The Nashville Ledger

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Bass, Berry & Sims has appointed Lillian M. Blackshear from the firm’s Nashville workplace to its govt committee.

The seven-member committee involves lawyers from the firm’s Memphis, Nashville and Washington, D.C., offices. Members oversee strategic priorities of the firm, including consumer support, variety and inclusion, advancement and professional bono initiatives.

Blackshear techniques in the firm’s public finance exercise group and has represented clients in public finance transactions totaling additional than $10 billion given that 2010. She counsels governments and banking companies to secure funding for progress tasks and personal debt refinancings.

She is a member of Nashville’s Metropolitan Arranging Commission and serves as secretary of the Ladies in Community Finance Tennessee Chapter. Nationally, she is a member of the Countrywide Association of Bond Lawyers.

Butler Snow’s Carrington joins protection group

Kathleen Ingram Carrington, an lawyer at Butler Snow LLP in Nashville, has recognized an invitation to join the Global Association of Protection Counsel, an invitation-only worldwide lawful corporation for lawyers who represent corporate and insurance policy interests.

Carrington focuses her follow on personalized damage and products legal responsibility litigation linked to recalled items and allegations of item defect. She represents customers in a broad variety of industries, like suppliers of recreational autos, industrial machinery and cars. Her encounter incorporates serving as direct trial counsel and as a crucial demo team member in quite a few major trials. She also maintains an energetic appellate practice in point out and federal courts across the United States after possessing served as a law clerk to the Hon. Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale of the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Carrington was her firm’s 2019-20 Fellow for the Management Council on Legal Variety. In addition, she is actively associated with DRI, the leading group of protection lawyers and in-home counsel, and is a frequent speaker and author on products liability subjects.

She is a graduate of Louisiana Condition University and acquired her J.D. from the University of Mississippi College of Regulation.

Cooper shifting to Bone McAllester Norton

Veteran Metro authorities attorney Jon Cooper is leaving his post to be part of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, and will operate with the firm’s administrative and regulatory legislation follow, and land use and zoning exercise.

Cooper will get started his new part in July. He will also operate with counties and municipalities on issues bordering regulatory and administrative legislation wherever he will use his legislation and coverage drafting and evaluation abilities.

Cooper turned the assistant director of the Metro Council office in 2001 and ongoing to provide as assistant director and legal professional for the Council immediately after his graduation in 2004. He was the director of the Metropolitan Council business and unique counsel to Metro Council 2008-2015 and 2019-2021. He served as the Metro director of law 2015-2019.

His achievements in just the Nashville location also include things like negotiating the Nashville Predators’ very long-phrase lease extension at Bridgestone Arena, the stadium lease and development agreement for the Nashville SC Key League Soccer crew and the redistricting of political boundaries.

Cooper is a member of the Nashville Bar Association and earlier served as president of the Tennessee County Attorneys Affiliation. He was a member of the inaugural Bloomberg Harvard Metropolis Management Initiative class of 2017-2018.

Pinckley to receive TBA’s prime legal producing honor

Nashville attorney Todd Pinckley will be presented with the prestigious Justice Joseph W. Henry Award for Superb Legal Crafting June 18 during the Tennessee Bar Association’s yearly conference in Memphis.

The award was founded virtually 40 decades ago and is offered each individual year to the attorney “who writes the most fantastic short article that is revealed in the … Tennessee Bar Journal for the preceding calendar year.”

This year’s profitable write-up is “The Appropriate to Remain Silent: Legislation Enforcement and the Obligation to Intervene,” which was published in the November/December 2020 problem.

Pinckley is an in-residence counsel for the Countrywide Association of Point out Boards of Accounting in Nashville, exactly where he focuses on regulatory and administrative law. A indigenous of Huntsville, Alabama, he relocated to Nashville right after graduating from the Cecil C. Humphreys University of Legislation at the College of Memphis.

Considering that legislation university, he has held positions with multiple businesses in condition and nearby federal government throughout Tennessee, including serving as a prosecutor for the Tennessee Office of Health and fitness and as an administrative decide with the Division of TennCare. He also served as the very first legal professional-adviser for the Metro Nashville Group Oversight Board which investigates allegations of law enforcement misconduct.

Utility welcomes new common manager

Roger Goodson assumed leadership of Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County. Goodson was previously the senior operations manager for the Western Division of Illinois American H2o.

Goodson’s role with CUD commences as the recent common manager, Invoice Dunnill, transitions to a consulting capability. Dunnill has led CUD since 2012.

Though with Illinois American Water, Goodson managed operations for 7 districts in that state. He commenced his job in the h2o business in 1992 with the City of Aurora, Illinois, exactly where he labored for additional than 14 many years. His vocation incorporates administration of operations for a significant-site enhancement corporation and undertaking management in the housing sector.

