Nick Carden, CPA, joins Market Street Partners, LLC, as a senior manager. Carden, who is closing in on a decade of service in public accounting, has worked with companies in stages from pre-revenue to over $1 billion in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, automotive, baked foods, industrial machinery, and many more. He also has experience in investments including hedge funds, fund of funds, and private equity.
Melissa Blevins is named president and chief executive officer for The Chattanooga Area Food Bank. Blevins has served as chief executive officer of Girls Inc. of Chattanooga for more than three years. Previously, she was director of programs and operations with the Food Bank from 2011 to 2017.
Chad Armstrong, MD, joins The Chattanooga Heart Institute at CHI Memorial. Dr. Armstrong received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Armstrong is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Amber Doolittle promotes to assistant director for The Chattanooga Autism Center (CAC). Doolittle started at the CAC as a summer intern in 2017 while she was finishing her bachelors degree in psychology at Bryan College. In her new role, Doolittle coordinates human resources and finances along with all of her previous coordinator and director roles. Doolittle is also currently enrolled in the Masters of Social Work program at UTK (online) working towards her clinical degree with the goal of becoming a therapist.
Rusty Posey is named vice president, senior portfolio manager and team lead for the Southeast Tennessee commercial banking group of First Horizon Bank. Posey, who has been with First Horizon since 2015, comes to the position with a wealth of experience over his 13 years in the finance industry. He has served several roles at First Horizon, including commercial credit analyst and most recently as portfolio manager.
Jameson Miller is now a partner in the Chattanooga office of The CPA firm Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC. Miller has been with the firm since 2006. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2007 and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. His experience includes audits for financial institutions, public SEC companies, manufacturers, not for profit organizations and higher education Institutions.
Rick Cadena joins Prime Hospitality Management and Investment Group as vice president of operations. Drawing on his extensive hotel leadership experience he oversees several hotels and serve as a liaison between general managers, owners, and communities in various markets. Cadena has more than 32 years of hotel management experience, primarily with Marriott International after serving 12 years in the U.S. Navy.
Michael Chapman moves to vice president of dining services for Five Star food Service. Chapman leads the dining operations team company-wide, overseeing more than 40 corporate dining locations. He is charged with developing and ensuring the successful execution of strategic operating initiatives while ensuring efficiency, sales growth, and customer satisfaction. Chapman comes to Five Star with 32 years of extensive experience in the food-service industry and is a 1997 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and has previously worked as an executive chef and multi-site general manager for Aramark.
Kathleen Siciliano joins Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., as associate attorney. Chattanooga native Siciliano joined Chambliss' labor and employment section as an associate attorney. She provides day-to-day counsel to employers of all sizes on a variety of matters, including employment agreements, handbooks and other employment policies, medical leave and disability, and discipline and termination. Siciliano is a graduate of James Madison University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. She serves as a board member for the Girls Preparatory School Alumnae Council.
Mark Jones, M.D., joins Erlanger Medical Group's internal medicine practice. Dr. Jones is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He comes to Erlanger from CHI Memorial Hospital. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis and completed an internal medicine residency at University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Medical Association, the Tennessee Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.