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Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain (LBMC) has signed a letter of intent with H.G. Hill Realty Company to construct the company’s new, 65,000-square foot headquarters in the redeveloped Hill Center Brentwood. Pending necessary approvals by the City of Brentwood, LBMC will be the anchor office tenant for the combined properties now under construction on the southwest corner of Franklin Road and Maryland Way.

The announcement affirms LBMC’s desire to keep its headquarters, and its approximately 300 employees, in Brentwood.

“This presents a great opportunity for us to meet our increasing space needs, as well as maintain our headquarters location in Brentwood, where we have been for the last 30 years,” said LBMC Co-Managing Partner, David Morgan.

Brentwood-based LBMC is a top 50 U.S. accounting and business-consulting firm.


The Brentwood Police Department (BPD) recently announced a series of staff promotions and reassignments.

Officers Guy Cardeen and Lori Russ have been promoted to the rank of Detective. In other moves, Detectives Jeff Dooley and Jim Colvin have transferred from the Criminal Investigations Division to the Patrol Division where they filled vacant Sergeant positions.

Detective Cardeen is a 15-year veteran of the BPD. He has served as a patrol officer, field training officer, crime scene technician, honor guard member and S.W.A.T. team member. Detective Cardeen is a second-generation employee of the department.

Detective Russ has 11 years of service with the BPD. She has served as a patrol officer, field-training officer, crime scene technician, crisis negotiator, domestic violence instructor and bike patrol member. She is the first female detective in BPD history.

Both Dooley and Colvin bring a wealth of experience to their new positions. Dooley is a 14-year BPD veteran who previously served in the Columbia Police Department. Colvin is an 11-year employee who has spent his entire career with BPD.

Two other long-time employees swapped positions. Former Criminal Investigations Captain Richard Hickey moved to the Patrol Division in the same capacity while Captain David O’Neil moved from the Patrol Division to Criminal Investigations. Captain Hickey is a 24-year veteran of BPD who has worked in a variety of positions during his tenure. Captain O’Neil is a 19-year employee who came to BPD after working for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.


Brentwood’s 9-1-1 telecommunications staffers Pamela McKelvy and Laurel Kazenske recently earned Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification from the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). Only 38 professionals in Tennessee have received this honor.

To be eligible, McKelvy and Kazenske had to meet a series of professional and personal prerequisites, including education, on-the-job experience, professional development and service.

Emergency Communications Supervisor Stephen Martini earned his ENP in 2013. The City of Brentwood 9-1-1 Emergency Center Dispatch has 25 percent of its total staff ENP-certified – more than any other dispatch center in the state.


The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently announced that the City of

Brentwood has been awarded a $216,000 no-match grant for a traffic signal timing study on several major corridors. The funds are being provided to improve traffic flow along four primary roadways: Concord Road, Moores Lane, Wilson Pike and Murray Lane.

This project is in addition to another study already underway, a joint Brentwood/Metro/TDOT study for the heavily traveled Old Hickory Boulevard, Maryland Way/Church Street, and Franklin Road corridors.

The studies are just two of several important transportation-related projects the

City is pursuing in response to community input received during the Brentwood 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update process. Citizen surveys identified traffic on major streets as the most important concern of Brentwood residents. In response, the Brentwood City Commission included $2.1 million in new, small-scale transportation projects in the fiscal year 2016 budget. The first of these improvements, the addition of a turn lane at Granny White Pike and Murray Lane, has already been completed.