On the Move: 21 June 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:05pm
Staff reports

Reavis named VP for Delta Dental of Arkansas

Jay Reavis has been named vice president of sales and account management for Delta Dental of Arkansas.

Reavis will continue his role as vice president of sales, account management and underwriting for Delta Dental of Tennessee while assuming the new position.

“Jay has more than 10 years of experience working within the Delta Dental system, and his experience will greatly contribute to our company’s success,” Ed Choate, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arkansas, said in a release.

Reavis started with Delta Dental of Tennessee in 1999 in underwriting. Previously, he worked with Tenet Healthcare.

A native of Texas, Reavis earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston.

Delta Dental of Tennessee is affiliated with Delta Dental of Arkansas.

TIPLA names board members

The Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association has announced its board of directors for 2013.

Locally based efficers and board members are as follows:

* President Ryan D. Levy, Waddey & Patterson, P.C., Nashville

* Vice President Andre’ J. Bahou, Prism Technologies, LLC, Nashville

*  Treasurer Rebecca M. Barnett,Waddey & Patterson, P.C., Nashville

*  At-Large Kevin P. Hartley, Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Nashville

TIPLA serves the intellectual property legal community of Tennessee.

SSRCx hires Ziegler

SSRCx has hired Richard “Rick” Ziegler to extend the company’s service line to include building enclosure commissioning.

Ziegler, a title for which SSRCx did not provide in a release, comes to SSRCx with five years of experience providing building enclosure services. Most recently he was a regional office manager for Architectural Testing, Inc. His work on various projects, including hospitals and medical centers, government buildings, data centers, museums, educational facilities and libraries, has given him experience with all major building enclosure systems. 

Ziegler has a degree in engineering physics from Juniata College in Pennsylvania.

“Building enclosure commissioning is a rapidly expanding section of our offerings, and one that we have had to utilize a sub-consultant,” Mike Coyne, senior principal for SSRCx, said in explaining Ziegler's hiring.

SSRCx is the facilities commissioning and sustainability consulting branch of Nashville-based Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

Grand Avenue, SPR earn Bronze Anvil Award

The Public Relations Society of America has awarded a 2013 Bronze Anvil Award to local companies Grand Avenue Transportation and Seigenthaler Public Relations for their The “It” City campaign focused on promoting Nashville.

Grand Avenue CEO Carl Haley launched the campaign to pay tribute to the city, whose growth he said is fueling his full- service transportation business.

“As the number of people visiting Nashville has grown, so has Grand Avenue,” Haley said in a release. “When I tell people about our company and our city, they either tell me about their last visit or their plans to come here soon. Nashville's reputation for hospitality — a century in the making — has captured the attention of the world. This city has earned a well-deserved spotlight, and that is what we sought to celebrate in this campaign."

Grand Avenue and Seigenthaler launched The “It” City campaign in October 2012, building on a year that saw the company experience 100 percent growth compared to 2011 numbers. The campaign was developed with visual branding elements designed to capitalize on Nashville’s rising profile nationally and Grand Avenue’s slogan, This City’s Moving, That’s Why We’re Driving. The campaign was reinforced three months later when a profile of Nashville in a January edition of The New York Times was headlined “Nashville’s Biggest Hit Could Be The City Itself.”


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