Meet 10 of the latest hirings and promotions in the Chattanooga business community

Contributed photography / Karen Clement
Contributed photography / Karen Clement

Karen Clement has been appointed as a tax director in its Chattanooga office of HHM Certified Public Accountants, Clement, a CPA with more than 20 years of experience at HHM, is a graduate of the University of West Georgia and is a member of the The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of CPAs.

Colby Kilgore has been promoted to sales manager for Renewal by Andersen, a window installation service in Chattanooga. Kilgore, a graduate of of Dalton State College and Liberty University, is a U.S. Marine who previously worked in the construction industry for seven years before joining Renewal by Anderson two years ago.

Julie Munson-Jackson, a board-certified physician in family medicine for the past 17 years, has joined CHI Memorial Internal Medicine Associates - Chattanooga. She completed her family medicine residency at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Medicine.

Jocelyn Loza, the founder and former president of Latina Professionals of Chattanooga, is the new chief development officer for Girls Inc. of Chattanooga. Loza is a graduate of Andrews University who earned a master's degree in marketing from Walden University and previously worked at Hoopla Marketing Now.

Katie McCallie has joined the River City Company as a development specialist where she will assist the communications and programs team with outreach to gain support for events and projects. McCallie previously worked for the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga and serves as a trustee for St. Nicholas School.

John Beckner has joined the Hamilton Physician Group for Behavioral Health in Dalton, Georgia. Dr. Beckner is a board-certified psychiatrist who attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown and completed his residency training in psychiatry at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Akron, Ohio.


Preston Way has joined BrightBridge Capital working in its Community Development Financial Institutions loan fund. Way began his career as a consumer finance intern for Regions Bank in Birmingham, Alabama and later worked at a startup fintech company that was privately owned by Goldman Sachs.

Dr. Walter C. Kerschl has been named the chief medical officer of Parkridge Medical Center. Kerschl previously served as president for Evexia Healthcare Advisors as vice president and chief medical officer at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Nurse practitioner Leslie Dye has joined CHI Memorial Convenient Care in Cleveland, Tennessee. She earned her bachelor's in nursing from East Tennessee State University and her master's in nursing, family nurse practitioner, from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has eight years' experience working with patients in hospital and clinic settings.

Ben Cairns has been promoted to vice president of membership and investor services for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Cairns, who began his chamber career in 2018 as a senior account executive, previously served as the director of member and investor relations for the Chattanooga Chamber. Prior to joining the chamber, Cairns served as executive director of The Alexian Grove.

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