Executive Appointments

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 1:00am

Kraft Technology names Scott president

Brett Scott has been named president of Nashville-based Kraft Technology Group LLC. KTG is an affiliate of KraftCPAs PLLC, one of Middle Tennessee's largest independently owned CPA firms.

Scott, who has been with KTG since 1996, has 12 years of technology experience. A graduate of Tennessee Technological University, Scott is a Microsoft certified systems engineer, a master certified Novell engineer, and a Citrix certified administrator.

Phy to lead First Tennessee private client division

First Tennessee has named Phil Phy senior vice president and manager of the company's private client financial services division, with responsibility for the delivery of financial services to affluent clientele in the Nashville market.

Phy has held a variety of positions in his 20-year career at First Tennessee, including vice president of market services, senior retail sales manager and 10 years as a relationship manager in the commercial and small business divisions.

Phy holds a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and master's of business administration from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management.

Biddy joins Hallmark Direction

Shelia Shipley Biddy has joined the Nashville-based artist management firm Hallmark Direction Company. Biddy will be co-managing Trent Willmon with John Dorris. The move reunites Dorris and Biddy, who first worked together at Monument Records.

Previous to Hallmark Direction Company, Biddy held positions at RCA, MCA, and Decca Records. She currently serves on the board of directors for Leadership Music, Country Radio Broadcasters and the Country Music Retirement Center.

BMI names Clary director of media relations

Kay Clary has been named director, media relations for BMI in Nashville. In her new position at the performing rights organization, Clary will create and implement media campaigns for many of BMI's songwriter-based events.

Prior to joining BMI, Clary owned Commotion PR. Its roster included bluegrass performers such as Ricky Skaggs, the Del McCoury Band and Doyle Lawson and singer-songwriters such as Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver and Bruce Robison. Previously, Clary worked for AristoMedia and Front Page Publicity, directing national media campaigns.

Clary attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Nashville's Belmont University with a B.A. in business administration/music business.

Canada to head Rutherford County YMCA

Rick Canada has been named executive director of the Murfreesboro YMCA.

For more than two decades, Canada was employed by Middle Tennessee Medical Center's PACE Center. He served most recently as director of preventative and rehabilitative health, which included all wellness and rehab initiatives at MTMC.

Canada attended the University of South Florida, earning his bachelor's in professional physical education and health, then continuing on to earn his master's in exercise physiology from the University of South Carolina.

Henke to take reigns of 20/20 Research

Steven P. Henke has been named president of 20/20 Research Inc., a Nashville-based marketing research firm, replacing founder Jim Bryson, who has stepped down after 19 years at the helm. Henke, whose background is in marketing, sales and client relations, will focus on the growth of the organization, particularly the company's online division and expansion into Miami. Bryson will stay on as chairman of the board.

Henke comes to 20/20 Research after eight years at Aegis Marketing Group, where he served as COO and executive vice president of market operations, and four years as president and founder of Marketing Mentor, a Franklin-based consulting firm.

Eating Disorders Coalition appoints Yoder

The board of directors of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee announces the appointment of Shelli Yoder as its new executive director. The Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT) is a statewide, nonprofit organization founded in 2003 by health professionals and community leaders as a resource for all who are impacted by disordered eating.

Yoder brings to EDCT more than 15 years of experience in advocacy, education and fund-raising. She served as assistant director of GirlForce, a national nonprofit organization based at Vanderbilt University Medical Center that promotes self-esteem, positive body awareness and healthy lifestyles for adolescent girls.

Yoder holds a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University, a Master of Science in education from Indiana University and a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University.

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