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Ruby Falls expands marketing, operations

Ruby Falls has added three key staff positions to support the company's growth. The Lookout Mountain attraction has added Neyrissa Best, Missy Montgomery and Matt Owens to its marketing and operations teams. Best joins as the Inside Sales Coordinator; Montgomery as Digital Media & Public Relations Coordinator and Owens as Senior Graphic Designer.

"We are thrilled to add an outstanding group of professionals to our team," says Ruby Falls President, Hugh Morrow. "Their commitment to the highest standard of excellence and fresh perspectives of the brand make them an ideal fit for Ruby Falls and will complement our existing team for years to come."

Best has worked at R&R Marketing since 2016. Montgomery previously worked as social marketing coordinator for a Christian media company in Orlando, Florida. Owens us relocating from Oneonta, Alabama where he founded and led a full-service graphic design company.

Separately, Andrew Miller, Ruby Falls' business solution manager, has accepted the expansion of his position to oversee the brand's e-Commerce platforms and will take the lead in providing digital and predictive analytics and insights.

In the months leading up to the recent 90th anniversary of the discovery of Ruby Falls, the attraction acquired sole ownership of R&R Hospitality LLC, debuted a multi-sensory light show, and completed a multimillion-dollar expansion.

 

InfoSystems names Cobb to head cloud services

InfoSystems, an information technology company celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has named William [Fred] Cobb as vice president of cloud services. Cobb brings more than 30 years of IT experience — 25 years of which was spent at Hewlett Packard — to the InfoSystems executive team.

Most recently, Cobb served as vice president of services at Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a Knoxville-based firm that provides cybersecurity services to customers both domestically and internationally. Cobb has also worked as a systems engineer, solutions architect, project manager, and cybersecurity professional for the Missile Defense Agency in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and for Discovery Networks.

"As more and more systems are digitized and as businesses rely much more heavily on cloud services, there's been a shift away from personalized customer service — think Amazon Web Services and other entities that provide little to no customer interaction," Cobb said. "What I want to do is ensure businesses in our region can have sophisticated technical needs met with unmatched customer service, by people right in their backyard."

 

Life Care names Love for Cumberland region

Doyle Love was recently named vice president of Life Care Centers of America's Cumberland Region, which encompasses nine skilled nursing facilities in the company's Eastern Division.

Before joining the Cumberland Region, Love served as an administrator for Signature Healthcare in Cleveland, Tennessee, and before that as executive director of Life Care Center of Hixson. Altogether, he has more than 30 years of experience in senior care.

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, Love earned an associate's degree as a registered nurse from Cleveland State in Cleveland and a bachelor of science in healthcare administration from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama.

"Having known and worked with Doyle on various health care committees long before I joined Life Care, I was thrilled to hear that he was willing to rejoin the Life Care Family," said Mark Davis, vice president of Life Care Centers of America's Eastern Division, which oversees the Cumberland Region and four others.

 

DeVaney elected to BOMA board

NAI Charter Property Manager,D. Frazier DeVaney has been elected to the 2019 board of directors for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Frazier will be working with Jeff Cuthbertson, owner of SERVPRO, on the BOMA communications team.

"BOMA has been an integral part of Charter Management Company by building relationships and foundations within the business community of Chattanooga," DeVaney said.

Frazier joined NAI Charter as a property manager in the fall of 2017. He graduated from McCallie School and graduated Cum Laude from Sewanee: The University of the South with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources and a minor in Economics. Previously, he worked as a project manager at ENERG3.

 

Burke heads East office for Real Estate Partners

Diane Burke has been named managing broker of the East location of Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC. Burke is a certified relocation specialist and holds the accredited buyer representative designation and will continue her personal real estate business with her business partner Christa French, along with her duties as Managing Broker of the East office.

"I was fortunate to hire Diane into this business so it is especially meaningful to have her join our company both as an agent and in her new management and leadership role," said Darlene Brown, president and founder of Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC.

Burke follows real estate leader Sue Shaw as managing broker of the nearly 25 agent office at 6043 Shallowford Road.

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