Business Briefs – 5/15/14


BryanAngela Bryan, a longtime community non-profit administrator with more than 15 years of experience in program development and performance management, joins FiftyForward as the center director of FiftyForward Donelson Station.

From 2007-2011, Bryan was the director of the Family Resource Center at St. Luke’s Community House. Until recently, she worked with the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ Performance Management unit.

Bryan received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology from Western Kentucky University. She and her 14-year-old twin daughters reside in Kingston Springs.

Greater Nashville Association of RealtorsRoberts

The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors has appointed Robin Roberts as its new Affiliates Relations Manager. Roberts will be responsible for supervising all associate affiliate memberships and coordinating the sale of sponsorships for events and programs.

Roberts has served in the marketing and sales field for more than 16 years. Before joining GNAR, she was Regional Marketing and Sales Executive for the Chamber Consulting Group (GSP) of South Carolina and North Carolina.  She has experience managing sales and sponsorships for the Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors and has worked as the Marketing Manager for the East Coast Region of Raw Iraq Wounded Soldiers Group for six years.

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon

LoweJason Lowe, PE, has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc., as Huntsville Office Manager.

Prior to Barge Waggoner, Lowe was employed with SSOE Group as Civil Department Manager. Lowe, who served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, has 13 years of experience in civil engineering and project management for various government, military, industrial, commercial and energy projects.

Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in eight states including Ala. and Tenn.

Anderson Benson Insurance and Risk

andersonLocally owned and independent Anderson Benson Insurance and Risk Management has acquired a portfolio of Nashville-based accounts and team members from international entertainment industry insurance broker Robertson Taylor.

The acquisitions from Robertson Taylor, a London-based firm with offices in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles, accelerates an Anderson Benson strategy to expand entertainment and hospitality industry business lines. Robertson Taylor’s Toby McCord, senior vice president; Reba Adams, vice president; and Jenna Moore, account executive, also joined Anderson Benson.

Nashville Christian School

Mike McPhersonAfter months of reviewing resumes and conducting interviews, Nashville Christian School has announced that Mike McPherson will be their new head coach for the boys basketball program.

McPherson has garnished quite a few accolades as well. He averaged 23 wins per season during his 10 years as head coach for Ezell-Harding’s varsity girls’ program, amassing 233 wins against 78 losses. McPherson coached for 18 years at Lipscomb Academy. While at Lipscomb Academy, McPherson took the 2009 varsity boys’ team to state and set an unofficial state record: the largest comeback in the shortest time in a regional final.

In 14 years as head coach at Ezell and Lipscomb, McPherson has been selected “District Coach ofthe Year” five times and “Mid-State Coach of the Year”. He has accumulated five regular season or district championships, a Regional Championship and taken three teams to sectionals and one to state.

City Auto

John MossJohn A. Moss, a Nashville native, has accepted a sales position with City Auto in Murfreesboro, specializing in consumer cars and trucks. He is a graduate of Battle Ground Academy and Lambuth College and is a former banker and realtor. City Auto is the third largest independent used vehicle dealer in the U.S. with locations in both Murfreesboro and Memphis. Visit his site at or call 615-351-3638.

TriStar Health

Bubba McIntoshTriStar Health has named Bubba McIntosh, FACHE, as the division’s new orthopaedics service line administrator. McIntosh will oversee key strategic initiatives across all of TriStar’s facilities in three states to drive strategies and new technologies that support patient quality and growth.

McIntosh has over twenty-five years experience in healthcare leadership and service line development and is the former executive director of St. Thomas Health’s orthopaedic division. Prior to that, he held several key leadership roles in system service line development and hospital operations.


Pam JonesPam Jones, DNP, MSN, R.N., chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), will succeed Bonnie Pilon, Ph.D., as senior associate dean of Clinical and Community Partnerships for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN). She will begin this fall to coincide with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year and provide a time of overlap with Pilon to ensure a smooth transition.

Jones has served in nursing leadership for VUH since 2008, responsible for all inpatient nursing services, Emergency Department, LifeFlight, respiratory therapy, social services and case management.

DeVolderVanderbilt University School of Medicine student Jake DeVolder has been appointed the AmericanMedical Association (AMA) student member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

DeVolder is the first student from Vanderbilt chosen to serve on the committee, which is the accreditation body for medical education programs leading to a medical degree.

For DeVolder, the appointment capitalizes on his career aspirations of being involved in medical education. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education at Peabody and will graduate from the School of Medicine in 2015.

His one-year term, which begins July 1, will allow him to accompany an accreditation team during a site visit to one of the 134 medical schools as well as review reports submitted by those institutions up for review.

Screen shot 2014-05-13 at 12.17.25 PMVanderbilt University’s Michael Miga, Ph.D., professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Miga is among 120 “outstanding leaders, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators in medical and biological engineering” nominated by their peers and elected to the class of 2014.