Crosslin has added team members to several departments within the company. As the company celebrates its 30th year in business, the company continues to broaden its offerings and expand its team.
The entrepreneurial business services (EBS) department welcomes Steve Flora as senior accountant and Susan Lindeman as an EBS team member. Before joining Crosslin, Flora worked as an accountant for Conserv Business Services. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tennessee Tech University. Prior to Crosslin, Lindeman served as assistant treasurer for the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has also served as vice-president of finance for the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee.
Hunter Pons comes on board as an audit team member. Pons previously served as an audit intern for Crosslin. He re-ceived both his masters of accountancy and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Stuart Cooksey and Chelsea Moser have joined the tax department as team members.
Prior to Crosslin, Cooksey worked as a staff accountant for Enderle Besten Dieruf, PLLC in Lexington, Ky. He received his bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Kentucky. Before joining Crosslin, Moser completed an internship at Brady, Martz & Associates in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy.
Firestone Industrial Products, LLC
Firestone Industrial Products, LLC (Firestone) has announced Craig Schneider is president of Firestone Industrial Products which went into effect in October. Schneider succeeds Scott Damon, who recently was named president, commercial group, U.S. and Canada for Bridge- stone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).
As president, Schneider will oversee all aspects of the Firestone Industrial Products business, including management of the more than 1,500 employees around the world who have helped position the company as a leader in manufacturing and marketing products for technologically advanced air suspensions. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and with a European office and technical center in the Netherlands; two North American plants; manufacturing facilities in Brazil, Poland, India and Costa Rica; and an assembly facility in China, Firestone Industrial Products has the global footprint to supply customers in the industrial, heavy duty and light duty markets.
Schneider joins Bridgestone after more than 13 years in leadership roles with Shell Oil Company, including international assignments. He most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of retail sales, lubricants. Prior to that role, Schneider served as vice president and general manager retail of fuels marketing. He also previously served as vice president and general manager of lubes marketing and group manager, business-to-consumer key accounts, among other roles. Prior to joining Shell Oil Company, Schneider spent several years as a consultant with CapGemini and Ernst & Young.
Schneider earned his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.
Messer Construction Co.
Messer Construction Co. is pleased to welcome Bryan Agee as project engineer, Raegan Hensley as project engineer, Elijah Lincoln as senior project engineer, and Justin Sand as a building systems engineer.
Agee interned for Messer Construction Co. as a project engineer in 2016. During his internship, Agee helped coordinate construction for two new residential dormitories for The University of Tennessee, assisting in the creation of a rainwater runoff plan and collaborating with architects, engineers and owners to effectively and efficiently manage the project.
Agee is a recent graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he earned a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and was an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Outside of work, Agee enjoys golfing, fishing and remaining active and social in the community.
Hensley interned for Messer Construction Co. as a project manager in 2016. During her internship, Hensley assisted the management team and often served as an independent onsite manager. Hensley also attended coordination meetings and assisted in the submittal process. In 2015, she served as an undergraduate intern for the Vanderbilt University Depart- ment of Civil Engineering. During this internship, Hensley completed research projects, worked in a hands-on concrete lab and assisted in thermal imaging processes.
Hensley is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a concentration in management. Hensley was an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. Outside of work, Hensley serves as a CASA Advocate and gives her time to other philanthropic organizations in the community.
Lincoln joins the Messer Nashville team with more than 15 years of construction experience. He recently earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Middle Tennessee State University after spending more than 20 years in the work force.
Prior to joining Messer, Lincoln served as a superintendent and project manager for DAS Electric in Mt. Juliet. He also worked as the residential project manager for Lincoln Construc- tion Services after working in lead electrician and foreman positions for several years.
In addition to his recent degree in construction management, Lincoln received electrical training from Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He is also certified in emergency response and CPR and has completed OSHA construction safety courses.
His community involvement includes projects with Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Lincoln enjoys an active lifestyle. His favorite hobbies include hiking, scuba diving, horseback riding, kayaking, and camping.
Sand interned for Messer’s Building Systems Group department as a project engineer in 2016. During his internship, Sand reviewed contractor progress, performed pre-functional assessments, researched mechanical system installation processes, and generated punch lists for construction management. Sand also attended owner training sessions at the University of Kentucky regarding the operation of mechanical systems on campus.
Sand is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering. Sand also interned with MUBEA Inc. in Florence, Ky. for two summers and worked as an installation technician for RSI Refrigeration LLC in California, Ky, prior to moving to Tennessee.
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Metro Nashville Public Schools hired veteran reporter and news anchor Michelle Michaud as its public information officer (PIO). With Nashville being such a fast growing metropolitan area, as the city grows even larger, so does Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Michaud previously served as the spokesperson for Mayor Ron Littlefield’s administration in Chattanooga. Before that she worked as a news anchor for various media outlets throughout the southeast. She is also a former Navy Reserve public information officer in Atlanta, GA. She is the daughter of two Air Force veterans and was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Texas Christian University and a B.S. in Nutrition from Georgia State University. Michaud recent;y won a first place Gold Pen Award for video production and storytelling from the International Assoc- iation of Business Communi- cators, Nashville chapter.
Nashville Soccer Club
The Nashville Soccer Club has appointed Mike Jacobs to be the club’s technical director and vice president of Soccer Operations. The hire rounds out the senior management team that includes a mix of local and national talent, with experience from the MLS, MLB, NBA and Nashville SC’s grassroots beginnings.
In his role as technical director, Jacobs will manage and oversee all player and coaching development within the club. Working closely with technical staff from the youth level to the senior team, Jacobs is responsible for cultivating a cohesive pathway across all playing levels within the club. He reports to Club CEO Court Jeske and head coach Gary Smith.
Jacobs comes to Nashville SC from Sporting KC, Kansas City’s MLS team, where he had served as the assistant technical director since 2015, including during its championship run in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. He is one of the most connected individuals in the country on the coaching and player side, with vast experience in American soccer that includes: Assistant Technical Director, Sporting KC, 2015–2017, President, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), now known as United Soccer Coaches, the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization, 2015–2016; Vice President, 2009–2014, Executive Vice President and Technical Director, United Soccer League, 2014–2015, Head Coach, Univer- sity of Evansville Men’s Team, 2006–2014, Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Duke University, 2002–2005, National Assistant Coach of the Year, Duke Uni- versity, 2004
The Nashville Soccer Club will begin its inaugural season in the United Soccer League in March 2018.