Business Briefs

Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy


Leading entertainment business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & Mc-Carthy has promoted Jason Fridenstine from associate business manager to business manager. A native of Ohio, Fridenstine has been with FBMM for 18 years and has more than 25 years of music industry experience. His previous experience as a recording artist and producer has given him insights on multiple aspects of the music industry. At FBMM, he provides his clients with business management advice that is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances.
Fridenstine is active in Nash- ville’s music community as a member of the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and Recording Academy. He also volunteers in his free time with MusiCares, Habitat for Humanity and St. Henry’s Men’s Club and is a volunteer coach for youth baseball. Fridenstine graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1991 with a B.A. degree in music and has continued his education by taking accounting and finance classes at Nashville State.
FBMM 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. FBMM’s goal is to exceed expectations in operating its clients’ businesses by providing information and input in a clear and concise manner that enables clients to make sound financial and career decisions to achieve their goals.

Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC


Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC is pleased to announce that Becca Cunningham has joined our Brentwood office as an Affiliate Broker.  Cunningham was born in Nashville and raised in Franklin. As a native, she loves Nashville’s southern hospitality, the continued growth and opportunities the area offers and most of all the amazing people who live here.  Becca attended MTSU and studied Fashion Merchandising and Entrepreneurship. Her career in Real Estate started in an administrative role with a team of three Buyer Agents. She was the person working behind the scenes, making everything run smoothly from pre-approval, preparing contracts, showing homes and conducting open houses. Cunningham’s dedication to detail, love of helping others and her positive attitude are the exact ingredients needed to be successful in Real Estate.

Stites & Harbison, PLLC


Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Rachel Dix Bishop to the Nashville office. Bishop enjoys a diverse practice of both litigation and    transactional work. As a creative and     enthusiastic problem solver, she is committed to serving the needs of her clients while also facilitating a practical understanding of the law. Bishop focuses her practice on Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Business Services and Litigation.
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Bishop was a summer associate with the firm in 2014 and 2015. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2016. In law school, she was heavily involved in the Student Bar Association and the Law Ambassadors program. She also spent her time volunteering at pro bono events, working in the legal clinic, and participating in various other student organizations. Outside the firm, Bishop is a Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts of America and enjoys being active in her community. She is happy to be practicing law in Nashville, near her hometown of Murfreesboro, Ten- nessee. She is admitted to practice in Tennessee.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers recently named five new board members to its board.

The newly appointed board members are:
• Rob Beckham, co-head of talent and literary agency WME in Nashville
• Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation
• Biff Ruttenberg, principal with Atlas Partners LLC, Chicago
• Curt Thorne, retired CEO of MedSolutions Inc.
• Ed Whitley, former CEO and chairman of the board for Rodgers Construction Co. and Centex-Rodgers in Nashville

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers has recently been focused on an     initiative called V-MATCH (Vanderbilt-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice). V-MATCH supports the analysis of patients’ tumor DNA to determine if abnormalities are present that enable the alignment of a targeted therapy for the right patient, at the right time. Thanks to the generosity of     the board members and their friends, more than $5 million has been raised, exceeding the V-MATCH initiative goal.

More than 200 community members serve as volunteers on VUMC’s advisory boards and councils.

The appointees are volunteers who are critical to the success of VUMC’s mission as an institution, passionate about the research and clinical care at the Medical Center and committed to serve as philanthropic supporters and advocates in the community.

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Rachel Sigler was recently named Director of Development and Marketing for YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee. In this newly created position, Sigler will oversee corporate partnerships, event sponsorships and relationships, fundraising events, and the YWCA Junior Board of Directors Committee. She previously served as YWCA’s MEND Marketing and Business Manager.

Prior to joining the YWCA, Sigler served as the Brand Marketing Manager for John- ston & Murphy where she was responsible for crafting a consistent public image and increasing awareness for the 167-year-old brand. She also served as the fourth female president of the Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the NAJCC’s membership grew, board engagement in- creased and additional revenue streams were developed. She’s been named one of Nashville’s “Top 3


0 Under 30” and is a graduate of both Leadership Nashville and the Young Leaders Council.

Originally from Chattanooga, Sigler earned her bachelor degree in journalism and public relations from The University of Mississippi.