Laura McKinney is the new section chair for Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.'s business and mergers and acquisitions practice groups, which routinely counsel clients on strategic business transactions and general corporate matters. McKinney counsels clients in several industries, such as manufacturing, energy, food and beverage, logistics, chemical, and mining, on various matters including asset and stock purchase transactions, preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts, entity formation, corporate governance, cross-border distribution, and regulatory issues. She has more than a decade of experience in multiple jurisdictions. McKinney received her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University before attending Harvard Law School and is licensed to practice in Tennessee and New York. She currently serves on Chambliss' Executive Committee.
Rebecca McNabb promotes to vice president and trust officer for Magnolia Trust Company. In her new role, McNabb continues to work with families to create trust strategies that address unique family assets and long-term plans. McNabb received her law degree at the University of Tennessee College of Law and her bachelor's in political science, legal studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned a master's degree in taxation from the University of Alabama in July 2021, with a focus on estate planning concerns. Prior to joining Magnolia, McNabb served as a law clerk at Elder Law of East Tennessee, where she drafted estate planning documents and conducted case research.
B. Dawn Hildebrand joins the Jewish Federation as a community nurse advocate. Hildebrand is an RN, BSN with work completed towards her MSN. She comes to the Jewish Federation with experiences as a clinical review expert for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee and as a staff nurse for Red Bank's Life Care Center. Hildebrand has more than 17 years in nursing ranging from the director of student health at the Baylor School and a registered nurse district case manager for Hamilton County Schools, to work in pediatrics and as a physical standards test assessor for a trucking firm.
Melanie Hammontree joins the Austin Hatcher Foundation staff as the new director of development. Hammontree brings experience and passion to the Austin Hatcher Foundation operations staff to fill the much-needed director of development position. In this role, Hammontree is responsible for developing and executing the foundation's short- and long-term fundraising plans, managing sponsorships and identifying partners for event campaigns, grants and partnerships. Hammontree joins the AHF staff after serving as the Director of Development of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for five years.
Hannah Edwards joins CHI Memorial Chattanooga Internal Medicine Group. Dr. Edwards earned her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga. She completed an internal medicine residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Edwards is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Edwards joins R. Forrest Sowell, Johannes DuPlooy, Rachel Labovitz, Holley Davis and Sarah Baker at CHI Memorial Chattanooga Internal Medicine Group.
Dominique Brandt joins the Chattanooga Area Food Bank as chief development officer. Brandt has 25 years of fundraising, organizational visioning, event and volunteer management, and community engagement experience, 13 of which have been spent in nonprofit organizations. Beginning at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Brandt moved to Chattanooga in 2013 to serve as development director at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, where she grew faith-based giving, established the endowment fund and launched the Women Build Breakfast. Prior experience includes the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and work in the legal field.
Jeremy Hogstrom, DO, returns to his hometown to join CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates -- Chattanooga, Hixson Pike. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Hogstrom received his medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Auburn, Ala. and completed residencies in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, where he served as a co-chief resident.
Jermaine Hogstrom, DO, also joins his twin brother Jeremy at CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates -- Chattanooga, Hixson Pike. The Drs. Hogstrom are members of the American College of Physicians. Known as 'Twin.Doctors.J' on TikTok and Instagram, they have more than 3 million followers between the two social channels.
Scott Edens joins Morning Pointe Senior Living as its new vice president of professional development. In this role, Edens supports the company's initiatives and culture in human resources, life enrichment and food services. Edens most recently served as president of Potentia Living, a senior living organization focused on senior vitality. He also served as principal of Edens Group, LLC, a leadership/executive coaching, speaking and consulting firm. He is a certified professional coach trained at the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.
Jeannine Carpenter joins the Chattanooga Area Food Bank as the director of advocacy. Before joining the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Carpenter worked as the director of research and policy at the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga. She received a PhD in sociolinguistics from Duke University, a Master's Degree in English language studies and a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University.