and Bart are practicing in Sherrard and Roes' corporate and securities law group.

Moore's practice is concentrated on corporate finance and securities regulation with special focus on public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, antitrust and venture capital financing. She received her J.D. degree with highest honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Bart's expertise is in corporate law and securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financings. His experience includes public and private equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions of both public and private acquirers and targets. Bart received his J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Tennessee.

Also joining Moore and Bart at Sherrard and Roe are paralegal Ronda Scharch and legal secretary Shelly Martin. Both had previously worked with Bart and Moore at Stokes, Bartholomew.

Chamber announces new hires and promotions

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce announces two additions to the membership and marketing department as well as two promotions among the events management staff.

Cindy Bhavsar joins the Chamber as a manager of membership and marketing. Before joining the Chamber, Bhavsar worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as a district director. She received a bachelor's degree in retail and consumer sciences from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Heidi Fowler joins the Chamber as the administrative assistant for the membership and marketing department. Fowler previously worked for ARCADIS, a worldwide engineering firm based in Chattanooga as an administrative assistant, construction project coordinator and receptionist. She is currently enrolled at Chattanooga State College to receive a degree in business management.

Wendy Stoneberger has recently been promoted to director of major events in the Chamber's membership and marketing department. This year she successfully implemented the new Quarterly Membership Luncheons and Regional Business After Hours events. Stoneberger has been with the Chamber for seven years and was previously senior manager of major events.

Blewett Melton has recently been promoted to existing business events manager in the Chamber's business services department. A number of events have been added to her responsibilities of planning workforce and business events. Melton has been with the Chamber for more than two years and was previously the existing business and workforce development program coordinator.

Hart Media appoints Sarosdy

Hart Media has announced the appointment of music industry veteran Anne Sarosdy to the newly created position of media development director at Hart Media, parent company of Bullseye Marketing Research, Afterburner Marketing and M2Five Technologies, where she will be developing, exploring and engaging all media relationships for Hart Media.

Sarosdy most recently served as regional promotion director for Moraine Music Group and spent five years in various capacities with Koch Records Nashville (formerly Audium Records). She also worked in record promotion with Curb Records, Curb/Universal Records, Magnatone Records, Liberty Records and in programming and promotion at WJFK and WCXR, both in Washington, D.C.

Alcott Routon hires four

Alcott Routon, a national direct marketing agency, has named Robert Bibb as director of analytics and data services, Wayne Wilkins as senior strategist, Jennifer Fuqua as marketing manager and Heather McAnarney as director of human resources.

Bibb will direct all aspects of analytical and data processing services that support the company's marketing efforts for its clients. He most recently served as director of marketing analytics for Fair Isaac Corp. Previously, Bibb was vice president of analytical services for DataSearch Systems in Nashville. Bibb earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and received master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As senior strategist, Wilkins will oversee relationship management, direct mail strategy and the development and implementation of proposals and client pitches. Prior to joining Alcott Routon, Wilkins was senior product manager and marketing manager for Capital One of Richmond, Va. Wilkins earned a master's degree in business administration from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Fuqua will be responsible for establishing strategic marketing plans for Alcott Routon through the development and execution of branding initiatives, communication materials, direct marketing, Web site development, public relations, advertising and promotional activity. She has nine years of marketing experience and most recently served as director of marketing for Xtensia. Fuqua earned a bachelor's degree in advertising from Middle Tennessee State University.

As director of human resources, McAnarney will provide strategic leadership and support in all areas of human resources. Prior to joining Alcott Routon, she served as director of human resources for the Illinois Office of the Comptroller, where she previously held positions as deputy director of human resources and scheduling director. McAnarney earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

First Tennessee adds Davis

Keith Davis has joined First Tennessee as vice president and senior trust officer of the bank's Middle Tennessee Trust Division, where he will be responsible for new business development.

Formerly a senior vice president and wealth management sales manager with AmSouth Bank, Davis has more than 14 years of experience in trust, investments, employee benefits and relationship management.

Davis holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and business administration from Harding University in Searcy, Ark.

McNeely Pigott & Fox announces promotions

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations recently announced the promotions of Katherine Files, Laura Lee and Alison Williams to account executives from assistant account executives.

Files joined McNeely Pigott & Fox as an associate account executive in October 2003. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of the South in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in history and received her master's degree in business administration at Millsaps College in 2003.

Lee joined McNeely Pigott & Fox in August 2004 after serving as marketing manager for the Office for Economic Development at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Lee graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in communication and information sciences.

Williams joined the firm as a staff associate in September 2002. She currently serves as the day-to-day contact and account manager for the Verizon Wireless Murfreesboro Call Center account. Williams graduated summa cum laude from Saint Louis University with a bachelor's degree in communication with an emphasis in public relations and minors in marketing and theology.

Gish, Sherwood adds to art department

Gish, Sherwood & Friends, a Nashville-based advertising agency, announces the promotions of James Otto, Elvis Wilson, and Chris Long and the addition of Kathy Lambert.

Otto and Wilson, who have been with GS&F for seven years, have both been promoted from art director to senior art director. Otto works on the Indy Racing League, the Tennessee Education Lottery, and Asurion accounts, among others. He is a graduate of Father Ryan High School and Western Kentucky University.

Wilson works with Bridgestone/Firestone and other accounts. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Long has been promoted from associate art director to art director. For more than a year with GS&F, Long has worked with the Tennessee Education Lottery. He is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University.

Lambert joins the GS&F art department as an art director. Before joining GS&F, she worked as a graphic designer with Crye-Leike and Cassetty Architecture. Lambert received her bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University. She works with Bridgestone/Firestone and The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.

Walker joins Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, the premier youth mentoring organization, has named Mary E. Walker as its new vice president of programs. She has a lifelong commitment to young people and brings a wealth of experience in child welfare.

Walker will be leading the agency's mentoring programs serving children in need of a positive adult role model with volunteers on a one-to-one basis.

Walker has previously served as general counsel for the Department of Children's Services; as a Davidson County juvenile court referee; and as general counsel for the Tennessee Board of Regents. She has additionally served on various community boards. Walker earned her masters in social work from the University of Tennessee and her law degree from UT College of Law.

Hudgins to lead Pacesetter Auction

ERA Pacesetter Partners has expanded to include a new auction company, Pacesetter Auction, and an auctioneer, David Hudgins.

Hudgins is well versed in the real estate and auction business. He previously owned a Coldwell Banker real estate office and was a regional manager for Coldwell Banker. He has owned his own auction and real estate company.

Hudgins is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He earned his master's degree in management from Trevecca University.

Pacesetter Auction is located in Brentwood at the ERA Pacesetter Partners Brentwood office. Pacesetter Auction provides a professional auction marketing service. It conducts residential, commercial and land auctions.

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