Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nashville People in Business

Deborah Wells Rowe, associate professor of early childhood education at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, has won the International Reading Association's Dina Feitelson Research Award.
Gresham, Smith and Partners, a design and engineering firm, has made the following new hires and promotions:

DeeDee Bass, project accounting operations manager in corporate services; T.J. Carr, a designer in the infrastructure division; and Joe Cotter, director of information technology in the corporate services division; Glenn Davis, environmental graphic designer; Rob Hamby, project architect in the health-care division, were all named associates.

John Houghton, senior planner in infrastructure; Sandy Layne-Sclafani, senior engineer in infrastructure; Greg Sanford, an environmental engineer; Wes Stanton, a roadway design technician; Ken Stewart, an environmental engineer; and Martin Stoffel, a senior mechanical designer, were all named associates.

Financial services

Cheryl Taylor, a five-year veteran of Fifth Third Bank, has been promoted to assistant vice president and area sales manager of the Fifth Third Mortgage Department.

Bella Briggs has joined Fifth Third Mortgage as a mortgage loan originator.

Todd Brannon and Chris Hutchinson have joined Merrill Lynch's Private Client Group at the Cool Springs office.

Jeff Merry has been named senior vice president/chief financial officer for Volunteer Corporate Credit Union.

Jeff McGruder has been promoted to business banking sales manager for Regions Bank in southern Middle Tennessee.


Dalya Qualls has been named public information officer for the Tennessee Department of Public Safety.

Health care

Amy Peterson has joined PivotHealth LLC as senior coding and compliance specialist. She has more than 10 years' experience in the health-care industry.

Eric Russell has been named director of implementation for PivotHealth LLC, a physician practice management and services company based in Nashville. He had been senior application specialist for Achillean Solutions Inc.

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