Goodson retains a diploma in administration and an MBA, both from Aurora College. He also has acquired certifications in water operations.

Ascend promotes Feldhaus to CFO

Ascend Federal Credit Union, the biggest credit history union in Middle Tennessee, has promoted David Feldhaus to chief financial officer. Feldhaus, who previously served as vice president of inside audit, succeeds Sandra Gregory, who is retiring immediately after 25 a long time with the enterprise.

A certified certified general public accountant, Feldhaus has much more than 12 a long time of accounting working experience. Prior to signing up for Ascend, he was senior assurance affiliate at KraftCPAs in Nashville and senior accountant at Edmondson Betzler & Dame in Brentwood. Feldhaus is also a member of the Tennessee Modern society of Qualified General public Accountants and the American Institute of Accredited Public Accountants.

Feldhaus gained a diploma in small business administration and master’s degrees in finance and accounting from Middle Tennessee State College.

Dusetzina tapped for Medicare fee

Stacie B. Dusetzina, Ph.D., associate professor of Wellbeing Policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Most cancers Study at Vanderbilt College Faculty of Drugs, has been appointed to a a few-calendar year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Fee.

MedPAC’s 17 members advise Congress on concerns affecting the Medicare program, such as accessibility to treatment, quality of treatment and other urgent challenges influencing Medicare and its beneficiaries.

Dusetzina delivers to the fee a keep track of document of plan-related investigation and analysis linked to drug pricing and protection for Medicare beneficiaries, which has turn into a prominent policy matter on Capitol Hill.

She has authored or co-authored 150-additionally peer-reviewed articles contributing to the locations of wellbeing insurance policies protection for and affordability of prescription medications. Her work has supplied vital results appropriate to overall health treatment leaders, policymakers, clinicians and clients. She also has contributed to the President’s Cancer Panel’s recommendations on Access to Most cancers Medicine and to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s report on Guaranteeing Patient Accessibility to Economical Medication.

Belmont appoints Criminal, Cates to vice president

New Belmont University President Dr. L. Gregory Jones has declared two additions to his senior leadership workforce with the appointments of Amy Criminal, Ph.D., and Sarah Cates as vice presidents.

Crook, an affiliate professor of management in Belmont’s Massey College or university of Business enterprise, will suppose the job of vice president for transformative innovation, character and purpose. Cates, a Belmont alumna who earlier served as director of improvement and market relations as nicely as in a range of roles within just Belmont’s Suppress Higher education of Enjoyment and Audio Organization, will serve as vice president for unique tasks and strategic partnerships.

Criminal will operate intently with the president while collaborating with other senior leaders, school deans and college/staff members in focusing on inner romance constructing and transformative interdisciplinary collaborations even though fostering an entrepreneurial way of thinking across the campus to combine pupil mastering, scholarship and possibilities for social innovation. Tasks will contain facilitating curricular and co-curricular efforts to boost students’ sense of function and character development and taking away boundaries that are inclined to stifle deserving but nontraditional initiatives/partnerships inside academic institutions. Also, she will continue to train 1 class for each 12 months to continue to be related to the college and pupil activities in the classroom.

Crook, who recently accomplished a term as president of Belmont’s College Senate, has been a school member in the Massey College or university of Small business since 2012 educating courses in administration and group behavior, as properly as in research abroad programs.

Cates will also get the job done carefully with the president and senior management to discover high-effects possibilities that will established the college apart and serve students in exceptional methods even though bringing the establishment nearby, national and international brand name interest.

Ahead of her operate in improvement, Cates worked in the Control College of Amusement and Music Business given that its inception in 2003, most not too long ago as senior director overseeing all things of exterior interactions, student enrichment, extension packages and partnerships.

Talbert named govt editor for Nelson Books

Janet Hill Talbert has been named government editor for Nelson Books, a nonfiction imprint of Thomas Nelson. Talbert is a publishing veteran, owning labored in the sector for 25 many years, with most of her tenure in senior-stage editorial roles.

Talbert used 22 yrs at Doubleday serving in different editorial roles, like vice president and executive editor. In the course of her time at the enterprise, she edited seven New York Situations bestsellers like the #1 New York Periods bestselling e-book The Liberty Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell. While at Doubleday, she also released Harlem Moon, a paperback imprint and division of Broadway books.

She most recently served as senior editor for Guideposts Guides and Inspirational Media, where she edited the devotionals Mornings with Jesus and Pray a Term a Day, as nicely as oversaw licensing for Bibles and nonfiction titles.