Brentwood-based wellness company Onlife Health, Inc., has named David Wheeler its vice president of coaching center operations.
Wheeler (pictured) will oversee the performance of Onlife’s coaching center, which include clinical and corporate quality, clinical research and development, training and professional education, and onsite services teams.
Previously, Wheeler served as director of clinical operations for Carewise Health, at which he was responsible for strategic and operations leadership and spearheaded numerous strategic initiatives.
Prior to working at Carewise Health, Wheeler served as director of Medicare and Pharmacy at Humana, Inc., where he guided a team of internal consultants that supported Humana’s Medicare and Pharmacy call center operations.
Wheeler has a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in team management and customer operations from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis on customer-based management from Nova Southeastern University.
“David is a dynamic professional who brings a wealth of management experience and exceptional leadership skills to his new role,” Jed Dodd, Onlife Health CEO, said in a release. “With David’s guidance, we look forward to continuing to enhance our coaching services and drive even better health outcomes for our clients.”
Ingram Content Group Inc. announced Tuesday that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has selected the La Vergne-based company's MyiLibrary e-content platform for the distribution of e-books to libraries worldwide.
HMH plans to add thousands of titles to the e-book platform, with offerings to encompass both frontlist and popular backlist titles. These will include popular content by Lois Lowry (including titles from The Giver series) and Philip K. Dick, and classics by, for example, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf. In addition, a number of cookbooks, such as the Better Homes & Gardens series and titles by Mark Bittman, will be included.
“We're pleased to add Houghton Mifflin Harcourt content to the title selection available through our MyiLibrary platform,” Dan Sheehan (pictured), vice president and general manager of Ingram Content Group Library Services. “With the addition of these new titles, we continue to enhance our platform to help both public and academic libraries develop relevant digital programs for their patrons and to assist publishers in expanding the reach of e-books to libraries around the world.”
Blue-chip retailers Bed Bath & Beyond and Gap are relocating their Murfreesboro stores into the Avenue shopping center adjacent to Interstate 24. Also moving into the 811,000-square-foot Avenue in the coming months are Gap Kids and Soma Intimates, a concept under the Chico's Brands umbrella.
The Mt. Juliet Planning Commission late last month gave the nod to almost 500 homes of various sizes on the north side of the Wilson County city. The construction will come in two projects, the larger one being developed by Khris Pascarella's Pearl Street Partners and Crescent Communities.
Local residents and business people spoke in favor of the development as well. Neighbor Ben Portland said, “This will have tremendous impact. It will be great for the north side.”
Sid Williams agreed, “We need this to keep north Mt. Juliet from dying.”
Older resident Jim Elliot threw both his arms wide and said, “I have open arms to welcome them to Mt. Juliet.”
Cumberland University has promoted Meredith McDowell to assistant athletic director, putting her in charge of fundraising. McDowell, who earned her MBA from Cumberland in 2011, had been managing the Lebanon school's annual fund since last year. The Wilson Post has more.
Columbia-based Community First Bank & Trust continued to improve its capital position in the third quarter, when it posted a profit of $290,000 versus a loss of $1.4 million a year earlier. The absence of a $2 million loan loss provision helped a lot but the company also cut expenses by $800,000, more than offsetting a $375,000 drop in net interest income. As of Sept. 30, Community First needed to close a $2.1 million gap to get all of its capital ratios in compliance with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s consent order. (Search here for "2,100.") That's down from $7 million early this year and $5.1 million in June.
A Haslam administration deal to lure Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. to invest some $800 million in a manufacturing facility and create some 1,800 jobs in the Clarksville area comes with a $72 million incentive package, according to state officials.
State funds will come in the form of reimbursable grants for job training, site prep and some funding for a cultural center to help ease the transition for Korean nationals locating to the state, said ECD spokesman Clint Brewer. The deal also includes a clawback provision, he said.
The announcement comes less than a year after another large ECD development promising hundreds of jobs to the area fell through. In 2009, Hemlock Semiconductor agreed to build a $1.2 billion facility in the area, but earlier this year let go of some 300 employees and has yet to open the plant. The Hemlock deal came before the state began using clawback provisions to ensure that tax dollars spent to lure businesses here are refunded if the company fails to produce jobs.