Business is Booming

College of Business Administration alumni may be especially interested to find out what a number of their classmates have been up to lately by checking the extensive list of Class Notes responders from the college. They are a busy bunch!

’76 Gavin Cushman (CBA) is in Iraq for the U.S. Department of State as senior business development and investment advisor.

’77 Glenn Andrews, CFA (CBA) is president and co-owner of Cardinal Capital Management Inc. in Raleigh, NC.

’79 Barb Dan (CBA) is vice-president, marketing for Ready Pac Foods in Irwindale, CA. Son Alex—his father is John Dan (’79)—is a freshman majoring in economics at UT Knoxville.

’80 Jeff Shaw (CBA) and his family moved from California to Bar Harbor, ME, to purchase the Primrose Inn Bed and Breakfast, leaving the world of accounting after 26 years.

’81 Jenny Banner (CBA), Department of Finance Advisory Council member and CEO of the Schaad Companies, established the John M. Wachowicz Jr. Finance Excellence Endowment to support the activities of the Financial Management Association and the Volunteers on Wall Street program.

’82 R. Wesley “Wes” Dean, M.D., (CBA) has been appointed 2010 president-elect of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians.

’82 Randy Kelley (CBA) is head of sales for IBM Insurance Outsourcing Solutions in Greenville, SC.

’86 Terry McWilliams (CBA) is chairman of INVESTTennessee Conference LLC, formed to bring together senior management of select Tennessee public companies.

’87 Art and Cathy Hall (CBA) met in the MBA program and married in 1989. Their son Drew is a freshman in engineering at UT Knoxville.

’89 David Jones (CBA), senior accountant with the Knoxville office of Decosimo CPAs, passed the CPA exam.

’90 Beth Henson Tudan (CBA) is PTA president at Oakton Elementary School and an independent book consultant in Oakton, VA.

’90 Oscar May (CBA) is director, business development at US Oncology in Atlanta.

’90 William (Will) Schmidt (CBA) is deputy general director of sales and marine transportation with LLC (a ConocoPhillips/LukOil joint venture).

’91 Diana Hill (CBA) is general director sales—Gulf and Southwest—for BNSF Railway in Houston, TX.

’92 Marty Smith (CBA) is division president Community Health Systems in Nashville.

’92 Matthew Donegan (MBA 19) was named to the State Board of Higher Education in Oregon.

’92 Terri McGuire (CBA), senior vice-president of Trust Client Services at First Tennessee, elected to the board of directors for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.

’93 Andrew Rueff (CBA) is senior vice-president and secretary of the board for TransFirst Group Holdings Inc.

’94 Dave Freeman (CBA) is vice-president of sales for Activision Blizzard video games in Fayetteville, AR.

’95 David Evans (CBA) was promoted to managing member at Dixon Hughes PLLC.

’95 Robert Stretcher, Ph.D., was elected president of the Academy of Economics and Finance.

’95 Thomas Booker (CBA), senior tax manager with Decosimo CPAs, Knoxville, is incoming president of the Knoxville chapter, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

’98 Eric Johnson (CBA) is vice-president of replenishment and network flow for Lowe’s in Mooresville, NC.

’00 Brian Brown and Jason Brown (’01) (both CBA) were awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation by the CCIM Institute.

’00 Chuck Witkowski (CBA) is president and CEO of Protein Discovery Inc. in Knoxville, TN.

’00 Jennifer Pentecost Sims (CBA) is the business manager for Power & Tel in Memphis. The family welcomed Benjamin last November, two years after sister Alia.

’00 Joshua McDuffie (CBA) graduated from the University of South Carolina in December 2009 with a Ph.D. in geography.

’00 Lee Bushkell (CBA) is vice-president and general manager of New Media for the PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

’00 Mark Moran (CBA) is vice-president of operations at Pendum in Denver.

’00 Ryan Hutcherson (CBA) is director of marine logistics at GP Cellulose in Atlanta.

’00 Tracy Edmundson (CBA) was promoted to chief legal officer and executive VP at DeRoyal in Powell, TN.

’01 Jun Lee (CBA) is a portfolio manager and vice-president for First Tennessee Bank in Knoxville, TN.

