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Front Page - Friday, August 6, 2021

WTCI-PBS welcomes Tanner as new board chair

The Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation board of directors recently named James Tanner board chair. His term began July 1.

Joining Tanner on the 2021-2022 executive committee are Daniel Fell, vice-chair; Cole Powell, treasurer; Meredith Perry, interim secretary; Steve Gatlin, past chair; Bonnie Hathcock; Kerry Hayes; Dr. Edna Varner; and Bob Culkeen, WTCI president and CEO.

Tanner grew up in Ringgold and lives in Chattanooga, where he currently works as a faculty member of the Department of Communication at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Before his current position, Tanner spent 14 years as a journalist at the Chattanooga Times Free Press and four years as deputy director of communications and marketing at The McCallie School.

Tanner is a graduate of Oxford College of Emory University with an Associate of Arts, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in political science and the University of Southern California with a Master of Communications Management.

WTCI appointed Tanner to its board of directors in 2019. Tanner has served on the executive committee since 2020.

Serving on the 2021-22 WTCI board are David Barrett, Julie Brandao, Justin Dumsday, Dr. James Fedusenko, Dr. Jeffrey Gefter, Barbara Haskew, Jerre Haskew, Sheryl Jaggers, Florence Pipkins, T. D. Scott, Cindy Todd, Martin Trimiew and Jo Ann Yates.

CPA Society announces new local leadership

The Tennessee Society of CPAs recently announced the election of its 2021-22 Chattanooga chapter officers.

The newly elected officers include Jeffrey Smith, CPA of Elliott Davis, president; Tara Moore, CPA, of Unum, president-elect; Andrew Glenn, CPA, of Mauldin & Jenkins, vice president; Courtney Brock, CPA of Unum, secretary; and Bryan Mattice, CPA of LBMC, treasurer.

In addition, Christian E. Bennett, CPA of Mauldin & Jenkins in Chattanooga will serve on the newly elected statewide 2021-22 board of directors.