Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nashville People in Business

Kris Koch has joined Werthan Granite LLC as head of its new Solid Surface Division. He previously worked for Affinity Stone Group in Nashville.
Kathleen O'Brien, president of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, has been named to the board of trustees of Virginia Intermont College. O'Brien will serve as chairwoman of the enrollment committee.


Lauren Comet has joined the corporate and urban design division of Gresham, Smith and Partners as an interior design and architectural intern. Steve Verner, a project designer in the firm's health-care division, recently passed the Center for Health Design's Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification exam.


ASCAP has appointed Ryan Beuschel as creative manager for its Nashville branch. Beuschel had been A&R manager at Universal Music Group.

Songwriter Rich Fagan and executives Tom Oteri Jr. and Bridgette Fox have launched Broadminded Music, a new publishing venture.

Chris Palmer will join Warner Music Nashville as vice president for promotions on June 14. He had worked at Lyric Street Records.


Bob McAdoo, director and senior research analyst for Avondale Partners, has been named the top stock picker in the airline industry according to the 2010 Financial Times StarMine Analyst Awards, an annual ranking of Wall Street's best brokerage analysts.

Kelli Gabriel, financial adviser, and Tara Carlson, registered representative, have joined Shoemaker Financial in its Franklin office.

Laurel McKenzie, Brett Turner and Shasone King have joined Fifth Third Mortgage and mortgage loan originators. McKenzie is a 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry; Turner is a 10-year veteran; and King worked five years for Franklin American Mortgage.

The Middle Tennessee Division of the National Association of Credit Management has elected as new chair Sherry Nixon, credit manager at IAG Financial, and vice-chair Bill White, credit manager at PFG Customized Division.

Brooks Odom, credit director at American Paper & Twine Co., will have a three-year term as a new director.

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