Business Digest: Bethel Christian Academy names Jenny Vowell principal

Business Digest: Bethel Christian Academy names Jenny Vowell principal

February 25th, 2018 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

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Bethel Christian Academy names Vowell principal

Jenny Vowell has been named principal of Bethel Christian Academy, the therapeutic school for Bethel residents in grades 6-12.

"Jenny brings to Bethel a keen understanding of how counseling and education work together to help children and teens overcome crisis and succeed in school," said Kevin Beirne, Bethel president. "She has experience in the field of mental health as a child and adolescent therapist and worked for fifteen years in the field of Georgia public education at Chickamauga City Schools and at Calhoun City Schools."

Vowell, who grew up in El Paso, is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a master's degree in psychology from Troy State University. Recently, she earned an EDS as Educational Specialist, Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University, where she is a doctoral candidate.

She is married to Tommy Vowell and has one son, Peyton who attends UTC. Her church home is First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga.


CBL promotes managers, adds to executive staff

CBL Properties has appointed Mike Harrison as executive vice president – operations and Alan Lebovitz as executive vice president – management.

"Mike and Alan have established themselves as leaders within CBL in their respective fields and the shopping center industry. We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments and significant contributions to the company," said CBL Chief Executive Stephen Lebovitz.

Also, CBL announced two promotions within the management division. Don Sewell has been promoted to senior vice president – management and Dan Wolfe to vice president – management.

In addition, Jim Ward has been appointed to vice president – innovation and new business ventures and lead a new initiative for CBL that includes a focus on generating income from new revenue streams.

Additionally, Brian Lutz was promoted to senior director – marketing and retailer services and continue to lead CBL's digital media team and focus on broader marketing strategies across the portfolio.

In late 2013, Harrison joined CBL to provide leadership and oversight of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions with the goal of improving CBL's operations. CBL launched this program, dubbed CBL 2.0, in January 2014, and the first phase became fully operational in October 2015.

Alan Lebovitz joined CBL in 1995 serving various roles in management, leasing and development. In 2002, he was promoted to vice president – asset management and in 2009 to senior vice president – asset management. In June 2017, he assumed the role as head of CBL's management division in addition to overseeing CBL's third party and asset management division.

Sewell joined CBL in 1973 as general manager of Heartland Mall in Brownwood, Texas. In 1986, he moved to Chattanooga and became director of operations – malls. In 2000, Don was promoted to vice president – mall management.

Wolfe joined CBL in 1999, and prior to joining CBL's home office management staff in 2016, he served as general manager of several CBL properties in the Southeast.

In 1998, Ward joined CBL as assistant manager at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville. In 2006, he was promoted to director of sponsorship, and later promoted to vice president – marketing & digital strategies.

Lutz joined CBL in 2004 as an assistant marketing director at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, Texas. In 2014, he was promoted to director – digital strategies.


Skyuka Hall names Forato to head development

Skyuka Hall has appointed Lynne Regal Forato as director of development. Forato brings to the new role more than 15 years of fundraising, marketing, advertising and non-profit management experience.

"Lynne brings the skills, knowledge, experience and passion that will continue to advance our mission to support children with learning differences," said Head of School Dr. Josh Yother.

In her role, Forato will be responsible for leading and expanding Skyuka Hall's development efforts, supporting volunteer-driven events, major-donor and planned-giving programs and direct-mail outreach.

Previously, she served as head of corporate and community partnerships for I CAN Charity in London, England supporting children's speech, language and communication.


CHI Memorial adds Holguin at lung center

CHI Memorial Medical Group has added Geraldo Holguin, M.D., at the Buz Standefer Lung Center.

Dr. Holguin received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency and internship in internal medicine at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed fellowships in pulmonary/critical care medicine, and infectious diseases, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Dr. Holguin is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is bilingual with fluency in English and Spanish.

The practice has offices at 725 Glenwood Drive and at 2051 Hamill Road.


Delcamp heads administration at Rardin & Carroll Architects

David Delcamp has been named vice president of administration of Rardin & Carroll Architects and has become a stockholder in the company. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. As a valuable team member at RCA, he has been with the company for approximately four years.

Prior to working for Rardin and Carroll Architects, Delcamp worked for Edlund, Dritenbas, Binkley Architects & Associates P.A., in Vero Beach Florida, where he was in charge of project management and development of construction drawings. He graduated from Philadelphia University in 2000 with a bachelors degree of architecture.

Rardin & Carroll Architects was founded in 1980 to provide planning and architectural services to faith based and civic clients. The firm expanded in 1998 to add interior design services.


Siskin's Lamunyon gains LSVT BIG certification

Physical therapist Riana Lamunyon has completed all the requirements for certification for LSVT BIG, a type of treatment used with individuals who have Parkinson's Disease.

Dr. Lamunyon is a physical therapist in Siskin Hospital's Inpatient Physical Therapy Program.


Lane among top lenders for Movement Mortgage

Christina Lane, a senior mortgage loan officer with Movement Mortgage, was recently given recognition of being the ninth biggest producing agent among more than the 350 loan officer in the region.

Movement Mortgage touts its its 6-7-1 Process — six hour underwriting, seven-day processing goal and one-day to close.

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