The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency has named local attorney Charles Robert Bone its board chair. Bone, who succeeds Ralph Mosley, serves as President and CEO of law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. Mosley had served as board chair for since December 2011 and has been on the board since 2011. He remains on the board. The position is unpaid, with the board including six other members (two of whom are residents within MDHA-owned housing). “Charles Robert’s dedication and passion for all things MDHA, especially affordable housing, will enable us to continue to advance the work we do in our great city,” MDHA Executive Director Jim Harbison emailed the Post. Bone ran for mayor in 2015, eventually losing to Megan Barry. He is a long-time friend and ex-colleague of Mayor David Briley.
Stites & Harbison adds attorney
Stites & Harbison has added attorney Jamie Little as counsel in its construction service group.
Little has more than 10 years of legal experience. She represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and suppliers with contract drafting, contract negotiation, contract disputes, payment disputes and lien enforcement.
Little has guided clients throughout all stages of litigation from pre-litigation negotiations through trial. She has successfully argued before trial and appellate courts in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She also has extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Little practiced with law firms in the Nashville area as well as in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She is a member of the Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel and the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. Little is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
GEC promotes veteran employee to VP role
Global Educational Concepts, a provider of support and service to international students and a member of Southwestern Family of Companies, has promoted Muzo Unluel to Vice President.
Unluel will continue to grow the GEC program to include new exchange visitor categories — such as a language school, teaching training and high school — over the next five to 10 years.
Unluel joined (GEC) 10 years ago as a trainee and has since held several roles, most recently serving as Director of Internal Communications. He previously gained experience working with exchange organizations in Europe and Asia. Unluel will be based in Nashville.
GEC promotes developing better understanding and appreciation between U.S. citizens of those of worldwide through public diplomacy exchanges. It is a sponsor cultural exchanges with the U.S. Department of State’s J-1 Summer Work Travel and Internship programs. When Unluel joined the company as a trainee, approximately 750 students were participating in the program. Today, it offers nearly 2,750 participants living, working and training across the United States.
“When Muzo joined us as a trainee, little did we know what an indispensable asset he would become to the successful development of GEC,” Dave Causer, GEC President, said in the release. “His dedication to excellence inspires all of us, and it has been his knowledge and expertise that has propelled GEC forward.
“I do not know of a time in our country’s history where these types of cultural exchanges to develop a better understanding between people are more important than right now.”
Both Southwestern and GEC are Nashville based.
The original article from the Nashville Post can be viewed here.