Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Alé Dalton, an attorney in the firm’s Nashville office, has been reappointed to serve on the Latina Commission of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA).
Dalton was appointed by current HNBA President Erica V. Mason to serve a second consecutive one-year term. She has been a member of the commission since September 2016 and will serve through September 2018.
A member of Bradley’s Healthcare Practice Group, Dalton assists clients in the healthcare industry with a wide range of transactional, operational and regulatory matters. In particular, she provides counsel on issues that arise during healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Dalton earned her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Tennessee College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Lipscomb University.
In addition to the HNBA, Dalton is actively involved with the American Health Lawyers Association, Nashville Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association (Health Law Section), Junior League of Nashville and University of Tennessee Young Alumni Council.
Charter Senior Living
Amanda Tidwell has been named executive director of Charter Senior Living of Hermitage, a Charter Senior Living Community. Located in Hermitage, Charter Senior Living of Hermitage is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community.
Tidwell is a seasoned Executive Director. Amanda was raised in Old Hickory, so she is very familiar with the area surrounding the community. She received her MBA from Lipscomb University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Charter Senior Living was chosen to take over the management of Hermitage in October 2017.
First Tennessee Bank
First Tennessee Bank has announced that David Jones has joined the bank’s Middle Tennessee office as a business banking executive.
Jones is a veteran banker in the Middle Tennessee market with 31 years in the banking industry. In his new role, he focuses on leading First Tennessee’s business banking team of professionals that manage a variety of customer financial needs. Jones will report to Renee Drake, executive vice president of commercial banking.
Jones earned a bachelor’s in Industrial Management at University of Tennessee and is a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking and Scarlett Leadership Institute Signature Executive Program at Belmont University. Active in the community, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee.
Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
Entertainment business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc., has added five new team members: Liz Arango, Jeremy Baquing, Megan McClary, Nicole Jones and Paul Rossetti.
Liz Arango joined the New York City FBMM team. Previously, Arango worked as an account trainee for Kate Spade in New York, where she prepared monthly reports, maintained official files and generated client billings. While working as a digital analyst for PHD Media, she optimized media buy campaigns and analyzed ad placements. She studied economics at Bernard M. Baruch College and received a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Miami.
Before joining FBMM, Jeremy Baquing interned for AMAX Talent and Creative in Nashville. During his internship, he assisted with photoshoots, updated the website and maintained client relationships. He recently graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. While studying at Belmont, he worked with the university’s events and activities team to orchestrate professional events.
Megan McClary’s past positions have equipped her with both marketing and HR expertise. She served as an HR coordinator for William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, where she spearheaded internal programs, led philanthropic efforts and managed the intern program. Prior to that, she created targeted marketing plans, executed brand launches and oversaw the labels relations team as a senior label relations manager for Naxos of America. She started her career in entertainment business management as a royalty intern for Sony Music Entertainment. She has an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Middle Tennessee State University.
Nicole Jones joined FBMM with more than seven years of management experience. She processed payroll and handled patient complaints at Children’s Clinic East as an operations manager. She also worked as a house supervisor at Village Behavioral Health. There, she supervised direct care staff, developed training materials and conducted monthly orientations. She attended King University and graduated in 2016.
Paul Rossetti recently worked as a production assistant for Rock The Soul Entertainment, where he oversaw session planning, managed projects and archived session data. He is a Grammy-Award winning engineer, winning Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2015. He was nominated again for the same award in 2017. He studied marketing at Georgia College and State University and earned an audio engineering certification from Dark Horse Institute in Franklin.
Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc., is a business management firm founded in 1990, with offices in Nashville and New York. It represents clients in the entertainment industry in all genres of music.
Nashville Public Education Foundation
The Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) is expanding its programming reach with the addition of Brittany Irby, who has been named to the new position of innovation program manager.
The addition of Irby will allow the foundation to accelerate its work in improving key areas, such as early literacy improvement, postsecondary success, school turnaround policy, and teacher recruitment and retention, by expanding current programs and taking on new projects. One of Irby’s main areas of focus will be driving progress in the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success, an actionable, measureable plan unveiled this fall to double the number of third-graders who read on grade level by 2025.
Irby brings more than five years of nonprofit and consulting experience to the new role. Prior to joining the NPEF, she served as the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s Imagination Library manager. She also has experience as an education manager and education and outreach specialist at the Center for Nonprofit Management, as well as the nonprofit and volunteer relations manager for Hands On Nashville.
Irby serves on several boards and advisory councils, including the Nashville Children’s Theatre’s Advisory Council and the New Leaders Council. She is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Donelson Hermitage.
Irby joins the foundation at a critical moment, following the release of the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success. The foundation is working to implement the recommendations of the Blueprint through innovative planning and programs, such as “Book Nooks,” which saw 8,000 books delivered to two local elementary schools earlier this month.
Tennessee Bankers Association
Amy Smith Heaslet has been named general counsel and senior vice president of the Tennessee Bankers Association and elected secretary of its board of directors, TBA President Colin Barrett has announced.
In her new role, Heaslet will lead advocacy initiatives on legislative and regulatory issues and policies that affect the banking industry and will serve as an adviser to the TBA board of directors, officers and member banks. She was previously the TBA’s deputy counsel.
Heaslet has been instrumental in guiding several major legislative initiatives on behalf of the banking industry, including passage of a bill providing comprehensive protection against the financial exploitation of senior citizens; an update of the state’s trust laws, making Tennessee one of the top states in the country to locate a trust; and protecting banks’ lien status on mortgages.
She has also worked with bankers and law firms to protect banks from frivolous lawsuits related to orchestrated ADA claims and has overseen the association’s highly successful political action committee, BankPac.
Prior to joining TBA in 2009 as an associate counsel, Heaslet served almost four years as assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
While attending the Univer- sity of Memphis School of Law, from which she received her Juris Doctor degree in 2005, Heaslet was a law clerk in the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office and was on the Moot Court Board. She joined the Tennessee Depart- ment of Human Services in 2005 as a hearing officer, presiding over administrative hearings related to Medicaid and TennCare.
Heaslet joined the Commerce and Insurance Department in 2006 as an assistant general counsel in the insurance division. In that position, she served as a lead enforcement attorney working directly with the fraud section during investigations and representing the department during settlement negotiations and administrative hearings. She also advised the financial and analytical section on statutory compliance of mergers and acquisitions, administrative supervisions, and examinations of insurance companies.
Heaslet, who graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a minor in international management, is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville bar associations. She is active in the community, having served seven years as a project coordinator for Hands On Nashville and as a board member for six years.