Roberts and Stocking join Chambliss law firm and more Chattanooga-area career moves

Contributed photo / Caroline Walker
Contributed photo / Caroline Walker
  photo  Contributed photo / David Roberts

Roberts and Stocking join Chambliss law firm

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. welcomes two new attorneys, David Roberts and Eric Stocking, who will serve the firm's estate planning and business practice areas.

"David and Eric are exciting additions to our Chambliss team and are committed to our client-focused service," said President and Managing Shareholder Mark Cunningham. "We are eager to see them further develop as key associates and are excited for the future as we continue to bring on new talent at the firm."

Roberts represents clients from diverse backgrounds, including high net worth clients, local business owners, and families with individualized estate planning needs. He works to accomplish each client's goals, often through drafting estate and wealth transfer strategies and creating succession plans that will stand the test of time. With a personable and holistic approach to asset protection and estate administration, Roberts provides top-notch service for his clients and their families. Roberts graduated cum laude from Lee University and with honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee and Wyoming.

  photo  Contributed photo / Eric Stocking

Stocking has worked with clients ranging from small businesses to senior regulators in the federal government. He assists clients with various business and health care matters, including reviewing and drafting contracts, advising on commercial business issues, and drafting asset purchase agreements. Stocking's experience working with the government and his knowledge of emerging data privacy and security issues enables him to provide clients with a unique perspective. Stocking graduated with honors from Purdue University and The George Washington University Law School. He is licensed to practice in Tennessee and the District of Columbia.

JPMorgan names Walker a relationship manager

JPMorgan Chase Commercial Banking has hired Caroline Walker as an executive director and relationship executive for its Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries (MMBSI) business to help deliver financial solutions to companies in Chattanooga.

The MMBSI team helps companies succeed at every stage of growth through credit and financing, digital banking and payments, treasury and merchant services, international banking and more.

  photo  Contributed photo / Caroline Walker

"I'm thrilled to welcome Caroline to our team in Chattanooga," said Cristian Anghel, Market Executive for MMBSI at JPMorgan Chase. "Her unique experience, local knowledge, and passion for the community, will help us further serve businesses across this growing region."

A native Chattanoogan, Walker's journey to banking is anything but ordinary. After singing, acting, and dancing her way through Girls Preparatory School, she continued down a musical path to Florida State University and then the New School in New York City where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre.

She joined the New York Junior League where she served on the Fund Development Committee – fueling a passion for working with organizations to help them get the resources they need to grow and thrive.

Since returning to Chattanooga, she's taken on various roles within business development, marketing, and commercial banking. She worked in development at both Girls Preparatory School and McCallie School. She then became the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Torch (Lamp Post Group) before joining the FSG/Atlantic Capital team as a Commercial Banking Officer. Most recently, she served businesses in the Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Ooltewah markets as part of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Walker serves on the boards of The Tivoli Foundation, Chambliss Center for Children, AVA, Friends of the Public Library, and Bright School. She has also served on boards of the Junior League of Chattanooga, Jordan Thomas Foundation, Heart Ball Chair, Chattanooga Ballet, Rotaract, and Little Miss Mag.

Bennett joins


Architect Mike Bennett has joined the Chattanooga architectural firm Franklin Architects as the leader of its Healthcare Studio.

Bennett is an emerging leader in the healthcare design community, creator of the Healthcare Design Network, and host of the Healthcare Design Podcast.

"Mike brings an important new perspective to our firm and will be a critical part of our team's collaborative spirit," says Bob Franklin, senior principal of Frankin Architects. "We anticipate his thoughtful leadership in the healthcare design community will grow franklin|architects' reach in the Southeast region."

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