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Front Page - Friday, May 3, 2019

Newsmakers: Socia named new Enterprise Center president, CEO




The Enterprise Center has selected Debra Socia to replace Ken Hays as president and CEO. Socia currently serves as president of broadband advocate Next Century Cities. Before her current role, Socia spent 32 years as an educator and administrator. She was the founding principal of the award-winning Lilla G. Frederick Middle School, a Boston Public School where she led the one-to-one laptop initiative. Socia will step into her new role July 15.

Corcoran promoted at Chamber of Commerce

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce has promoted Austin Corcoran to talent attraction and retention manager. Corcoran previously served as member services coordinator. In his new role, Corcoran will help manage Chamber talent attraction and retention strategies. He will also work with the Young Professionals of Chattanooga and ChattaNewbies and support the Health Care Alliance.

Bowers joins Beacon Health Alliance

Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist E. Maria Bowers, M.D., has joined the Chattanooga-based Beacon Health Alliance. Bowers has 16 years of local experience with obstetrics and gynecological practice and affiliations with Parkridge East, CHI Memorial, Erlanger and Erlanger East hospitals to OB-GYN Women’s East Pavilion.

Bowers is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of Hamilton County Medical Society, American Medical Association and American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She is a graduate of University of Health Sciences at Kansas City. Dr. Bowers completed a three-year internship and residency at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City in 2003.

She is accepting patients at Beacon OB-GYN Women’s East Pavilion, 1751 Gunbarrel Road.