Business Briefs 2-16-2017

Collier Engineering Co.

Collier Engineering Co., Inc., announced the recent hiring of, Amy Burch, P.E. and Samuel Vance, P.E.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.08.59 PMBurch joins Collier’s Transportation Management Division after having been employed with RPM Transportation Consultants in Nashville since 2008. While at RPM, she served as Project Manager for Metro Nashville’s Traffic Management Program. Burch has extensive experience in transportation engineering and traffic impact analysis also having worked for a traffic engineering consultant firm in New York City. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Science Degree in Transportation Planning and Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Burch recently received the 2016 Jack Humphreys Young Member Award which recognizes the top young traffic engineer in Tennessee. She is a member of the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Nashville Chapter of the Urban Land Institute.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.06 PMPrior to joining Collier Engineering in 2016, Vance spent the past twenty five (25) years working in the geotechnical engineering field, most recently with Terracon Consultants, Inc. and previously with AMEC Earth and Environmental. Mr. Vance is currently managing Collier’s Geotechnical Engineering Division and Materials Testing Lab. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Tech and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Collier Engineering Co., Inc. is a privately owned design and engineering consulting firm based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group has announced promotions and new associates to the company.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.15 PMMichael Bradford has been promoted to Marketing Manager, Digital Products. He will focus on Marketing and Product Development for Publishers Advertising Services. He most recently served as Digital Sales Specialist.
Dina Caplan has been promoted to Manager of Online Marketing, Content Marketing, for Ingram Book Group LLC. Dina was a Marketing Manager for Ingram.

Caitlin Churchill has been appointed to the newly created position of AerioTM Business Development Manager.  She is responsible for creating and managing the business strategy for Aerio, as well as collaborating on product development and marketing. Previously, Caitlin served as University Press Business Development Manager for Ingram Academic Services.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.20 PMJanine Cook is a new Senior Key Account Sales Manager for Ingram Publisher Services in the Milton Keynes, UK, office.

Bonnie Marie Dailey is a new Client Implementation Manager for Ingram Publisher Services LLC.
Jonathan Hardiman has been named as Senior Manager, Open System and Mainframe, for the IT Services Department at Ingram Book Group.

Ed Spade is now the Senior Manager for General Sales, California, for Lightning Source LLC.  Spade served as the Senior Key Account Sales Manager. He joined Ingram in 2015 as a Senior Content Acquisition Manager, consulting publishers on their strategies for print and digital publishing, including digital content management and distribution, and product development and licensing.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.25 PMCamille Watts has been named Manager of Content Services, General Sales, for Lightning Source LLC in New York. Prior to this appointment, Camille was a Key Account Sales Manager.

Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The comprehensive publishing industry services company  offers numerous solutions including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Ingram works closely with stakeholders.

Nashville CARES

Nashville CARES is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Glass as the agency’s new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Glass brings with her more than two and half decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, including Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee and TRICOR.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.33 PMAfter a brief season of working in the for-profit domain, Glass realized her true passion and commitment was to making an impact in the nonprofit world, which led her to Nashville CARES.

Nashville CARES is the premier HIV/AIDS organization in the region that provides comprehensive education, a broad range of targeted services and effective advocacy. Nashville CARES offers services annually to 55,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including HIV prevention education to more than 35,000 youth and adults, almost 16,000 free confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,000 men, women and children living with the disease.

East Nashville Hope Exchange (ENHE)

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.39 PMEast Nashville Hope Exchange is pleased to announce the hiring of Ameshica R. Linsey, M.Ed as executive director.

As executive director, Linsey will oversee the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing and community outreach.

She brings to ENHE a passion for both children and families in East Nashville and believes that a focus on literacy can change lives.

Linsey is a cum laude honors graduate of Fisk University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and completed the Teacher Certification Program, pre-k through 6th grade.

She furthered her studies at the Collegiate School Teaching Institute in New York, New York and conducted NSF Applied Psychology research at Clemson University with research training in human factors and organizational psychology.

Linsey also holds a master’s degree in supervision and administration from Tennessee State University with magna cum laude honors.

Throughout her career, Linsey has served as a teacher and director in early childhood schools in both public and private settings. She has experience in training teachers and staff through presenting at professional development workshops and conferences for teachers and working as an educational consultant for child care facilities in the community.

One of Linsey’s goals for ENHE is to create more community partnerships that focus on strengthening literacy skills of at-risk students and families.

Brandy Fenderson, the previous executive director of ENHE, has decided to return to Metro Nashville Public Schools.

East Nashville Hope Ex-change focuses on strengthening literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville. ENHE offers a six-week summer program for rising kindergarten through fourth grade children, as well a school year program that supports learning and follow students’ progress through the school year.

ENHE, a non-profit organization which supports literacy programs for at-risk children, aims to strengthen family and community involvement in children’s education through both summer and school year programs.

Tennessee Bar Foundation

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.50 PMGrant C. Glassford has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 841 attorneys across the state. Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 31 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees. The introduction of new Fellows took place in January at the annual Fellows’ Dinner in Nashville.

The Bar Foundation’s purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and to administer a grant making program. That project, known by its acronym “IOLTA” (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $21,000,000 to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee.

Grant C. Glassford has been practicing law primarily in Davidson and Williamson Counties Tennessee for more than 30 years. His office is in Brentwood. Vanderbilt awarded Grant his undergraduate degree in 1982 and his law degree in 1985. He was an Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He is listed as a Rule 31 Family Law Mediator.

Tennessee Department of Human Services

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Danielle Whitworth Barnes as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Screen shot 2017-02-15 at 1.09.55 PMBarnes was recently the deputy commissioner and general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources (DOHR). She will return to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to lead the agency where she started her state government career in 2004, replacing Commissioner Raquel Hatter, who last month announced plans to return to the private sector.

One of Barnes’ greatest accomplishments has been co-authoring and implementing the 2012 Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management (TEAM) Act, an overhaul of the state’s antiquated civil service employment practices.

Barnes joined DOHR in 2007 as assistant general counsel, director of the Equal Employment Opportunities Division and legislative director and has experience in all types of employment matters and state and federal employment laws. She previously served as the legislative coordinator and assistant general counsel for DHS and worked for a private law firm.

Barnes earned an undergraduate degree from Spelman College and a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. She holds several professional human resource certifications and is a graduate of Tennessee Government Executive Institute, LEAD Tennessee, Leadership Nashville and Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law.

Barnes and her husband, Victor, reside in Brentwood with their son, Cameron, and daughter, Vivian.