The Nashville Ledger
FLIGHT. 46 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 18, 2022
Baker Donelson has appointed Martha L. Boyd as vice president of the company’s labor and employment group. Boyd will work with Group President Angie Davis to oversee the management and strategy of Baker Donelson’s national labor and employment practice.
A shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Nashville office, Boyd advises companies regarding employee furloughs, workplace violence, responding to and investigating complaints of harassment and discrimination, and classifying employees and independent contractors. She also assists companies on the use of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements for employees.
Boyd is also co-head of Baker Donelson’s coronavirus task force.
Boyd is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law – Management (2014-22), Litigation – ERISA (2015-22), Litigation – Labor and Employment (2019-22), and Commercial Litigation (2021-22). She was named “2022 Nashville Litigation – Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.
A veteran of the United States Army, she is the former chair of the board of directors of Operation Stand Down Tennessee, a nonprofit organization for veterans.
Business Roundtable Elects New Board Leaders
The Tennessee Business Roundtable elected nine directors to lead the organization in creating and promoting business-friendly policies that support the long-term success of Tennessee’s economy and people.
Keith Norman of Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis, will serve as chair. Norman, who serves as vice president/head of government affairs and community relations officer for Baptist, previously served the roundtable as regional vice president-elect for West Tennessee.
Joining Norman as directors are:
• President Elect: Mike Harrell, Latitude Advisors, Chattanooga
• Past President: Matt Kisber, Silicon Ranch Corp., Nashville
• Secretary: Mr. Edward Jett, MBI Companies Inc., Knoxville
• Treasurer: Dr Nassar Nassar, Savant Learning Systems, Martin
• General Counsel: Wm. A. “Zan” Blue, Jr., Constangy, Nashville
• RVP-West: Mike McWherter, central distributors, Jackson
• RVP-Middle: Steve Wilson, UnitedHealthcare, Brentwood
• RVP East: Jordan Mollenhour, Mollenhour Gross, Knoxville
White named head of Southeast Venture
Commercial real estate development and design firm Southeast Venture has appointed Lee White as director of the company.
Lee joined Southeast Venture in 2011 as a property manager and was responsible for managing approximately 500,000 square feet of office and industrial properties, as well as several homeowner associations in business parks around Nashville.
In 2016, he moved to the brokerage team, specializing in site selection and development, landlord and tenant representation, and buyer and seller representation with particular expertise in infill development. Lee will also join Southeast Venture’s development team, assisting in the acquisition and execution of the company’s development projects.
He earned a degree in business administration, construction management, and land use planning from Mississippi State University, as well as an MBA from Belmont University. He is a member of the NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute.
The Dames d’Escoffier elect the president of Lindsley
The Dames d’Escoffier Nashville have elected their 2022 Board of Directors, including Andrea Lindsley, Partner at FINN Partners, as their new Board Chair.
Other newly elected officers include:
• Claire Crowell, Founder and CEO of Hattie Jane’s Creamery, as Vice President
• Erin Kette, Director of Catering for QED Hospitality, as Treasurer
• Karen Vanarsdel, culinary instructor at Williamson County Parks and Recreation and The Curious Kitchen in Murfreesboro, as secretary
• Dee Patel, General Manager of the Hermitage Hotel, as Past President.
The 2022 board members for LDEI Nashville include Lokelani Alabanza, Kathleen Cotter, Kitty Fawaz, Laura Hagen, Mary B. Hammet, Charlotte Miller, Natasha Powell, Jenn Sheets and Tabitha Tune. Past-president Nancy Vienneau is an advisor to the council.
Les Dames d’Escoffier is a philanthropic organization of women leaders in food, beverage, hospitality and agriculture. There are over 2,400 members in 43 chapters in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France and Mexico.
FBMM appoints Lee Chief Commercial Officer
Entertainment business management company FBMM has promoted Betsy Lee to chief commercial officer. In her new role – the most senior position at FBMM – she will continue to oversee all financial aspects of her client list, including award-winning artists and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
With nearly two decades of experience at FBMM, Lee oversees all aspects of his clients’ financial well-being, strategically advising them and enabling them to make sound business decisions. Lee has extensive world touring experience and, while working at FBMM, served as Acting European Tour Accountant for stadium and arena tours for major headliners.
Lee received a degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and is a member of the Recording Academy, Grammy Next Class of 2020, Society of Leaders in Development, Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music and SOURCE.
Tennessee Treasury makes senior promotions
State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. promoted two Tennessee Treasury executives to leadership positions.
Kevin Bradley, CPA, CFA, who served as Assistant General Manager, was promoted to First Assistant Treasurer. Roy West, who served the treasurer as director of legislative and agency affairs, will serve as chief of staff.
Bradley began his Treasury career in January 2011 as an Accountant and has been promoted to other key positions including Assistant Director of Accounting, Assistant Director of Operations and Acting Director of Information Systems. information.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from Union University and is a Chartered Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and holds three other professional designations in accounting, banking and finance.
West has served as director of legislative and agency affairs for the past two years, working as a liaison between the treasury branch and members of the Tennessee General Assembly. He joined Treasury in February 2016 to lead the implementation of ABLE TN, a savings program for people with disabilities. He served as Director of Special Projects and led the Treasurer’s Customer Focus initiative. He holds a BS and an MBA from Tennessee Technological University.
Citizens Savings Bank promotes pair to vice president
Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company promoted two executives to senior vice president: Joan Fleming-Ridley, vice president, residential lending and community development, and Clint Story, vice president, business relations.
Fleming-Ridley and Story are members of the management team.
Fleming-Ridley joined the bank to rebuild and lead its residential mortgage division in 2010. She is responsible for all mortgage operations including originations, processing, underwriting and administrative functions and leads the bank on homebuyer education and financial literacy in its community development role. officer.
She also served on the Landlord Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity. Fleming-Ridley studied at Tennessee State University and enrolled at the Barrett Graduate School of Banking in Memphis.
Story began his career at the bank in 1995 as a bank officer in commercial loans. It provides credit analysis on commercial loans to businesses, nonprofits, and churches. As Vice President of Commercial Lending, Story grew the loan portfolio to $20 million with clients in Central Tennessee, West Tennessee and North Alabama. He frequently hosts seminars on small business loans, church financial management, personal budgeting, understanding your credit, and financial literacy.
He graduated with a degree in finance from Morehouse College and holds a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, as well as numerous certifications from numerous courses in commercial banking, leadership and team building. . Story is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Connect with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bridgestone Americas Appoints Vice President of Diversity
Bridgestone Americas has appointed Ebonee Ifeobu as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Ifeobu will lead Bridgestone’s new DE&I Center of Excellence, an elevated and expanded DE&I office that will cultivate an even more inclusive culture that advances fairness, embraces individuality, and helps its increasingly diverse teammates, customers, and communities prosper.
Ifeobu will focus on creating an inclusive culture and environment, ensuring the teammate population is representative of Bridgestone’s customers and communities, and cultivating relationships with suppliers and community organizations whose assignments align with company goals, the company explains.
Affinity Technology Partners appoints Maxwell as director
Michael Maxwell has been appointed Director of Business Development at Affinity Technology Partners.
Maxwell was previously responsible for technical sales, growing the company’s sales by 200% in 2021. He started at Affinity Technology Partners as an intern and also served as a system administrator and vCIO.
Maxwell graduated in 2012 from Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in business administration, also playing on the Trevecca baseball team. He is a member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Williamson Inc.