Business Briefs 11-9-2017

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
Stokes_11-9-2017Carrie Stokes, PE, En-vironment & Water Resources Business Unit Director at Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., was recently appointed by Mayor Megan Barry to serve on the Storm- water Management Committee for Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
In addition to her role as Environment & Water Resources Director, Stokes serves on the employee-owned firm’s Board of Directors. She is a Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recipient, as well as a Dan Barge, Jr. Award of Merit recipient. Both awards recognize individuals who demonstrate consistent superior service to the firm and perform distinctively beyond the normal requirements of his or her    position. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee.
A long-time Davidson County resident, Stokes is a recipient of the William H. Spurgeon III Award for her involvement in Boy Scouts of America. She is a sustaining member and past two-term board member for the Junior League of Nashville. An active participant in her profession, Stokes has served on      various American Civil En- gineering Companies committees, including the Business Practice Committee as well as the organization’s Leadership PE Committee.

Bridgestone Americas
Quinn_11-9-2017Bridgestone has announced Shannon Quinn has joined the company as president, original equipment (OE) tire sales, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). Quinn succeeds Mike Martini, who recently retired after a 40-year career with Bridgestone Americas.
As president, Quinn will provide strategic oversight and direction for all OE activities in North America including long-range planning, new business development, sales and operational initiatives, as well as marketing and program management. She will play an instrumental role in maintaining strong working relationships with automotive manufacturers based in the U.S., while also supporting global OE initiatives in partnership with Bridgestone OE teams based in Europe and Japan.
Quinn joins Bridgestone from Adient, where she served as vice president, Ford Business Unit, overseeing business development, commercial negotiations and overall strategy for the global Ford account. She also was responsible for new business development and the generation of revenue plans supporting overall business projections. Previously, Quinn was vice president and general manager, FCA Customer Group, Seating, for Adient, where she improved key customer scorecard metrics including cost, quality, delivery and engineering.
Prior to joining Adient, Quinn spent 11 years at Visteon Corporation in roles of increasing responsibility. She led the company’s Ford and Chrysler accounts, before ultimately assuming the position of director of business development and strategic planning. Early in her career, Quinn spent nine years working for the Ford Motor Company as a product design engineer.
Quinn has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and earned an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc., (FBMM) has added five new employees to its team, Tyler Carter as a tax preparer, Lindsey Donovan as an account assistant, Amanda Marine as an executive assistant, Millie Fisher as a tax preparer and Roxanne Estacio as an account assistant.
Carter previously was a member of the tax staff at Frasier, Dean & Howard, PLLC. There, he managed client accounts, reviewed tax returns and analyzed entity financial performance on behalf of clients. Prior to that, Carter also worked as a staff auditor for Iowa’s Office of Auditor of State and a volunteer income tax assistant at Iowa State University. Carter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration de- gree in entrepreneurship at Belmont University.
Donovan, a graduate of Indiana University, joins FBMM with experience from her work at Creative Artists Agency, where she developed and maintained relationships with talent buyers, clients and members of client management teams. She also worked on the settlements team at Creative Artists Agency and as a development manager for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Marine, a graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, comes to FBMM after serving as a          resident service coordinator at Chippington Towers II, an apartment building in Madison. Prior to that, she held positions at CNO Financial and Comfort Systems USA in Indiana.
Prior to joining FBMM, Fisher worked as an assurance and tax staff member at Rödl Langford de Kock LLP, where she reviewed audit work, trained staff and performed international tax research. Fisher is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned a Master of Accountancy degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy and finance.
Estacio brings over eight years of financial and HR experience to FBMM. She worked as an international benefits team leader for Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services company, and as a payroll specialist for ITT Corporation. In her past positions, she conducted hiring interviews, led a team of benefit administrators and performed payroll analyses. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in management ac- counting from the University of St. La Salle.

STARS Nashville
STARS Nashville, a program that helps young people overcome social and emotional barriers to success, has promoted five employees.
Webb_11-9-2017Nine-year STARS employee Julie Moran Webb will be a STARS counselor at Brentwood High School and the team lead for Williamson County. In her role, Webb helps students develop socially and emotionally. Webb studied Social Work at Lipscomb University and continued her education with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee. Webb holds a school social work license and her master of social work license.

 

Monforte_11-9-2017Jenna Monforte, who has worked at STARS since 2012, has been promoted to Student Assistance Program (SAP) team lead for William- son County and the student assistant specialist for Independence High School. Before joining STARS, Monforte earned her Master of Social Work degree, and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from The Univer- sity of Georgia.

 

Higgs_11-9-2017Kay Higgs, M.Ed, will serve as the SAP program manager and trainer. Higgs has worked in student assistance counseling for 16 years. Part of her role is to facilitate workshops       in Healthy Dating Relationships, Bully- ing Prevention Best Practices, Restorative Practices and Professional Development. Higgs earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Andrews University and a Master of Education degree from Cumber- land University.

 

Bus_11-9-2017James Bush has been promoted to program director of Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA). Bush is a licensed professional counselor and mental health services professional. His experience is in working with the adolescent    population through Counselors Helping the Com- munity, Cumberland Heights, and The Scenario.

 

 

Sheets_11-9-2017Debbie Sheets will serve as the STARS counselor at Hendersonville High School and program manager for Sumner and Wilson County SAP services. She specializes in helping students develop socially and emotionally. Sheets brings 25 years of student assistance experience to the STARS team.

 

 

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law
Greer_11-9-2017Elizabeth McCoyd Greer has joined Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law as an Associate Attorney. Greer will be providing legal expertise on a wide range of client issues with a focus on estate planning and probate matters.
Before receiving her license to practice law in Tennessee, Greer worked as a paralegal for law firms in the Nashville area, owned and operated a high-end retail store, and worked as a Certified Pilates instructor. She is a former ballet dancer whose first career of performing and teaching includes 11 years as a professional dancer.
Greer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ballet from Texas Christian University, a Juris Doctor degree from Nashville School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law. She was admitted to the Tennessee State Bar in 2014.

The Mall at Green Hills
Smith_11-9-2017Corporate brand strategist Kimberly Smith has been named marketing and sponsorship director of The Mall at Green Hills. In this role, Smith will lead marketing and sponsorship initiatives and community relations for the shopping center.
Smith brings two decades of professional experience to her new position. Recently, she served as the director     of marketing and events for MedHost of Tennessee, Inc., where she led strategic marketing, industry trade- show and sponsorship initiatives for the Franklin-based organization. Her experience also includes marketing and management positions with Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter, Charter Re- source Group, Ingram Book Group Inc. and Trevecca Nazarene University.
A Kentucky native, Smith attended Trevecca Nazarene University, majoring in marketing and minoring in business development. She previously served on the university’s alumni board. Smith is a Leadership Rutherford graduate, member of the American Marketing Association and holds several board positions with local organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Kids and Recovery Support Center.