Business Briefs 10-27-2016

Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing

Mayor Megan Barry has announced the hiring of a new Housing Program Manager for the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing. Morgan Mansa, an experienced affordable and fair housing advocate, will work with the Metro Housing Trust Fund Commission to implement policies and programs to expand Nashville’s supply of affordable housing.

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-01-12-amMansa has an extensive background in nonprofit, public, and private sectors, working most recently with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. She will oversee the Barnes Fund’s budget and the commission, increase awareness of the importance of affordable housing funding, and develop and manage property disposal and deed restriction processes, among many other important duties.

Crosslin & Associates

Crosslin & Associates has expanded its tax and operations teams. Jamie Templer and Katie Almond have joined as tax seniors and Karen Catron is the firm’s new human re- sources generalist.

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-01-31-amTempler is a certified public accountant and most recently worked as a tax senior accountant for Cherry Bekaert in Greenville, South Carolina. She received both her master’s degree in professional accountancy and her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University.

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-01-04-amAlmond is a certified public accountant and most recently worked as an assistant manager of the global investments tax group for American International Group. She received both her master’s and bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Auburn University.

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-01-18-amCatron most recently served as the human resources/payroll analyst for Noranda Aluminum. She attended Tennessee Technological University and has received the Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation.

Tennessee Association of Realtors

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-10-01-25-amBrian Copeland, Chief of Broker Services for Village Real Estate Services in Nashville, was elected and installed as 2017 President of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS® (TAR) at the statewide association’s annual convention.

Copeland, who will lead the association’s 10-member Executive Committee, is committed  to serving the state’s 24,000+ REALTOR® members with vision, dependability, communication and connectivity.

The 2011 Nashville REALTOR® of the Year, Copeland is one of America’s most sought-after real estate speakers, emceeing and keynoting some of the largest conferences in the profession. In 2014, he was named one of Inman News’ 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in America.

Copeland founded one of the largest technology camps in the U.S., attracting more than 1,500 real estate professionals from more than 30 states. He has appeared on numerous real estate television shows for HGTV and the Learning Channel. He says his favorite show so far was a program he co-hosted called The Top 25 House Hunting Tips (2009). Some of his episodes of Good Buy, Bad Buy; House Hunters; and Flip That House still air today.

RealtyTrust Residential, LLC

Brentwood real estate company, RealtyTrust Residential, LLC has announced that Susan Ingraham has recently joined the firm. Ingraham comes from McArthur-Sanders Realty and specializes in equestrian properties.