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Women's Surgery and Aesthetics Center has added Lauren Barlew, a dual-board-certified Nurse Practitioner in both Women's Health and Adult Primary Care, as a second nurse practitioner to its practice.

She earned a master's of science in nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2012 and has spent the past six years as a nurse practitioner in primary care in Chattanooga where her personal focus was women's health issues.


Southeast Bank adds four vice presidents

SouthEast Bank, which expanded into downtown Chattanooga with a new branch in January, has added four more bank managers in Chattanooga.

Robyn Thomas and Chad Adams have joined SouthEast Bank as a senior vice president and commercial banking advisor. Thomas will assist family-owned businesses undergoing generational changes in ownership while Adams will work with business customers with their banking needs.

Robin Parker was named senior vice president and commercial banking advisor. Parker comes to SouthEast Bank with over 17 years of banking experience.

Juli-Ann Morgan has been named a vice president and branch manager of the Chattanooga location.


Tim Granger elected elected vice president of lBuilding Owners and Managers Association in Chattanooga

Tim Granger, director of strategic implementation for CHI Memorial, has been elected vice president of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in Chattanooga. Granger specializes in facilities management, real-estate, and capital program assignments on behalf of the strategic initiatives for the healthcare system.

BOMA Chattanooga is part of BOMA International, a federation of 88 U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.

In his 20-year career at CHI Memorial, Granger has led the construction of several key projects including CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center, Guerry Heart & Vascular Center, Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, Buz Standefer Lung Center, the CHI Memorial Employee Fitness Center, and the Lehman Center for Heart and Lung Rehabilitation at the Chattanooga campus. A native Chattanoogan, Granger is a graduate of Bryan College.


Realtor Diana Seavey earns Social Networking Professional designation

Realtor Diana Seavey of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services in Ooltewah has earned her Social Networking Professional (SNP) designation.

Crye-Leike's SNP program includes specialized training for effective use of social media in real estate marketing to help with growth of the associate's real estate business. It includes video marketing, online reputation management and how to incorporate this training across various social media platforms.

In addition to successfully completing the classes in the training curriculum, a sales associate in the SNP program has successfully created a plan for his/her social media strategy, developed accounts in compliance with industry regulations, increased their followers, ran ad campaigns and responded in a timely manner to customer requests.

Garrett Wagley named CEO of Make-A-Wish East Tennessee

Make-A-Wish East Tennessee has selected Garrett Wagley as chief executive officer of the foundation.

Wagley brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and public relations experience to Make-A-Wish East Tennessee. He most recently served as executive director of Wesley House Community Center in Knoxville. He also held positions with the Knoxville and Jefferson County chambers of commerce where he led communications, government, and media relations efforts. His experience includes managing boards and committees, launching events, fundraising, developing high-impact strategic plans, and serving as a media spokesperson.

Make-A-Wish was founded in Chattanooga in 1989 to serve 36 counties in Tennessee.


Brian Parker heads building at Vision Hospitality

Brian Parker has been named senior vice president of development and construction at Vision Hospitality Group. Prior to joining Vision, Parker spearheaded numerous multi-million dollar projects, in addition to owning and managing Concord Property Group, LLC.

Parker was instrumental in completing Marriott International's first tri-development of an AC SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn in Nashville. The 470-key hotel was valued at $137million, adding to his portfolio of approximately $400 million in hospitality projects.


Nathan Torgerson earns real estate honors

Nathan Torgerson of The Torgerson Team at Keller Williams Realty was recently presented the honor of Top Team at Keller Williams Realty Greater Downtown Chattanooga for 2018 in Units and Volume as well as Top 5 Team at Keller Williams Realty in the state of Tennessee for 2018.

"Each year we recognize the top groups, teams and individual agents in our office for their accomplishments in the year before," says Nathan Brown, chief leadership officer for Keller Williams Realty of Greater Downtown Chattanooga. "For someone to earn these awards in particular, they have to be ridiculously effective and efficient at providing phenomenal service to clients, otherwise (the client) wouldn't repeat business with that agent."

The Torgerson Team consists of lead agent Nathan Torgerson and buyer specialist Jordan Cook, with the additional help of transaction coordinator Lauren Johnson and marketing director Mary Beth Torgerson.


Ann Marie Hunter, Carl Kessell join Kitchens of Chattanooga

Ann Marie Hunter is joining Kitchens of Chattanooga as an interior designer and Carl Kessell is joining the company as operations manager.

Hunter has worked in interior design for 12 years, specializing in kitchen and bath design.

Kessel has over 30 years experience in installation and management skills,

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