Business Briefs 9-22-2016

    Attorney General’s Office

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-10-04-24-amPaul C. Ney, Jr. will join the Attorney General’s Office as Chief Deputy, announced Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III. In this role, Ney will coordinate and supervise the substantive legal work of all five sections of the Attorney General’s Office.

Ney is a registered patent attorney and has vast experience in law and public service that includes serving as Director of the Nashville Davidson County Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development, Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel) for the U.S. Department of Defense, Acting General Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel for the Department of the Navy, and a partner in the law firm of Trauger, Ney & Tuke.

Ney is a 1980 graduate of Cornell University and a 1984 graduate of Vanderbilt University with both a J.D. degree and a M.B.A. degree.  He is admitted to practice by the Tennessee Bar, California Bar, U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a member of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, and a fellow and officer of the Tennessee Bar Foundation. He is a past president and member of the Nashville Bar Association and a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation.

He is a Class 2000 member of Leadership Nashville and served on its program committee. Ney is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee.

First Tennessee

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-10-04-35-amFirst Tennessee Bank announced that Andrew Kintz has joined the bank to establish its first dedicated music industry banking group. Kintz will report directly to Carol Yochem, president of First Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee region, and will be located at the bank’s Music Row offices. In his new role, Kintz will spearhead a new strategy focused on music industry businesses and individuals, including publishers, management firms, agencies, labels, producers, artists, songwriters, attorneys and other music industry centers of influence – both locally and nationally.

Kintz brings with him nearly two decades of experience in commercial banking and wealth management, and comes to First Tennessee from SunTrust Bank, where he led the music division in its sports and entertainment specialty group since 2009. Prior to his work in the music division, Kintz advised high net worth individuals and companies in both the private wealth management and commercial banking divisions of the bank.

Kintz is involved in community and professional organizations, serving on the Boards of Nashville Public Radio, Columbia Theological Seminary, and The Atlanta Resource Foundation. He has also served on the Boards of WO Smith and Leadership Music, where he remains involved in committee work.

He holds a BA from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the University of Georgia, where he graduated first in his class.


screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-10-04-46-amINSBANK, a Nashville-based commercial bank and mortgage lender, has announced the addition of Lauren Cannon to a newly formed leadership position—Vice President – Director of Treasury Management and Deposit Services. In this new role for the bank, Cannon will lead INSBANK’s efforts to expand existing treasury clients and grow its commercial deposit base for the Nashville market.

Prior to joining INSBANK, Cannon served as treasury services director for Metropolitan Bank and as a branch manager for Avenue Bank, where she built multiple successful teams and led one of the strongest branches in the bank’s network.

Cannon is a Brentwood native and holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and management from Lipscomb University.  She will maintain an office at the bank’s Brentwood location once construction is complete later this year.

The Andrews Agency

The Andrews Agency is pleased to announce two new additions to the team. Francie Fisher has joined the agency as an account executive and Michele Seyfarth as an account services associate. Their client work includes tourism, real estate, restaurant and luxury retail industries.

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-10-04-59-amA Nashville native, Fisher supports the firm through public relations efforts for clients in   multiple industries. Following her graduation from The Wake Forest University Schools of Business, Fisher served as a Presidential Fellow in the Office of the Provost before moving to New York City. In New York City, Fisher was marketing and events manager at Town & Country magazine where she worked with fashion, home, weddings and food & beverage accounts. Fisher’s additional experience includes sponsorship, recruitment, client relations, digital and social media and event management.

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-10-05-10-amSeyfarth is a recent alumni of DePaul University in Chicago, Ill, where she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in public relations and journalism. Some of her most notable experiences include writing for Michigan Avenue Magazine, working for NBC5 Chicago’s award-winning reporter Carol Marin. Seyfarth enjoys working with a widespread array of clients in all realms of public relations, but she is especially passionate about strategic writing, media coaching and event planning.

Turner Construction

Turner Construction’s Nashville office has announced that Rob Binford joined the company as a project manager.

rob-binfordBinford will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day management of projects, developing and supervising multiple teams, fostering relationships with owners, contractors and vendors, and managing budgets and financial reports. He will work specifically on hospitality and high-rise projects.

Most recently, Binford worked as a senior project manager at M.A. Mortenson Construction Co. in Minneapolis, overseeing steel fabrication and erection, writing and issuing bid packages.

A veteran in the construction industry, Binford also worked as a senior project manager at Flintco’s Memphis office and as a project manager and project coordinator at Murray State University in Murray, Ky.