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• The University of Tennessee Medical College will offer a mindfulness-based stress reduction course beginning Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. Eight-week course will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth Strand and will teach mindfulness practice techniques for the alleviation of the accumulation of daily stress, chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, depression and other conditions worsened by stress. Cost of course is $100. Free orientation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, in room A205 of UT Veterinary College.

• Mid South Division of American Cancer Society welcomes Jeff Gary as its new Executive Director.

• Firstbank names three new vice presidents in Knoxville market. David Dunlap was named vice president of residential construction, Fred Pickell will serve as vice president of commercial lending and Dave Roach has been appointed vice president of commercial real estate lending.

• Trademark Advertising an-nounces the addition of two new employees, Jolene Andrews as senior art director and Sarah Mills as art director, to its team.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center welcomes Rhonda Campbell, registered mammographer, to its radiology team. Campbell is one of six technicians in Tennessee to have earned Breast Sonography accreditation from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

• Kinderdance International announces the opening of three new locations, Knoxville Jewish Day School, Music Makers in Maryville and Montessori School of Oak Ridge. Kinderdance is a nationwide fitness program that combines academic readiness skills with dance, motor development, music, gymnastics and fitness programs for children ages 2 to 12. In recognition of new locations, Kinderdance of Knox and Sevier counties are offering free dance and fitness demonstrations.

• Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar welcomes Brent Shannon as its new chef partner. Shannon began his career with Fleming’s in Naples. Fla., as a prep cook. He was subsequently promoted to sous chef before being offered chef partnership in Knoxville.

• Women’s Council of Realtors congratulates Kim Isenberg, broker for Realty Executives, on her receipt of the Performance Management Network Designation award.

• A&W Office Supply names Mike Taylor to newly created chief operating officer position. Taylor will be responsible for operational side of company. Taylor lives in West Knoxville with his wife of 41 years, Nancy.

• Parkwest Medical Center an-nounces its inclusion in the Top 100 Heart Hospitals for 2007. Medical center is the only Knoxville hospital to be recognized. Award marks medical center’s eighth year on list.

• Enrichment Federal Credit Union congratulates it president and CEO, Wayne Hope, for his receipt of an award in honor of 17 years of service on the Better Business Bureau of Knoxville’s Board of Directors. During his tenure on Board, Hope has served as both chairman of the Board and chair of the Finance Committee.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center received the Health Resources and Services Administration National Medal of Honor for organ donation. UTMC earned its award for its work in increasing organ donation rates.

• Pinnacle Financial Partners welcomes Sherry McHaffie as its new senior vice-president and mortgage advisor. McHaffie will be responsible for leading Pinnacle’s mortgage lending in Knoxville.

• The Stokley Company an-nounces the appointment of Andrea White as its president. White succeeds William B. Stokley III, who will remain as chairman.

• Summit View Health Manage-ment Inc. welcomes Dr. Susan Anette (Suzette) R. Reyes as its new medical director. Reyes is a board-certified internist, having received both her undergraduate of medical degrees from The University of Missouri.

• Association of Fundraising Professionals names architect David Wooley Community Honoree. Wooley, chair of Pellissippi State Technical Community College Foundation Board of Trustees and chair and chief operation officer of BarberMcMurry architects, was nominated by PSTCC in honor of his work for the Foundation on behalf of the college.

• Lewis Group Architects welcomes Daniela Heath to its team. Heath, originally from Romania and educated in Germany, resides in Knoxville with her husband, Ladell.

• Bluegill Creative welcomes Kelli Shell to its graphic design staff. Shell has more than 15 years experience, including work with several Fortune 500 companies.

• Tennessee National an-nounces the appointment of Tyler Thomann as membership director for waterfront community’s Greg Norman Signature Golf Course and private club. Thomann played an instrumental role in the opening of Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla, after graduating from the University of Georgia. Thomann and his wife, Melissa, live in Farragut.

• Parkwest Medical Center introduces Shirley Reinemeyer as manager of Covenant Weight Loss management Center.

• BB&T names David Fisher as director of its wealth management division. Fisher will manage a division of 585 employees divided into 27 regional teams across BB&T’s 11-state territory.

• Davis Newman Payne an-nounces creation of its newest division, Davis Newman Payne interactive. DNPi will focus on providing interactive marketing and digital media capabilities.


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