Business Briefs 1-5-17

Fridrich and Clark Realty, LLC

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-1-26-34-pmFridrich & Clark Realty, LLC is pleased to announce Gini Schaeffer and William Koerber have joined our Green Hills office as Affiliate Brokers.

Schaeffer is a Nashville native and loves this area she has called home for many years. She went to Father Ryan high school and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from Belmont University. Schaeffer is excited to help families find happiness and comfort that a good home and good roots can provide.

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-1-26-51-pmKoerber is originally from Memphis and moved to Nashville in 2014. He graduated from Christian Brothers University’s prestigious business school and proceeded to work for 9 years at United Health Group, a Fortune 7 company. There he assured client retention within the IT healthcare industry. Passionate about client satisfaction, the move to Real Estate was a natural fit. A Green Hills resident, Koerber is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys showing clients the best that greater Nashville area has to offer.

Hispanic National Bar Association     

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-1-27-00-pmNashville attorney Alé Dalton has been chosen to serve on the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) 2016-2017 Latina Commission. Dalton, who was appointed by HNBA President Pedro J. Torres-Diaz, is one of only nine delegates nationwide. Her term runs through September 2017, at which point she is eligible for a second one-year term.

Dalton practices on Bradley’s Healthcare team, assisting clients with a wide range of transactional, operational, and regulatory matters. More specifically, she provides counsel on issues that arise during healthcare mergers and acquisitions.

Dalton earned her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she focused her studies on issues facing telemedicine, especially HIPAA/HITECH compliance, state regulations, and antitrust law.

She was highly involved in pro bono efforts. Dalton earned her B.S. (magna cum laude) from Lipscomb University.

Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumber- lands, has announced  two new attorneys have been added to the firm.

Michelle (Miki) Sisco is the newest attorney in the Family Law Section of the Nashville office of Legal Aid Society. She most recently served as a sole practitioner/access attorney of The Justice Bridge Legal Center in Boston, where she advocated for domestic violence survivors seeking abuse and harassment prevention orders and legal help with divorce proceedings.

Prior to her time at The Justice Bridge Legal Center, Sisco served as Legal Fellow of NuLawLab of Northeastern University School of Law where she connected low-income clients with legal services. She also spent several years advocating for low-income individuals, survivors of domestic violence and the LGBT community through volunteer and pro bono work.

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-1-27-23-pmSisco graduated with honors from Bates College with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She earned her master’s degree in anthropology and women’s and gender studies from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Northeastern School of Law.

William Dean Hinton joins the Gallatin office of Legal Aid Society as an attorney under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant—funding awarded to Legal Aid Society by the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs to assist with the firm’s mission to help survivors of domestic violence. Hinton will provide legal counsel and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence including safety planning, representation for Orders of Protection and other urgent matters that have an immediate impact on the safety of survivors and their children.

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-1-27-08-pmHinton has spent the last six years as a sole practitioner in Nashville, focusing his practice on family law, civil rights, consumer law, landlord-tenant and debt collection.

Hinton previously served as a paralegal specialist with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Hinton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and philosophy from California State University, Northridge. He received his master’s degree in English from the University of Central Florida and his J.D. from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. While earning his J.D., Hinton was senior editor of the university’s Law Review, and provided free legal assistance at housing and family law clinics.

Metropolitan Nashville

Starting in January, Brian Kelsey will become Metro Nashville’s first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) focused on ensuring the government is delivering the very best level of services and accountability to the citizens of Nashville.

As CSO, Kelsey will work across Metro departments and agencies to develop and implement strategies to promote collaboration and align the Metro budget with the needs and priorities of Nashville’s residents.

screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-1-27-16-pmKelsey most recently served as Principal of Civic Analytics, an economic research and planning firm based in Austin, Texas, and was on faculty in the Community and Regional Planning Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Chief Strategy Officer position was a recommendation from the Strategic Budgeting and Innovation Project Public Investment Plan (PIP) presented during 2016 year’s innovative budgeting process. This PIP addresses changes to the budget process in order to make it more citizen-centered, capitalizing on the changes made for the FY2017 process to ensure future ones are connected to community priorities and accessible to the public. As approved, this will make budget and performance data available to citizens and ensure departments are held accountable for resource allocation.

Kelsey will engage with Metro department heads, employees, and citizens to design and implement changes that will lead to improved government functions.  He will also work with Metro’s Chief Data Officer to better collect, analyze, and publish data that can be used to make more informed decisions.