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FLIGHT. 46 | NOPE. 39 | Friday, September 30, 2022

With extensive international accounting experience and a license as a lawyer and CPA, Jarett “Jerry” Decker hopes to leverage his global and legal experience as the new Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Excellence in Accounting and Professor of Practice at the within Jennings of MTSU A. Jones College of Business.

The chair is sponsored by veteran healthcare executive and MTSU board member Joey Jacobs. The inaugural chair was Tom Walker (class of 1978), former managing partner of Deloitte’s Nashville office.

A former director of the World Bank’s Center for Financial Reporting Reform in Vienna, Decker has advised governments on reforms to improve accounting, auditing and corporate governance in more than 30 developing and developing countries. transition in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Decker was most recently an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where he designed courses on anti-money laundering and offshore financial centers. He also taught accounting, auditing, and business law as an adjunct in the business school at Nova Southeastern University, a private college in Fort Lauderdale.

In recent years, he has worked on improving business accounting capabilities in developing and former communist countries and hopes to continue academic research and writing in this area in collaboration with other MTSU faculty. .

Decker was the first person to serve as deputy director and chief counsel of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB, the entity created by Congress to oversee corporate auditing in the wake of the Enron accounting scandals. and WorldCom.

He established and led the PCAOB’s disciplinary litigation program against the Big Four and other public accounting firms for violations of auditing standards, ethics, and securities laws in the audit of listed companies and brokers.

Prior to his service at the PCAOB, Decker was senior counsel for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Chicago.

He was an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute from 1995 to 2003 and has published articles in The New York Times and Reason magazine, among others.

Moore retires after 49 years at Southwestern

Dan Moore, president of Southwestern Advantage, will retire at the end of this year, his 49th with Southwestern Family of Companies. Moore has trained over 100,000 people to sell, lead, and commit to achieving their goals.

SWFC was established in 1855 and the sales and leadership program, now known as Southwestern Advantage, was founded in 1868.

Moore joined Southwestern in 1974 as a student marketer in the Southwestern Advantage summer sales and leadership program. He earned enough to pay for his Harvard University tuition by selling educational systems to families and building sales teams throughout his undergraduate years. From college to retirement, he never had another job or worked with another company. He also met his wife, Maria, while they were selling together as students in the program. They have been married for 44 years.

Moore has served as district sales manager, vice president of marketing and president of Southwestern Advantage. Moore is also co-founder and principal partner of SBR Consulting, which is dedicated to helping clients increase revenue and profits by transforming their efficiency and sales capability.

Moore is a graduate of Harvard University and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He was an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Business and regularly speaks to corporate audiences in the United States and Europe. He sits on the board of the SWFC, as well as the board of the Direct Selling Association and the Direct Selling Education Foundation.

Tennessee Chamber Adds to Government Affairs and Events Team

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced five new appointments to the Chamber’s Government Affairs, Public Policy and Events team. They are:

Ryan Baird: Formerly Legislative Liaison to the Tennessee Parole Board and Legislative Assistant to Rep. Gary Hicks. Baird will serve as associate vice president of government affairs.

Zach Roberts: Previously with McMahan, Winstead & Richardson, a Nashville government relations firm, Roberts brings significant campaign and communications experience to the team. He will serve as Associate Vice President for Policy Strategy and Engagement.

Laura Leigh Harris: Most recently deputy director of public policy at the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Harris joins the Tennessee Chamber as head of government affairs, leading the team’s environmental and energy practices and other business development initiatives. agro-industry and labor.

Karrington Anderson: A member of the Tennessee House Government Affairs team, Anderson rises to the role of Director of Government Affairs with expanded lobbying and public policy duties.

Jazmin Grimm: Previously with the Gallatin Economic Development Agency and the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Grimm is the Chamber’s new Events and Special Projects Manager. She will also participate in special projects for the Tennessee Manufacturers Association.

