Alumni Class Notes
Amanda Croft Mabry '00 is an assistant controller at Sherman and Reilly, Inc. in Ooltewah, TN. She obtained the certified managerial accountant designation in June 2005 and serves on the board of directors for the Chattanooga chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Greg Lewis MBA '00 is a manager of engineering & technical training at TVA in Chattanooga, TN. He was recently selected as commanding officer, Naval Sea Systems Command Unit 138.
James Christopher Koch MBA '00 is a regional group manager for the states of Missouri and Kansas at Symetra Financial in Wylie, TX. He recently married the former Lisa Colleen Thornton on the beach in Isle of Palms, SC.
Jeff Greeson '00 is self employed as State Farm Insurance agent in Chattanooga, TN. He and wife Christine have a son, Gavin.
Joshua Todd Blake ‘00 is an underwriter at BCBST.
Aricia Colleen Gallaher '00 is vice president of operations at True North Custom Publishing in Chattanooga,TN.
Christopher G. Blevins MBA ‘00 is a project manager at Sequatchie Concrete.
Cynthia Jean Guffy MBA ‘00 is a systems accountant and budget analyst for NASA.
Timothy Hawkins ‘00 is a manager at Auto Crafters in Cleveland, TN.
Trina Hicks MBA ’00 is a certified public accountant at Barto, Hoss & Company, P.C.
Luisa Diaz Vann ‘00 is the owner of Luisa Su Voz Latino. She is host and producer of her own spanish television show in North Carolina.
Andrew Du '01 is a brokerage operations analyst at Wachovia Securities in Richmond, VA.
Rebecca Swafford Boley MBA ‘01 is the owner of Boley Accounting Service in Ringgold, GA.
Chris Lee Bracey ‘01 is a claims adjuster
at Progressive Insurance.
Randy Carroll '01 is a financial consultant at UnumProvident in Chattanooga.
John F. Curnutt ‘01 is an account associate at Smart DM.
Mary Jane Williams George MBA ’01 is a financial assistant at A.G. Edwards.
Daniel Gray ‘01 is a senior accountant at Alabama Coal Recovery, LLC in Birmingham, AL. Daniel Gray '01 married Suzanne Lacey Pack in Birmingham, Alabama on May 15, 2004.
Jason Howard MBA ’01 is manager of Corporate Planning at Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN.
James Jackson ‘01 is a client implementation manager at John H. Harland. He received his MBA from Georgia State and is a member of Intown Community Presbyterian Church. Born to James Jackson '01 and Susan Northrop Jackson, a daughter, Adelaide Grace, on July 21, 2004.
Sacha Miranda Kelley ‘01 is a mother
Christa Kelson MBA ‘01 is a senior cost analyst at Blue Ridge Paper Products.
Jonathan Ledbetter MBA ‘01 is a business services officer at Branch Banking & Trust. He completed Branch Banking & Trust's management development program in June 2004.
Lucretia A. Freeman '02 is a customer service representative at BlueCross BlueShield in Chattanooga,TN.
Nicole Primavera Ford '02 is a six sigma process engineer at Shaw Industries in Dalton, GA.
Suthaporn Chuesattabonkot MBA '02 is an underwriter at BlueCross BlueShield in Chattanooga, TN.
T. Cole Bradford '02 is a certified public accountant at Putman & Hancock, CPA's in Fayetteville, TN. At his first attempt, he passed all four parts of CPA exam in 2005 and is completing the Masters of Accountancy degree at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Suzanne Murry Anthony '02 is an auditor at Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter, PLLC in Chattanooga,TN. Since graduation, Suzanne has been married and passed the certified public accountant exam.
Charlie Buchanan '02 is the Director of Program Development for Students In Free Enterprise World Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Charlie and his newlywed wife have a 60 pound black lab.
Ben Campbell MBA ‘02 is a production control manager at Astec Underground in Loudon, TN. Ben Campbell MBA '02 married Brooke Dodd on September 14, 2003. They live in Cleveland, TN.
Kathy Gentry Davis ‘02 is a Certified
Public Accountant (CPA) at Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter in
Chattanooga. Kathy Gentry Davis '02 married Philip Davis on
November 15, 2003. They live in Ooltewah, TN.
