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Front Page - Friday, June 18, 2021

Newsmakers: Chattanooga State’s Jenkins selected for Maxine Smith Fellows Program

Quincy Jenkins, chief diversity officer and executive director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Chattanooga State Community College, has been selected to participate in the 2021-22 class of the Maxine Smith Fellows program. Jenkins is one of 13 faculty and staff members from among 21 colleges and universities statewide participating.

The Maxine Smith Fellows program provides professional development, training and advancement opportunities for participants from traditionally underrepresented groups within the College System of Tennessee, which consists of public universities governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Jenkins is a native of Carrollton, Georgia. He is a current doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, has 13 years of experience in higher education and is proficient in English, Spanish, Italian and Chamorro.

The Maxine Smith Fellows program is named in honor of the late Maxine Smith, who headed the Memphis Branch of the NAACP for 33 years and was a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents from 1994 to 2006. The class of 2021-22 is the program’s 15th cohort.

HHM hires Amy Donahue as vice president of marketing

HHM CPAs has hired Amy Donahue as its vice president of marketing. Donahue’s responsibilities will include marketing strategy and execution.

Before joining HHM, Donahue worked as the director of marketing and communication for River City Company. Additionally, Donahue was the campaign manager for the 2021 Chattanooga mayoral campaign for Kim White. She has also worked for the University of Tennessee Knoxville and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

Donahue holds a master’s degree in communication and information and a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Donahue previously served her alma mater as president of the UT Alumni Association of the Chattanooga Network, president of the School of Communication Studies Advisory Council and member of the Young Alumni Council.

Donahue is a graduate of the 2015 Leadership Chattanooga program through the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2013 Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute and the 2020 Leadership Tennessee Next class.

She has also served on the Chamber’s Communication Committee, is the past president of the Chamber’s Downtown Council, current vice president for the Lookout Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a member of the Rotaract Club of Chattanooga. She completed Protege Chattanooga in 2017.

She was formerly on the marketing and development committee of Siskin Children’s Institute and is a former board member of Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

Patton Albertson adds Bobby Futch

Financial life management firm Patton Albertson & Miller is expanding its Chattanooga team with the addition of Bobby Futch, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Certified Insurance Counselor who previously served at the firm’s Macon, Georgia, office for 12 years.

Futch joined the firm as an intern while at Mercer University in Macon and then accepted a full-time role in 2009.

As a Chattanooga-based client adviser, Futch will provide financial planning, risk management, estate and trust administration services.