Business Digest: Maddox joins Audi group

Business Digest: Maddox joins Audi group

February 18th, 2018 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

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Maddox joins Audi group as new car sales manager

Bowers Automotive Group has added Richard Maddox as the new vehicle sales manager of Audi Chattanooga located at 6101 International Drive, Chattanooga.

Maddox was previously sales manager at Infinitiof Chattanooga and previously worked for 11 years at Marshal Mize Ford in Chattanooga.

"Mr. Maddox has been a reliable source in the Chattanooga transportation market, and brings a valued expertise to dealing with customers who demand a premium experience concerning the Audi vehicle lineup," said General Manager Jeremy Holsomback.

Bradley to manage The Edwin Hotel

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named Greg Bradley as general manager for The Edwin Hotel.

Bradley has more than 15 years of experience pioneering industry-leading brands within the luxury resort community. After earning his MBA from The University of Florida, Bradley has worked with Loews New Orleans, The Cloister at Sea Island, and Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.

"I am very excited to welcome such a passionate and experienced leader to the Vision family," said Mitch Patel, president and CEO of Vision Hospitality. "Greg's accomplishments in the luxury hotel segment make him a perfect fit for the success of The Edwin."

Muhs joins Allen & Hoshall at Chattanooga office

The architecture, engineering and surveying firm Allen & Hoshall has hired Daniel Muhs as a civil engineer and project manager in its Chattanooga office.

In his new role, Muhs will be responsible for conducting feasibility studies, developing cost estimates, obtaining necessary permits and overseeing the production and design of construction plans and specifications. With more than 20 years of experience, Muhs has managed various engineering projects including greenways, hydrology reports, stormwater plans, sanitary sewer and water main design, and residential and commercial site development.

Prior to joining Allen & Hoshall, Muhs served as a senior design engineer and project manager for Passpointe Engineering, PLLC in Chattanooga and for Austin Engineering Company, Inc. in Peoria, Illinois.

"Daniel's expertise and experience in infrastructure design and site development will serve as a valuable asset to our team," said Harry Pratt, president of Allen & Hoshall.

Muhs obtained his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers and the National Society for Professional Engineers. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and is certified by the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation for Level 1 Erosion Protection and Sediment Control.

Benchmark Trust names new partners

Benchmark Trust Corp., a commercial real estate appraisal and consulting firm, has promoted cousins Terrence and Elizabeth Peacock to be managing partners along with Francis Peacock. Both are state certified General Real Estate Appraisers and have been employed by Benchmark Trust the past decade. Their duties will expand from that of staff appraisers to also assisting in the daily operation, employee training and future expansion of the company. Terrance Peacock is from northeast Ohio and graduated from Kent State University. Elizabeth Peacock a Chattanooga native, graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Benchmark Trust Corp., was established in 1991 and has performed more than 5,000 commercial real estate appraisals in over 13 states.

Trantham joins CHI Memorial Medical Group

Ashley Trantham has joined CHI Memorial Medical Group as a nurse practitioner at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates in Harrison. Trantham received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and her master's degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Trantham will join Janak Naik, M.D. at CHI Memorial Family Practice Associates - Harrison.

Burns, Wildenberg join Waterhouse PR firm

Waterhouse Public Relations has expanded its communications team with the additions of Sarah Burns as social media coordinator and graphic designer and Emily Wildenberg as account coordinator.

Burns will lead the strategic digital media implementation to increase audiences and engagement for clients across all social media platforms. She joins Waterhouse PR after working as a graphic design and marketing specialist for Celtic Testing Experts where she managed all aspects of the company's social media efforts, graphic design projects and website presence to increase overall brand awareness. Burns received a bachelor's degree in new media art from Kennesaw State University.

As account coordinator, Wildenberg will manage and monitor client media coverage across all platforms, conduct client and industry research and assist in the support of overall client objectives. She most recently served as a marketing intern for Advance Marketing Solutions where she supported client relations and strategic development of client brand growth and awareness. Wildenberg received a Bachelor's of Science in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

"We represent clients whose communication needs are progressing as consumer habits are changing," said Amanda Plecas, vice president for the agency. "With Sarah's experience in developing highly effective design, video and social media initiatives coupled with Emily's experience utilizing the latest methods for expanding and tracking reputation and growth of our clients, they're tremendous additions to the Waterhouse team."

Hunt named to Century Club at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced that Will Hunt, a senior vice president and financial advisor in its Wealth Management office of Morgan Stanley in Chattanooga has been named to the firm's prestigious Century Club, an elite group composed of the firm's top Financial Advisors.

Hunt, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 2001, is a native of Chattanooga. He holds a bachelor's degree from University of Louisiana Monroe.

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