On the Move: 7 December 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:06pm
Staff reports

Chamber hires Slater as VP

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce announced today it has added Fred Slater as vice president of member relations and growth.

Slater will oversee all aspects of membership-driven revenue, as well as engage volunteers to support membership recruitment and manage the further development of the chamber’s area advisory councils. He will also work closely with the chamber’s research team to evaluate projects and programs through feasibility studies, market research and planning.

Most recently and since 2006, Slater served as vice president and client partner with Gish, Sherwood & Friends. His experience with product development, market research, production and promotions has well positioned him for his role at the chamber, Ralph Schulz, NACC president and CEO, said in a release.

“Fred brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position,” Schulz said. “He will help the Chamber grow its membership base and overall value.”

Slater received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee and his MBA from what was then known as Memphis State University.

Sweet Sleep appoints two new staff members

Sweet Sleep, Inc., a Nashville-based nonprofit organization providing beds for orphaned and abandoned children, has hired Shayla Beebe to serve as director of external relations and advancement and Dustin Tracy as development director.

They will work to manage major donors, foundations and grants, events and educational outreach.

Beebe has worked in public relations, corporate sales, health management, and state government during the past 15 years. She obtained a bachelor's degree in political science and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Arkansas.

Tracy previously worked at Be An Angel Fund, at which he wrote grants, built relationships with donors and sponsors, managed web content and coordinated volunteers. He obtained a degree in journalism from John Brown University.

Governors Club names GM

The owner of the Governors Club has named a three-decade country club industry veteran to be its general manager.

KemperSports officials said Jim Fitzsimmons most recently spent 10 years as the GM of Valencia Country Club in Valencia, Calif., which had been managed by the company. While in Valencia, Fitzsimmons — not to be confused with the local software entrepreneur of the same name — oversaw a $2.5 million clubhouse and amenity reconstruction, increased membership sales and developed various social events.

"Jim is an experienced club manager with a passion for member service and keen attention to detail," said Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports, which also manages The Club at Fairvue Plantation. "We have big plans for the Governors Club and we will look to Jim to lead the capital improvement process while improving member and guest service."

The Governors Club is home to more than 430 residences spread across more than 200 acres.

Ingram Content Group announces promotion, addition

Ingram Content Group has promoted Dan Sheehan to vice president and general manager of the company’s library services group, while Pamela Smith will join Ingram as vice president of global sales for the library business.

Most recently, Sheehan served as the vice president of sales for Ingram Book Company as well as the vice president and general manager of Ingram Periodicals. He will continue in his role with Ingram Periodicals.

Smith most recently served as a senior vice president at Follett Corp., at which she was responsible for both Follett Library Resources and BWI brands. She began her library career at Baker & Taylor and also spent time at Ingram Library Services.

In her new role, Smith will oversee the Ingram public, K-12 and academic sales teams.

“Both Dan and Pamela bring years of experience and industry knowledge to us, and I look forward to drawing on both [their] expertise to further strengthen our library solutions for our customers worldwide," Shawn Everson, Ingram Content Group Inc. chief commercial officer, said in a release.

TSU adds assistant VP for student affairs

Dr. Cheryl F. Green has been appointed assistant vice president for student affairs at Tennessee State University.

Green’s appointment comes on the heels of TSU naming Dr. Glenda Glover as university president.

A Chicago native with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and student affairs, Green will oversee the TSU Health Center, Counseling Center and Floyd-Payne Campus Center.

“Dr. Green brings a wealth of academic affairs and student support service experience,” Dr. Adrian Samuels, vice president for student affairs, said in a release. “I am excited to have her join us.”

Previously, Green worked in various capacities at Chicago State University. She was the dean of CSU’s first-year/freshman experience program and chair of the CSU Department of Counseling.

Green holds both a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Manchester (Ind.) College.

She specializes in grievance mediation and conflict resolution, and holds a certificate in crisis intervention.


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