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Jessica Latour Stack Named Partner at Tinker Ma LLC and More Career Changes in the Chattanooga Area

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Jessica Latour Stack named Partner at Tinker Ma LLC

Tinker Ma LLC has announced the promotion of Jessica Latour Stack to partner in the architecture and design firm.

Stack’s project experience spans multiple industries and states, including Tennessee, South Carolina, Kansas and Alabama, according to a press release announcing his promotion. His recent projects include the award-winning renovation of the McMahan Law Firm and renovations for the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and the UT Space Institute near Tullahoma.

Stack is also part of the planning and design team that recently received national recognition with a Congressional New Urbanism Charter Award for the Westside Evolves mast plan developed for Chattanooga’s Westside and College Hill Courts redevelopment.

“Jessica is a truly gifted architect who has grown not only her reputation but also Tinker Ma’s stature in the community,” said Thomas Palmer, Principal Architect of Tinker Ma LLC, in the same statement. “We look forward to the many opportunities and successes that Jessica’s career will undoubtedly bring.”

Stack holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture, building science, and management from Clemson University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Kansas with a focus on healthcare design.

Dr. Brittany Steward joins the Joint Chiropractic

Dr. Brittany Steward, a native of southeast Tennessee, has joined the Joint Chiropractic, according to a news release.

Steward earned her bachelor’s degree with a pre-professional focus in biology at Tennessee Wesleyan University while being a dual-sport athlete in lacrosse and cross country.


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Photo courtesy of The Joint Chiropractic/ Brittany Steward

She went on to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Northeast College of Health Sciences in upstate New York and graduated with honors and while studying there met a chiropractor who introduced her to biomechanics.

“I’ve always been a naturalist, and after sustaining an injury and being reluctant to take medication, I received my first chiropractic checkup and adjustment, and knew what I wanted to do next,” Steward said in the communicated. “I am passionate about helping people become the healthiest version of themselves and this desire has led me to also pursue certification in Functional Medicine, Whole Food Nutrition and Sports Science. for human performance.”

BlueCross Appoints Gregory Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Daniel Gregory as vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, according to a press release.

In this role, Gregory oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of the company’s accounting processes and systems. His role includes accounting, external financial reporting, tax compliance and payroll functions for the business.


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Photo courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee/ Daniel Gregory

“Daniel is a proven leader who has demonstrated sound financial stewardship on behalf of our customers and members,” John Giblin, senior vice president and chief financial officer, said in the press release. “I’m happy to see him take on this role.”

Gregory has been with BlueCross for five years, most recently serving as interim accounting manager. In 2017, he joined the company as director of accounting policy and research, where he led coordination efforts with external auditors on testing for the implementation of new accounting standards and complex transactions. .

Prior to joining BlueCross, Gregory spent 10 years at Unum Group, where he served as Assistant Vice President of Business Planning and Analytics.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Northwest Georgia United Way Salutes Shaw with 5-Star Award

Shaw Industries was recognized by United Way of Northwest Georgia with 5 Star Champion, Community Pillar and Biggest Dollar Raise awards for raising over $1.5 million during the 2021 campaign season, according to a company press release.

Shaw United Way campaign co-chairs Amanda Edwards and Scott Davis, along with Deanna Mathis, Shaw United Way campaign coordinator, led the company to its biggest fundraising year in 2021, according to the release.

Shaw is kicking off its Spring into Service 2022 United Way campaign, with volunteer events planned for associates throughout April.

Morning Pointe Senior Living Appoints Lee to Accounting and Analytics Leadership Position

Longtime Morning Pointe Senior Living associate Lauren Lee has been promoted to senior vice president of accounting and analytics, according to a news release.


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Photo added by Morning Pointe/ Lauren Lee

In the newly created role, Lee will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting data while maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems.

“Lauren has a keen eye for data detail and her ability to pull together different sets of data to provide a clear picture of what that data is telling us is unmatched,” Morning Pointe COO Heather Tussing said in A press release. “Her many years of service with the company and her in-depth knowledge of people, processes and procedures make her invaluable to Morning Pointe.”

Lee’s promotion comes after spending his entire professional career – more than 12 years – with Morning Pointe. She started as an intern for co-founder and CEO Franklin Farrow, doing trend analysis work in the purchasing department during her senior year at college. Several promotions later, Lee most recently served as vice president of culture and talent for three years.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Adventist University and is a certified public accountant.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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