Business Briefs

Ingram Industries Inc.
John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., has announced the election of William P. Morelli to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company’s businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.

MorelliMorelli formerly was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary for Ingram Industries. He retired in 2014 after 23 years with the company, which included executive roles at Ingram Barge in addition to Ingram Industries. Since 2014, Morelli has been providing legal related consulting and coaching services through Morelli Law PLLC, and recently began serving as an In- dependent Senior Advisor to the legal recruiting firm of BarkerGilmore LLC as part of its advisory services.

Ingram noted that Morelli joins him and the following other members of Ingram’s corporate Board of Directors: Martha R. Ingram, Orrin H. Ingram, Michael J. Grainger, Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., and Beth Chase.

Morelli received his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Cincinnati, where he was honored in 2010 with the College of Law’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Morelli also served as a member of a special independent commission charged with reviewing the Title IX programs at each of the schools in the University of Tennessee system and on a special advisory committee reviewing compliance program policies and procedures for Pilot Flying J.  He is past President and board member of the Tennessee Historical Society, and also has served on the advisory panel of Athena PowerLink, a peer and mentoring program for women-owned businesses.
He and his wife Cindy live in Franklin, Tennessee.

Parks Realty
Parks in Green Hills is pleased to welcome Rebecca Norris DiNapoli to the Parks Family of Realtors.
A 20-year resident of Nashville and a local investor in residential and commercial real estate, Rebecca is returning to her roots in the real estate business, which she first entered after studying business at Central Methodist University in Missouri.

DiNapoli was especially pleased to find a like-minded team at Parks.

Over the years, DiNapoli has invested in and managed properties. She also has honed her skills in the music industry, both as an entertainer and an accountant in music publishing.

She and her twin sister became cast members of the popular TV show, Hee Haw, after being discovered by Roy Clark as singers on a long-running Branson show.

Also known locally as a tough competitor, DiNapoli is the reigning five-year women’s tennis champion at Richland Country Club. She is married to Christy DiNapoli, a 30-year veteran of the music industry and has two sons, Santino, age 11, and Ariano, age 9.

 Truxton Trust
Truxton Trust has announced that Amy Cavender Cho, J.D., has joined the firm as Associate Wealth Advisor. Amy joined Truxton Trust from a private law practice, where she primarily focused on estate planning. She has also worked for HCA Healthcare in Nashville as an auditor and Senior Tax Accountant.

Amy earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence at the Nashville School of Law. She is a licensed Tennessee attorney and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and Nashville Bar Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Harding University in Arkansas. She is originally from Arab, Alabama.

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville announced that its Board of Trustees has unanimously chosen Brian Hassett as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Hassett, who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Greater Capital Region in Albany, New York, will succeed the late Eric Dewey, effective January 1, 2018.

The selection of Hassett caps a thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process. The Board-he Board-appointed Search Committee, in conjunction with KornFerry, a global executive recruiting and leadership firm, conducted a nationwide search of potential candidates spanning many non-profit and business sectors to find the right candidate for the position.

The selection of Hassett as President and Chief Executive Officer is in line with United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s mission to partner with the community through three entry points of engagement – volunteer, advocate and give. Hassett has a history of collaborating with various sectors of the communities in which he has served: business, non-profit and philanthropic leaders, local and regional government, and other United Way offices. His understanding of the value and role of each area of engagement is demonstrated through his ability to unite people and organizations around a common cause.

In addition to his current role with United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Hassett has also served as President and CEO of the United Way of Chicago, where he managed an operating budget of over $9 million and a staff of 150 in the organization’s efforts to promote the health, education financial stability and safety     of the region. Additionally, Hassett previously served as Chairman of the Professional Board of United Way of New York State. Hassett’s other     previous positions include President and CEO of the Valley of the Sun United Way in Phoenix, as well as President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

Hassett currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for United Way of the Greater Capital Region in Albany, New York, a position he has held since 2011. In this role, Hassett leads a team of 20 individuals in the strategic planning and reorganization of the organization’s annual campaign.

Hassett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University in New York. He also received his Master’s in Public Administra- tion from the University of Rhode Island.