On the Move: 24 July 2014

Avondale, Convention Center Authority, Corsair, Vanderbilt announce updates

Avondale VP ranks among Top 50 advisors

Avondale Partners Vice President Jordan Sibler to its “Top 50 Under 40” Financial Advisors for Defined Contributions and 401(k) plans NAPAnet.

Recipients for the award were nominated based on leadership and innovative thinking in 401(k) planning.

Sibler has worked with numerous clients to implement customized due diligence screens and scoring evaluation systems designed to fit their specific needs and led the team that implemented Avondale’s proprietary scoring system in 2012.

Beginning his career at Wachovia Securities, Sibler served as account manager for over 50 institutional retirement plans, and he earned the firm’s Recognition of Excellence Award for outstanding commitment to client satisfaction.

Sibler earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Vanderbilt University in human organizational development.


Convention Center Authority elects officers

The Nashville Convention Center Authority has voted to re-elect Marty Dickens as chairman for this coming fiscal year, with Vonda McDaniel to serve as vice chair, and Mona Lisa Warren as secretary/treasurer.

Additionally, the authority voted on a permit that will allow the purchasing department of the Music City Center to consider a proposer’s diversity plan as a part of the evaluation criteria.

“Our goal for the DBE program has always been to make sure we do everything possible to assist minority, woman, small businesses and service disable veteran owned businesses,” Charles Starks, MCC president and CEO, said in a release. “This addendum will allow us some flexibility in the procurement process that will encourage an increase in purchasing from these businesses.”


VU's Ezell dies at 42

Nashville-based disabilities advocate and long-time Vanderbilt University employee Sara Suzanne Ezell died of complications related to osteogenesis imperfecta on July 9. She was 42.

In 2005, Ezell accepted the role of project coordinator of Project Opportunity at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The 10-month internship program provides career training and job placement for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Read more here.

Corsair taps Clodfelter, Bell

Corsair Distillery owners Darek Bell, Andrew Webber and Amy Lee Bell have named Andrea Clodfelter as head distiller and manager.

“Andrea has been key to some of our best products, like our Quinoa Whiskey (which won Corsair its second “Innovator of the Year” award with Whisky Magazine),” Bell said in a release.

The distillery has benefited greatly through Clodfelter’s skill sets of bartending, tour guiding, brewing, distilling, blending and bottling, according to the company owners.

“Andrea has been our secret weapon. She is incredibly talented and hardworking,” Webber said in the release.


Vanderbilt adds new law, finance degree program

Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management are adding a new program for select law school students to earn master’s degrees in finance.

“For lawyers heading to Wall Street, understanding markets is critical to building a successful career in financial service,” Vanderbilt Ralph Owen Dean M. Eric Johnson said in a release. “Launching the fall semester of 2014, the program grew out of discussions between Johnson and Vanderbilt Law School Dean Chris Guthrie, begun shortly after Johnson’s arrival in July of 2013.”

The three-year joint program will provide select students with an opportunity to combine both law and finance to their expertise.

Students will spend the first two years in law school, following a semester at Owen, and then finishing their last semester with both law and business courses.


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