’01 Mark Flynn (CBA) is a manufacturing engineer with Vought in Dallas.

’01 Melissa Flynn (CBA) is a senior leader in brand public relations with The Richards Group in Dallas.

’01 Mike Daves (CBA) was promoted to area vice-president for Comcast in Augusta, Charleston, and Savannah.

’02 Anthony Mahfood (CBA) is wealth management advisor/ vice-president with BB&T Wealth Management; Mahfood won the 2009 Annual Sterling Performer for BB&T Wealth Management for the Greenville, SC, area.

’02 Benjamin Cook (CBA) is director of global transportation & B2B for Kimberly-Clark in Knoxville, TN.

’02 Dwayne Burnell (CBA) published A Path to Financial Peace of Mind to help readers create a multi-generational financial strategy that’s best for their family.

’02 James Ayo (CBA) is managing his wife’s medical practice, Family Health Center, in Farragut, TN.

’02 Johnel Angel Evans (CBA) was named to the Memphis Top 40 Under 40 and was selected as a Top 40 Under 40 professional by the Memphis Business Journal.

’02 Lori Dawson (CBA) is supervisor of truck operations at Eastman in Kingsport, TN.

’02 Stephen Knazik, DO, FACEP, FAAP, (CBA) received the Advanced Pediatric Life Support Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his work in furthering the goal of early recognition and stabilization of life-threatened children.

’02 Wilburn (Trey) Thomas Grant III (CBA) was promoted to audit manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

’02 Yvette Fragile (CBA) was promoted to business development manager of iShopTheTri.com in Johnson City, TN.

’03 Alex DeTrana (CBA) is a commercialization manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN.

’03 Brittian A. Walker (CBA) is an active duty Army officer stationed at the United States Special Operations Command in Tampa.

’03 Cort Neureuther (CBA), portfolio change manager for Bank of America in Atlanta, is leading a group of associates in executing global expansion projects.

’03 Herman B. Gray, MD (CBA) was named one of 17 members appointed to the new Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Payment and Access Commission.

’03 Ryan Groves (CBA) is an account/sales executive for the Chapin Group Benefit Consultants throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South.

’03 Sarah Weghorst Garven (CBA) is pursuing a Ph.D. in accounting at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

’03 Sean Carroll (CBA) was promoted to senior with the assurance practice of Decosimo CPAs in Memphis.

’03 Steve Skipper (CBA) was promoted to associate principal with EnSafe in Knoxville, TN.

’03 Tracy Young (CBA) is vice-president of communications and marketing for TeamHealth in Knoxville, TN.

’03 Jaime Torres (CBA) is director of product marketing for Stanley Security Solutions in Indianapolis.

’04 Angie Epps (CBA) was promoted to executive director of marketing for the E.W. Scripps Company.

’04 Armando Garza (CBA) was promoted to China project controls manager for Westinghouse in Cranberry Township, PA.

’04 Nick Meals (CBA) was promoted to supervisor with the Knoxville (TN) tax practice of Decosimo CPAs.

’04 Reed Mullins (CBA) is programs manager in the production facilities department for B&W Y-12 in Oak Ridge, TN.

’04 Terry Sutton (CBA) is CEO at Beacon Technologies.

’04 Tom Johnston (CBA) is plant manager at Cintas in Knoxville, TN.

’05 Brent Pendergast (CBA) is a practice administrator in medical group development at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.

’05 Cheryl Gamble (CBA) is procurement controller/global supply chain with Siemens Diagnostics in Buffalo Grove, IL.

’05 Chrissy Newton Brooks (CBA) was promoted to director of national accounts at DeRoyal in Powell, TN.

’05 Chuck Justice (CBA) is corporate controller at Clayton Bank & Trust in Knoxville, TN.

’05 Curry Rogers (CBA) is a vice-president of North America Collections Financial Reporting for Citi in Jacksonville, FL.

’05 Elaine Parker (CBA) is manager of the global threat reduction program at Professional Project Services in Oak Ridge, TN.

’05 Lindsay Kratzer (CBA) leads the go-to-market efforts for CFG Brands in Nashville.

’05 Martin Kostuik (CBA) is director of aggregate operations at Rogers Group Inc. in Nashville.

