McNeely Pigott & Fox Promotes Darden and Schlacter to Account Supervisor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2014) – McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has promoted Dan Schlacter and Jessica Darden to account supervisors. They were previously senior account executives. “Dan and Jessica have grown as leaders at MP&F and have made meaningful contributions to the success of our firm,” said partner Alice Chapman. “Their dedication to providing excellent client service is reflective of the characteristics we value at MP&F.” Jessica Darden, a Nashville native and graduate of the University of Tennessee, serves a variety of clients including overseeing communications support efforts for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps Chicago Region, BlueCross … Read More

Nearly 85 Percent of Tennesseans Oppose Eyelid Surgery by Non-M.D.s

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 11, 2014) – A newly released statewide poll shows that nearly 85 percent of Tennesseans oppose legislation pending in the Tennessee General Assembly, SB220/HB555, which would allow optometrists – who are not medical doctors and have no surgical residency training – to perform invasive eyelid surgery with injectable anesthesia. HB555 passed out of the House Health Committee on February 26. Its companion, SB220 was approved by the Senate Health Committee by a vote of 5 to 4 on March 10. Currently, only medical doctors licensed by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners may perform surgical eye procedures … Read More

McNeely Pigott & Fox Adds Staff Associates

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 7, 2014) – McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has added Richel Albright and Leslie Schichtel as the firm’s newest staff associates.  Albright, a Leiper’s Fork native, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in global studies and political science from Middle Tennessee State University in 2012. Schichtel, a Florida native, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University in May 2012 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and communication studies. She graduated from Northwestern University in December 2013 with a Master of Science degree in journalism with a specialization in … Read More

Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce Announces New Board Members, President and Vice President

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce welcomes five new board members and announces a new team of executive leadership, led by incoming board President Mayra Zimmer. Joining the board are Edmundo Cepeda, Santiago Garcia, Lourdes Garrido, Valerie Kristinus and Javier Solano. “The growth rate for Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S. is more than double the national average, which says to me that our work here is no longer just about diversity and inclusion, but about simple economics. I’m honored to represent the TLACC at this important time, especially here in Nashville, and am humbled by the support we … Read More

McNeely Pigott & Fox Promotes Taylor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 14, 2013) – McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has promoted Maddie Taylor to associate account executive. She previously was a staff associate. “Maddie is an excellent member of our team who consistently does great work on behalf of our clients,” said partner Alice Chapman. “We know she will continue to succeed in her new role as associate account executive.” Taylor, a native of Hickory, N.C., joined MP&F in 2012 and provides support for a wide range of client teams, such as the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association, Harpeth … Read More

McNeely Pigott & Fox Adds Two Staff Associates

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2014) – McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has hired Sarah de Jong and Jenny Pickard as the firm’s newest staff associates. De Jong, a native of Nashville, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, with a focus on public relations and event management. At UA, de Jong worked for two student-run organizations: She served as a contributing editor and writer for Platform Online Magazine, and was on the media relations team for Capstone Agency, a public relations firm. She also served as … Read More

McNeely Pigott & Fox Promotes Five Associate Account Executives

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2014) – McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has promoted Mitchell Despot, Mara Naylor, Katherine Neunaber, Lacey Purcell and Kate Vorys to assistant account executives. They were previously associate account executives. “These promotions are well-deserved,” said partner David Fox. “Each one of these team members has a strong work ethic and exceptional communication talents. They do great work for our clients, and we look forward to their contributions in their new roles.” Mitchell Despot interned at MP&F in the spring of 2011 and joined the company as a staff associate later that fall after graduating cum … Read More

WGU Tennessee Announces Creation of “Happy New You” Scholarships for Adults Returning to College in Early 2014

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Nonprofit WGU Tennessee has announced a new scholarship program designed to encourage qualified Tennessee adults to go back to school in 2014 for their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in business, information technology, education, or health professions, including nursing. “New Year’s resolutions can often be difficult promises to keep” The WGU Tennessee Happy New You Scholarship provides $500 toward WGU Tennessee’s already-low tuition per six-month term, up to four terms, for a total value of up to $2,000 per recipient. “New Year’s resolutions can often be difficult promises to keep,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “With … Read More