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Mescon, Hale join Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union 

The Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) has hired Jed Mescon as community engagement liaison and Nancy Hale as a business lender.

Mescon joins TVFCU after a 28-year career in the news media and most recently after serving as the vice president of marketing and public relations at Erlanger Health System. In his role, Mescon is responsible for community engagement initiatives throughout TVFCU's 13 county service area.

"Jed is very creative and has a wealth of ideas, drawing upon his decades of community service," said John Merritt, vice president of marketing at TVFCU.

Mescon graduated from Arizona State University and has a master of education from Travecca Nazarene University. He serves on the board of the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga and The Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center.

Hale joins TVFCU after working in the banking industry for more than 30 years. She brings both consumer and commercial lending experience to the not-for-profit credit union. In her role in TVFCU's Business and Commercial Services Division, Hale will help business members secure funding.

"Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, our business members need strong financial support," said Tommy Nix, vice president of business and commercial services. "Nancy transitioned seamlessly to the credit union industry and has been able to provide immediate benefit to our business members."

Hale attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and completed the Southeastern School of Banking at Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Dayton and serves on the Board of We Care Community Services, Inc.

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Massey joins Neel-Schaffer as environmental scientist

Anna Massey has joined Neel-Schaffer Inc. as an environmental scientist based in the firm's Chattanooga office.

Massey has 20 years of experience in the environmental science field and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and a Tennessee Qualified Hydrologic Professional – IT. She is a member of the International Erosion Control Association and the Ecological Society of America, and serves on the Stormwater Regulations Board of Chattanooga.

"We look forward to building a strong environmental group around Anna to assist our clients," said Richard Sullivan, vice president for the company's Tennessee operations.. "Neel-Schaffer intends to provide professional services to the Chattanooga area for years to come and this is a strategic step in achieving that goal."

Massey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Vascular surgeons join Heart Institute

Vascular surgeons Mark Fugate, Sachin Phad and Richard Sprouse have joined the Chattanooga Heart Institute.

Dr. Fugate received his medical degree from East Tennessee State University and completed his residency in general surgery at East Carolina University and a fellowship in vascular surgery at John Hopkins University. Fugate is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general and vascular surgery and has practiced as a vascular surgeon since 2009.

Dr. Sprouse received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Sprouse is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in vascular surgery and has practiced as a vascular surgeon since 2004.

Dr. Phade received his medical degree from West Virginia University. He completed his residency in surgery at East Carolina University and a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. Phade is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general and vascular surgery, and is a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI). He has practiced as a vascular surgeon since 2011 and will join The Chattanooga Heart Institute on July 16.

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