Pinnacle's McCabe named NES board chair

Phoenix Holdings' Howard to serve as No. 2

Nashville Electric Service announced today the appointment of Rob McCabe Jr. as chairman of its electric power board.

Appointed to the NES board in 2009, McCabe (pictured) also has served as vice chair and has chaired the board’s operations and finance committees. He is chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners and previously served as vice chairman and president of First American Corp.

McCabe, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the Harvard Business School advanced management program, has served on the boards of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Downtown Partnership, Boy Scouts of America, Nashville Symphony, The Ensworth School, Cheekwood and Warner Parks.

In related news, Sam Howard, who was appointed to the electric power board in 2009, has been elected vice chairman of the board. Howard is chairman of Phoenix Holdings Inc., an investment holding company pursuing business opportunities in health care and real estate.