Nashville-based IT service provider Concept Technology has hired Megan Johnson as controller and Ben Tennant as field engineer.
Johnson, a certified public accountant, will manage accounting operations for Concept Technology.
Johnson previously served as revenue manager at Community Health Systems. Prior to that, Johnson worked in public accounting at global CPA firm BDO USA where she provided tax compliance, accounting and consulting services for clients. In her new role as controller.
Tennant most recently was a network engineer for Solerant, for which he implemented network infrastructure for churches, schools and non-profits.
Previously, he was an intern for the Development Environment Architect Group at Aflac.
“With Megan’s mix of public and private sector experience, stepping into her new role is perfect fit,” James Fields, president of Concept Technology, said in a release. “Ben is driven to serve others and his experience offering network solutions will be an asset to our team of field engineers.”
The Nashville Technology Council team members on Thursday night hosted a few hundred of their friends at their annual industry awards dinner, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Sporting a rock and roll theme and kicked off with a blast of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck," the event honored a range of key players in Middle Tennessee's booming IT scene. Here's the rundown, with the winners followed by category finalists in parentheses:
Company of the Year: Rustici Software (Digital Reasoning, Medalogix)
Team of the Year: HCA (Digital Reasoning, Emma)
Early-Stage Company of the Year: Kalatech (InvisionHeart, Kindful)
CIO of the Year: Marty Paslick of HCA (Guy Barnard of Healthways, Andy Corts of Sarah Cannon)
CISO of the Year: Dirk Maxwell of Sitel (Bob Quandt of Healthways, Tom Ratz of Dollar General)
CTO of the Year: Jim Siegienski of iQuantifi (Edmon Begoli of PYA Analytics, Bryan Mosher of Medalogix)
Innovator of the Year: Tiffany Woosley of Homeland (Dan Hogan of Medalogix, Anthony Montgomery of LPS)
Marketing Innovator of the Year: Jeffrey Horne of Rustici Software (Erin Desman of United Structural Systems, Anne McGraw of Nissan North America)
Data Scientist of the Year: John Wagster of Digital Reasoning (Brian Johnson of Donor Bureau, Damian Mingle of WPC Healthcare)
Software Developer/Architect of the Year: Doug Hurst of Emma (Alex Berta of NSG, Chris Collins of Dollar General)
Volunteer of the Year: Colleen Hoy of Emerge Financial Wellness (Susan Lewis of Deloitte, Pryor Manning of Nissan North America)
Educator of the Year: Mary York of Overton High School (Charles Apigian of MTSU, Fortune Mhlanga of Lipscomb)
Student of the Year: Cameron Lowry of Lipscomb (Ellie Fitzpatrick of Harpeth Hall, Geoffrey Gross of Belmont)
AT&T officials announced today the company will hire 145 employees for call center, retail and technician positions in Tennessee, including 30 in Middle Tennessee. Of those jobs, more than 120 are newly created positions, according to a release.
AT&T created more than 300 new jobs and filled nearly 800 jobs in Tennessee in 2014.
Much of the hiring has been spurred by AT&T’s Project Velocity IP project, an investment plan to expand and enhance IP broadband networks to support customer’s desire for "mobile, ultra-fast and reliable access to everything on the Internet, particularly video," the release reads.
“As we’ve continued to invest in our network and expand our customer base in Tennessee, we’ve also remained committed to providing excellent customer service,” Joelle Phillips (pictured), president of AT&T Tennessee, said in the release. “From connected cars to a connected home, and from wearable technology to mobile Internet, these are exciting times for us, and we certainly thank [state officials] who have worked to create an environment where we can continue to invest with confidence and create job opportunities for hard working Tennesseans."
Local Web design company iDesign has been acquired by Phase 3 Marketing & Communications, an Atlanta company that now has seven offices in five states. The 11-member iDesign team has won 18 ADDY Awards since the firm was founded in 2005. The MetroCenter outpost of iDesign will change names in the coming months.
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