Monday, January 10, 2011

On the move: 3 January 2011

A big-name instructor for the Nashville School of Law, Morgan Stanley office adds advisor, Malham group adds data manager, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper] 01-03-2011 12:01 AM — Watkins adds external relations pros Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has hired Hilrie Brown as its vice president for institutional advancement. In this position, Brown will oversee all development and external relations functions of the college. Brown comes to Watkins after six years with The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where she served as deputy director of development. Previously, she served as vice president for institutional advancement at Battle Ground Academy. She also served as the director of enrollment management and marketing at The Harpeth Hall School for 12 years. Christy Bell has returned to Watkins as the director of external relations and assistant director of development. She left this role briefly to direct the Take Steps fundraising campaigns for the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Bell previously served as corporate relations manager for Hands on Nashville and associate director for new student and family programs at Vanderbilt. Neal joins Nashville School of Law faculty The Nashville School of Law has hired Dianne Ferrell Neal as assistant instructor. Neal is teaching the Tennessee Bar Exam Skills and Review course. After starting her career at a private law firm, Neal spent six years as Tennessee assistant attorney general. Neal was also chief legal counsel to Gov. Ned McWherter and general counsel to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. After nearly a decade of state service, she served as president and CEO of the Cumberland Science Museum, which is now the Adventure Science Center. Neal received her doctorate of jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law, her M.A. in history from Tulane University and a B.A. in history from Baylor University. Liles joins The Liles Group William N. Liles has joined The Liles Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as a financial advisor. He previously worked for Regions Bank in Nashville and Credit Suisse Securities in Atlanta. He joins The Liles Group after completing his MBA at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Malham names data manager Beth Sanchez has been named manager of data and special projects for Malham Leverage Group, a Nashville-headquartered organization that includes cj Advertising, Legal Intake Professionals and Med View Services. In her new position, Sanchez will facilitate the success of all MLG companies by collecting and analyzing data to set internal goals. Sanchez began her career with cj Advertising shortly after graduating from Vanderbilt University. She joined the company as a media buyer and was promoted to media analyst. In 2008, Sanchez was named a brand manager and manager of agency data for cj Advertising. Atiba appoints Hicks as senior programmer Nashville software developer and Web hosting company Atiba announced it has hired David Hicks as senior programmer for Microsoft.Net and SQL Server DBA work. Hicks was previously employed as a software developer for Cybera and has degrees in software engineering from ITT and computer science from Lipscomb University. Lipscomb names new associate dean Jessie Garcia Van De Griek, formerly the director of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee’s Latino Achievers Program, has moved to Lipscomb University to establish a Latino program in the office of intercultural engagement and development. Van De Griek will also serve as a mentor for Latino students, emphasizing character development and leadership. She will also work to recruit students and to further strengthen relationships between the university and the local Latino community. Airport Authority promotes Shuff The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has promoted Chris Shuff, formerly an officer in the Department of Public Safety, to the position of sergeant. In that position, Shuff will serve as the terminal officer in charge, shift commander and supervisor for the other officers on his shift. Shuff received a bachelor’s degree in teacher education from Aquinas College in Nashville and taught high school history before deciding to become a police officer. Attorney joins Miller & Martin Miller & Martin announce that Sara Anne Thomas has joined the firm’s Nashville office. Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she received a B.A. in international studies and Spanish. After UNC, Thomas received her J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

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