Chattanooga Tourism Co. adds partnership director
The Chattanooga Tourism Co. has hired Allison Reedy Wolfe as partnership director, who will work closely with Chattanooga's attractions, restaurants, hotels and tourism-related businesses to help enhance collaboration and the local tourism economy. Wolfe comes to the Chattanooga Tourism Co. from theCO, an entrepreneur center serving 60 rural counties across Tennessee.
Wolfe was previously part of the founding team of CO.LAB, and during her nine years there, Wolfe helped lead the organization to serve over 1,000 entrepreneurs and host more than 500 public events. She is a founder of Startup Week Chattanooga, a board member of The UNFoundation and the 2018 inaugural winner of the Charlie Brock Ecosystem Impact Award.
After graduating with a degree in finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she was named a CreateHere Fellow and focused on entrepreneurial, arts and nonprofit support.
Trust Company of Tennessee names Zach Hurst to head local office
The Trust Company of Tennessee has promoted Zach Hurst to vice president and managing director of its Chattanooga office.
Since joining The Trust Company of Tennessee in 2017, Hurst has served as a certified financial planner and relationship manager. In his new role, he will oversee the firm's Chattanooga office while continuing business development by building and maintaining client relationships.
"Zach provides holistic services to his clients, including budgeting and financial planning, portfolio management, retirement planning, tax strategies and estate planning," said Daniel Carter, president of The Trust Company of Tennessee. "We know he will continue to add value for clients and our firm through this new role and his personal trust and wealth management experience."
Hurst earned a bachelor's from Western Carolina University and master of education from the University of Georgia. He holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation and actively participates as a speaker for The Trust Company of Tennessee's Retirement Plan Academy webinars for plan sponsors.
He serves on the boards of the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition, Planning Council of Chattanooga, UTC Planned Giving Advisory Council, Mountain City Club and the Forrest Hills Cemetery.
Lacy Gray joins Siskin Hospital
Siskin Hospital announces that Lacy Gray, CPA, has joined Siskin Hospital's finance department as controller.
Gray will be responsible for managing the month- and year-end financial close and reporting processes in addition to assisting in the oversight of daily financial operations, reporting to the vice president of finance. Gray received her bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and began her career with Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC and Ardent Health Services in Nashville.
"Lacy's background in healthcare reimbursement processes and management financial reporting will be an asset to Siskin Hospital," said Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Carol Arnhart.
National Medal of Honor Museum appoints new board leaders
The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center announces the appointment of retired Navy Rear Adm. Noah Long, as chairman and retired Col. Frank Hughes, USMC, as vice chairman of its board of trustees.
Long previously served as vice chairman of the museum's board and was responsible for the design and construction of the new National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. After serving in the Navy for more than 30 years, Long worked for a variety of development and real estate companies before retiring in 2006 as president and CEO of Rosser International, a full-service architectural and engineering firm in Atlanta. In addition to serving on Heritage Center's board, RADM Long also served as chairman emeritus of the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association that helped raise $3.5 million for the organization's scholarship program for the sons and daughters of Seabees.
Hughes was chairman of the Heritage Center's capital campaign that raised more than $6.25 million to design and build the new National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. He retired as a colonel from the United States Marine Corps where he served as battalion commander of the Fourth Battalion, 14th Marines. He is currently the executive vice president of investor relations and treasurer for SmartFinancial, Inc., the parent company of SmartBank.
The new board leaders were chosen upon the retirement of retired Army Maj. Gen. William Raines, who has chaired the organization for the past seven years.
"I would like to thank outgoing Chairman Bill Raines for his extraordinary leadership, bold vision and tireless efforts that helped design and build a first-class facility that honors Chattanooga as the birthplace of the Medal of Honor and commemorates the first recipients of the Medal of Honor as well as other recipients who serve as an inspiration to all of us," Long said.
In recognition of Raines' service, the board named MG Raines as Chairman Emeritus.
In addition, the board of trustees voted to appoint attorney Maury Nicely to the board of trustees and Dr. Frank Butler, a UC Foundation associate professor of management with University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, to the National Advisory Board.
