The Christman Company advances in national contractor ranking

The Engineering News-Record (ENR), a news outlet known as the authority for tracking the construction industry, has placed The Christman Company (Christman) at #88 on its 2020 “ENR 400” list of the top 400 contractors nationally, a jump from the company’s 2019 ranking of 93. Overall rankings were calculated according to 2019 construction revenue. Christman also landed at #90 on … Read More

American Society of Landscape Architects in North Carolina recognizes Johnson Architecture, IBI Placemaking for Cherokee Cultural Corridor plan

Johnson Architecture, along with project partner IBI Placemaking, recently earned an award in North Carolina for the Cherokee Cultural Corridor Master Plan. The master plan, which outlines the growth and development of Cherokee, North Carolina, the tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), received the 2020 Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning category from the North … Read More

The Christman Company hires Scott Orsburn as project manager

Scott Orsburn has joined The Christman Company as project manager, overseeing planning and construction projects for the firm’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Scott’s experience aligns with the needs of our company and clients,” said Marty Gibbs, vice president and general manager for The Christman Company’s operations in Knoxville. “With his proven leadership, strategic planning, budget and schedule management skills, he … Read More

Tranzonic Companies hires Bryan Tilghman as purchasing agent

The Tranzonic Companies has hired Bryan Tilghman as purchasing agent at the national manufacturing firm’s West Knoxville facility. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies was founded nearly a century ago and manufactures and distributes wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products. “Bryan is an excellent addition to our team,” … Read More

Johnson Architecture hires Michael Schmidt as intern architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Michael Schmidt as an intern architect. Previously, Schmidt served as a student intern for Johnson Architecture, starting in 2018. “In Michael’s time with us as an intern, we valued his attitude and aptitude,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Architecture. “As he moves into practice, we all look forward to … Read More

South College graduate shares front lines experience in New York during COVID-19

South College graduate Rachel West returned to campus to share her firsthand experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, where she learned that teamwork and critical thinking are as important as classroom instruction. “The experience taught me that healthcare takes a team,” West said. “Physicians, residents, interns, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses all … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee donates $30,000 to nonprofits amid COVID-19

The Trust Company of Tennessee announced today that it is donating $30,000 to two East Tennessee nonprofits to provide additional support and counter the effects of COVID-19 on members of the local community. “We are hopeful that these donations will provide assistance to those who need it most right now,” said Sharon Pryse, CEO and founder of The Trust Company … Read More

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation elects board officers

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) elected 2020-21 officers for its Board of Commissioners at its annual meeting May 28. Bob Whetsel, retired City of Knoxville director of redevelopment, will serve as chair. He was appointed to the board in 2016 for a five-year term. Kimberly Henry, a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, was elected vice chair. She was appointed to … Read More

South College Atlanta to offer Yellow Ribbon Program to military veterans

South College Atlanta has been approved to extend financial aid through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which helps military veterans with education expenses. “South College is committed to serving members of the military and veterans and offering career-focused educational opportunities and financial assistance,” South College Chancellor Steve South said. “As an institution, South College has participated in the … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee announces four promotions to leadership positions

The Trust Company of Tennessee has promoted four team members to new leadership positions. Chad Schollaert has been promoted to chief development officer; Lara Fleming, chief people officer; Adam Davies, vice president of retirement plan services; and Matt Prince, vice president of wealth management. Founded in 1987 and with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, The Trust Company of … Read More