Business Digest: McLain added at CapitalMark

Business Digest: McLain added at CapitalMark

August 17th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Business Diary

Julie McLain

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McLain added at CapitalMark

CapitalMark Bank & Trust has added Julie McLain to its wealth and trust department. McLain will report to wealth and trust group head, Phil Barnes, as she assists and supports the team. She has previously worked at another bank supervising wealth and trust administrative assistants and supporting the private banking division.

"We couldn't be happier with the addition of Julie," Barnes said. "Her professionalism, industry knowledge and wonderful attitude make her a great addition to the team."

Local Realtors among the best

Ten Chattanooga Realtors were recently recognized as America's best real estate agents by REAL Trends, which ranks agents who completed at least $20 million in sales and 50 transaction sides, as well as teams who completed at least $75 million in sales volume and 75 transaction sides in 250 metropolitan areas and 50 states last year.

More than 9,500 agents were named to the list, including 103 in Tennessee. Re/Max had the most agents represented in Tennessee with 34. RE/MAX and Keller Williams had the most agents in Chattanooga, each with four.

Area agents recognized include: Pamela Brown of Century 21 Professional Group in Dunlap, Tenn.; Robert Backer of Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty, Inc., in Chattanooga; Donnette Moore, Jarred Montieth, Brandi Pearl Thompson and Fiona Eischeid of Keller Williams Realty in Chattanooga; Geoffrey Ramsey of RE/MAX Properties in Chattanooga; Mike Chauncey of RE/MAX Real Estate Center in Chattanooga; Linda Lee of RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors in Ooltewah; and Jane Griswold of RE/MAX Southern Properties in Dunlap, Tenn.

"The high number of Tennessee agents on this year's list and their success in transactions and sales volume are all strong indicators of the health of the real estate market across the state," RE/MAX Regional Services Senior Regional Manager Bob Zumbrunn said.

Bess Steverson

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Steverson moves to director's role

Bess Steverson recently moved to the Young Women's Leadership Academy Foundation as the director of advancement and fund development. The foundation is the founding sponsor of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA).

Steverson previously worked for 19 years at Girls Preparatory School as the director of annual giving, most recently leading a successful annual campaign to raise a sustainable $1 million for the first time in the school's history.

Perez achieves dual designation

Dr. Heath Perez, clinical director of Spine & Sport Physical Therapy, located inside the Spine Center on 1736 Gunbarrel Road, recently passed the sports physical therapy specialty exam administered by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). Certified clinical specialists in sport physical therapy treat athletes with complex musculoskeletal ailments and achieve outcomes through improved diagnostic and advanced clinical practice skills.

Dr. Perez is now the only full-time treating clinician that is double board-certified (orthopaedics and sports) in Chattanooga. Nationally, less than 1 percent of physical therapists earn this double board designation.

Dr. Perez has been practicing physical therapy since 1996 in Chattanooga. His clinic is known for its specialty in spine rehabilitation, as well as sports-related injuries.

Steve Pashley

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Pashley hired at Decosimo

Decosimo has added Steve Pashley as a senior manager with the firm's national tax services practice. With significant experience in the areas of federal tax credits and incentives related to research and development, energy and real estate, Pashley will work with a variety of businesses in the manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, government contracting and technology sectors. His scope of responsibilities will also include advising clients on excise tax minimization strategies and tangible personal property regulations implementation.

Pashley has authored more than 100 articles and white papers appearing in a variety of publications and regularly presents regarding federal tax topics.

A graduate of Augusta State University with an MBA, Pashley is a certified public accountant and also holds Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

-- Compiled by Wesley Holloway

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