Business Briefs 3-2-2017

Civil Site Design Group

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.48.50 PMCivil Site Design Group has added four employees. Sally Moseley, accounting manager; Kelley Watts, office manager; Leland Howe, landscape designer and Samuel Moore joins as a CADD designer.

Moseley was previously with KraftCPAs LLP as a staff associate.  She has more than twenty years of accounting experience. She has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County, and served as an Elder with Parkway Presbyterian Church in Metairie, LA. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Moseley lives in the Bellevue area of Nashville.

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.48.58 PMWatts was previously events coordinator and sales administrator at SiteHawk, LLC. She received a Bachelor of Science at Middle Tennessee State University. She serves on the Church Relations Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity. She is a resident of Murfreesboro.

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.03 PMHowe is a landscape designer focusing on master planning, urban design, and graphics. While studying at Louisiana State University, Howe interned for a military planning firm called The Urban Collaborative based out of Eugene Oregon and a development firm in Nashville, Land Innovations. Upon graduating LSU with a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture, he made his way back home to Nashville to begin his career at Civil Site Design Group.  An ASLA member and active Montgomery Bell Academy alumnus, he lives in Nashville.

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.11 PMMoore is a CADD designer specializing in AutoCAD and HydroCAD. He was previously with Stone + Howorth, PLC in Nashville. An Eagle Scout, Moore earned a B.S. in Architectural Engineering Technology at Murray State University where he was a member of the Association of Engineering, Graphics and Design and the Association of General Contractors. A resident of Franklin, Moore is a volunteer member of Williamson County Fire Rescue.

Civil Site Design Group, PLLC, specializes in land planning and urban design, site planning and design, and civil engineering services for clients throughout the southern region of the United States. The firm provides effective and environmentally sensitive engineering solutions on projects for architects, developers and municipalities.

Dickinson Wright, PLLC

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.17 PMDickinson Wright, PLLC has announced that Nashville-based entertainment attorney Noah McPike has joined the firm’s Music Row office. McPike’s practice not only spans representation of independent and major label artists, writers, producers, and industry executives, but also new media, intellectual property and corporate clients.

Some of McPike’s career highlights include representing artists that have collectively sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, representing GRAMMY/CMA/ACM and other industry award winners, securing and negotiating a large number of major label/major independent label recording agreements, negotiating touring agreements and asset/catalog purchase agreements, and working extensively with entertainment and corporate clients to develop and protect their intellectual property rights through the procurement and licensing of copyrights and trademarks. Additionally, he has negotiated sponsorship, performance, and distribution and licensing agreements. McPike’s practice also includes corporate formation, and drafting and negotiating investment, operating and joint venture agreements.

McPike is an active member of Copyright Society of the South, has served on the Executive Council for the Tennessee Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Section, serves as volunteer attorney for Tennessee Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and is a regular speaker on the entertainment CLE circuits.

McPike received his law degree at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), and his undergraduate degree at the College of the Holy Cross.


Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.23 PMFontanel has announced the  addition to the Fontanel management team, Lauren Stout as Director of Sales.

Stout is originally from a small town outside Wichita, KS and has been a Nashville resident for over 15 years, during which time she has been working in the hospitality industry for 10. Her most recent position was as a top Catering Sales Manager at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

Stout has served as Director of Sales in a pre and post opening capacity with the Nashville based celebrity chef driven restaurant group by Maneet Chauhan, and was a franchisee and City Director of RAW:  Natural Born Artists exemplifying amazing growth of this successful showcase. She also has sales and marketing roots with the MStreet Restaurant Group and Entertainment out of Nashville. Stout is currently on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Meeting Planners International.

Franklin American Mortgage Company

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.30 PMFranklin American Mortgage Company (FAMC) is proud to announce the addition of Jennifer Werner as Vice President, Director of Project Marketing. She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and a proven track record to FAMC.

Werner has over 20 years of experience in conceiving, developing, implementing, and driving B2B and B2C marketing strategies within financial services, payments, and healthcare industries. She has a demonstrated history of building and managing large scale marketing initiatives within fast paced, entrepreneurial organizations.

A Middle Tennessee native, Werner has remained in Nashville and worked for companies such as First American National Bank (now Regions Bank), Verizon Wireless, Affinion Group, EFT Source (now CPI Card Group), and MyGenetx Laboratory. She is a graduate of Lipscomb University with a degree in Organizational Communica- tions with a focus in Marketing.

Legal Aid Society

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.39 PMLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumber-lands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has announced that two new attorneys have been added to the firm.

Matthew Silvey joins Legal Aid Society’s Cookeville office as its newest attorney under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant—funding awarded to Legal Aid Society by the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs to assist with the firm’s mission to help survivors of domestic violence.

After receiving his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law and passing the July 2016 bar examination, Silvey opened a small solo practice where he handled criminal and juvenile court cases, as well as indigent clients in judicial hospitalization hearings. He is also a licensed social worker and a Rule 31 Family Mediator.

Silvey previously worked as a forensic social worker with both the Davidson and Knox County Public Defenders’ Offices, and he spent time as a volunteer legal assistant at the 13th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office in Cookeville. He received his B.S in History from Tennessee Technological University and his master’s degree in social work from The University of Tennessee.

Michael Parker is the newest attorney in the Oak Ridge office of Legal Aid Society, where he will focus his practice on family law and housing. Parker is a 2016 graduate of the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law where he received multiple honors for his achievements in academics and law-related activities.

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.44 PMParker received his B.S. in History from Austin Peay State University where he graduated magna cum laude. During law school, Parker handled pro bono dependency and neglect cases through guardian ad litem appointments to the school’s juvenile legal clinic, and he interned as a law clerk for Judge Michael Meise in Dickson County. Most recently, Parker served as a volunteer attorney in Legal Aid Society’s Clarksville office.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law.

The non-profit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty.

State of Tennessee Government

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.51 PMLt. Governor McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has announced the appointment of Senate Director of Budget Analysis Catherine Haire. Haire replaces Rick Nicholson who was recently appointed Senate Chief of Staff.

As budget director, Haire will provide budget analysis for all Senate members and staff and consult with all standing committees on all budget related matters. The Senate Budget Director works closely with the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee and the administration putting together the budget and organizing budget hearings.

A former photojournalist and non-profit program director, Haire began her government service in the Senate as a legislative assistant. Most recently, Haire served the Senate Government Operations Committee as research analyst for the past eight years.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, she lives in Williamson County with her husband of 34 years, Marc. The Haire’s have two adult sons, one daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.

Triple 7 Public Relations

Screen shot 2017-03-01 at 12.49.56 PMTriple 7 Public Relations announces the addition of Chloe Williams to the Nashville office. Williams will report to Tanya Taylor, who has led the Company’s Nashville office since 2008.

A graduate of MTSU, Williams previously worked as an event assistant where she booked bands for live musical performances, managed social media accounts and shared company information with visitors. Since joining Triple 7 PR in August 2016 as an intern, she realized her interest in handling publicity and brand building for the Company’s client roster.

The Nashville team currently handles PR campaigns for FOX’s “MasterChef Junior,” Amazon Prime Videos’ critically acclaimed series “Bosch,” HBO’s upcoming Nashville event for “Big Little Lies,” 51 Minds’ “Broken Skull Challenge” and “I Love Kellie Pickler” for CMT, Craig Wise- man’s annual “Stars for Second Harvest” event, and Chicken Soup for the Soul books and television series.