Executive Appointments

Friday, February 8, 2008 at 2:24am

New CEO for Business Committee for the Arts

Nashville Business Committee for the Arts (NBCA), a not-for-profit organization connecting area business with the arts community, has named Connie Linsler Valentine president and CEO.

Prior to joining NBCA, Valentine served as the executive director of the Nashville Chamber Orchestra. She also previously served as the executive director of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Valentine holds a BS in business administration with a minor in music from the State University of New York.

Rowe to lead Pinnacle’s equipment leasing services

Pinnacle Financial Partners has tapped financial services veteran Dave Rowe as financial advisor, senior vice president and manager of its new equipment leasing services area.

Rowe will assist clients with financing and leasing all types of business equipment, from technology and medical to transportation and machinery. He comes to Pinnacle with more than 22 years of general equipment leasing and business finance experience.

He has worked for Sanwa/Fleet Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Rockford/American Express, managing both regional and national sales divisions within these companies. Rowe holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

Davis joins Pinnacle as new trust advisor

Keith Davis joins Pinnacle as senior vice president and trust advisor for the firm’s trust services group.

Davis, who has more than 16 years of experience, was most recently a senior trust officer at First Tennessee Bank. Prior to his role at First Tennessee, he was a senior vice president and wealth management manager for AmSouth Bank.

Davis is a graduate of Harding University and received a foreign studies diploma from Charles University in Prague.

Symbion Healthcare announces changes

Symbion Healthcare announces the following changes to its corporate staff:

Elizabeth Campbell was promoted to regional vice president for the Memphis region. She was previously an assistant vice president of financial operations for that region.

Anthony Bond has been appointed assistant vice president of financial operations for the southwest region. He previously worked as the vice president of financial operations for Inspiris, Inc.

Barbara Pulliam, formerly of Surgical Care Affiliates, has joined the company as the regional business office director for the central region.

Ed Childers has joined the company as a network administrator. He was previously with EMI Christian Music Group.

Linda Lyons, formerly with GPC Management in Florida, has joined the company as the executive assistant for the National Group.

Matt Musso, has been appointed vice president of tax services. He previously worked with DSI Holding Company.

Rick Stephenson is a senior internal auditor. He previously worked with Genesco.

Boult Cummings names new managing director

The law firm of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC announces that Jay Hardcastle has been named managing director of the firm. Hardcastle succeeds Robert E. Wood who has served in this role since February 2006.

Hardcastle joined the firm in 1987 after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School. He has served on the firm’s board of governors since January 2000 and practices on the firm’s health care team.

Haithcoat joins CB Richard Ellis team

Jeff Haithcoat, the former national finance director of the Mike Huckabee for President campaign, has joined the retail services team at CB Richard Ellis. At CB Richard Ellis, Haithcoat will concentrate on building a retail leasing team for the office.

Prior to his service on the Huckabee campaign, Haithcoat spent 9 years in the political fundraising arena including two separate tenures with the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was finance director of the Van Hilleary for Governor campaign in Tennessee in 2002.

Haithcoat is a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Blakeford At Home names Smith CEO

Douglass B. Smith has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of Blakeford At Home, a Nashville company that brings a whole new level of service to independent, older adults who want to live at home.

Smith will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, including operations, financial oversight and the initial start-up phase.

He joins Blakeford At Home from his post at Medical Accounts Management (MAM), where he served seven years as CEO. Prior to joining MAM, he was vice president of the Frank L. Smith Co., developing the local real estate company into a regional competitor.

Smith graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, later earning his certification as a Certified Public Accountant. He began his career as managing partner of Smith Development Company overseeing the development and construction of numerous commercial developments in middle Tennessee.

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