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Paragon Appoints Scheidt, Vaughn as New Board Members


Paragon Bank announced today that Rudi Scheidt Jr., Chairman of Bridge Capital Asset Funding, and Anita S. Vaughn, former Chief Executive Officer/Administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, have joined its Board of Directors.

“With Rudi’s expertise in banking and Anita’s experience in health care, our board continues to expand and is comprised of leaders in a wide range of industries,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “We’re excited to welcome them to the team and look forward to the talent and energy they will bring to Paragon.”

Scheidt currently serves as Chairman of Bridge Capital Asset Funding, which provides alternative funding solutions for domestic and international investors. Previously, he has served as Chairman of Commissum Capital, President of National Bank of Commerce Capital Markets Group and Senior Managing Director for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Scheidt holds a Bachelor of Science in business and public administration from the University of Alabama. He also currently serves as a member of the Pitkin County Finance Committee and the Pitkin County Senior Services Committee in Aspen, Colorado.

Vaughn worked at Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation from 1974 until her retirement earlier this month, where she served in a variety of positions, including, Director of Practice Management, Administrator of Managed Health & Wellness, Assistant Vice-President and CEO/Administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Additionally, Vaughn serves on the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Board, Baptist College of Health Sciences Governing Board, and the University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Advisory Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in health services administration from the University of Memphis.

The current board of directors include:

  • Napoleon L. Cassibry III – Vining Sparks IBG
  • Glenn W. Cofield – Barnes Pettey Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Michael A. Edwards – Paragon Bank
  • James F. Freeman, MD – MECA
  • Mary H. McDaniel – Retired FedEx Executive
  • John T. Novarese Jr. – Addison Capital Advisors
  • Christian J. Saenger – Abson Health, LLC
  • Rudi Scheidt Jr. – General Partner of Commissum Capital Management, LLC
  • Robert S. Shaw Jr. – Paragon Bank
  • Pete A. Stark – Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.
  • Anita S. Vaughn – CEO/Administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
  • Craig L. Weiss – Tower Ventures, Central Defense Security

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