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.
The Nashville Electric Service Electric Power Board announced today the appointment of local attorney Robert J. Mendes as chair and restaurateur Irma Paz-Bernstein as vice chair.
An attorney at Frost Brown Todd, LLC, Mendes concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, business bankruptcy and business transactions. He has served on the NES board since 2011 and served on NES’s audit and ethics committee for two years.
Mendes attended the University of Chicago Law School after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1988.
A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Paz-Bernstein is co-owner of Nashville-based Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles. She graduated with a communications science degree from Univa in Guadalajara before attending the University of California at Los Angeles to finish her education. She was a television producer for nine years before relocating to Nashville.
Paz-Bernstein has served on the NES Electric Power Board since 2013.
NES’s five-member board is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the Metro Council to serve five-year staggered terms without pay.
Goodlettsville-based general contractor PBG Builders Inc. has landed the contract to construct a 56,300-square-foot operations building for Nashville Electric Service, according to Metro Codes Administration Services documents. The building will be located at 488 Myatt Drive, with the permit valued at $8.47 million.
A state Comptroller of the Treasury office audit released Thursday shows Nashville Electric Service employees engaged in improper bidding of contracts, made personal purchases using a company credit card and nurtured a cozy relationship with Gaylord Entertainment.
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Nashville Electric Service announced today the reappointment of local realtor Richard Courtney to the NES Electric Power Board.
First appointed to the board in 2007, Courtney has served as chairman and vice chairman and has chaired four of the board’s committees. A real estate broker with French Christianson Patterson & Associates, Courtney served as president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors (GNAR) in 2007 and currently sits on its board.
Courtney was named Realtor of the Year by GNAR in 2004 and Tennessee Realtor of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Realtors in 2007. He is the author of Buyers Are Liars and Sellers Are Too!, co-author of Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles and a real estate columnist for the Nashville Ledger.
The five-member NES board is appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the Metro Council to serve five-year staggered terms without pay.
Nashville Electric Service has promoted Wesley Allen to vice president of engineering.
He replaces Paul Allen, who is retiring after 38 years at NES.
A professional engineer with 35 years of experience at NES, Allen most recently served as manager of civil and environmental engineering.
Allen is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, holding a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He also earned a master’s degree in engineering administration from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in business administration from Belmont University.
NES President and CEO Decosta Jenkins (pictured) has been chosen to serve on the board of the American Public Power Association.
Based in Washington, D.C., and founded in 1940, APPA is the national service organization for more than 2,000 public power electric utilities serving approximately 46 million customers. Board members are chosen to represent 10 regions across the country and serve three-year terms.
In related news involving NES officials, Paul Allen, vice president of engineering, has received the APPA's Harold Kramer-John Preston Personal Service Award, while Intelligent Utility magazine has recognized Vic Hatridge, vice president and chief information officer, as one of the nation's top 12 "utility champions."
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