Executive appointments

Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 1:31am

LP appoints vice president

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced recently that it has named Jamey Barnes as vice president, Oriented Strand Board (OSB) manufacturing. In his new role, Barnes will oversee manufacturing at LP’s 13 OSB facilities operating in North America.

Barnes joined the company in 2006 as eastern region OSB manager. With more than 30 years experience in wood products manufacturing, he previously held management positions at International Paper and Georgia-Pacific.

Barnes holds a BA in business from the University of Arkansas.

Nashville Symphony announces external affairs department

The Nashville Symphony announced new restructuring and the creation of an external affairs department, which incorporates all development, marketing, sales and communications operations within the Nashville Symphony.

The following Nashville Symphony employees have been promoted to new positions in external affairs:

Susan W. Plageman, CFRE, vice president of external affairs, oversees all operations of external affairs, including development, marketing, communications and sales. Plageman formerly served as vice president of development for the Nashville Symphony.

Gloria Laird Elliot, CFRE, associate vice president of development, now manages the planned giving program, fundraising and grant writing. Elliot formerly oversaw the annual campaign including development of corporate sponsorship for the Nashville Symphony.

Susan Williams, senior director of volunteer services and sponsorships, provides direction and staff leadership for the Orchestra League and volunteer program, as well as recruitment and retention of corporate sponsors. Williams formerly served as director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League.

Ronda Combs, senior director of marketing, oversees all marketing and sales functions, including advertising, promotions, direct marketing, telemarketing, audience development and graphic design. Combs formerly served as director of marketing for the Nashville Symphony.

Christy Crytzer, senior director of communications, manages all external messaging and communications functions, including public relations, publications, Web site and archives. Crytzer formerly served as director of media relations for the Nashville Symphony.

Stacy Eaton-Carter, director of annual campaign, plans and implements all aspects of Nashville Symphony’s annual fundraising campaign. Carter formerly served as major gifts officer for the Nashville Symphony.

Sterchi promoted to vice president

Janet Sterchi has been promoted to vice president at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). Sterchi, who joined CBRE in 1998, was previously a senior associate at the firm. Sterchi focuses on office brokerage services where she is responsible for landlord representation, tenant representation and general office brokerage.

Since joining CB Richard Ellis nine years ago, Sterchi has represented landlords and office space users throughout Middle Tennessee.

Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis, Sterchi had 10 years of experience in medical supply sales and hospital services including territory management and inventory control. She is a graduate of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., with a BA degree in business administration.

Comdata announces vice president of legalization

Comdata Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ceridian Corp., has named John Jabas as vice president of legalization in the company’s regulatory compliance division.

Jabas has 30 years of industry experience in the legalization area with JJ Keller, Transportation Tax Specialties, ViaStar, and most recently as the head of legalization for Frozen Food Express.

Jabas will be directly responsible for Comdata’s fuel tax, registration and licensing services and will report out of Comdata’s Irving, Texas office.

Three join McNeely Pigott & Fox

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has announced the addition of Stacy Carr, Nicole Floyd and Leigh Kelley Lindsey as staff associates.

Carr graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and minors in business communication and sociology. During college, she worked with the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity, 107.5 The River and Gov. Phil Bredesen’s Communications Office.

Floyd graduated from Vanderbilt University with a dual bachelor’s degree in communication studies and sociology. She also conducted independent research concerning the work of minority reporters in television newsrooms in conjunction with an internship with WTVF-TV in Nashville.

Lindsey graduated from Lipscomb University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. While attending Lipscomb, she completed internships with MP&F, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Southern Hills Medical Center.

Hart Freeland Roberts adds senior consultant

Nashville-based Hart Freeland Roberts Inc. (HFR) architects and engineers announced that Mark G. Tozzio, FACHE, has contracted with the Healthcare Division as an adjunct consultant. As such, he will serve as senior consultant with HFR on a regular basis while continuing to serve as president of his own firm, HPPD Inc., a comprehensive healthcare services consulting firm based in Broken Arrow, Okla.

Tozzio, who has 29 years of experience in healthcare business development and strategic planning, has worked with HFR at various intervals in past years on a number of healthcare planning and design projects. His experience includes hospital management, consulting and advisory services plus physician relations and recruitment for health care facilities.

Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations adds staff

Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations, Inc. (KVBPR) has hired Margie Hall as account executive and Georgia Fogle as administrative assistant.

As an account executive, Hall’s responsibilities include media relations, program implementation and managing day-to-day communications for client accounts. Before joining KVBPR, she served as the manager of communications for the national non profit KaBOOM! Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Fogle performs and coordinates clerical and administrative activities for the staff members of KVBPR. Previously, she worked at the Nashville City Club and served as the office coordinator for Access III of the Lower Cape Fear, Inc. in Wilmington, N.C., a non profit that assists Carolina Access Medicaid patients.

Vincent appointed Salvation commander

Major Rob Vincent has been appointed Nashville area commander for the Salvation Army. He and his wife, Salvation Army officer Major Janine Vincent, come to Nashville from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In that assignment, they spent nearly two years leading the Katrina Recovery Program and distributing $31 million in assistance to storm victims.

Major Vincent replaces Major Ronnie Raymer, who has been appointed commander of the Tampa, Fla., area command.

The Vincents have served with the Salvation Army in Virginia, and North and South Carolina.

Franklin Bank names Punessen senior vice president

Aimee M. Punessen will serve as senior vice president for Franklin Synergy Bank, currently being organized through the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. Punessen will oversee all marketing, public relations and investor relations efforts.

Punessen most recently served as assistant vice president at Cumberland Bank until its sale in May 2007. Prior to Cumberland Bank, Punessen was a consultant to various local non profit organizations, focusing on strategic planning, communications and revenue growth. From 1985 to 1991, Punessen was a contract and program manager with Textron Aerostructures. Punessen is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.

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