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StoneLoads adds Wells as business development executive and more Chattanooga-area career moves

StoneLoads adds Wells as business development executive and more Chattanooga-area career moves

Contributed photo by StoneLoads/ Brandon Wells

StoneLoads Adds Brandon Wells as Business Development Executive

StoneLoads has welcomed Brandon Wells as business development executive for Texas and Oklahoma. Wells comes to StoneLoads with extensive sales and customer service experience, according to a press release.

“When we launched StoneLoads in May of this year, we quickly realized that we needed high-performing business development staff in Texas and Oklahoma to capitalize on the interest in those areas,” said John Bryant, co-founder and StoneLoads COO in a statement. . “Brandon is a perfect fit for StoneLoads. He knows how to build strong relationships and his coaching spirit will help quarries and manufacturers maximize their presence on StoneLoads and direct distributors to the loads they want to buy.”

Wells attended Baylor University before serving in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Iraq and South Korea. Before joining StoneLoads, Wells served long tenures in production sales and as executive director of Chick-fil-A.

Southern Adventist University Adds Senior Advisor Diversity and Strategic Planning

Kathy Goodridge-Purnell has joined Southern Adventist University as the president’s new senior advisor on diversity and strategic planning. Purnell is originally from England with roots in the Caribbean.

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Contributed photo by Southern Adventist University/ Kathy Purnell

“I look forward to working closely with our new team member,” President Ken Shaw said in a press release. “She has a strong background in change management strategy and experience from various higher education institutions on diversity, equality and inclusion.”

Purnell’s extensive expertise includes providing strategic leadership in shaping and defining an organization’s inclusion, diversity, connectedness and equality by creating initiatives that promote such values ​​for all members of an organization. Most recently, she served as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Pacific Union College in California. She is no stranger to Southern Adventist University and has served as an adjunct instructor in the School of Social Work.

With a doctorate in education and professional studies from Capella University, Purnell also holds master’s degrees in social work and educational design/online technology.

Chambliss Law welcomes Nicholas Kujawa

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC announces the addition of Nicholas “Nick” T. Kujawa, who will support the company as a financial analyst by helping management analyze quantitative information for decision-making and planning purposes.

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Contributed photo by Chambliss Law/ Nick Kujawa

“Nick is a great addition to our Chambliss team because of the financial industry experience he brings,” said Executive Director Tony Young in a press release. “His attention to detail and overall skills will enable us to better serve our customers now and in the future.”

As a financial analyst, Kujawa is responsible for providing and evaluating various financial reports, key performance indicators and reporting packages to the company’s leadership team. He will also review the company’s historical data and industry research to ensure the company provides the best overall user experience to customers. Kujawa is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he holds a degree in economics.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon John Craig Joins Chattanooga Heart Institute

Cardiothoracic surgeon John Craig has joined the Chattanooga Heart Institute. dr. Craig received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, where he also completed training in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery.


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Contributed photo by Chattanooga Heart Institute/ John Craig

He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in all aspects of cardiac surgery. dr. Craig has more than a decade of experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon, according to a press release.

At The Chattanooga Heart Institute, Dr. Craig joined cardiothoracic surgeons Matthew Richey, MD, and James Zellner, MD, along with 27 cardiologists and three vascular surgeons.

WTCI PBS Appoints Fell as Chairman of the Board

Daniel Fell was named chairman of the board of directors of WTCI PBS at the July 2022 meeting of the board of directors of Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation.

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Contributed photo by WTCI/ Daniel Fell

Joining Fell on the Executive Committee from 2022-2023 are Julie Brandao, Vice Chair; Cole Powell, treasurer; Florence Pipkins, secretary; James Tanner, former chairman; Steve Gatlin, Bonnie Hathcock, Kerry Hayes, TD Scott, Cindy Todd and Bob Culkeen, president of WTCI PBS.

Danny Fell is a senior strategist and consultant for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum. An early Chattanooga entrepreneur, Fell co-founded the marketing and advertising firm Daniel+Douglas+Norcross in 1992 at the Chattanooga Business Development Center on Cherokee Boulevard. In 2006, the company merged with Richmond, Virginia-based Neathawk Dubuque & Packett, where Fell served as president and CEO until 2019.

Fell was appointed to the WTCI board of directors in 2018 and served on the executive committee in 2021-2022.

— Curated by Brandi Dixon

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