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VOL. 36 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 07, 2012




Hogan, Evans named to CapStar leadership

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Dan W. Hogan has been appointed chief operating officer and Tipton H. Evans chief information officer as part of a reorganization of management at CapStar Bank.

Dan W. Hogan, who began working with CapStar as a project consultant in July, had a 19-year career at National Commerce Financial Corporation, which was acquired by SunTrust in 2004. While at National Commerce, Hogan had increasing responsibility in Memphis before relocating to Knoxville to assume the role of President in that market. That 10-year assignment was followed by relocation to Atlanta, where Hogan led the bank’s Georgia expansion as regional president, an appointment that resulted in 52 new bank locations over three years.

Hogan was recruited to Fifth Third in 2005 as its president and CEO six months after Fifth Third completed a merger with Franklin Financial Corporation. In 2007, Hogan assumed additional responsibilities as Regional President for Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

Evans was one of the first four CapStar employees hired in 2007. During Evans’s tenure, CapStar installed the latest information technology for deposit relationships and loan operations, opened three branches in Davidson and Williamson Counties, and successfully merged information systems with the former American Security Bank & Trust in Sumner County. Evans was previously an executive vice-president at First American National Bank (now Regions), where he worked for more than two decades.

Funk to lead litigation for Sherrard & Roe

Samuel P. Funk has been named head of the litigation practice group at Sherrard & Roe, PLC.

The group manages a wide range of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, administrative agencies, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Funk will represent individuals and businesses in complex matters including: disputes and torts, breaches of contract, non-compete/confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, securities/financial services claims, and shareholder and other corporate governance disputes.

Funk graduated with honors from Wake Forest University and cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a Nashville Bar Foundation Fellow and an inaugural member of the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program.

Record 17 from VU elected AAAS fellows

Seventeen members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This is the largest number of Vanderbilt fellows to be elected in a single year.

The AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science and the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to membership activities, the AAAS published Science, as well as many other publications that raise the bar of the understanding of science worldwide.

AAAS fellows help governments formulate science policy, promote advancement of science education, increase diversity in the scientific community, use science to advance human rights, and communicate the value of science to the general public.

Vanderbilt’s fellows are among 702 new fellows from around the country.

New Vanderbilt fellows and their achievements are:

Michael Aschner, Ph.D., professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, and Gray E. B. Stahlman Chair in Neurosciences: Distinguished contributions to the field of toxicology, particularly research on the mechanisms of metal in induced neurotoxicity.

Albert Beth, Ph.D., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. Development of high-resolution spin label probes and for their utilization in determining the dynamics and structure of membrane proteins.

Richard Caprioli, Ph.D., Stanford Moore Chair in Biochemistry and director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center: Distinguished research in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry, for seminal advances in mass spectrometry and innovation in imaging/profiling mass spectrometry (IMS).

Roger Chalkley, D.Phil., professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and senior associate dean for Biomedical Research Education and Training: Distinguished contributions to studies of chromatin structure and regulation of gene expression, and for extraordinary leadership in graduate education in the biomedical sciences.

Robert Coffey Jr., M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research: Distinguished contributions to the study of growth factor signaling in intestinal cell biology and neoplasia and in the pathogenesis and treatment of Ménétrier’s disease.

Roger Cone, Ph.D., chair, department of molecular physiology and biophysics and Joe C. Davis Chair in biomedical science: Distinguished contributions in cloning and characterizing the melanocortin receptors and discovering the role of the CNS melanocortin system in the regulation of body weight.

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., Lee E. Limbird, chair in pharmacology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery: Distinguished contributions in improving understanding of metabotropic glutamate and muscarinic receptors in brain function and their modulation for the treatment of CNS disorders.

Eric Delpire, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology and of molecular physiology and biophysics: Distinguished contributions to the field of cellular and molecular physiology, especially for the function and regulation of cation-chloride cotransporters.

Ronald Emeson, Ph.D., Joel G. Hardman Chair in Pharmacology: Distinguished contributions to the field of RNA processing in the nervous system, and for leadership in neuroscience at Vanderbilt University.

David Harrison, M.D., Betty and Jack Bailey Chair in cardiology and director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Vanderbilt Vascular Biology Center: Distinguished contributions to vascular biology and hypertension, particularly for studies of radicals in vascular cells and elucidating the role of adaptive immunity in hypertension.

