On the move: 4 April 2011

Willis names CFO, Fifth Third and Pinnacle beef up mortgage units, legal info manager adds IT pros, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]

Musicians Corner names executive director

Musicians Corner, the nonprofit that runs free outdoor entertainment in Centennial Park, has named John Tumminello executive director to head up its second season. Tumminello brings 20 years of experience to his new position. He was co-founder of “Music City Unsigned,” a local grassroots music initiative and serves as the digital marketing director for South Central Media, where he develops integrated marketing campaigns for local radio stations.

Fifth Third makes staff changes

Pete Zaft joins Fifth Third Bank as a mortgage loan originator to serve the greater Nashville area. Previously, he worked for Farmers & Merchant Bank as part of a team that migrated from Bank of America's local operations. Zaft holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business from Indiana University.

Shelley Petrescu has been promoted to Fifth Third Tennessee’s retail risk and operations manager. Petrescu has worked with Fifth Third for nine years and has extensive background in the field of risk and operations.

Tracee Carpenter has been named Community Reinvestment Act officer with the bank. She joined Fifth Third in 2005 and has over 20 years experience in the financial industry. She is a graduate of Martin University with a degree in business management.

eMids names Johnson senior director

Nashville-based eMids Technologies has named Wayne Johnson its senior director of business development. Most recently, Johnson was the regional vice president at maxIT Healthcare in Denver, where he was responsible for the sales and market development of health care IT consultants.

In his new role, Johnson will be responsible for new business development, sales and relationship management for the enterprise health care services business unit of eMids. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Clemson University.

Butler joins Pinnacle

Brad Butler has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a mortgage adviser. He brings 16 years of experience in the mortgage industry and comes from Bank of America Home Loans in Nashville. During his 14-year career at BofA, he served as a vice president in its Nashville mortgage division and as an assistant VP in Murfreesboro.

Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia.

DVL announce promotions

Dye Van Mol & Lawrence has promoted four account service members. Courtney Eller, Stacey Wilson and Brian Fulton have been promoted from their roles as account executives to account supervisors. Eller joined the firm in 2004 as an account service associate and also served as an assistant account executive. Wilson came to DVL in 2005 from fashion media agency KCD Inc. in New York. Fulton joined DVL in 2009 as an account executive after six years at the Nashville Sports Council. 

Elizabeth Lee, a member of DVL’s advertising division, has been promoted from assistant account executive to account executive. Lee joined DVL in 2008 after working in music publishing and business management.

Nicholson & Wenz join Tuck Hinton

Tuck Hinton Architects announces the addition of Adam Nicholson and Scott Wenz to the firm as intern architects.

Nicholson attended University of Tennessee Architecture & Design, where he received a bachelor of architecture degree. He was employed at Richard Meier & Partners Architects in New York City.

Wenz received a bachelor’s of science degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He then earned a master’s of architecture degree from the University of Michigan.

Willis names CFO

Willis North America has appointed Sharon Edwards chief financial officer. In this role, she will be responsible for all aspects of Willis North America’s finance functions.

Edwards joined Willis in 1991 and has extensive financial and operational expertise. In 2009, she was appointed chief administrative officer of Willis North America, where she was responsible for sales operations, field operations, and financial process improvement. Prior to that, she served in a variety of leadership roles including, North American controller and regional finance officer for Willis’ Midwest region.

Document Solutions hires two, promotes one

Document Solutions Inc. has hired two new employees and promoted one. Steve McKisic joins as application systems architect and James Smith joins as enterprise infrastructure architect. Stewart Conradi has been promoted to IT systems technician in the Nashville office from his former position as imaging operator in DSi’s Knoxville office.

McKisic is a systems and solutions developer and administrator with knowledge of a wide array of programming dialects and eight years’ experience in project management. He comes to DSi from Emdeon Business Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities and a master of education degree from Bob Jones University and is currently pursuing a master’s in computer science from American Sentinel University.

Conradi is a Certified CompTIA Network+, A+ and Green IT technician with four years of experience at DSi. Smith is a software engineer with 14 years of IT experience. He also joins DSi from Emdeon, where he served as R&D Staff Engineer III. He earned an associate’s degree in pre-engineering from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida and studied computer science and engineering at Stetson University and the University of West Florida.

change:healthcare adds data experts

Three new data and IT professionals — Jeff Simmonds, Levi Kennedy and Cameron Dykes — have joined change:healthcare. Simmonds has been named manager of IT Infrastructure and Kennedy and Dykes have been hired as programmers.

Simmonds comes to change:healthcare from his own consulting company, where he has been a Linux Systems administrator and Web applications developer since 2005. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in electrical engineering.

Kennedy has joined the staff as a programmer. He previously was a software developer with Walcott Squared. Prior to that, he held developer and technical positions with Apple, Griffin Technology and TotemPoll. He holds a BS of commercial music degree from Belmont University with an emphasis in music technology.

Dykes also is a programmer, having previously served as a senior programmer for Premiere Speakers Bureau. He is an MTSU graduate with a bachelor’s in computer science and a minor in mathematics.