Chambliss adds attorneys and other Chattanooga-area career moves

Boggess and Newman join Chambliss law firm

Attorneys Hannah-Claire Boggess and Peter Newman have joined the Chattanooga law firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., and will serve the firm's real estate and litigation and risk management practice areas.

  photo  Contributed photo / Hannah-Claire Boggess

Boggess regularly counsels business and real estate clients on leasing, property sale, acquisition and development matters. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in public relations and a minor in business. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, she served as a member of the Tennessee Law Review and Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Boggess is currently a member of the Chambliss Startup Group, where she counsels entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses.

  photo  Contributed photo / Peter Newman

Newman's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He assists with matters related to product liability, contracts and payment disputes, and other commercial affairs. Newman graduated cum laude from Wheaton College and the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review.

"We are pleased to officially welcome our newest attorneys, both of whom served as associates in our summer program,"Mark Cunningham, president and managing shareholder at Chambliss, said in an announcement of the new hires. "With Hannah-Claire's creative mind and Peter's problem-solving skills, I am confident they will enhance our client service in fresh and innovative ways, focusing on finding strategic solutions to meet each client's goals."

Campbell joins Cempa as nurse practitioner

Cempa Community Care has added nurse practitioner Zach Campbell, AGNP, to its medical staff.

  photo  Contributed photo / Zach Campbell

A Nashville-area native, Campbell completed his undergraduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University before graduating in August 2022 from Vanderbilt University as an Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner.

"As we continue to add to the reach of our primary care services, having Zach with us will enable the organization to serve more patients across our region," Shannon Stephenson, CEO at Cempa Community Care. "I am so proud of the medical staff at Cempa. They have established themselves as a premier team of healthcare practitioners, each of whom pursues the Cempa mission with enthusiasm and conviction. Zach, I know, is the right fit to help us meet the needs of our friends and neighbors."

Founded in 1986 as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, Cempa Community Care -- known then as Chattanooga CARES -- was established as an HIV/AIDS resource organization. Today, while still delivering regional-leading HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services, Cempa's healthcare offerings have expanded dramatically, including primary care.

Sherman+Reilly donates $75,000 to local Food Bank

Sherman+Reilly Inc., a local manufacturer of utility equipment, announced that it made another holiday donation this year to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank of $75,000, bringing to $150,000 the amount Sherman+Reilly has given to the food bank over the past three years. Such donations are projected to provide approximately 450,000 meals for Chattanooga area residents in need.

"Food security is a fundamental need for people being able to get ahead and be productive members of a community. Sherman+Reilly has been in Chattanooga for 95 years and is a proud member of the Chattanooga community. We feel it is important to give back to our community to help those in need," Norman French, chief operating officer of Sherman+Reilly, said in an announcement of the gift.

Melissa Blevins, president of he Chattanooga Area Food Bank, said such gifts are needed in a time of growing food insecurity.

"We are seeing increased need, beyond what we saw at the height of the pandemic," she said in a statement. "Currently, 1 in 5 of the emergency food assistance services we are providing is going to an individual or family requesting help for the first time."

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