Chad Jaynes Named Dean of Business and Industry in Chattanooga State and More Career Changes in Chattanooga Area


Photo courtesy of Chattanooga State/Chad Jaynes

Jaynes named Dean of Business and Industry at Chattanooga State

According to a press release, Chad Jaynes has been named dean of the business and industry division of Chattanooga State Community College.

Jaynes joined the Chattanooga State family in 2016 as a Solutions Development Manager within the Economic Development and Workforce Division. He was named Acting Dean of the Business Division in April 2021, just ahead of his recent appointment as permanent Dean.

As Acting Dean, Jaynes worked with faculty and staff to increase student enrollment in existing and new programs or certificates. Part of this work included leading a correctional education project for incarcerated individuals prior to their return to the workforce.

In his role as Dean, Jaynes will oversee and lead staff and program support services within the Business and Industry Division. It will shape academic strategy to promote and assist in the development of new courses and programs based on local and regional needs while adhering to the college’s strategic plan, initiate collaborative programs and articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions, and lead divisional initiatives to expand early post-secondary opportunities. for high school students.

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Contributed photo by the Austin Hatcher/Morgan Croft Foundation

Croft and Fung join the Austin Hatcher Foundation

The Austin Hatcher Foundation recently added Morgan Croft and Anna Fung as members of its growing team and promoted Tammy Gipson to Director of Clinical Services and Operations.

Morgan Croft has joined the foundation team as the new graphic designer and social media coordinator. In this role, Croft will help promote the activities and messages of the Austin Hatcher Foundation across all social media platforms, according to a press release. Croft graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Anna Fung joins the foundation team as a new occupational therapist where she helps foundation patients and families live their lives to the fullest through adaptations, muscle strengthening, and sensory and compensatory strategy interventions.

Fung graduated from the University of Kansas with her bachelor’s degree in occupational science, then pursued her doctorate and master’s degree in occupational therapy at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Fung has spent the past five years practicing occupational therapy in a school setting, working primarily with children between the ages of three and five.

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Contributed photo by Austin Hatcher Foundation/ Anna Fung

With Fung’s addition to the staff, the foundation can transfer some responsibilities from current occupational therapist Tammy Gipson and promote her to director of clinical services and operations. Gipson has practiced occupational therapy with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for the past three years and served as Director of Clinical Services for the past nine months. Now, Gipson will expand its role from overseeing the entire clinical side of the foundation to overseeing the operational side as well.

The vision of the Austin Hatcher Foundation is that all childhood cancer patients, survivors and entire families reach their full human potential through education, balance, health and well-being.

BlueCross Appoints Scoggins as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Kelly Scoggins to Director of Ethics and Compliance.

In his new role, Scoggins will oversee and manage all phases of the BlueCross corporate compliance program, including the company’s records and information management program and the company’s federal regulatory compliance team.

“Kelly has provided invaluable expertise and leadership to our corporate compliance team for years,” said Julie Boerger, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of BlueCross in a press release. “Her experience and commitment to ethical values ​​make her an ideal candidate for this role, and I am very pleased to see her take on this role within the organization.”

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Contributing photo by Blue Cross Blue Shield/Kelly Scoggins

A BlueCross employee for 30 years, Scoggins has developed an in-depth knowledge of government benefits auditing and administration in a number of positions. Prior to assuming her current role, she served for 11 years as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer in the company’s Corporate Compliance Division.

Scoggins earned a degree in accounting as well as an executive leadership certification from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

McHenry joins Goodwill Industries as Director of Mission Integration

Emily McHenry has joined Goodwill Industries of the Greater Chattanooga Area as a Mission Integration Manager, where she will lead the Workforce Development and Community Services department. Goodwill’s mission is to change lives through the power of hard work, and one of McHenry’s first assignments is to conduct a thorough community needs assessment to determine how Goodwill can make a difference where it is needed most. tall, according to a press release.

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Contributing photo by Goodwill/Emily McHenry

His responsibilities include providing leadership, strategic direction, and oversight of mission execution, as well as the advancement of all agency training and mission services programs.

McHenry was previously Director of Career and Talent Development at the Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

Chamber appoints Moore to lead leadership development programs

Toya Moore has been named the new Director of Leadership Development for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

In his new role, Moore will lead the administration of the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation’s suite of programs: Leadership Chattanooga, Young Professionals of Chattanooga, Protégé Chattanooga, Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association and ChattaNewbies. Moore’s work will focus on the professional development and civic engagement of early-career, mid-career, and established professionals. Leadership Chattanooga alone has graduated nearly 1,900 people since its inception in 1984.

Moore comes to LBMC’s Chattanooga Chamber where she served as a talent development advisor, leading their two flagship leadership development programs, as well as an executive coaching program. LBMC is one of the largest professional services firms in the Southeastern United States. Moore holds extensive certification in DiSC, a widely recognized personality and behavior assessment tool used to improve teamwork, communication and productivity.

A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Moore served as principal of Vanderbilt University’s Acorn School and education specialist for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She has also worked with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College, Signal Centers, Inc., and United Way of Greater Chattanooga.

“As Director of Leadership Development, Toya Moore will have a unique opportunity to oversee programs that help develop and advance the leadership acumen of talent throughout the greater Chattanooga community,” said Sybil Topel, Vice -president of marketing and engagement in a press release. “As a proven leader who has worked in the private sector and for reputable higher education institutions, Toya brings fresh insights and perspectives to our team as well as a depth of experience in shaping today’s leaders and of tomorrow.”

Moore earned his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership as well as a BS in Applied Human Sciences from East Tennessee State University. In 2020, she received the Vanderbilt Division of Administration Service Champion Award.

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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