On the move: 10 October 2011

KVB names biz dev director, mutual fund group hires duo, architects add three, and more... [From our print edition in this week's City Paper]

GS&P announces six staff additions

Gresham, Smith and Partners has announced the following additions to its staff.

Rhonda Boyce joins the firm as a document control specialist in the corporate services division. Anna DeLong joins as marketing coordinator in the corporate services division. Kevin Eakes joins as a civil engineering intern in the land planning and design division.

Jim Elder joins as a mechanical engineer in the building and industrial division. Joyce Ferguson joins the firm as a plumbing CADD technician in the building and industrial division. Deron McIntosh joins as an electrical department manager in the building and industrial division. Rodney Palmer joins as a transportation design technician in the infrastructure division.

Stein promoted at KVBPR

Holley Stein has been named account supervisor and business development director at KVBPR. Her responsibilities include driving the firm’s new business efforts and building relationships with key referral sources that are aligned with the firm’s specialties.

Stein joined the firm as an account executive in 2007 and was named senior account executive in 2010. Prior to joining KVBPR, she was public relations specialist for Borders Group Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and English literature from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Compass EMP Funds adds two to team

Compass EMP Funds has announced that Jim Perry has joined the company as an account executive within the advisor services team. Perry, a graduate of Rhodes College, has over 18 years of client servicing positions with Southwestern Investments, Cumberland Bank and SunTrust Bank.

Additionally, Mike Smith has been added as an account executive within the advisor services team. Smith, a graduate of California State-Fullerton, has held sales and wholesaling positions with SunLife, ING, Genworth Financial and AXA Distributors over the past 15 years.

Centerstone Research names analytics director

Centerstone Research Institute has announced the promotion of Russell L. Galyon to director of analytics. He joined CRI two years ago as a data architect. Galyon has worked in the health care information technology field for more than 11 years. He formerly served as a consulting application engineer at HCA and received his bachelor of science from Belmont University with a double major in computer science and physics.  

Atiba hires Wallace

Atiba Software LLC has announced the addition of Joe Wallace, a programmer experienced in .NET, SQL, PHP and smartphones.

A Vanderbilt computer engineering graduate, Wallace returns to Nashville after spending the last seven years in Huntsville, Ala., working in the defense industry for Radiance Technologies.

Watkins returns to Franklin Synergy

Franklin banker Helen Watkins has rejoined the Franklin Synergy Bank team. Watkins, who has been appointed as customer service representative, will be based in the bank’s downtown Franklin office. 

Watkins has served at Cumberland Bank, Franklin National Bank and Williamson County Bank. She joins Franklin Synergy from Cadence Bank.

Three join Tuck Hinton

Tuck Hinton Architects announces the addition of Janie Wright, Oren Yarbrough and Dale Brackeen to the firm as intern architects. All three received their bachelor of architecture degrees from the University of Tennessee. 

Wright is assisting on the expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum.

Yarbrough is assisting on the design of the MTSU Student Services Building and The Southern restaurant to be located in downtown Nashville. 

Brackeen was formerly with the Atlanta design firm of Perkins & Will. He is assisting on the design of the expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Music City Center and several projects at Lipscomb University. 

Strickland joins Jarrard

Tim Strickland, a veteran communications professional with 20 years of experience in hospital marketing and journalism and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has joined health care public affairs firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Inc.

Strickland joins Jarrard Inc. from Onslow Memorial Hospital in North Carolina, where he served as senior vice president. Previously, he served as a senior executive in the marketing and community services division of a Michigan-based hospital.

Strickland’s career began in journalism, as he served as an editor at the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, and later as a reporter and editor at various papers in the Hometown Communications Network. He holds a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Florida.