Moriah adds retired journalist Wallace
Bill Wallace, who retired last year from WRCB-TV after a 23-year career in Chattanooga, has now joined The Moriah Group as senior account executive.
“We are excited about having Bill join the company and know he will be an excellent fit,” said Davis Lundy, president and founder of the Chattanooga-based strategic communications and public affairs firm. “He’s an outstanding resource, and we look forward to applying his four decades of experience in electronic journalism, research and strategy development to expand our client service capacity as our list of national and local clients continues to grow.’’
Mr. Wallace’s 40-year career in television news began as a teenager in Atlanta, where he worked his way to executive producer of news at WAGA-TV.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
He lives on Signal Mountain with his wife, Cissy, a Chattanooga real estate broker. They have two grown daughters and two grandsons.
McBee named bank vice president
Monte McBee, of Dunlap, Tenn., has become a vice president at Peoples State Bank of Commerce in Nolensville, Tenn.
Mr. McBee previously served as a lending officer at Citizens Tri-County Bank in Dunlap. He has more than 15 years of experience in banking and is a graduate of Motlow State College.
He and his wife and three children live in Dunlap.
Peoples State Bank of Commerce is a full-service, independently owned community bank that has more than $245 million in assets. It is based in Nolensville and has seven branches in Tennessee and one in Alabama.
TVA recognizes area residents
Two area residents, Vernell McClure, of Chattanooga, and Steve Tinker, of Henegar, Ala., have been named professionals of the year for exemplifying key values that help ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations at TVA’s nuclear power plants.
Ms. McClure, a health physicist at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, was recognized for her research, a commitment to helping others be successful and her positive attitude.
Mr. Tinker, a radiation protection technician at Sequoyah nuclear plant, was saluted for his attention to detail, willingness to take on difficult tasks and treating others with respect.
Arden Seaborn, of Cleveland, Tenn., also was honored as a maintenance professional of the year.
Fitch named branch manager in Dalton
J.R. Fitch has been promoted by A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. to serve as branch manager of the firm’s Dalton, Ga., office.
He has more than three years of experience in the brokerage industry and previously worked as national sales manager at Crown Marketing Group. He is a graduate of Baylor School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He and his wife, Autumn, live in Chattanooga.
The A.G. Edwards Dalton office has six financial consultants on its staff and is located at 100 N. Hamilton St.
Covenant honors safe drivers
Covenant Transport Inc. recently honored four of its drivers for driving 2 million miles without a preventable accident.
The Chattanooga-based trucking company also honored 39 drivers for driving a million miles without a preventable accident.
Renae Dohrer, Donald Douglas, Gerard Parent and Roger Rollins were the company drivers saluted for the 2-million-mile achievement.
Winchester joins Haskell Interiors
Amy Winchester has become a designer at Haskell Interiors Design Collection in Cleveland, Tenn.
She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also has a background in real estate as well as interior design. Haskell is an interior design showroom.