W. Brad Lehman is named president of the Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga, East Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia divisions of Realty Title. Lehman is responsible for leading and overseeing operations for 25 offices that conduct closings for the sale and refinance of residential and commercial properties. Lehman has an extensive background in the title industry, having served in multiple senior management positions for two national title insurance underwriters and working for a family-owned title company local to Brentwood, Tennessee, for a combined 25 years. Additionally, he has worked as a sales and marketing consultant with fortune 100 companies in the healthcare, mortgage and insurance loss recovery industries.
Jeffrey Maddux is elected president of the Chattanooga Bar Association. Maddux, a shareholder in the law firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC, is serving his second term on the CBA board. As president of the local bar association, he will be responsible for working with the board of governors to implement the policy and programs of the CBA. Maddux has also served in leadership roles for the Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, the Federal Bar Association, Chattanooga Chapter, Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, Tennessee Bar Association's Leadership Law Program and the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Jacqui Ricketson, CWCP, is named business resource development liaison for Safehaven. In her new role, Ricketson brings more than 30 years of experience in the medical field to serve residents, their families and Safehaven employees in various operational capacities, ranging from marketing to administrative duties. After experiencing a stroke at a young age, Ricketson devoted her career to healthcare, gaining experience as a Certified Workers Compensation Professional and working for a large case management company based in Atlanta.
Jeremy Callahan is named the new team leader for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Brokers in downtown Chattanooga. Callahan previously served as an assistant team leader and productivity coach for Keller Williams Realty while operating a top- producing real estate team, The Callahan Group. Callahan has been tapped to lead the company's growth through coaching, recruiting and business development as the growing company is opening a new 6,000-square-foot office downtown. Callahan says he's also rolling out new technology, coaching, calendar and lead offerings for agents.
Rickey Moore is named executive director of the Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council Training Trust Fund (TTF). Moore has worked for more than three decades as a union carpenter, working his way up from carpenter helper and apprentice to lead foreman and superintendent, primarily for the general contractor Raines Brothers Inc. His work can be seen on such iconic projects as the I-Max Theater, Discovery Museum, many church and school additions and the steam generator storage buildings at TVA' Sequoyah and Watts Bar Nuclear plants. As the new head of the Mid-South TTF, Moore will oversee seven training facilities and several carpenter and millwright professional instructors. His guidance will steer theoretical classroom learning, skill training in the shop areas, and one-on-one mentoring and training on job sites.
Allison Reedy Wolfe is the new partnership director for The Chattanooga Tourism Co. She works 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.
Mallory Rava joins 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. 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.
Mollie Majors is 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. 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.
Megan Coylewright, MD, MPH, FSCAI, FACC, joins the team of cardiology providers as director of the structural heart program for The Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. In this role, Coylewright leads a team that treats valvular and structural heart disease while expanding access to state-of-the-art cardiovascular device clinical trials in the region. Coylewright is board certified in the areas of cardiology and interventional cardiology. Most recently, Coylewright served as attending physician and associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In this role, Coylewright founded the transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve repair programs. She also has a passion for stroke prevention and performs two minimally-invasive procedures to reduce the risk of stroke (Watchman, PFO closure). She is a mentor to medical students, residents and fellows, and she was awarded the Department of Medicine teaching award for her work at Dartmouth.
Judith Pedersen-Benn is named the first director of education for Welcome Home of Chattanooga. Pedersen-Benn has been a longtime volunteer with this mission, serving as a care companion for residents and contributing time and energy to the enrichment program, "Demystifying Death and Dying," since 2015. She also works with individuals, groups and organizations as they explore how to make positive changes, overcome self-defeating patterns and integrate practices that encourage balance and wellness. For the past 25 years, Pedersen-Benn has worked as a counselor, trauma professional, teacher and organizational consultant. She is a senior faculty member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a certified Sage-ing: Ageing with Wisdom and Vitality Facilitator. She explains that educating people about death and life is something for which she has a great passion.
— Compiled by Brandi Dixon