Correnti appointed vice president, general manager of Affinity Technology

Casey Correnti has been named vice president and general manager of Affinity Technology Partners, a managed IT company.

More recently, Correnti founded Invoice Bright, Inc., an accounting technology startup. He previously spent over a decade at W Squared as COO and Head of Sales and was intimately involved in the sale and transition of the business to LMBC. His background includes business development, management, accounting technology and healthcare, having also spent time at Premise Health, Princeps, Inc., THG Management Services and UnitedHealthcare.

A native of San Diego, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in corporate finance.

TriStar Summit Selects COO

TriStar Summit Medical Center has named Charlie Boyd as Chief Operating Officer. Boyd brings more than 10 years of healthcare leadership experience, most recently as Vice President of Operations at TriStar Centennial Medical Center.

Boyd has held various leadership positions within HCA Healthcare, working to enhance clinical services capabilities including rehabilitation, laboratory and imaging projects. He led the addition of a new emergency transportation service that improved patient throughput and led numerous construction projects on the 741-bed hospital campus.

Boyd is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South and earned an MBA from Belmont University.

ServisFirst recruits a pair of experienced bankers

ServisFirst Bank has hired George Mabry and Meridith Hobbs for its Nashville team.

Mabry joins ServisFirst as Senior Vice President, Commercial and Private Banking Team Leader. Mabry will build a small production team focused on commercial and private customers in the Middle Tennessee area.

The Nashvillian native has worked in Nashville’s financial services industry since graduating from Center College in 1991. In 2008, he was one of the first employees to help Capstar Bank open as a startup. He spent 14 years at Capstar Bank, developing relationships with private banking and commercial banking.

Hobbs will serve as assistant vice president, director of commercial and private relations, specializing in developing and serving private and commercial clients in the Middle Tennessee region.

Hobbs is originally from Kentucky and began her banking career while in college. After earning a master’s degree in psychology from Western Kentucky University, she worked full-time in the financial industry providing banking and investment services to commercial and private clients. Prior to joining ServisFirstBank, Hobbs held the position of Senior Customer Service Representative at Capstar Bank.

TennGreen Reserve welcomes new management

TennGreen Land Conservancy has announced changes to its management team and board of directors. The organization named Alice Hudson Pell of Nashville as interim executive director following the retirement of Steve Law, who has overseen conservation of more than 30,000 acres of land since 2015.

TennGreen has also added Green Faircloth (Erwin) and Christy Moberly (Brentwood) to its Board of Directors and appointed Laurel Graefe (Nashville), Ryan Bailey (Nashville), Jim Garges (Franklin) and Matt McClanahan (Crossville) to new positions. of management.

In addition to Law’s retirement, the official service of two longtime board members, John Noel (Nashville) and Mary Lynn Dobson (Rockwood), ended.

Pell served as associate director of the organization for nearly four years. She previously served as TennGreen’s Director of Development for five years.

Faircloth is Senior Industrial Account Manager at Atmos Energy Corporation and has been with Atmos since 1989, helping large industrial and commercial accounts manage their energy usage and costs.

Moberly is a retired senior vice president of agency and marketing for State Farm Insurance Companies. She was responsible for leading 7,000 associates in sales, marketing, customer service center, creative services, and convention and travel functions.

Graefe, vice president and regional manager of the Nashville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will serve as TennGreen Land Conservancy’s president-elect and chair of the board’s development committee.

Bailey, vice president of finance and operations for The Bailey Company and founder/owner of Cumberland Kayak & Adventure Company, will serve as chair of the TennGreen Land Conservancy’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in addition to his role of secretary.

Garges, former director of parks and recreation for Mecklenburg County, will serve as chair of the TennGreen Land Conservancy’s conservation committee.

McClanahan, an attorney and executive director of the Tennessee Conservation Districts Association, will serve as chair of TennGreen’s Conservation Lands Governance Committee in addition to his role as East Tennessee Vice President.

Cory E. Barnes

The author Cory E. Barnes