"The Heritage Center has been very fortunate to have some incredible leaders over the years, and that tradition holds true with our leadership changes and board additions," said Keith Hardison, executive director of the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. "Their voices, expertise and leadership are essential to our future as we work to grow our mission during these challenging times and sustain the Heritage Center while our community and country recover from the coronavirus pandemic."
Walden Security names Jeremy Flemmons a business development manager
Jeremy Flemmons has joined Walden Security as the business development manager over the Greater Chattanooga and Alabama markets.
Flemmons brings more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience to Walden Security, one of the nation's largest security services firms.
"The need for consistent, reliable security is at an all-time high," Flemmons said. "In proudly joining Walden Security, a company that has been providing personal and flexible service for three decades, I look forward creating and developing prosperous customer relationships that instill confidence in the protection and security of their people and property."
Q Strategies hires senior account manager
Mallory Rava has joined the Chattanooga public relations firm, Q Strategies, as a senior account manager.
With a decade's worth of experience building omnichannel marketing experiences, Rava will manage the digital strategy and marketing efforts for Q Strategies' diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from healthcare to nonprofits and commercial real estate to an array of B2B organizations. In this position, Rava will also work on digital advertising, campaign measurement, social media and sales funnel development.
"We are delighted to have Mallory join our team," said Kelly Allen, Q Strategies' director of strategic communications. "Her skills in marketing and history of successful campaigns are just the kind of qualifications we want to provide our clients. From a strategy perspective, it's essential that communication and marketing work together. Growing our team allows us to expand our offerings to meet the needs of clients regionally as we provide holistic communication strategies across platforms.
Rava previously served as marketing director for Camera Ready Cosmetics, a $10 million-a-year e-commerce beauty retailer. She also spent four years with Inc. 500 staffing firm LiquidAgents Healthcare, starting in a marketing specialist role and later serving as marketing manager for the firm.
Rava is a member of the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute, American Marketing Association and Sales and Marketing Executives International. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in journalism and communications.
Robert Hubbartt named vice president of Life Care's Cumberland Region
Robert Hubbartt 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.
Hubbartt was promoted to regional vice president from his position as executive director at Life Care Center of East Ridge, where he served since its reopening in 2017. Prior to that, he was executive director at Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee, for more than six years. He started his career in senior care as a certified nursing assistant.
"My father was a nursing home administrator, so I've grown up in the long-term care industry my entire life," said Hubbartt. "As far back as I can remember, I have loved being around seniors."
Hubbartt earned his bachelor's degree in long-term care administration and business administration, as well as his associate's degree in accounting, from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale.
Crye-Leike names Mollie Majors to manage Ooltewah office
Mollie Majors has been named the managing broker of the Ooltewah office of Crye-Leike Real Estate Service. Majors will be responsible for the recruitment, training and management of the office's sales associates.
Majors has been affiliated with Crye-Leike for 17 years. She previously served as the recruiting manager for the company's Chattanooga footprint and, in 2007, she took on the role of office manager for Crye-Leike Auctions Ooltewah. She is licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia.
"I'm hopeful that my passion for real estate, all things Crye-Leike and my life motto of 'Hustle and Heart will Set You Apart' will serve me well as I open this new chapter in my career," she said.
Majors obtained her broker's license in 2017 and has since focused on continuing her education, most recently obtaining the Graduate Realtor Institute e-PRO designations. She is also a consistent multimillion-dollar producer and a member of the Women's Council of Realtors.
CBL adds Jim Henderson to company legal team
Jim Henderson has joined CBL Properties' in-house legal team as general counsel for real estate development after serving nearly 15 years at the law firm of Husch Blackwell where he acted as outside counsel on numerous CBL projects.
"We are thrilled to officially welcome Jim to the CBL team," said Jeff Curry, CBL's chief legal officer. "His expertise in shopping center law, commercial real estate acquisition and development, leasing, residential real estate, and finance and commercial lending as well as his institutional knowledge of CBL will be a valuable asset to CBL's in-house legal team."
Recognized as one of the best lawyers in America by Real Estate Law from 2018-2021, Henderson has served as the lead project attorney for the development, acquisition, renovations and expansion of shopping centers located throughout the United States. He has served as counsel for both landlords and tenants in a variety of real estate activities, including negotiating leases and related agreements. He earned his bachelor's, master's and law degrees at the University of Tennessee.
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— Compiled by Brandi Dixon