Pinnacle Financial Partners has added Kim A. Boone as a senior vice president and trust services advisor at its financial center in Murfreesboro.
Boone has 30 years of financial services experience, spending the last 12 years at First Farmers and Merchants Bank in Columbia. She served as a senior personal trust officer in her most recent role.
Boone earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. She is also a graduate of the Southern Trust School.
“Kim’s extensive trust experience and industry involvement will be a tremendous asset to Pinnacle,” Robert Newman, trust services manager for Nashville-based Pinnacle, said in a release.
MTSU has announced a partnership with two Turkish universities to help bring technology — a retrofitted rear-wheel motor that could reduce automotive fuel consumption by half — to the market. The joint effort with Meliksah University and Firat University comes two years after MTSU President Sidney McPhee signed a memorandum of understanding for academic and cultural exchange with Meliksah.
MTSU officials believe the partnership will facilitate the development of Perry’s motor into a working invention that is ready to be licensed to automotive manufacturers throughout the world. As a part of the agreement, Meliksah University will obtain an industrial partner for the project, allowing the university to obtain a research grant through the Turkish government’s equivalent of the National Science Foundation.
“Turkey has the second highest petroleum cost in the world,” said Paul Martin, whose business contacts in Turkey paved the way for McPhee’s initial agreement with Meliksah. “The government there is willing to invest in fuel conservation technology.”
MidSouth Bank has recruited to its mortgage group Belinda Arender, an 11-year veteran of the local market. Arender, who will be a vice president at MidSouth, was previously VP and sales manager at F&M Mortgage in Rutherford and Wilson counties and also has worked regionally for First Tennessee and BancorpSouth. (View the bank's release here.) She joins MidSouth as the bank's leaders work toward completing their $38 million sale to Franklin Financial Network, the parent of Franklin Synergy Bank.
Sam's Sports Grill soon will open at Blackjack Cove Marina at 2001 Lakeshore Drive in Old Hickory. The bar and restaurant, which will be the fifth Sam's location, join those in Hillsboro Village, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro and Florence, Ala. Our friends at the Scene have more here.