Business Briefs 2-9-2017

Civil Site Design Group

Brian Dunn has joined Civil Site Design Group as land planner / landscape architect. He has more than ten years of multi-industry design experience.

Dunn has particular expertise in golf course architecture, landscape architecture, facility planning, and environmental consulting. He was previously with Structural Detailing, LLC, and spent seven years with Kevin Tucker Design Group.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, he served in the Student Government Association as a senator for the College of Environment and Design, and as president of the Arch Society.

Fifth Third Bank

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.16.50 PMAustin Rissler recently joined Fifth Third Bank’s Commercial Middle Market Division as assistant vice president/commercial relationship manager for the Tennessee region, focusing on middle market companies and corporations across various industry verticals that are seeking ideas around lending, capital markets, and treasury management.

Austin has six years of experience in the financial services industry and previously served as assistant vice president in the Wholesale Credit organization of Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, NC.

A Nashville resident, Austin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Political Science from Vanderbilt University, and his Masters in Finance from the Owen Graduate School of Business (Vanderbilt University.)

Fridrich & Clark Realty

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.16.57 PMFridrich & Clark Realty, LLC is pleased to announce that Sherry Erickson has joined our Brentwood office as an Affiliate Broker, Ashlyne Huff joins the Green Hills office as one of its newest realtors and Susan Riley has joined our Green Hills office as an Affiliate Broker.

Originally from Michigan, Erickson moved to Nashville in 1995 and is proud to call Nashville home.  After graduating from Western Michigan University’s business school with a BBA degree in Marketing and Communication, Erickson worked for five years at the Kirsch Company.  There she held the position of Marketing Product Manager. Her strong marketing skills, analytical ability and passion for client satisfaction were a natural fit for her move to real estate. Erickson is excited to be part of the Fridrich and Clark Realty family and brings extensive knowledge of new construction, property development, luxury home sales, marketing, and negotiation skills to the team along with her 20+ years of residential real estate experience.  Erickson most recently worked with Developer, Southern Land Company, representing the neighborhoods of Windstone, Laurelbrooke and Westhaven.  She is currently representing the neighborhoods of Witherspoon in Brentwood, Richland Hall in West End/ Nashville, and The Grove in College Grove. Erickson is excited to help families realize their dream of home ownership and the happiness that comes with being part of a great community like Nashville.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.03 PMHuff considers herself a Nashville native, having moved from Los Angeles just in time to start kindergarten and continued through her college years at Belmont University. After graduation Ashlyne went into the music business and then transitioned into Real Estate in 2012.  Growing up in a musician’s family, she loves the creative worlds of music, both singing and songwriting as well as writing novels and making stationery from scratch. Huff loves working with first time home buyers, creative types and introducing clients to Nashville’s local spots. She is thrilled to be a new team member in the Starling Davis Group.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.08 PMRiley, a Nashville native, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a degree in Marketing and Finance.  After working as an underwriter at Blue Cross Blue Shield she worked for the family insurance agency, Polk & Sullivan, Inc. She has volunteered on various committees at Ensworth School, Harpeth Hall School, the Nashville Figure Skating Club, Junior League of Nashville, Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter, Friends of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and her alma mater UNC-Chapel Hill.  Riley offers a firsthand perspective to her clients whether first time buyers, investors, moving up or downsizing to the next chapter of their lives.  She is dedicated to help all whether purchasing or selling a property and considers it a privilege to build a strong trust-based relationship with her clients that will last beyond a closing date.

Now celebrating its 50th year in business, Fridrich & Clark Realty is one of the largest and most established real estate firms in the area. The company’s more than 150 agents provide comprehensive residential real estate services throughout the greater Nashville area from offices in Green Hills and Brentwood.

Mocha Club

Mocha Club announces Emily Blackledge has been promoted from within by the Board of Directors and will now serve as the organization’s new President.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.15 PMBlackledge most recently served as the Vice President of International Program for Mocha Club. She has been part of the staff since 2010 and involved with the organization since 2005. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, she completed her undergraduate degree in International Political Economy at Belmont University, then spent time in Washington DC working with the President’s Initiative for Workforce Development. Blackledge received her Master’s degree in International Relations and African Studies from Boston University before returning to Nashville in 2008. She has taught international development and international politics at Belmont University and was the Sam Walton Fellow in charge of international projects for the Belmont chapter of ENACTUS before joining Mocha Club in 2010. Emily and her husband Rob live in Nashville with their son Fletcher.

Mocha Club is an international community committed to fighting extreme poverty in Africa by cultivating everyday generosity – like giving up the cost of a few mochas a month. Working in five main project areas – Clean Water, Education, Economic Freedom, Orphan Care, and Healthcare – Mocha Club is active in 11 countries in Africa.

The SoBro

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.23 PMChicago-based Magellan Development Group has hired Steve Navarrete and Kala Geers as leasing agents and Katie Eadler as administrative assistant at The SoBro, downtown Nashville’s luxury rental apartment high-rise.
Navarrete is a Nashville native with both leasing and sales experience. His background is in customer service, retail and telecommunications.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.28 PMGeers is a native of Dallas, Texas, with experience in customer service and sales. She worked as a leasing consultant at Lincoln Property Company in Dallas before moving to Nashville to expand her residential real estate expertise.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.36 PMEadler, a Nashville native, received her Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication and public relations with minors in business administration and art from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003. She has held positions as an executive administrator at the Center for Nonprofit Management and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, among others.

The SoBro’s newest additions, Navarrete, Eadler and Geers are eager to serve current and future residents of the 32-story, 313-unit high-rise at 205 Demonbreun Street.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.43 PMCraig Lindsley, Ph.D., a leader of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s groundbreaking drug discovery program, is the 2017 recipient of the Pharmacia-ASPET Award in Experimental Therapeutics from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).

ASPET said Lindsley was honored for “his pioneering use of technology-enabled synthesis, which led to fundamental and transforming effects on medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and drug discovery.” The award will be presented April 22 during ASPET’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.50 PMColleen Morton, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) as section chief of Classical Hematology, a specialty also known as “benign hematology” because it covers all blood disorders that are not cancer.

In the newly created position, Morton oversees VUMC’s treatment of patients with bleeding disorders like von Willebrand disease, blood clotting disorders including deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary emboli, abnormal blood counts like anemia, low platelets and low white blood counts, and inherited disorders like sickle cell disease or hemochromatosis.

Zeitlin & Co., Realtors

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.17.55 PMZeitlin & Co. Realtors is pleased to announce that Matthew Matwijec, Jackie Brown and Jake Moore have joined their outstanding group of agents serving Middle Tennessee.

Matwijec’s family recently relocated to Brentwood from Colorado. He is excited to join his two brothers with the Matwijec Stinson Group within Zeitlin and to build a business focused on relationship-based real estate.  Matwijec will be working from the Zeitlin Williamson County office.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.18.00 PMBrown is a seasoned marketing and advertising sales executive who puts relationships at the forefront of her business. She was drawn to Zeitlin first as a client and then later as an agent. Brown will be working from the Zeitlin Green Hills office.

Screen shot 2017-02-08 at 12.18.05 PMAfter many years in land development, Moore decided to expand his knowledge and expertise by pursuing a career in residential real estate. Born and raised in Nashville, he has grown with this ever-expanding city and knows the ins and outs and all it has to offer. Moore will be working from the Zeitlin Green Hills office.