Business Briefs 8-3-2017

Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has announced that Nashville attorneys Jonathan Cole and Nancy A. Vincent have become Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediators for the state of Tennessee.

As Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediators, Cole and Vincent are able to serve as neutral parties who assist in the resolution of disputes through a voluntary settlement process that is less costly, time-consuming, and adversarial than litigation.  Vincent is also available to serve as an arbitrator.

Cole is a shareholder and a member of Baker Donelson’s Financial Services Litigation Group with significant experience representing national financial institutions, broker-dealers, and businesses in a variety of cases. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and currently serves as President of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP), which provides high-quality programming and a forum for current bar leaders from across the country and abroad to exchange best practices. Cole founded and has served as the chair of the Firm’s award-winning Pro Bono program and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation. He is also a former president of the Nashville Bar Association.

Vincent is of counsel and a member of the Firm’s Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling Group where she concentrates her practice in the areas of government bid disputes, state and federal procurement transactions, and administrative law. She also has an active employment and commercial litigation practice, and she has maintained such practice throughout her more than 20 years of practicing law. Vincent also has particular experience in the area of construction law, including construction litigation, as from 2003 – 2005, she served as vice president of Legal Affairs & Government Relations for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. She is also a member and former Second Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Bar Association and was a member of the 2010 Class of Leadership Nashville, a two-term General Counsel for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Nashville Sports Authority.

Lovell Communications

National healthcare marketing and public relations firm Lovell Communications continues to grow its team with the addition of Jessica Hopson as account supervisor and Laura Elkins as senior account executive. The firm also promoted Kristy Lucero to senior account executive and Sam Prichard to account supervisor.

Hopson joins Lovell from Inbound Marketing Agents, where she served as director of marketing and specialized in creating digital marketing and customer acquisition campaigns for business-to-business and consumer-focused clients, including those in the post-acute and behavioral health space. Previously, she developed branding and marketing strategies for Comdata and secured nearly $1 million in grant funding for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. Hopson earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication and public relations from Mississippi State University.

Elkins most recently served as the director of tourism and business development at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Prior to Cheekwood, she was director of communications at the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for eight years, during which she transformed the communications department to improve engagement with stakeholders and the public. Elkins graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelor’s degree in human ecology. She also earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Lucero specializes in media relations, content creation, digital marketing, and measurement for the firm’s healthcare provider and supplier clients. The University of Southern California graduate is also a frequent contributor to national food websites.

Prichard has worked with a variety of healthcare clients throughout her career, specializing in national media relations, and leadership. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Opry Mills

Simon Property Group has added three experienced team members to its Opry Mills marketing department. Candace Kilburn has been hired as assistant director of marketing and business development, Candice Collins as guest services manager, and Krissy Bodnovich as marketing administrative assistant.

Kilburn_8-3-2017Kilburn began her career with the Simon family in 2011 in guest services at College Mall and Hamilton Town Center in Indiana. She then served as a regional marketing assistant at Simon’s corporate office in Indianapolis. Most recently, she served as the assistant director of marketing at Dadeland Mall in Miami, Fl, as well as the director of marketing at College Mall. She is an Indianapolis, Indiana local and a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising/marketing.

Collins_8-3-2017Collins joins Opry Mills with extensive retail experience. Before coming to Nashville, she was the guest services manager for The Village at Meridian, a high-end mall in Idaho. A native of northern California, Collins graduated with a degree in    merchandise marketing from The Fashion Institute in Los Angeles.

Bodnovich_8-3-2017Bodnovich comes to Opry Mills after serving as the marketing coordinator for Southeastern Commercial Proper- ties, Inc. Bodnovich, a native of Fairmont, West Virginia, graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s in integrated marketing communications.

Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, features a great collection of fashion-forward stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, Cole Haan, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, kate spade new york outlet, Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Lucky Brand Outlet, H&M, and Bass Pro Shops. Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Madame Tussauds Nashville, Bavarian Bierhaus, Rainforest Cafe, Aquarium Restaurant, Dave & Buster’s, and Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX. Opry Mills’ famous Entertainment Stage and Ten-nessee Treasures play area further enhance the family shopping experience.