Executive Appointments: 13 July 2009

Franklin Synergy adds bankers, chamber officer snags national post, new leader for VU women's center, and more...
[From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]

Two join Franklin Synergy Bank

Franklin Synergy Bank announced the addition of John Cross as senior vice president of correspondent banking, and Travis Smith to correspondent banking business development. Bank President Richard Herrington announced the appointments.

Cross comes to Franklin Synergy from The Bankers Bank in Nashville. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration. He holds Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses.

Smith is a graduate of the University of Memphis, where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration.

Franklin Synergy Bank opened in November 2007.

Eisenbrandt new president of national group

Nancy Eisenbrandt, chief operating officer and chief workforce development officer of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, has been elected president of Business Retention Expansion International.

Prior to being elected BREI president, Eisenbrandt served as secretary. She began her career with the Nashville Chamber in 1980 with the economic development department. In 1990, she was promoted to vice president of business services, and she became COO and chief workforce development officer in 2007.

Grant administrator joins legal aid society

The Legal Aid Society, the state's largest nonprofit law firm, announced C. Phillip Many would join the organization as a grant administrator.

Before joining the Legal Aid Society, Many served as an independent consultant working with East Academy Inc. and the YWCA of Middle Tennessee. He was director of Tennessee's Welfare-to-Work Project for Policy Studies Inc. and vice president of finance and information technology for Family & Children's Services Inc. in Nashville.

Many holds a master's degree from Grambling State University and a bachelor's from Louisiana Tech University.

The Legal Aid Society gives free civil legal aid to people who have nowhere else to turn. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge, and Tullahoma. The Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way.

Spencer new director of VU Women's Center

Nora Spencer has been named the new director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center at Vanderbilt. Spencer came to the university a year ago as the director of the first full-time office to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex community.

In addition to her new responsibilities, Spencer will continue her leadership of the Office of LGBTQI Life. With Spencer's appointment, the women's center will move administratively under the Dean of Students Office, where the Office of LGBTQI Life is located. The women's center will remain a separate entity focused on women's and gender issues.

Mosely hired at Belmont University

Belmont University recently appointed Kathryn (Kate) Mosely as senior director of development. In her role she will lead all aspects of fund development and oversee donor stewardship.

Mosely has worked in development for 20 years and was most recently the interim director for alumni and development at Montgomery Bell Academy. She previously served as associate director for alumni and development and director of the annual fund for Montgomery Bell Academy for six years and was associate director for alumni and development and director of the annual fund at St. Bernard Academy for 14 years.

American Signature adds loan originator

Brentwood-based American Signature Mortgage LLC announced that former Sumner County Deputy Sheriff Monte R. Green has joined the company as loan originator. Green is a life-long resident of Middle Tennessee and is known for his years of service to the community in multiple capacities.

"We're very happy to have Monte joining us at American Signature Mortgage. He is a trusted and respected individual, someone in whom borrowers can place their confidence," said Clint E. Windler, chief manager.

American Signature Mortgage is a full service mortgage company serving Tennessee.