’05 Max Bertram (CBA) is a senior staff member with the safety services division at Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

’05 Patrick Brown (CBA) is a senior analyst at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in McLean, VA.

’05 Ray Roberge (CBA) is director of customer service at Monessen Hearth Systems in Paris, KY.

’05 Steven Waugh (CBA) is HR manager for the centralized maintenance and shared services division at Eastman in Kingsport, TN.

’05 Tom Welch (CBA) is CEO of Advanced Biomarker Technologies in Knoxville, TN.

’06 Bill Scheib (CBA) is a project manager with Echota Technologies in Alcoa, TN.

’06 Deborah Sanderfur (CBA) is acquisition sales manager/Yahoo product specialist at the News Sentinel in Knoxville, TN.

’06 Debra Graham (CBA) is a clinical product consultant in the application software division of Iatric Systems Inc.

’06 Josh Black (CBA) is a rehabilitation specialty director for Newport and Jefferson City, TN, agencies of Amedisys Home Health Care Company.

’06 Nicole (Kemper) Ezzell (CBA) is marketing manager for Impakt Real Estate Services in Brentwood, TN.

’06 Niyi Adesokan (CBA) was promoted to supplier quality leader at Cummins Filtration in Nashville.

’06 Stephen Podrasky (CBA) is behavioral health compliance manager for Optum Health with AmeriChoice in Knoxville, TN.

’06 Thom Lobe, MD, FACS, FAAP (CBA) was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian Association of Pediatric Surgeons for his pioneering work in pediatric minimally invasive surgery.

’06 Tom Waryas (CBA) was promoted to business analysis team leader for Kimberly-Clark in Rogers, AR.

’07 Adam Maruskin (CBA) is senior manager of merchandising operations for Dollar General Corporation in Nashville.

’07 Eric Stewart (CBA) is vice-president and controller at Edsouth in Knoxville, TN.

’07 Geoff Sease (CBA) is vice-president of logistics for Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, AR.

’07 Jill Sutton (CBA) was promoted to practice manager at Pinnacle Asset Management in Knoxville, TN.

’07 Kim Morris (CBA) is operations manager—planning/service for Quiksilver in Geelong, Australia.

’07 Kore Robinson Wilbur (CBA) is an accountant for LowCountry Community Church, Bluffton, SC.

’07 Laura Quinton (CBA) was promoted to senior consultant of Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

’07 Michael Choo, MD (CBA) was appointed president and CEO of CMH Regional Health System in Wilmington, OH.

’07 Persharon Dixon, MD, (CBA) became medical director of Coastal Family Health Center, which includes 13 mobile programs and clinics across Mississippi Gulf Coast.

’07 Ron Hees (CBA) opened a tax/bookkeeping practice, Holston Tax Service, in Knoxville, TN.

’07 Sarah Compton Wright (CBA) was promoted to controller at the Market Edge in Knoxville, TN.

’07 Shane Mann (CBA) promoted to manager of global cash management at Eastman in Kingsport, TN.

’07 Tom Wright (CBA) was promoted to VP of marketing and PR and project program coordinator at ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, TN.

’07 Tonda Gladson (CBA) was promoted to global product manager, CASPI, at Eastman in Kingsport, TN.

’07 Tony Malasitt (CBA) is analyst of structured finance and financial institution for Fitch Ratings (Thailand).

’08 Jan Cable (CBA) was promoted to a category manager at Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville, TN.

’08 Jared Hill (CBA) is manager of global accounts at Tedford Tellico in Knoxville, TN.

’08 Joe Burns (CBA) formerly of Plymouth Tube and Scott Patterson (’08) of Peerless Pump were named Plant Engineering magazine Future 30 manufacturing leaders. Burns is now manager of operations for SPX Heat Transfer in Tulsa, traveling to Germany, South Africa, Spain, England, and China.

’08 Letitia Basner (CBA) is director of marketing at South Fulton Medical Center in Atlanta.

’08 Matt Piland (CBA) is chief financial officer of Airgas-Nor Pac Inc. in Portland, OR.

’08 Melissa McMahan (CBA) is vice-president of remote services delivery at ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, TN.

