Cool Springs-based financial services and investment firm HawsGoodwin Financial announced today it has added an employee benefits division and has tapped Tom Weatherman to oversee it.
A 35-year insurance industry professional with long-standing ties to Middle Tennessee insurance providers and agencies, Weatherman will oversee the implementation of the new division’s infrastructure and program offerings, which include group medical, life, and dental; disability and vision; flexible and health savings accounts; wellness programs; and individual medical and life insurance.
Prior to joining HawsGoodwin, Weatherman (pictured) served as employee benefits manager for international insurance brokerage Integro. Before that, he was vice president, sales manager and producer at Brentwood-based Gale Smith and Co. He also has held sales and management positions with Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Cigna.
Weatherman received his B.S. degree from Lipscomb University.
“Tom is an extremely well-respected professional in Middle Tennessee, and his vast knowledge of the insurance industry will be beneficial to our firm and more importantly to our existing and future clients,” Art Haws, HawsGoodwin CEO, said in a release. “We view this as an important step in the firm’s growth and we are excited about the potential opportunities on the horizon.”
Regional real estate powerhouse Crye-Leike has opened a property management office on Broad Street in Murfreesboro and moved four-year employee Laurie Reardon from its Brentwood location to run it. The outpost is Crye-Leike's third Middle Tennessee property management office and its 14th across the Southeast.
Lebanon-based Cumberland University has officially applied to the NCAA for Division II athletics membership, according to the Associated Press.
The university's sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) division. CU official want to begin the three-year transition from NAIA beginning Sept. 1, the AP reports.
University officials announced Thursday that the more than 700-page application was submitted this week before the Feb. 1 deadline for reclassification, according to the wire service.
Cumberland has been accepted as a provisional member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, which includes Nashville-based Trevecca Nazarene University (which is also transitioning its athletics to NCAA Division II from NAIA). The 11-member GMAC also features two schools in Kentucky, three schools in Ohio and four schools in West Virginia.
Bulldog athletics had competed primarily in the NAIA's Mid-South Conference.
In a bid to revive its business in the era of online shopping and showrooming, storied electronics retailer RadioShack has been working hard to update its stores. The roughly 20th version of its new prototype opened this weekend on James Campbell Boulevard in Columbia. The store features a speaker wall and idea center tempting shoppers to spend more time exploring devices and accessories.
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MissionPoint, Saint Thomas Health's accountable care organization, announced today it has been awarded a $80,000 grant from the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation to launch a chronic disease management program.
The pilot program will serve 400 uninsured patients living with diabetes in Montgomery County and Fort Campbell.
"We are very excited for the work that this grant will allow us to do in the Montgomery County area," Jason Dinger, MissionPoint CEO, said in a release. "Through this grant, we will continue our mission of serving some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Dinger said the funding would pay for case management services for patients, with the goal of helping them better manage their diabetes.
"We selected MissionPoint as the recipient of this grant because of their commitment to the health and wellness of the uninsured, as well as their proven track record of improving community health, reducing costs, increasing access and enhancing the patient experience," said Joey Smith, board member of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Health Foundation.