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Front Page - Friday, May 24, 2019

Newsmakers: Summerlin receives Leadership Award




The Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association has presented its 2019 Julie Baumgardner Leadership Award to Scottie Goodman Summerlin for her service in education and support of Leadership Chattanooga.

A broadcaster and consultant, Summerlin has sat on the boards of several local Parent teacher Associations and served as communications vice president for the Hamilton County PTA and communications council chair for the Tennessee PTA. She volunteers as a communications consultant for Signal Mountain Middle/High School and the Mountain Education Foundation.

Outside of education, Summerlin has served on the boards of Chattanooga Room in the Inn, the American Lung Association and Youth Leadership Chattanooga. She has assisted Leadership Chattanooga in coordinating projects and identifying candidates for the program for several years.

Summerlin recently received the Elise Chapin Moon Sustainer of the Year award from the Junior League of Chattanooga and is a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction honoree.

After Summerlin’s husband died of cancer several years ago, she launched a support group at her church for widows raising children.

The Julie Baumgardner Leadership Award was established in 2017 in honor of Baumgardner’s dedication to shaping Leadership Chattanooga’s curriculum.

SmartBank welcomes McGuire

Greg McGuire has joined SmartBank Investment Services as a financial adviser and vice president. McGuire graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1988 with a degree in economics and a minor in business administration. He serves on the board of the Chambliss Center for Children and is an usher at Good Episcopal Church. Contact him at 423 321-8939.

Mortgage Bankers elect Guerrero

Nathan Guerrero has been elected president of the Chattanooga Mortgage Bankers Association. He is a reverse mortgage specialist at Mortgage South in Chattanooga and has more than nine years of experience as a mortgage professional.