Brian Byrd has been named CFO of Roscoe Brown, the storied HVAC and plumbing contractor that has offices in Murfreesboro, Nashville and Tullahoma. Byrd, a Murfreesboro resident and MTSU graduate, spent 13 years at the former Gaylord Entertainment, where he was executive director of shared financial services and controller of the ResortQuest business the company owned for a while.
Various entities under the umbrella of New York-based GAMCO Investors have been busy in recent weeks unloading shares of Ryman Hospitalities Properties, the former Gaylord Entertainment. GAMCO, whose boss Mario Gabelli has been one of Gaylord's most vocal supporters and critics over the past decade and more, has sold off some $7 million worth of its large Ryman stake. It still owns about 12 percent of the Nashville-based company, which is converting into a real estate investment trust — a move Gabelli wasn't keen on. Shares of Ryman (Ticker: RHP), which recently went ex-dividend, are down slightly this morning at about $32.30.
Dave Kloeppel, who will step down as president of the new Ryman Hospitality Resources at the end of this month, sold more than a sixth of his remaining stock holdings this week. Kloeppel's latest sales put an extra $470,000 and change in his bank account.
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