Business Briefs 10-20-2016

The A Group
The A Group welcomes Pete Wilson, the former senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, to its team of church and ministry consultants.

Wilson, who has served in ministry for more than 20 years, brings real-life experience to churches and faith-based organizations navigating the challenges of ministry in the 21st century.

On September 11, 2016, Wilson announced his resignation as the pastor of Cross Point, the church that he founded and led for more than 14 years. Since its founding, the church has grown to encompass multiple campuses and serve more than 7,500 weekly attendees throughout the Nashville area as well as online through its internet campus. Wilson cited feeling led into the next chapter of his life as his primary reason for stepping down.

Wilson will serve as president of The A Group, alongside Diana Marsh, the company’s current executive vice president, who will now assume the role of chief operating officer.

BlackLine Advisory Group

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-1-43-07-pmBlackLine Advisory Group, has announced the addition of Courtney Rogers as advisor. Rogers has extensive experience in financial matters, including bonds, loans and distressed lending. She has worked as a corporate bankruptcy restructuring and litigation attorney for a New York City law firm, handled due diligence and litigation e-discovery matters, and served as a distressed debt and special situations analyst at a large international bank.

Rogers is a native Nashvillian and attended Belmont University. She earned a J.D. with a concentration in transactions at the University of Tennessee College of Law and completed clerkship for Judges H. Bruce Guyton and C. Clifford Shirley of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Pendleton Square Trust

Pendleton Square Trust and Family Office has hired Carolyn Hannon as Director of Family Philanthropy/Trust Officer, and April Rome as Trust Operations Manager.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-1-42-51-pmAs Director of Family Philanthropy/ Trust Officer, Hannon works with families and individuals to define their philanthropic goals now and for future generations.

Hannon is active in the community, and has chaired major nonprofit events and fundraisers such as Eve of Janus, The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, the Harding Academy Art Show, and the Power of the Purse Luncheon.

A Nashville native, Hannon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from Rhodes College and an MBA from Emory University, where she was a Woodruff Fellow. She is married to John Hannon and has a daughter in college.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-1-43-01-pmAs Trust Operations Manager, April Rome brings more than 16 years of experience in wealth management operations with extensive knowledge of trust and investment management systems. She is responsible for onboarding new accounts, trust administration, internal and external reporting, tax coordination, special asset maintenance and the development and implementation of processes and procedures. Rome earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Management from the University of Memphis. She and her husband enjoy trail running, volunteer opportunities and spending quality time with their three daughters.