Business Digest: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services adds Tracy England and Wendy Story


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Estate agent Tracy England has joined Crye-Leike Real Estate Services in the East Brainerd branch and estate agent Wendy Story is now affiliated with Crye-Leike’s Ooltewah branch.

England will specialize in residential, relocation, military and investment real estate services in Hamilton and Bradley counties in Tennessee, and Walker and Catoosa counties in Georgia.

Prior to joining the real estate industry, England worked in the Federal Civil Services Sector of the Department of Defense for the Defense Logistics Agency. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the acquisition and distribution of military materiel around the world and earned a professional designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

England has also worked as a Military Traffic Management Officer where he advised and advised Federal Military and Civilian personnel on all modes of passenger travel rights, and shipping and / or storage allowances for items household appliances around the world for different types of military movements.

“With my experience in coordinating and assisting federal and military civilian employees to move family and household goods around the world, I understand the stress that can come with a move,” England said.

Story previously worked as an office manager and accountant for 17 years, but decided it was time to pursue a different career.

“I joined real estate because I wanted to control my own career and my finances,” Story said. “I believe life is far too short to be miserable, and I finally have the opportunity to make a difference in my life, and the lives of my clients as well.”

Erlanger Health System Foundation announces new members of its Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Erlanger Health System Foundation has added half a dozen new trustees for fiscal 2020.

The new board members are Jay Dale, president of the Southeast Market of First Tennessee Bank; Mary Kilbride, a community volunteer; Chris Moore, MD, Founder and Chairman of Odyssey Co., Conservation Land Development; Carla Morgan, Buyer and Board Member of Southeastern Salvage Home Emporium; Marcus Rafiee, retired financial executive, and Vernisha Robinson Savoy, senior technical advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services

“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with these community leaders who will bring their talent, energy and insightful perspectives to our Board of Directors as we pursue the growing needs of our community,” said said Linda Minks Hood, chair of Erlanger Health System Foundation Board.

The board serves to educate the community and raise funds for the Erlanger Foundation fundraising initiatives.

Brittany Faith to chair AILA chapter

Brittany Thomas Faith of the law firm Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, PC, has been elected by her peers as chair of the Mid-South section of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) and of the association’s executive committee. The Mid-South Chapter is a sub-chapter of the National Association that consists of lawyers from Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky. Additionally, the chapter has chosen Chattanooga to host its annual conference Oct. 4-5, which is expected to bring immigration attorneys from across the county.

Faith joined Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, PC’s Immigration Practice Group in 2012. She was elected a firm administrator at the end of 2018. Faith is currently Governor of the Young Lawyers Division at Tennessee Bar Association (TBA) in eastern Tennessee and has led several immigration-focused service projects through the TBA. Ms. Faith also sits on the board of directors of La Paz of Chattanooga.

Andrew Morgan obtains mediator certification

Andrew B. Morgan, Managing Counsel at the Law Firm of Andrew B. Morgan, received his certification as a Civil Mediator under Rule 31.

Rule 31 mediation is an informal process in which a Rule 31 mediator conducts discussions between the parties that are designed to allow them to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on a wide range of contentious issues.

Morgan has practiced law in the Bradley County area since 2008 and has run his own practice since 2016.

“Our firm is always looking for ways to expand the legal services we provide to our clients. Our mantra has always been ‘for all your legal needs’ and we really mean it,” said Morgan.

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