Business Briefs 5-4-2017

Dell Nashville


Dell Nashville has announced the appointment of Carnell Elliott as co-site director. In this role, Elliott will help oversee and lead the company’s local campus. He will also spearhead the company’s significant community engagement and philanthropic efforts, which included more than 12,000 employee volunteer hours in 2016.
Elliot will work alongside Eric Coffey, vice president of U.S. Medium Business Sales, who has been a Nashville co-site director since 2015.
As part of Dell Nashville for more than a decade, Elliott began his career in 2007 in consumer sales. He has since worked in several different units including internal sales, recruiting and sales management. He is currently Nashville’s Small Business lead and will retain his core responsibilities in addition to the co-site lead role.
Elliott has deep roots in Nashville and the surrounding community. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and is an executive member on the Board of Directors for S.T.A.R.S. (Students Taking a Right Stand), an organization that aids students in need at Middle Tennessee schools.

Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC

Bradley Weatherly

Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC is pleased to announce that Bradley Weatherly and Mary Brooke Bonadies have joined our Green Hills office as Affiliate Brokers. After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2009 with a degree in Journalism, Weatherly worked as an editor at Coastal Living magazine for three years. Later she became a freelance writer and worked for brands like Southern Living, House Beautiful, Elle Décor,              Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn. During that time, she launched her own social media marketing company, with clients ranging from healthcare to home goods.  When working with homebuyers and sellers, she marries her love of people with her experience in design, editorial-inspired home staging and marketing. Bradley relocated to Nashville from Denver, so she understands what it’s like to start fresh in Music City. She now confidently calls it home and wants to share her love for it and its homes with both Nashville natives and newcomers.

Mary Brooke

Mary Brooke was born and raised in Nashville. After graduating with a design degree from the University of Alabama she moved back to town to start a career in Residential and Commercial Interior Design. While pursuing her career in the high-end lighting and home automation, along with her husband, who is an architect, they began developing properties. Naturally becoming a real estate agent was Brooke’s next step and she hasn’t looked back since. She is deeply devoted to friends, family and anyone in the pursuit of buying or selling a home.
Fridrich & Clark Realty, founded in 1966, has grown to be one of the area’s largest realty firms, with more than 150 agents.

Ingram Content Group

Kelly Arnold

Ingram Content Group has announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. Kelly Arnold joins the company as Chief Legal Offficer and Deanna Steele joins as Chief Information Technology Officer.
Arnold comes to Ingram from U.S. Xpress Enterprises in Chattanooga, Tn, where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, she held numerous legal roles at The Dow Chemical Company and began her career with Pepper Hamilton LLC.
Arnold received her bachelor of arts in public relations from Michigan State University and her juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law.
Steele will lead Ingram Content Group’s technology innovation, including overseeing all of the IT operations and the Ingram strategies as a technology services company. Deanna most

Deanna Steele

recently served as Group Vice President, IT – Brands/Brands Divisional CIO at Ascena Retail Group in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to Ascena, she held leadership roles in IT at retail companies Express, Inc. and Hot Topic, Inc., and even earlier worked for Deloitte Consulting and Island Pacific Systems.
Steele received her bachelor of science in business management from Pepperdine University. Since 2012, she has also served as a volunteer and chair for the nonprofit, Run for the Rainbow, to benefit Nationwide Children’s Pediatric Cancer Research.


Patterson Intellectual Property Law

Mark Kilgore

Patterson Intellectual Property Law is pleased to announce that Mark Kilgore, Ph.D., has joined Patterson Intellectual Property Law as an associate. Dr. Kilgore will prosecute patent applications in the area of life sciences and assist in the firm’s various litigation endeavors.  Mark Kilgore previously served as Law Clerk in the Law Offices of Candice Shockley in Pelham, Alabama. He was a summer associate at Patterson Intellectual Property Law in 2015. Dr. Kilgore holds a J.D. cum laude from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. He was a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow, received the George M. Stewart Scholarship Award, and was a research and writing editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Dr. Kilgore earned his Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham studying the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, specifically those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in microbiology from Auburn University.

The Farm at Natchez Trace

Hannah Ward

The Farm at Natchez Trace, a luxury pet lodging facility, has hired Hannah Ward as community relations and event coordinator and Chassity (Chass) Robison as guest services manager. A native of Alabama, Ward is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where she majored in outdoor recreation and was a college athlete. Ward develops community relations for and will organize all The Farm’s off and on-site events, including the Pet Matters Seminar Series, the Photos by the Creek and Photos with Santa fundraisers for charity, and the Blessing of the Animals.




Chassity Robison

A native of Indiana, Robison has worked in management for Petco and in other management positions. She is a certified dog trainer and has worked one-on-one and with classes. She is responsible for all aspects of The Farm’s front desk operations, attending to all of the clients’ and their pets’ requirements. She also operates the dog daycare program, works with The Farm’s high quality pet food store, THR!VE, and conducts tours of the facility for potential clients. The Farm is located at 9479 Highway 96 West in Franklin, near the intersection with Natchez Trace.  It offers luxury suites for pets, daycare, training, outdoor play fields, shady walking trails along a creek, and grooming.


THW Insurance

THW Insurance Services, LLC, a locally owned independent insurance agency, has announced it is expanding to Donelson with the recent addition of Joe Baumgartel to their team. Baumgartel offers over 20 years of experience in life insurance and providing pre-need funeral policies. He is also specializes in home and auto insurance. Baumgartel and his wife Karen have been married for 37 years. They have two children, Joseph and Kelly, along with three grandchildren, Kinley, Colin and Grayson. He also serves as an elder in the Church of Christ.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Laura Windisch

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty recently welcomed Laura Windisch to the team as agent.  Windisch has an extensive background in client relations. Previously a personal assistant at Lifestyle Managers, she served a variety of clients to satisfy their personal, work and home-related needs. Prior to Lifestyle Managers, she held a highly sought-after assistant position to a top seller at Nordstrom. Most recently, Windisch has had various administration positions at local real estate offices, which has prepared her for her new role. Windisch’s passion for developing relationships and serving the Nashville community will be essential as she helps her clients find their dream home. Windisch believes in creating a personable experience to accommodate each client’s unique needs and is excited to be part of one of the most reputable leaders in the industry.
A native Tennessean, Windisch graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a specialization in real estate.  Windsich will  focus on the city’s growing urban neighborhoods and Williamson County.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute Advisory Board has one new member, Judy Lefkovitz, chief technology officer for U.S. Renal Care Inc. Board members are actively involved in outreach to and education of important constituents in the community to secure investments and other philanthropic resources required to fund the highest priorities of Vanderbilt Eye Institute. In addition to philanthropy contributing to the department’s endowment, the VEI Advisory Board also has made gifts that have an immediate impact on faculty trainees. 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.