Corizon names new Southeast biz dev exec

Prison health care provider Corizon has hired Chris Bell to lead its business development efforts across the Southeast. Bell, who worked with Corizon from 2007 to 2009, had been with Birmingham-based competitor NaphCare. He fills a role previously held by Martha Harbin, who has been named Corizon's first director of external relations. Get more info here.

Jul 27, 2015 12:51 PM

Wade to retire from Supreme Court

Former Sevierville mayor was chief justice from '12-'14
Jul 27, 2015 7:04 AM

Nashville businessman Francis Guess dies at 69

Civil rights leader made impact in both private, public sectors
Jul 24, 2015 10:25 AM

NCVC adds three board members

The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. has added three board of directors members: Jana Davis, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs of HCA; Stuart McWhorter, president and CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center; and Dan Piotrowski, general manager of Omni Nashville Hotel. 

Ken Levitan, president of Vector Management, will continue to serve as chairman of the NCVC board for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Beth Seigenthaler Courtney, chairman and CEO of Seigenthaler Public Relations, will serve as chair-elect.

“With 54 months of record growth, Nashville’s hospitality industry is performing better than it ever has. Our board’s focus is on sustaining the success long-term,” Levitan (pictured) said. “I look forward to working with existing and new board members during this historic time for the industry.”

Other existing NCVC board members include:

Ed Hardy, Great American Country

Ronnie Smith, Regions Bank

John Fleming, Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Pete Weien, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

John Esposito, Warner Music Group

Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt University

Mignon Francois, Cupcake Collection

Max Goldberg, Strategic Hospitality

Kevin Lavender, Fifth Third Bank

Deb McDermott, Young Broadcasting

Bob Patterson, Bradley, Arant, Boult Cummings

Tony Phillips, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Rick Schwartz, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere



Butch Spyridon, NCVC

Waverly Crenshaw, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis (legal counsel)

Howard Kittell, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President (chair of tourism and convention commission)

Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association

Jul 24, 2015 7:05 AM

Nonprofit industry veteran J.D. Elliott dies

Sumner-based businessman helped start The Memorial Foundation
Jul 23, 2015 4:49 PM

Saint Thomas CEO, COO promoted

Schatzlein takes Ascension position; Springer to lead local system
Jul 23, 2015 2:41 PM

Fifth Third lands BofA exec

SVP had managed team of 70 from Charlotte
Jul 23, 2015 2:40 PM

Sony/ATV Nashville promotes Van Valkenburg to senior VP

Sony/ATV Nashville has promoted Josh Van Valkenburg to senior vice president, Nashville A&R, reports.

Van Valkenburg will oversee Nashville A&R and new songwriter and artist signings. He will continue to develop the existing Sony/ATV roste and will report to Sony/ATV Nashville President and CEO Troy Tomlinson, according to the music publication.

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Jul 23, 2015 7:15 AM

Ex-ECD chief named to Pinnacle board

Private-equity veteran is second recent addition
Jul 23, 2015 7:04 AM

On the Move: 23 July 2015

First Advantage, Horton Group, Legal Aid Society, Pinnacle, Saint Thomas, TSU, VU announced updates
Jul 23, 2015 7:00 AM