Brad Haynes has joined The Table Group Inc. as principal consultant. Haynes will provide executive teams with customized consulting and training sessions built around teamwork, leadership and overall organizational health.
Hometown: Jackson, Tenn.
Education and/or work experience: Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Rhodes College in 1991; Master of Arts in theology and Doctor of Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2006. Prior to joining The Table Group, he worked at The Christian Psychological Center, specializing in organizational health and individual and marital therapy.
Family: Wife of 12 years, Sally; Daughter, Tybi
Favorite quote: “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker
Favorite movie: “Breaker Morant”
The sports team(s) you root for: I’m not much of a spectator. I enjoy rallying my teammates on the tennis court, whether locally or at the state championships.
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Van Morrison, “Into the Mystic”
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Tennis and target shooting when I have time.
What talent do you wish you had? I would love to be able to write songs and play the guitar.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? I owe my parents the world. My mom has taught me how to laugh and love, and my dad has taught me the value of listening and planning. I am blessed to get to see them weekly.
What attracted you to The Table Group? A great group of humble, hardworking people with a simple and incredibly effective model for making organizations healthier.
What are your goals as principal consultant? To help leaders build healthier, more stable and productive organizations.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment was getting Sally to marry me.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I have the best job on the planet! I get to work with committed leaders and help them build stronger organizations that support healthy individuals and families.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Practice the discipline of reading your Bible daily with the expectation of hearing something from God that will positively impact your life today. (This, by the way, is coming from someone who did not believe in God for seven years of his early adult life).
Dave Nelson has been elected chairman of the board of A3 Freight Payment. Ned Nelson has been elected the board’s vice chairman and secretary. The Nelson brothers are founders of AIMS Logistics.
Dr. Lin Zhan, dean of the Loewenberg School of Nursing at The University of Memphis, has been named one of top 100 nursing professors for 2012 by BSNtoMSN.org. Professors are chosen based on the academic rankings of nursing schools, awards, the quality and quantity of their academic publications, peer recommendations and student reviews.
Marty Keith has been promoted to assistant administrator at Methodist University Hospital. Keith has been interim assistant administrator since April as well as director of human resources. Mayzelle Moore has been appointed human resources director at the hospital. She has been the human resources director at Methodist North Hospital for three years.
Scott Thurmer has joined the Memphis branch of Churchill Mortgage as loan officer; Don Bennett has joined the branch as home loan specialist; and Sandra McGehee has joined as mortgage loan processor.
AOC LLC has promoted several executives in its research and development department. Dr. Tom Folda has been named senior vice president, technology; Mike Beebe, research and development director, open mold synthesis/analytical; Dr. John McAlvin, research and development director, open mold; and Dr. Tomas Steinhausler, research and development director, closed mold.
Tracy Busby has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as executive vice president of sales and marketing, overseeing sales and marketing efforts across the association’s multistate region.
John Gordon has been appointed principal-in-charge of the geotechnical service line at Professional Service Industries Inc. He will be in charge of growing geotechnical services company-wide while continuing as PSI’s chief engineer.
The University of Memphis Journalism Alumni Club has honored its 2012 journalism award winners. Rikki Boyce and Battle Vaughn were awarded the Charles E. Thornton Outstanding Alumni Award; Gil Michael was awarded the Herbert Lee Williams Award; Gary Parrish was awarded the Outstanding Young Journalism Alumni Award; and Chelsea Boozer was recognized as the university’s Emerging Journalist.