Jackie Clay joins Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga as executive director. Clay brings more than 15 years of experience to Family Promise and a track record leading strategic planning and development for nonprofits and experience in health-care and government entities. Prior to joining Family Promise, Clay served as the executive director of the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge. In this position, she successfully increased the clinic's grant funds, exceeded fundraising goals and led a brand transition. Her experience includes work as a field instructor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and working as a project manager for the Knoxville mayor's office from 2011 to 2016.
Jonathan Kraft is named sales manager of the Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, Cleveland branch office. Kraft is responsible for the recruitment, training and management of the office's sales associates. A resident of Cleveland for the past 21 years, Kraft has been in the real estate industry for almost four years and has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), At Home With Diversity (AHWD) and Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) designations from the National Association of Realtors. Kraft serves on the MLS Advisory Council and the Community Outreach Committee for the River Counties Association of Realtors.
David Braam is named senior manager of government affairs and economic development in Tennessee for the Chattanooga utility of Tennessee American Water. As lead for the company's legislative and business development efforts, Braam is responsible for economic development, legislative and regulatory strategy. Braam has more than 25 years of experience in advocacy, government relations and legal roles within the state of Tennessee. He is a licensed attorney and has previously served as the director of legislation for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, as legislative liaison for former Gov. Phil Bredesen, and as deputy legal counsel for the Tennessee Bankers Association.
Bradleigh Dunn is the new food and beverage manager for the CHI Memorial Stadium. In her new role, Dunn oversees all of the logistical procedures for food and beverages at the new stadium being built in East Ridge as home for the Chattanooga Red Wolves soccer club. For the past five years, Dunn worked at the Bitter Alibi, eventually becoming its general manager.
Monica Chamberlain, DNP, joins the medical staff at Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (VIC). Chamberlain joins Drs. Chris LeSar, Joe Coatti and Dan Krcelic, and the VIC team in the delivery of medical services at the outpatient vascular clinic, located on Lifestyle Way. Two additional VIC clinical locations are in Cleveland, Tenn., and Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Chamberlain primarily handles hospital patient-related responsibilities, in addition to seeing patients in the clinic. She has a doctor of nursing degree, two master's degrees, bachelor and associates degree from Southern Adventist University. Chamberlain was recognized as a "Top Nurse Practitioner" in the Chattanooga area by "Today's Nurse". She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and the Oncology Nurses Society, and is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Honor Hostetler is the new director of operations for Common House Chattanooga. Hostetler, formerly director of partnerships at the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau, will build the local team and oversee all aspects of service, programs and events for the club. She has worked at the bureau and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 11 years following her graduation from the University of Tennessee. She served as president of the Rotaract Club in 2017-2018.
Kirby Yost joins the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga. Yost is an Attorney and Shareholder at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. She began her practice as an Associate for Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel in 2011. She is a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; Tennessee Bar Association; and American Bar Association. In addition to her professional associations, she serves on several community initiatives and boards. Kirby is a two-time graduate of The University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Tyler Rogers, formerly a commercial real estate agent for KW Commercial in Chattanooga, joins the Scout Realtor Group, where he will serve all areas of the commercial real estate market. A graduate of the University of North Georgia, Rogers was formerly a project manager for Dare Remodeling LLC and lead carpenter for Lous Generations LLC. He is a board member on the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy.
Tammy Baumgardner is named to the newly created position of Senior Manager of Public Relations for Food City. Baumgardner brings more than 32 years of industry knowledge and experience to this key role, including 22 years in media and community relations. Baumgardner began her retail career with Food City in 1987, after graduating Abingdon High School. Baumgardner's new duties include the oversight of Food City's media and public relations department. She is also responsible for the management of a number of Food City's sports marketing initiatives, including their NASCAR title sponsorship at Bristol Motor Speedway and other special events and projects. Baumgardner also serves as a board member for Food City's Charitable Foundation, which benefits area charitable organizations.
Mark Cunningham is elected to serve as president and managing shareholder of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel P.C. Cunningham has served in numerous leadership roles at Chambliss, including executive committee member and chair of the health care section. Cunningham works closely with Tony Young, the firm's executive director, to oversee the firm's professional services and overall operations to ensure that efficient and effective client service remains the top objective of the firm. He continues to actively represent clients in his health care practice, which serves numerous health care professionals and companies at local, regional, and national levels.