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• Summit Medical Group recently promoted Steven Jones, DPh, MBA, to Vice President of Hospitalist Services. Jones had previously served as Director of Business Development of STATCARE Hospitalist Group, a division of Summit Medical Group comprised of board-certified internal medicine and pulmonary physicians.

• The Oak Ridge Breast Center, a division of Methodist Medical Center, has been named one of only four Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence in Tennessee. This distinction was awarded to the Oak Ridge Breast Center by the American College of Radiology’s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging. The honor is only awarded to facilities who have achieved accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, and mammography.

• BB&T Corporation reported earnings for the fourth quarter and the full year 2007. For the fourth quarter, net income totaled $411 million, or $.75 per diluted share, compared with $251 million, or $.46 per diluted share, earned during the fourth quarter of 2006. These results reflect increases of 63.7 percent and 63.0 percent, respectively, compared to the fourth quarter last year. For the full year 2007, BB&T’s net income was $1.73 billion compared to $1.53 billion earned in 2006, an increase of 13.5 percent.

• First Tennessee named Jeremy Richards manager of the West End financial center, located at 7508 Kingston Pike. Richards has been employed by First Tennessee since 1991 and was previously a supervisor at First Tennessee regional operations center in Maryville.

• Valarie Thompson of Re/Max Preferred Properties has been awarded the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors’ Five Star Award for 2007. This is the 9th consecutive year that Thompson has won the award.

• Board Certified internal medicine physician R. Alan Savell, M.D., has joined the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group at its facility located at 266 Joule St., Alcoa. Savell served as an active duty Air Force physician for four years and as medical direct of The Hope Clinic of Middle Tennessee in Columbia, Tenn.

• Dr. Bobby Howard has joined The University of Tennessee Medical Center as director of maternal-fetal medicine. Howard also has served as chief of the Antenatal Diagnostic Center at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. He is board certified in maternal-fetal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology.

• The Regions Foundation has donated $361,500 to 23 East Tennessee nonprofit organizations, including Carson-Newman College, Johnson Bible College, Knox Housing Partnership, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Area Urban League and Mountain States Health Foundation, among others.

• Susan K. Ballard, ASID Director of Interior Design for Smee + Busby Architects in Market Square, has been accepted into the Cambridge Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry, a network forum committed to recognizing a variety of outstanding leaders who have each achieved significant professional success. 

• TradeMark Advertising has moved to Renaissance Farragut behind Season’s Café and Campbell, Cunningham & Taylor.

• 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 announces 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. For more information, call 865-573-0094.

?• 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.

• 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. Medical center 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 announces the appointment of Andrea White as its president. White succeeds William B. Stokley III, who will remain as chairman.

• Summit View Health Management Inc. welcomes Dr. Susan Anette (Suzette) R. Reyes as its new medical director. Reyes is a board-certified internist, having received both of her undergraduate 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 announces 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 announces creation of its newest division, Davis Newman Payne interactive. DNPi will focus on providing clients with interactive marketing and digital media capabilities. For additional information, call 865-688-3151.

• Elan Financial Services announces launch of credit card program with Citizens Bank of Blount County. EFS will provide credit card issuing solutions to CBBC customers. For more information, call Terri Charest at 612-303-0732.

• Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC welcomes Todd Bealer and R. Andrew Pitts to the audit department of its Knoxville office.

• East Tennessee Children’s Hospital names Rebecca Colker as vice president of finance. Colker will replace Jim Pruitt after his retirement in November. Colker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia State College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Charleston.

• Pershing, Yoakley & Associates announces its merger with ValuePoint Consulting Group. Merger will expand services to clients of both firms. ValuePoint will retain its name and Pershing, Yoakley & Associates will maintain its headquarters in Knoxville.

• Pepsi Bottling Group announces the impending move of its Rockwood operations, as well as approximately 40 of its employees, to its Knoxville facility at 3501 Middlebrook Pike.

• Builder Resource, formerly known as Huttig Sash and Door, announces it will change its name to Knoxville Sash & Door, following company’s purchase by Hendricks Companies of Loxley, Ala.


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