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Contributed Photo by BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee/ Alicia Oliver

BlueCross promotes Oliver as deputy general counsel

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Alicia Oliver to vice president and deputy general counsel.

In this role, Oliver is responsible for legal support of the enterprise and will oversee planning and process improvement for those legal operations.

"Alicia has been an integral voice of legal guidance for the organization," Anne Hance, senior vice president and general counsel at BlueCross, said in a news release. "Her expertise and open communication style will serve our company and ultimately our members well."

Oliver joined BlueCross in 2015 and has served as director and deputy general counsel for business for the last two years. Prior to joining the company, she was a partner at Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel PC in Chattanooga where she focused on intellectual property, advertising, promotions, entertainment and litigation law.

Oliver graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law and earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and advertising from the University of Mississippi. She's a member of the Association for Corporate Counsel and has worked with several nonprofit advisory boards.


Labor attorney Angell joins Baker Donelson

Ashby M. Angell, a labor and employment lawyer who assists clients with a range of issues including discrimination, sexual harassment and non-compete agreements, has joined Baker Donelson as counsel in the firm's Chattanooga office.

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Contributed Photo by Baker Donelson/ Ashby Angell

Angell focuses exclusively on labor and employment law across various industries including manufacturing, health care and media, according to a news release. She represents employers in legal issues involving allegations of discrimination and charges of sexual harassment, as well as non-compete agreements. She defends businesses in all aspects of labor and employment litigation and labor arbitration.

As part of her legal practice, Angell conducts supervisor and management training regarding workers' compensation, misconduct investigations and union avoidance. A member of the American, Louisville and Kentucky bar associations, she is recognized by Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch for management in labor and employment law.


Heacock named to lead safety for Tennessee American Water

Tennessee American Water has hired Heather Heacock as a senior specialist for health and safety, effective July 11.

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Contributed Photo by Tennessee American Water/ Heather Heacock

In her new role, Heacock will lead Tennessee in the areas of safety and health claims, insurance services and loss control, and develop and implement training programs to enhance the safety and health of employees to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, according to a news release.

Heacock began her career with American Water in 2020 as lead health and safety specialist and most recently manager, health and safety programs at the American Water company headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. She has a bachelor of science in elementary education from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor of science in environmental science from Southern New Hampshire University.

She is currently pursuing a master of science in occupational safety and health/environmental management from Columbia Southern University.


Stockett joins GE as senior director

Micah Stockett has joined GE as senior director of external communications, where she will lead proactive media relations efforts.

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Contributed Photo by GE/ Micah Stockett

Stockett comes to GE from Bridge Public Affairs, a firm she co-founded in 2019. As chief operating officer and senior vice president of Bridge, she built a thriving communications practice and helped lead one of the top-performing lobbying firms in the U.S., according to a news release.

Prior to Bridge, she was communications director for former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.


Mental health agency renamed Bridge Health

Lookout Mountain Community Services is rebranding and will now be Bridge Health. Bridge Health will provide the same services that Lookout Mountain Community Services provided to the community.

"Our hope is that a new name, partnered with exceptional services, will refresh our image in the community," CEO Heather Roesner said in a news release regarding the change. "As some of our programs are statewide, becoming Bridge Health moves us away from a single geographical location."

Founded in 1965, Lookout Mountain Community Services/Bridge Health provides mental health and substance abuse services to children and adults including counseling, group therapy, psychiatric care, case management, skilled nursing services, wraparound services, supported employment and peer support services to Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga and Dade counties. The agency also provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including day programs and residential care in host homes.


Pack is named director for Fort Oglethorpe museum

The 6th Cavalry Museum of Fort Oglethorpe has named Jenny Pack as the new executive director, according to a news release.

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Contributed Photo by 6th Cavalry Museum/ Jenny Pack

Pack comes from Driftwood, Texas, where she served as executive director of Dr. Pound Farmstead Museum, a heritage museum and historic site.

Prior to becoming executive director, she was the director of marketing and events and oversaw all the promotion and event projects including a major fundraiser each year. She also handled all of the social media accounts, press releases and museum website.

"Jenny comes with a unique background in creativity, leadership and a love of working with people," 6th Cavalry Museum board chairwoman Durinda Cheek said in the same release. "She believes that shared history is the root of the community, and by keeping our stories alive and relevant we can connect to one another in fundamental ways."

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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