Justice Center staffer wins state award
Jennifer Tlumak, paralegal and client advocate at the Tennessee Justice Center, has received the 2009 Young Leader Award from the Tennessee Alliance for Progress in recognition of her efforts as an advocate for children’s health services.
A Nashville native, Tlumak received a bachelor’s degree in history with honors from Dartmouth College in 2001. Before returning to Nashville in 2005, one of her jobs was as an analyst in the Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Insurance agency names employee benefit sales VP
First Horizon Insurance, a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp., has promoted Kevin Mathis to vice president of employee benefit sales. Mathis has more than 15 years of experience in the health care and insurance industry. He joined First Horizon Insurance in 1998.
Ingram returns to firm he founded
After working as Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff since 2002, Tom Ingram is returning to the Ingram Group  he launched in 1983. His initial clients with the strategic consulting firm will include senators Alexander and Bob Corker. He also will work at the federal level and with Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s 2010 gubernatorial bid.
VU engineering dean to chair national board
Kenneth Galloway, dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, has been elected by his national peers to a two-year term as chair of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board. Galloway also will serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Education. The Engineering Deans Council includes more than 300 deans of engineering across the United States.
BWSC names division chief
Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon has named Scott Schulz leader of its architectural group . Schulz has more than two decades of experience with architectural projects in a range of sectors and comes to the Nashville-based firm from Newton Oldacre McDonald, where he was development services manager.
Benton joins Pinnacle
Liz Benton has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a sales assistant for Pinnacle Asset Management, the holding company’s investment management division. Benton, who has 14 years of financial services experience, was most recently a senior regional marketing consultant for ING Financial Advisers LLC. Her prior roles include serving as a marketing associate at PLANCO Financial Services Inc. and as a benefits analyst for the State of Tennessee in insurance administration.
John Hancock honors local agent
Nashville resident Marcus Henderson of Henderson Financial Group Inc. has been recognized as one of the top 10 financial representatives nationwide for 2008 by John Hancock Financial Network and was named to the President’s Roundtable.
Henderson, who has been affiliated with John Hancock since 1989, has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, an international association of leading financial representatives, for 18 consecutive years.
AmMed adds VP
AmMed Direct, a national provider of specialty products and services to people with diabetes, has named Gloria Richardson vice president of managed markets.
Richardson will provide the planning, leadership, communication and execution for developing and selling AmMed Direct’s program of diabetes services to insurance plans nationwide. She joins AmMed Direct after serving as national director of business-to-business marketing for PolyMedica Corp. She also was vice president of sales and account management at Control Diabetes Services and as national director of program development for National Diabetic Pharmacies.
Gresham staffers get LEED credentials
The following employees of architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith and Partners have earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design professional accreditation: Chris Childress, an electrical engineer intern in the environment and industry division; Chase Jones, a mechanical engineer intern in the environment and industry division; Melinda Marvell, an interior designer in the corporate and urban design division; and Johnathan Woodside, a mechanical designer in the ACE division.