Hassane Mchaourab, Ph.D., professor of molecular physiology and biophysics: Pioneering contributions to the development of biological electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and to membrane protein structural biology.

Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., Benjamin F. Byrd Jr. endowed chair in oncology and director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center: Outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research, particularly the involvement of signaling networks in breast and other cancers.

Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for personalized medicine and the William Stokes chair in experimental therapeutics: Distinguished contributions to elucidating molecular and genetic mechanisms of drug-induced cardiac arrhythmias, and for pioneering efforts in pharmacogenomics that enable personalized medicine.

Keivan Stassun, Ph.D., professor of astronomy and co-director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program. Fundamental contributions to the study of young stars and brown dwarfs, and for major efforts to promote the participation of underrepresented minorities in science.

William Tansey, Ph.D., Ingram professor of cancer research and professor of cell and developmental biology: Pioneering discoveries that revealed connections between the transcription and ubiquitin systems, including critical advances in understanding the functions of ubiquitin and proteasome in gene expression.

Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Amos Christie chair in global health and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health: Leadership, vision and research achievement in the prevention of HIV and in the special needs of HIV-infected women.

Christopher V. Wright, D.Phil., professor of cell and developmental biology and the Louis B. McGavock chair: Distinguished contributions to the field of developmental biology and genetics, particularly for seminal discoveries in pancreas organogenesis and embryonic body patterning.

Moses re-elected VP of legal association

Marlene Eskind Moses, founder of MTR Family Law, has been re-elected vice president of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML). The Academy is a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are specialize in family law in their respective countries.

IAML currently has regional organizations in the US (270 fellows from 34 states), Europe (210 fellows from 25 countries) and Canada (40 fellows). Another 90 fellows practice in Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.

Moses is a past-president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and was awarded the organization’s Outstanding Fellow of the Year Award. She is a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Association Foundation and the Nashville Bar Association Foundation, and she is a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and serves on their executive committee.

Mather is named GM of The Club at Fairvue

KemperSports has hired of Nate Mather as general manager of The Club at Fairvue Plantation in Gallatin. Mather has more than 25 years of experience in the management of high-end country clubs, most recently serving as general manager of Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan, Ill.

During his tenure at Glen Flora, Mather was responsible for increasing membership by nearly 30 percent at the 100-year-old, private-equity club. Prior to his experience at Glen Flora, Mather served as the general manager of Nashville’s Richland Country Club.

Designed in 2004 by Bergin Golf Design, the 18-hole, par-72 golf course at The Club at Fairvue Plantation is complemented by a well-appointed 30,000 square-foot clubhouse that includes upscale dining, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a family-friendly Junior Olympic swimming pool.

KVBPR adds Fanta to staff

Andrea Fanta has joined Katcher Vaughn & Bailey Public Relations, Inc. (KVBPR) as a senior account executive. Her responsibilities include account management and media relations.

Prior to joining the firm, Fanta worked at Allstate Insurance Corporation as a senior communication consultant, where she advised the company on ways to improve their internal communication strategy. Fanta also spent time abroad working as a communication specialist for The United Nations in Peru. She has worked as a journalist for The City Paper and Associated Press, and served Gov. Phil Bredesen under executive appointment for seven years.

Nashville chamber hires vice president

Fred Slater has joined the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of member relations and growth.

Slater will lead the Chamber’s new member and membership renewal strategies, as well as development of programs to drive the organization’s growth.

He will oversee all aspects of membership driven revenue, as well as engage volunteers to support membership recruitment and manage the further development of the Chamber’s Area Advisory Councils. He also will work closely with the Chamber’s research team to evaluate projects and programs through feasibility studies, market research and planning.

Most recently, Slater served as vice president and client partner with Gish, Sherwood & Friends since 2006. His experience with product development, market research, production, promotions and long history of client experience has well positioned him for this role at the Chamber.

Harris joins Anderson Benson Insurance

Anderson Benson Insurance has hired Nashville native Will Harris to focus on personal lines of insurance, including individual’s homes, autos and related assets.

Harris will perform comprehensive insurance reviews and provide clients with personal tailor-fit plans to fit their individual needs. Prior to joining Anderson Benson, Harris was a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. He is a graduate of the Ole Moss with degrees in marketing and insurance and risk management.

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