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Tom Mastin, Rich Balthrop join new RockPoint Bank

Tom Mastin and Rich Balthrop have joined the team at RockPoint Bank, which opened to the public last month.

Mastin has worked as a commercial banker in the Chattanooga market since 1998. A native of Chattanooga, Mastin graduated from McCallie School and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, an MBA from UTC and a graduate banking degree from LSU. Mastin's community involvement includes teaching Junior Achievement for many years, being a board member of Junior Achievement and the Better Business Bureau and being treasurer of the Signal Mountain Golf Club.

Balthrop is from the Chattanooga area and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He spent the next 20 years as a commercial developer and is a long-standing member of the PGA of America. He began his banking career in 2008 and is a graduate of The Southeastern School of Commercial Lending. His community involvement includes being a former board member of the Tennessee Economic and Community Development Board, a former board member of Tennessee State Sports Hall of Fame and a current board member of Better Business Bureau.

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Alexis Crutchfield and Fady Ghaly join Miller & Martin law firm

Miller & Martin PLLC announce Tennessee attorneys Alexis Crutchfield and Fady Ghaly have joined the firm as associates in the Chattanooga office. The firm also added Georgia attorney Destiney Randolph as an associate in the Atlanta office.

Crutchfield concentrates her practice in the firm's litigation department, primarily working on business litigation and labor and employment matters. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in the legal services department for a major Tennessee-based utility company and as a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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Crutchfield holds a law degree from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. where she served as a student attorney with the Howard Child Welfare Clinic and represented clients in D.C. Superior Court. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Crutchfield spent one summer with Miller & Martin as a summer associate while completing law school. Crutchfield is a member of Miller & Martin's Women's Network, a network of attorneys within the firm focused on initiatives that support and elevate women in the legal profession and the communities they serve.

Ghaly practices within the firm's corporate department. With a focus on corporate law, Ghaly has experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and venture capital financing. His practice includes assisting entities through each stage of the business life cycle, including general corporate contracting and compliance. Ghaly also has years of in-house experience with the privacy practices legal department of a Fortune 250 company. Most of his work focused on compliance, cybersecurity and information management. He has helped manage various security incidents, has assisted in compliance with the GDPR, CCPA and NYDFS cybersecurity laws and advised in the defense of federal investigations by the HHS Office for Civil Rights and the state attorney general.

Ghaly holds a law degree from Florida State University College of Law and an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Central Florida. Ghaly spent two summers at Miller & Martin as a summer associate.

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Teresa Dinger promoted to Siskin vice president

Siskin Hospital has promoted Teresa Dinger, MBA, to vice president of patient access and marketing.

Dinger's new responsibilities will include oversight of case management and outpatient access in addition to her current responsibilities of marketing, philanthropy and inpatient and subacute access and business development. Dinger brings more than 30 years of marketing experience to her expanded role. Most recently, she served as administrative director of marketing and referral relations for Siskin, where she oversaw the hospital's overall admissions function, marketing and advertising, fundraising and special events.

Dinger is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and the recipient of the Freedom Foundation's Distinguished Citizen Award. She was a 2015 Women of Distinction Honoree. During her tenure at Siskin Hospital, Dinger and her team have won numerous local, regional and national advertising awards. The inpatient program and development functions have both seen significant growth under her leadership.

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"Teresa is integral to the overall success of Siskin Hospital," said Matthew Gibson, president and CEO of Siskin. "Her energy and passion for the patients we serve is contagious, and an essential component of our various outreach strategies."

Dinger holds an MBA with a marketing concentration and a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.


Boys & Girls Clubs announces 2021 leadership

The Boys & Girls Club of Chattanooga announced the election of its 2021 Executive Leadership. LaTonya Lyons will serve as board chair, having previously been the organization's secretary and sponsor of the club's teen leadership programs.

Lyons is a director of national client experience at Unum and has been active in board leadership and club operations for many years.

"I am humbled and energized to lead the club during these trying yet exciting times and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to expand our club's presence in Chattanooga," Lyons said.

Montrell Besley, director of outreach at Chattanooga Preparatory School will serve as secretary, and Adam Osborne, a partner at Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough CPAs, will serve as treasurer.

Barry VanDelinder Jr., vice president of finance and accounting with Alderman Enterprises, is a club's vice president of the internal affairs committee, which is responsible for club programming, operations, finance and accounting. Evann Freeman, the director of government relations at EPB, is vice president of the external affairs committee, which is responsible for outreach, marketing and communications, volunteers and resource development.

"The club has expanded its presence in Alton Park, Eastlake, Highland Park and Orchard Knob neighborhoods and our 2021 priorities are laser focused on education and supporting Hamilton County Schools," Freeman said.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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