NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Zycron, Inc., recently promoted Steven Howard Smith to chief executive officer, Stephanie Woodard to chief operations officer, Joe Byrne to recruiting manager and Lauri Corn to accounting team lead.

Smith was named Zycron president in January 2008, and this year former Zycron CEO, now Chairman Darrell Freeman, appointed Smith CEO and president. Smith joined Zycron in July 2007 as executive vice president with more than 21 years of leadership experience in the IT consulting industry. Before joining Zycron, he spent 18 years as the executive vice president of sales and recruiting of a $140 million IT consulting firm. He also was vice president of government services at GDH Consulting, a Midwestern IT firm. Prior to entering IT consulting, Smith worked as a counselor in West Tennessee schools. While working in the school system, he developed and implemented a job training program for economically disadvantaged youth across the state of Tennessee.

Previously, Woodard was Vice President of Recruiting at Zycron. She has worked for Zycron for nine years and has nearly 12 years of experience in the information technology industry. Prior to recruiting, Woodard built her IT experience in the health care industry, working with the Nashville Healthcare council as the manager of Membership Services. She also worked at AdvoCare, and at the Tennessee Managed Care Network where she was a senior representative for Quality Control, Commercial Insurance and Dental Insurance.

Byrne has been in the field of recruitment for the past 13 years. He worked eight years as a corporate recruiter before moving to Nashville in 2004. His experience includes work in the IT industry as well as healthcare-related work for Sharp Healthcare in San Diego (14,000+ employees) and SAIC (40,000+ employees).  Previous to his time in the field of recruiting, he worked in the field of rehabilitation and vocational training giving him nearly 20 years of experience in employment related work.

Corn has worked for Zycron for three years and has been in the accounting/management field for 24 years. She was the accountant and office manager for 15 years at Nashville Auto Service prior to coming to Zycron. She was also a corporate trainer for J.C. Penney telemarketing center for six years.