StoneLoads Adds Wells as Director of Business Development and More Career Changes in the Chattanooga Area


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StoneLoads Appoints Brandon Wells as Head of Business Development

StoneLoads welcomed Brandon Wells as Business Development Manager for Texas and Oklahoma. According to a press release, Wells comes to StoneLoads with extensive sales and customer service experience.

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

Wells attended Baylor University before serving in the US military where he was stationed in Iraq and South Korea. Prior to joining StoneLoads, Wells served long tenures in manufacturing sales and as executive director of Chick-fil-A.

Southern Adventist University adds senior advisor on 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 hails from England with roots in the Caribbean.

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Photo courtesy of Southern Adventist University/ Kathy Purnell

“I look forward to working closely with our newest team member,” President Ken Shaw said in a press release. “She brings a strong background in change management strategy and experience from multiple higher education institutions related to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Purnell’s broad expertise includes providing strategic leadership in shaping and defining an organization’s values ​​of inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity by creating initiatives that advance these values ​​to all members of an organization. Most recently, she served as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Pacific Union College in California. Being no stranger to Southern Adventist University, she served as an adjunct teacher at the School of Social Work.

With a doctorate in education and professional studies from Capella University, Purnell also holds a master’s degree in social work and instructional 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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Contributing photo by Chambliss Law/ Nick Kujawa

“Nick is a great addition to our team at Chambliss because of the financial industry experience he brings,” Chief Executive Tony Young said in a press release. “His attention to detail and all-round skills will allow 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 report sets to the company’s management team. It will also review historical company data and industry research to ensure that the company provides the best overall user experience for its customers. Kujawa is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he earned 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 at Memphis, where he also completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery.

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Photo courtesy of Chattanooga Heart Institute/ John Craig

He completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. 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 Chattanooga Heart Institute, Dr. Craig joins cardiothoracic surgeons Matthew Richey, MD, and James Zellner, MD, as well as 27 cardiologists and three vascular surgeons.

WTCI PBS appoints Fell chairman of the board

Daniel Fell was named Chairman of the WTCI PBS Board of Directors at the July 2022 meeting of the Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation Board of Directors.

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Contributing photo by WTCI/ Daniel Fell

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

Danny Fell is a senior strategist and consultant for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum. An early Chattanooga entrepreneur, Fell co-founded the marketing and advertising company Daniel + Douglas + Norcross in 1992 in the Chattanooga Business Development Center on Cherokee Boulevard. In 2006, the company merged with Richmond, Va.-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.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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