’08 Mike Gregory (CBA) is a sales representative for Boston Scientific in Knoxville, TN.

’08 Patrick Guy (EMBA 20) is human resources director at Regional Hospital of Jackson (TN), owned and operated by Community Health Systems.

’08 Paul Gubanc (CBA) is the system engineer programme implementation manager, Sellafield Nuclear Site, U.K.

’08 Samad Assal (CBA) is supply chain manager at Power Systems in Knoxville, TN.

’08 Saurabh Bathla (CBA) is senior logistics analyst for Johnson & Johnson—Health Care Systems Inc. in Memphis.

’08 Shawn Bhimani (CBA) is a procurement associate for ExxonMobil Drilling Materials in Houston, TX.

’08 Stephen Read (CBA) is unit director for IDQ in Rickman, TN.

’08 Stuart Cooper (CBA) is a sales representative with Cintas in Knoxville, TN.

’08 Tim Gray (CBA), won the Aviation Week & Space Technology MRO Laureate Award for process improvements at Hill Air Force Base, UT.

’09 Amanda Fahey Stewart (CBA) received an Applause Award for her work on Community Health Systems.

’09 Andrew Davidson (CBA) is manager of fuel research and development for Nuclear Fuel Services in Erwin, TN.

’09 Andy Dishner (CBA) is vice-president of sales and marketing at TMSi Logistics in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Bill Nalls (CBA) is owner and CEO of Action Technology Solutions Inc. (ATSI) in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Bobby Barragan (CBA) is director of human resources for Case Foods in Troutman, NC.

’09 Brent Starnes (CBA) is a hospital implementation consultant for PerfectServe Inc. in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Brett O’Connor (CBA) is a transportation specialist for General Electric in Mascot, TN.

’09 Cathy Ware (CBA) is finance director at Renold Jeffrey in Morristown, TN.

’09 Courtney Carini (CBA) is convergence director for HGTV with Scripps Networks Interactive in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Danielle Reeves (CBA) is a financial analyst at Pilot Travel Centers in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Ronald Kirkland, MD, (CBA) is running for the 8th Congressional District seat in West Tennessee.

’09 Emily Edwards (CBA) has joined Ernst & Young tax in Nashville.

’09 Heather McMahan (CBA) was promoted to business analyst with Wimbledon Properties, a division of Clayton Homes, in Maryville, TN.

’09 Jacob Pratt (CBA), staff accountant with Knoxville office of Decosimo CPAs, passed the CPA exam.

’09 Jason Hubbard (CBA) is an employee owner of Simple Control Inc. in Knoxville, TN.

’09 John Atchley (CBA) is senior planner of national incentives for Nissan North America in Franklin, TN.

’09 John Hunter (CBA) is chief traffic engineer for the City of Knoxville.

’09 Justin Nipper (CBA) joined Deloitte tax in Nashville, TN.

’09 Ken Gavlik (CBA) is operations manager at Chase Environmental Group in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Kim Rucker (CBA) is director of development for Renal Care Partners in Nashville, TN.

’09 Kylie Marshall (CBA) joined Ernst & Young in Chattanooga.

’09 Matt Heller (CBA) is engineering and project management group leader at Yale Locks in Lenoir City, TN.

’09 Michael Ballard (CBA) is a field logistics specialist (Europe and direct sales) for Schlumberger.

’09 Mike Gahagan (CBA) was promoted to corporate safety program manager at Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Nathan Borghi (CBA) passed the last section of the CPA exam and started work with Deloitte Tax in Nashville.

’09 Perry Barker (CBA) is a project manager with ABS Consulting in Oak Ridge, TN.

’09 Rob Milnes (CBA) is a senior engineer with Westinghouse Electric Company in Cranberry Township, PA.

’09 Steve Cook (CBA) is treasurer and director of benefits at Clayton Homes in Maryville, TN.

’09 Tianning Li, PhD, (CBA) of Hood College is presenting his research at the Oxford Business & Economics Conference in Oxford, U.K.

’09 Tighe Smith (CBA) is North American sales engineer for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Knoxville, TN.

’09 Travis Tipton (CBA) was promoted to metal control analyst with Alcoa in Alcoa, TN.

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