Executive Appointments: 6 July 2009

A Bristol Development director jumps to Zeitlin, benefits broker adds two, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]

Zeitlin adds former Bristol director

Kim Brasfield has joined Zeitlin & Co. Realtors as an affiliate broker at the new InTown office in The Gulch. Prior to joining the firm, Brasfield was the marketing and development director at Bristol Development Group, which she joined in 2000.

During her time at Franklin-based Bristol, she was involved in 23 developments, including the Icon in the Gulch, Velocity and Bristol West End.

Pancoast & Associates adds two

Pat Lund has joined Pancoast & Associates as senior benefits consultant and Jeff Snyder has been hired as a benefits broker.

Lund brings more than 25 years of experience in the employee benefits field. Her expertise includes benefit consulting and analysis, health care design and wellness programs. Prior to joining Pancoast, she was an independent consultant for benefit consulting and wellness design and implementation. Before that, she was vice president at an international consulting firm specializing in employee benefits.

Snyder is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, where he double-majored in marketing and risk management and insurance. Before working in employee benefits, Snyder sold personal lines insurance for Northwestern Mutual in Nashville.

Attorney speaks to trial consultant group

Nashville attorney Phillip Miller was a featured speaker at the recent 28th Annual Conference of the American Society of Trial Consultants in Atlanta. He joined with California attorney Diane Wyzga to present a three-hour workshop entitled, “Trial Consulting 201A: Storytelling – Understanding Opinion Formation & Practicing Skills.”

Miller, whose eponymous firm is based on Woodland Street, has practiced law since 1980. He was named one of the “Super Lawyers” of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi for the third consecutive year in 2008.

OHL promotes three to C-level spots

OHL, which was formerly known as Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, has promoted three execs who have joined the company since 2006 to senior positions. Former CFO Bert Irigoyen has been named president and chief operating officer. Paul Stone will take his place as finance chief; previously, he was senior vice president of finance. In addition, Frank Eichler has been named chief administrative officer and is retaining his general counsel title.

Irigoyen joined OHL two years ago after having been CFO at Global Knowledge Networks. Eichler has been with the company for three years. Previously, he was with phone directory publisher Dex Media.

Stone is the most recent arrival at OHL; he joined the Brentwood-based company last year from call center operator Sitel.

Manager for Bob Parks’ Smyrna office

Bob Parks Realty has appointed Virginia Pappafotis as manager of its Smyrna office. A 30-year resident of Smyrna, Pappafotis previously was an agent with Bob Parks, selling new construction for seven years and earning numerous awards.

Pappafotis received her real estate broker’s license in 2007. Before joining Bob Parks, she taught computer lab for five years in the Rutherford County school system at Smyrna Middle School. She also worked as an office manager for two other real estate companies

Two from Vanderbilt-Ingram named to 'Dream Team'

Two members of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center community have been tapped to join an international “Dream Team” of cancer researchers. Professor Carlos Arteaga and patient advocate Patricia Lee will be part of the project that will seek to further breast cancer research and help tailor treatments to individual patients. Arteaga joins five other principal researchers from around the United States and Europe in the initiative.

The program, funded by Stand Up To Cancer, a charitable initiative of The Entertainment Industry Foundation will receive roughly $15 million for its three-year term.

Arteaga currently occupies the vice chancellor’s chair in breast cancer research and is director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Specialized Program of Research Excellence.