On the move: 20 August 2012

Fifth Third, Pinnacle, Opry Mills among local companies to announce hires, promotions

F&M Bank selects Harris, Ellis

F&M Bank has hired Jennifer Harris as branch manager of the organization’s Mt. Juliet office. 

Harris has a commercial banking and financial services career spanning more than 37 years. Most recently, she has served as a vice president for First Citizens Bank and Pinnacle Financial Partners, with primary responsibilities in the area of business /medical lending and deposit services.

She is a graduate of Cumberland University.

In addition , F&M Bank has promoted Dan Ellis to vice president and special assets officer.

Formerly F&M’s Mt. Juliet branch manager, Ellis is responsible for managing all real estate assets for the bank’s Middle Tennessee market area.

Ellis has 12 years of Nashville-area banking experience, having joined F&M in 2007. He is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University.

Tuck joins Pinnacle Financial Partners

Alisha Tuck has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a mortgage advisor assistant.

Previously, Tuck was a mortgage sales associate with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Clarksville.

Prior mortgage roles include Tuck’s serving as a loan coordinator for Bank of America Home Loans, processor for Tennessee Mortgage Solutions and production assistant for Countrywide Home Loans in Brentwood.

Fifth Third Bank adds Crudup

Moneshia Crudup has joined Fifth Third Bank’s Tennessee affiliate as assistant vice president and membership banking officer. She will concentrate on health care and preferred banking clients.

Crudup is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a major in business administration and was previously employed with Bank of America.     

ProAccura names business development head

ProAccura has named Michael Renwick as its business development executive.

Renwick has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, most recently as principal of MAR Health Services Consulting Group.

Renwick also served as director of health care sales/health care marketing for AT&T Business Solutions. He was responsible for strategic planning, market positioning, sales direction, and training for AT&T.

MP&F adds staff associate

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has added Maggie Bowers as a staff associate.

During the summer of 2011, Bowers completed an internship with the marketing and communications department at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, where she developed content for the Chamber’s blog, e-newsletters and publications.

Bowers graduated from Vanderbilt University with bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish.

Schneller named Opry Mills marketing director

Tarasina Schneller has been named director of marketing and business development at Opry Mills.

Schneller comes from Simon Property Group, as which she was director of marketing and business development at Battlefield Mall in Springfield, Mo., and Towne East Square in Wichita, Kan.

Schneller graduated from Wichita State University and received her master’s degree in  business administration from Southwestern College.

Goodman named manager at Civil Site Design Group

Civil Site Design Group has named Chris Goodman as manager of its new Clarksville office.

Goodman’s experience includes surveying, commercial site design, roadway design and municipal design. He was previously director of business development at DBS & Associates. 

Goodman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering technology at Murray State University.

Littlejohn adds environmental project manager

Kent Evetts has joined Littlejohn Engineering Associates as a senior environmental project manager.

Previously, he led Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon’s Environmental and Energy Group as its vice president.

Evetts received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Middle Tennessee State University.

MP&F promotes two to associate account executives

McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has promoted Sam Kennedy and Kate Vorys to associate account executives. They previously were staff associates.

Since joining MP&F in 2011, Kennedy has worked in media relations, event planning, grassroots campaigns and government relations.

While attending the University of Tennessee, he worked as a deputy clerk in the Knox County Criminal Court, where his duties included media relations, court administration and public relations.