Attorney Todd McKee and entrepreneur Kevin Goughary have launched ToolLife to collect donated tools and distribute them via nonprofits to those farmers and workers in developing nations.
The start of the nonprofit — read more here — coincides with a Cumberland Transit-sponsored event to be held tonight. (Get event info here.) The initiative is part of a larger effort that aims to collect outdoor gear and equipment to be used by volunteer Brazilian firefighters. ToolLife is working with Cumberland Transit to make the overall effort a success.
McKee (pictured) is with McKenzie Laird PLLC and is known for his legal work with nonprofits. Goughary is recognized for his past work with Soles4Souls.
The U.S. Department of Justice has named veteran prosecutor David Rivera acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Rivera — who came to Nashville in 2004 after working as a prosecutor in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico — yesterday took over from Jerry Martin, who has left to set up a local office for San Diego-based Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd.
And in case you thought "acting" and "interim" were interchangeable, the website of the U.S. Attorney's office says they're not.
Brown-Forman Corp. has announced Tommy Beam, senior vice president and general manager of Jack Daniel’s production operations in Lynchburg, is retiring after 48 years of service, effective July 31.
Larry Combs has been named Beam’s successor by executives at Louisville-based Brown-Forman, the parent company of Jack Daniel’s.
“Tommy Beam has had a truly remarkable career in one of the top jobs not only within Brown-Forman but in our entire industry,” Jane Morreau, Brown Forman senior vice president and chief production officer, said in a release. “For the last eleven years he has led our entire Jack Daniel’s production operations while overseeing several expansion projects during a time of significant growth for the brand. Tommy has been a great leader and we wish him nothing but the best during his retirement.”
Beam joined the Jack Daniel Distillery in 1965 as an accountant and served in a succession of roles with increasing responsibility until being named general manager of all Jack Daniel’s production operations in 2002. During this time, Beam led a team of 435 employees to record levels of production, reaching shipments of about 11 million nine-liter cases of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey worldwide during fiscal 2012.
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