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Front Page - Friday, July 24, 2020

Newsmakers: EPB names Webb sr. VP, chief talent, inclusion officer

EPB has promoted Marie Webb to senior vice president of human resources and chief talent and inclusion officer. In her expanded role, Webb will head diversity and inclusion and community workforce partnerships in addition to leading human resources.

Webb joined EPB in 2009, bringing 15 years of human resources experience at the Staples Corporation, the Social Security Administration and Premier Manufacturing. Originally from Ohio, she is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and earned a master’s degree in human resource development from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Webb has led a number of major projects at EPB, including the Future Ready Institute of Technology, Networking at Tyner Academy and the on-ramp program at Chattanooga State, which provides opportunities for working adults to develop their skills.

In addition to her degrees, Webb holds numerous human resources and behavioral certifications. She is a member of the First Things First board of directors, the Public Education Foundation and the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, and serves as a trustee on the UC Foundation at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.

First Horizon Ooltewah names branch manager

First Horizon Bank has named Kari Knabb the new manager of its banking center in Ooltewah.

Knabb is a graduate of Lee University, where she earned her a degree in psychology. She previously served in a similar position at the banking center in Harrison.

LWV selects teacher for Harvard Case workshop

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga has selected Zachary Flowers, a government and civics teacher at the Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts, to participate in a Harvard Case Method Workshop.

The 2.5-day professional development project will take place at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Aug. 16-18. Award-winning Harvard Business School professor David Moss will lead the project.

The Case Method Project, which will be an online virtual experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is intended to help educators improve their method of teaching government and civics to their students.

The League of Women Voters of Chattanooga chose Flowers after he submitted an essay who wrote he believes history is about telling a story.

PEF awards Harr Scholarship

The Public Education Foundation has awarded Magdalena Perez, a graduate of East Ridge High School and a second-year student at UTC, the Ron Harr Scholarship, which was created in honor of Harr’s service on PEF’s board of directors. Harr, who contributed his communications and public relations expertise to PEF’s board for eight years, retired from the board in June.

Harr selected Perez from a slate of candidates who are pursuing degrees in communications and plan to use those skills to help others overcome challenges. Perez is a first-generation college student who said her goal is to help students with language barriers strengthen their speaking, reading and writing skills.

Perez is a Gateway Scholar – a student who graduated from one of six schools supported by funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – and an ambassador for PEF’s STEP-UP Chattanooga student internship program, where she assists in the work-readiness training of Hamilton County high school students preparing for summer internships.