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Front Page - Friday, November 18, 2022

Habitat for Humanity adds four to board

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga has added four new members to its board of directors. Stephen Adams, Ken Nichols, Bill Reason and Stewart Smith are the latest additions to the organization’s leadership.

Adams is a registered patent attorney with Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, where he handles intellectual property matters, trademarks, copyright preparation and prosecution as well as maintenance defense and enforcement.

Nichols is general manager of Crown Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, RAM and Fiat in Chattanooga. Crown most recently served as presenting sponsor of Habitat’s Raise the Roof annual fundraiser and has built more than 10 houses in its footprint.

Reason is the president of Professional Sign Services, as well as owner of Certified Lighting, a company he’s owned for about 20 years.

Smith is director of commercial mortgage banking with First Horizon Bank. He’s been in the banking industry for more than 15 years.

Parkridge East names Crabtree CFO

Parkridge East Hospital has named Jackson Crabtree chief financial officer. Crabtree brings 10 years of accounting experience, including more than five years in health care, to the role.

Before joining Parkridge East, Crabtree served as assistant chief financial officer at HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, a 510-bed acute care facility in Gainesville, Florida, and internal audit senior manager for HCA Healthcare in Nashville.

Crabtree earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University and a Master of Accountancy from University of Mississippi.

He enjoys being involved at his church, spending time with family and running. He and his wife, Kathryn, are expecting their second child in January.

City CFO Goldberg accepts new role at UTC

City of Chattanooga CFO Brent Goldberg has accepted a new position as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His last day with the city will be Nov. 30.

Mayor Tim Kelly appointed Goldberg as his chief of staff when he took office in April 2021. Goldberg later transitioned to CFO in January.

During his tenure, Goldberg streamlined and improved the annual budgeting process and reduced vacant and underutilized positions to repurpose funds.

Under Goldberg’s stewardship, the city implemented a modernized pay plan with market rate adjustments to ensure all employees received living-wage salaries.

Additionally, for the fiscal 2023 budget, Goldberg managed the incorporation of significant capital investments to further affordable housing and public health and safety goals.

East Ridge City Manager Chris Dorsey resigns

The East Ridge City Council has accepted the resignation of City Manager Chris Dorsey. Dorsey helped facilitate numerous economic development projects within the city during his tenure.

Collegedale Reserve Academy graduates four

The Collegedale Police Department has added four Reserve Officer Police Academy graduates to its roster.

The reserve academy is a law enforcement education and training program designed for volunteer officers that wish to serve the citizens of Collegedale while continuing to work in their chosen careers.

The graduates include officers Walter Lockridge, Wilfred Marquez, Andrew Peterson and Morris Ricketts.