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Front Page - Friday, June 28, 2019

Newsmakers: Berke appoints Marcus Shaw to EPB board

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has selected CO.LAB Chief Executive Marcus Shaw to join EPB’s board of directors.

Shaw’s appointment will fill the vacancy from longtime member Joe Ferguson, who announced in April that he would retire after 28 years on the board.

Before joining CO.LAB, Shaw was senior director of business development and partnerships for Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a D.C.-based nonprofit that helps build diversity and leadership pipelines for corporate institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Before that, Shaw spent a decade as an institutional investment manager. He holds an MBA from Duke University, a degree in mathematics from Morehouse College and a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Shaw’s nomination will go before City Council on July 2 and his board service will begin in August.

Ashford selected for Leadership TN Class of 2020

Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State Community College, is among the 46 members of the Leadership Tennessee Class of 2020. Ashford is one of seven educators in the class.

Ashford has been president of Chattanooga State since July 2017. She previously served as vice president of student affairs at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and has held executive leadership appointments at community colleges since 2000. She earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership at the University of Central Florida.

East Ridge police officer graduates from FBI Academy

Lt. Clint Uselton of the East Ridge Police Department graduated from the 276th session of the FBI National Academy on June 7.

Uselton has been with the department since 1999. He currently serves as the patrol commander, overseeing day and night shifts.

Uselton graduated with 255 law enforcement executives from around the world. Less that 1% of all law enforcement officers internationally are selected to attend.