Charter Real Estate promotes Amie Thomas to CFO and other career changes in the Chattanooga area

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Charter Real Estate promotes Amie Thomas to CFO

Amie Thomas has been promoted to CFO of NAI Charter Real Estate.

She began her career at NAI Charter in 2003 as a corporate accountant after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

In his new role, Thomas manages all financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting for the company accounts, as well as property management accounts.

Julius Dodds named Dean of Academic Achievement at Chattanooga State

Julius Dodds has been named Dean of Academic Achievement at Chattanooga State Community College.


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Prior to his college work, Dodds served as Director of Retention and Counseling at UTC and held leadership positions at other colleges where he managed academic initiatives.

“Julius has been Director of Academic Retention since 2011, where he led the Achieving the Dream and Title III Strengthening Institutions grant work,” said Dr. Beth Norton, Vice President of Academic Affairs at UTC.

Robert Rhea runs food and beverage at McLemore Golf Resort

Robert Rhea has been appointed director of food and beverage at McLemore, the golf resort and residential community at the top of Lookout Mountain.

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Rhea most recently served as Director of Food & Beverage at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection. While at the Grand Bohemian, Rhea oversaw all aspects of the Marriott boutique food and beverage program, including the creation of the venue’s highly successful weekly brunch, “Mad Hatter’s Brunch and Party.”

Prior to her tenure in Charleston, Rhea worked at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in Telluride, Colorado; Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas in Page, Arizona, Hilton Cabana in Miami Beach; Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri and Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida.

Rhea has developed innovative menu and bar concepts, operational strategies, advertising plans and the management of multiple revenue centers during her ten year career. In addition, Mr. Rhea has met the high brand standards of Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 4 Diamond.

Charlie Rymer, executive vice president of the McLemore Club, said Rhea will help improve the experience at McLemore.

“As McLemore continues to develop its brand as a regional destination, it is important to have strong leadership in place to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves,” said Rymer. “Rob Rhea’s proven skills and expertise will take our offerings to new heights. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him to our team. “

Taryn Balwinski promoted to open Goodwill Job Connection Center

Over the past 15 years, Taryn Balwinski has risen through Goodwill’s ranks, inspiring and training others along the way. She has held positions in Store Sales and Processing, as an Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Coordinator, and Coordinator of Volunteer and Missionary Services.

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Now, as the first point of contact at Goodwill’s new Job Connection Center, Balwinski is focused on helping others achieve their career goals. The center is located next to the Goodwill store at 7601 East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.

The centre’s free services include helping with the preparation of resumes that are more likely to be noticed, honing interview skills, and expanding online job searches. The center also has a quiet space that can be reserved for conducting job interviews.

“A lot of people only access technology from a cell phone, and it doesn’t work so well when searching and applying for a job,” said Cyndee Sims, vice president of hand development. -work and mission services. “Our new Job Connection Center is specially designed to help out-of-the-box people, and if additional training and services are needed, we can refer people to Goodwill services as well as other organizations that can help. meet their needs. “

Trust Company of Tennessee Hires Tracy Sherman as Customer Service Associate

The Trust Company of Tennessee hired Tracy Sherman as a customer service associate in the company’s Chattanooga office.


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Founded in 1987 and with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, The Trust Company of Tennessee currently manages over $ 4 billion. The company helps individuals, families, business owners and nonprofits make better financial decisions through wealth management, personal investment strategy, corporate retirement plans, estate planning and personal trust services.

“Tracy brings a wealth of experience in the financial services industry and is a great resource for our internal teams and clients,” said Daniel Carter, president of The Trust Company of Tennessee.

Sherman received a BA in International Relations from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Previously, she was Senior Administrative Specialist for HomeServe in Chattanooga and for 21 years served as an office manager for financial services firm Brown Brothers Harriman in Charlotte, North Carolina.

– Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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