Business Briefs 11-10-2016


ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services, has announced that Harold Chapman, previously general manager of ADESA Kansas City, will lead ADESA Nashville as general manager, effective immediately.

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-11-00-am Chapman has more than 20 years of auto auction experience, including 17 years with ADESA. He has served as general manager at ADESA Kansas City since 2003, overseeing the auction’s move to a newly built facility in 2009. Under his leadership, ADESA Kansas City was named the General Motors Auction of the Year for both 2011 and 2012, and 2010  Most Improved Auction of the Year from Wells Fargo Auto Finance.

Chapman got his start in the auto auction industry as general sales manager with the Frankenthal Group/Louisville Auto and Cincinnati Auto Auction.

First Tennessee Bank

First Tennessee Bank has announced that Kristi Lewallen and Leslie Pack has joined the bank’s Middle Tennessee office.

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-10-54-amLewallen will be a director and relationship manager on the specialty healthcare finance team, focused on sponsor-backed healthcare transactions throughout the United States. Lewallen has eight years of corporate and healthcare banking experience. In her new role, she focuses on financing middle market sponsor-backed transactions, including leading syndicated transactions.

Lewallen holds a BA in Psychology from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Pack has joined as a managing director and relationship manager on the Specialty Healthcare Finance team. In her new role, Pack provides a full array of capital market and treasury solutions for middle market healthcare private equity transactions across the U.S.

Pack has a decade of experience in the banking/financial industry, providing healthcare corporate financial planning and analysis in the healthcare space. Pack has worked most recently in Nashville as a director of healthcare corporate financial planning and analysis.

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-11-11-48-amPack holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Richmond and an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Nashville School of Law

Nashville School of Law announces that 2012 alumna Michele Wojciechowski has joined its administration team as director of communications and engagement.

Wojciechowski served as the communications director for the Tennessee judiciary since 2012 where she was responsible for the communications and outreach efforts of the state appellate and trial courts, including the Tennessee Supreme Court. Prior to that, she spent more than 20 years in a variety of newspaper industry roles for The Tennessean and the Daily Herald, a Chicago-area publication.

Wojciechowski received her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in 2012 and was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2013. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two daughters. Wojciechowski is an active community volunteer with several Nashville organizations.