Veteran communicator jumps from Affinion, adds name to shingle
Aug 14, 2009 11:48 AM
From Gibson Guitars, a tribute to the man who gave his name to the company's best-known product:
The year was 1950, and Paul had just signed on as the namesake of Gibson’s first electric solidbody, with exclusive design privileges. Working closely with Paul, Gibson forged a relationship that would change popular culture forever. The Gibson Les Paul model—the most powerful and respected electric guitar in history—began with the 1952 release of the Les Paul Goldtop. After introducing the original Les Paul Goldtop in 1952, Gibson issued the Black Beauty, the mahogany-topped Les Paul Custom, in 1954. The Les Paul Junior (1954) and Special (1955) were also introduced before the canonical Les Paul Standard hit the market in 1958. With revolutionary humbucker pickups, this sunburst classic has remained unchanged for the half-century since it hit the market.
Aug 13, 2009 12:07 PM
Pinnacle pro Brock Kidd, who co-manages $175 million with Mac Johnston, gets some ink in industry pub Bank Investment Consultant. Among the themes: proving yourself over time.
When the markets seemed to be falling without end, he says, "I called a client and told him we were really upset and he said, 'Go home and get some rest and don't worry about this. We've been working with you for 10 years and know you'll do the right thing.'"
Aug 12, 2009 6:38 AM
The downtown firm has again been named one of the best places to work for women.
The winning firms have at least 8 percent lawyers working reduced hours (versus an average 5 percent nationwide) and at least 20 percent women equity partners (versus an average 16 percent nationwide). Bass, Berry & Sims PLC was recognized for a number of ongoing related initiatives, including increased use of flex-time, reduced-hour schedules, and other family-friendly policies.
Aug 11, 2009 1:30 PM
Call center venture's CEO looks to bring in client perspective
Aug 10, 2009 2:36 PM
From a firm press release:
The law firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC has named Janet Summey as its first Director of Marketing & Business Development. Before joining the firm, Summey served as Business Development & Practice Support Manager at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and as Marketing Manager of Arthur Andersen’s Nashville office. Summey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Memphis in 1993. She serves as Membership Chair of the Legal Marketing Association’s Nashville City Group.
Aug 10, 2009 2:18 PM
Sales manager for First Horizon Insurance, Belmont's pharmacy school adds professor, trust chief for community bank, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Aug 9, 2009 9:07 PM
John Liu, who left his post as managing director of equity strategies at Vanderbilt University last winter, has been named director of public equities for the Indiana Public Employees' Retirement Fund. He will be in charge of about $6 bilion.
Aug 7, 2009 7:28 AM