Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn., Business Digest column

2017-08-13 | Chattanooga Times/Free Press

Aug. 13--Rodgers is Pendleton Square Trust manager

Dawn Rodgers has joined Pendleton Square Trust and Family Office as relationship manager. In this role, she develops multi-generational family relationships and serves families and their advisers to deliver trust and family office services.

Previously, Rodgers managed the business development and trust administration activities of Poplar Trust, a division of The Bank of Fayette County. She also worked for more than 10 years at Cumberland Trust, serving as trust officer and business development officer for the Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago markets.

"Dawn is an excellent addition to our team with deep trust experience and strong client relationships throughout the region," said Robin Satyshur, CEO of Pendleton Square. "As we continue our growth in the market, we are fortunate to attract the best talent, like Dawn."

Rodgers earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., where she was a member of the women's NCAA Division II softball program. She holds the certified trust and financial advisor designation and is currently pursuing her certified wealth strategist designation from Cannon Financial Institute.

Pendleton Square's fiduciary services are offered through Pendleton Square Trust Company LLC, a Tennessee-chartered trust company providing independent1, non-investment trustee services to clients and their families.

Millsaps earns ACCE executive credentials

Cheryl Millsaps, vice president of finance and administration at the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, has been designated a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association of more than 7,500 professionals and 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world.

"This is the highest designation in the chamber profession, and Cheryl has earned this outstanding recognition through countless hours of dedication," said Bill Kilbride, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce."

Millsaps is one of nine chamber professionals to earn the CCE designation in 2017. The nine leaders represent chambers of commerce in six states, including Alabama, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Since ACCE conferred the first CCE designation more than 40 years ago, about 500 professionals have become certified.

Millsaps has served in her vice president role since 2005. Prior to that position, she was director of accounting. She has served on the boards of the Principal Leadership Academy, Co.Lab and is a founding trustee of the Thrive Regional Partnership. In addition to IOM certification, Millsaps is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM).

Derryberry vice-chair of Human Rights group

Robin Derryberry, president of Derryberry Public Relations, has been elected vice-chairwoman of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. She is one of the East Tennessee representatives on the commission and was first appointed in 2015 by Speaker Beth Harwell.

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency created in 1963 to encourage, promote and advise the public of their human rights. In 1978, the commission transformed into an enforcement agency through the passing of the Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA) and later, the Tennessee Disability Act (TDA). The commission is governed by a nine-member board of commissioners serving staggered six-year terms appointed by the governor, the Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House, to represent the three grand divisions of the state.

Arnold joins Siskin Children's Institute

Kimberly Arnold has joined the Siskin Children's Institute as a physical therapist on the Center for Developmental Pediatrics team.

Arnold received her doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2005 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, Calif. She became certified in pediatric neuro-developmental treatment in 2015. In addition to working in multiple public school settings in Northern Georgia with pre-k through school age children and young adults, Arnold has treated a wide variety of patient populations including in the home health and clinical outpatient orthopedic settings. Over her years of experience, she has discovered her true passion of working with children and young adults.

"I am so excited to join the Siskin Center for Developmental Pediatrics as the physical therapist. I so loved the experience of my son attending the Siskin Early Learning Center when he was younger and being part of the Siskin family. I am honored to join the therapy team and look forward to serving this wonderful community of children and families," said Arnold.

Headrick awarded STS leader scholarship

Dr. Rob Headrick, Memorial's chief of thoracic surgery at the Rees Skillern Cancer Center, was recently awarded the Health Policy and Leadership Scholarship from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Founded in 1964, the non-profit organization represents more than 7,200 surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.

The scholarship allowed Headrick to spend a week in Boston with leading surgeons from across the country to discuss health care policy and reform. The discussion was facilitated by the Heller Business School at Brandeis University.

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