LifePoint Health has promoted two support center employees, with Ken Gagnon having been named vice president of pharmacy services and Michelle Augusty having been named senior director of communications.
Gagnon joined LifePoint in 2009. In his new role, he will be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating clinical, operational, regulatory and compliance activities for hospital-based pharmacy services.
"Ken has demonstrated exemplary leadership during his tenure with LifePoint and has been instrumental in enhancing pharmacy operations at our hospitals," Greg Hostettler, senior vice president of supply chain operations, said in a release. "We are pleased to recognize his accomplishments and look forward to continuing to grow and improve pharmacy services under his direction."
Augusty joined the LifePoint in 2012. Previously, she was an account executive at DVL Seigenthaler Public Relations.
"Michelle is highly skilled at developing and implementing effective communications strategies to help position LifePoint as a health care leader, both nationally and in the communities we serve," said Diane Huggins, vice president of communications. "She has played a vital role in LifePoint's communications efforts since the day she joined the company, and we are very excited to broader her responsibilities and leadership with this well-deserved promotion."
Mayor Karl Dean has appointed Nashville attorney Robert “Bo” R. Campbell Jr. to the Electric Power Board, the five-member body that oversees Nashville Electric Service, according to a release.
Campbell (pictured) is a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, where his practice consists of business and commercial transactions with a primary focus on commercial real estate and in public private partnerships. Prior to joining Waller, Campbell practiced more than 20 years at Nashville’s Donelson Stokes & Bartholomew law firm.
Campbell is a board member of the Nashville Downtown Partnership and serves with various professional and community organizations in Middle Tennessee.
Members of the Electric Power Board serve five-year terms without pay.
Advanced Network Solutions has promoted Greg Summey to chief technology officer. He previously was vice president of technical services for the Nashville-based company.
Summey (pictured) joined ANS as an engineer in 2004. In addition to his more than 15 years of IT industry experience, he holds multiple technical certifications and a degree in management information systems from Tennessee Tech University.
“Greg is the consummate technical professional,” Richard Pinson, ANS CEO, said in a release. “He consistently demonstrates the company’s technical vision for our clients and has a keen eye for selecting engineering talent. As Chief Technology Officer, Greg will provide leadership in our ever-changing technical environment and competitive marketplace.”
Advanced Network Solutions provides regulatory secure banking, health care and IT managed service solutions for small-to-medium-sized businesses.
Buddy Lee Attractions has promoted veteran employee Mike Meade to vice president, musicrow.com reports.
Meade, who oversees the company’s speaker and guest appearances division, started with Buddy Lee Attractions as an intern in 1996.
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Brentwood Services Administrators has promoted John Smitherman to senior vice president of sales.
Smitherman (pictured) had served as vice president of sales for BSA since January 2014, according to a release. He has held a number of positions since joining the firm in 1992.
In his new role, Smitherman will oversee the company’s sales force, in addition to working with new and existing clients.
Smitherman is a graduate of Lipscomb University.
"John has been an integral part of the Brentwood Services organization for 23 years with close to half of that time involved in adjusting and supervising claims before moving his focus to sales,” BSA Executive Vice President Keith Fawcett said in the release. “John has led the charge in the expansion of our client base, particularly with individual employers and groups in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.”
Pinnacle Financial Partners has hired Trey Tally as a senior vice president.
Tally (pictured), who is based at the company’s The Pinnacle at Symphony Place office in SoBro, was most recently at Regions Bank as a trust adviser in the private wealth management area, according to a release. Prior to that, he served as a staff attorney for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions’ legal division and as legal liaison for its compliance division.
Tally is a graduate of Tulane University and earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He holds a certified trust and financial advisor designation and is an honors graduate of American Bankers Association’s Graduate Trust Schools I and II, and its National Trust School.
Tally is an active member of Leadership Health Care, the Estate Planning Council of Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Bar Association.
“Trust services are an important part of Pinnacle’s overall efforts to help our clients build, protect and distribute wealth,” Robert Newman, Pinnacle trust services manager, said in the release. “Trey’s reputation for providing exceptional client service makes him a great addition to our team.”
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