The management advisory arm of regional law firm Butler Snow has added to its ranks Mike Harris, the veteran real estate executive who retired last month as COO of Highwoods Properties. Harris has since movd back to Memphis from North Carolina and is a principal at Butler Snow Advisory Services, which also has a presence in Nashville.
"Mike will bring broad and valuable experience to Butler Snow Advisory Services, and will spearhead our continued growth in the Memphis and Mid-South markets," said Matt Thornton, president and chief executive officer of BSA. "Mike played a significant role in the highly regarded senior leadership team at Highwoods, and we are thrilled to provide his strategic and transactional expertise and knowledge to our team, and our clients."
Vanderbilt Business Services has promoted Sean Carroll to director of printing services.
Carroll, who has more than 15 years of experience in the graphic communications industry, began his Vanderbilt career as assistant director of printing services in 2011.
Carroll is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
“Sean’s wealth of industry knowledge, high standard for customer service and strategic vision have already had a tremendous impact, and I am confident that his leadership will result in outstanding service to Vanderbilt from a best-in-class operation,” Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Services Laura Nairon said in a release.
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Granger Cobb, the former CEO of Emeritus who merged that company into Brookdale Senior Living in the middle of last year, died this week at age 54. Cobb had led Emeritus since 2007 and, in a statement, Brookdale CEO Andy Smith called him "a true pioneer and leader in our industry."
Veteran music journalist Brian Mansfield will depart USA Today after an 18-year run as the paper’s Nashville correspondent and join locally based Shore Fire Media in the newly created senior post of content director.
According to the Shore Fire Media Twitter page, Mansfield will begin his duties Oct. 13.
Shore Fire founder Marilyn Laverty said on the Twitter page that Mansfield will be in charge of creating and unifying the company’s written materials and will create a stream of text, images and music.
“He’s also going to be contributing media strategies for campaigns,” Laverty tweeted. “And as someone who I think is so widely respected and so knowledgeable in the music business, he’ll be a great ambassador for us as well. We’ve invested a lot of effort in our staff writing this year, and feel that providing a stream of text and images is really the future for us.
Mansfield once served as entertainment editor (from September 1988 to July 1991) of Post sister publication Nashville Scene.
Shore Fire Media represents more than 50 acts, including Zac Brown Band, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Lana Del Rey.
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