Jeffrey Rose is the new director of the city of Chattanooga's Wastewater Systems Division. Since March of 2015, Rose has served as deputy director of the Wastewater Systems Division and served as interim director of the division since April. He succeeds Mike Patrick.
Kelsey Chastain, an experienced communications professional and award-winning journalist, joins Waterhouse Public Relations as an account executive. Chastain has worked as a communications professional for broadcast news, print media and radio and most recently was a marketing and communications manager of a Chattanooga-based lifestyle magazine.
David Geyer is promoted to serve as director of corporate procurement for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Geyer, who has been with BlueCross since 2013, was formerly manager of commercial finance.
Laura Ann Howell is promoted to chief operating officer for Reliance Partners. She was formerly a Reliance vice president, overseeing human resources and finance and previously served as vice president for Thompson Appalachian Hardwoods where she co-founded a trucking company and freight brokerage.
Ronda Huisman, a nurse practitioner in family and psychiatric mental health, joins The Helen Ross McNabb Center, providing psychiatric mental health at the Hamilton County adult center. Huisman previously worked as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Volunteer Behavioral Health and the Counsel for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services.
Mark Stewart joins Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the senior relationship manager in Commercial Banking for the Chattanooga market. Stewart, a 30-year veteran, works with clients in lending, treasury management, merchant and equipment financing.
Matt McLelland joins Covenant Transport Services as innovation strategist. He was formerly with the Kenco Group in Chattanooga and previously was director of technology for the Maclellan Foundation and Generous Giving.
Colleen Combs joins Girls Inc. of Chattanooga as its chief advancement officer. Combs, a graduate of Clemson University is also president of the East Ridge Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, a member of Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute and Public Relations Society of America, and a board member of Notre Dame High School.
Caroline Copeland is named director of sales and marketing of Legacy Village of Cleveland, an assisted living and memory care community in Cleveland, Tennessee. Copeland previously worked in sales at Hospice of Chattanooga and at Whirlpool Corp.
Mark Currin, M.D., joins CHI Memorial Chattanooga Urology Associates. Dr. Currin received medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in urology at Medical University of South Carolina.