Angela Ford ‘02 is an associate industrial engineer at Shaw Industries in Ringgold, GA. In addition to being an industrial engineer, she is also a six sigma black belt, a professional designation for those in quality control.
Thomas W. Francescon, Jr. MBA ’02 married Laurel E. Usher on July 12, 2003. He is a human resources manager at Southern Champion Tray.
Hatim Ahmad Hamdan MBA ‘02 is a revenue agent at the Internal Revenue Service.
Jeanne Harris ‘02 is a cash manager at National Seating Mobility in Chattanooga.
Jessica Nichole Hitchcock ’02 finished the MBA program at Tennessee Tech in December of 2003. She passed the CPA exam in November 2002.
Phillip Lyle Johnson MBA ‘02 is a recruiter at Cigna HealthCare.
Steve Laganke MBA ’02 relocated from Dupont’s Chattanooga plant to corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware to accept the position of eastern regional manager for Dupont’s Tyvek Division.
Adam Hunter Lynn ‘02 is a capacity manager at U.S. Express.
Jason McCreary ’02 works at Petty and Landis in Chattanooga and has passed three parts of the CPA exam.
Ben Mingle MAcc ‘02 is a senior auditor at KPMG, LLP in Birmingham, AL.
Jelena Omcikus-Butler ’02 has formed a real estate investment firm, the Olde Towne Land Co., with three partners. She received an affiliate broker’s license for Tennessee and Georgia and joined Herman Walldorf & Co. in June of 2003.
Stephanie Nichole Ownby ‘02 is an academic advisor at UTC.
Skip Pond MBA ’02 is a project estimator at The Hutton Company.
Annie Stevens ‘02 is a real estate appraisor at RVS in Atlanta, GA.
Tiffany Gee Taglienti MBA ‘02 is a fuel supply specialist at Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga.
Donna Ward ‘02 is a human resource manager at HBO Wound Treatment Center of Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, TN.
Jennifer Tant Ward ’02 married Tim Ward ’02 on October 11th in Nashville, Tennessee. She is working hard as an assistant buyer for Parisians in the Men’s Sportswear Division. She thanks Dr. Michael Jones for all of his support!
Melinda Jones Wilder ‘02 is a customer service specialist at BlueCross BlueShield in Chattanooga.
Kathryn O'Dell Bailey MBA '03 is a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Chattanooga, TN.
Kristen Appleby Bryant MBA '03 is project manager at We Care America in Washington, DC.
Chris Buttram MBA '03 is a civil engineer at Thompson Engineering, Inc. in Chattanooga, TN.
Kathryn Nash Copeland MBA '03 is a fuel supply Analyst at TVA in Chattanooga, TN.
Jeffrey S. Evans MBA '03 is district manager at Daimler Chrysler in Harrisonburg, VA. His daughter is in the first grade and son is two years old.
Drew C. Heisig MBA '03 is a project manager at UnumProvident in Chattanooga, TN.
Christopher Ryan Sparks MACC '03 is a fundraiser at McCallie School in Chattanooga,TN.
Kristen Appleby Bryant MBA '03 is project manager at We Care America in Washington, DC. She married Ben Bryant of Atlanta, GA on March 11, 2006 at Battery Park in Charleston, South Carolina. They live in Washington, DC.
Matt Bechtol '03 is a marketing representative for ChoiceDATA in Knoxville, TN.
Cydney Stokes Brown '03 is human resource/payroll specialist at University Surgical Associates in Chattanooga.
Aaron Bryant ‘03 is an auditor at
Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter in Chattanooga.
Melissa Northey Crane '03 is a methods analyst at TVA in Chattanooga. She married Dustin Crane in December 2004.
Jeffrey Evans MBA ‘03 is a product manager at Remington Industries in Chattanooga.
Devan Nicole Flynn ‘03 is an internal auditor at Mountain Valley Bank.
Brent Goldberg Macc ’03 is currently working for Reznick, Fedder, & Silverman in Washington, D.C., which is the number one real estate accounting firm in the United States.
Christine Helm MBA ‘03 opened her
own store, Spaaah Shop, in Durango, CO.
Jason Herndon ‘03 is an associate business tester at Cigna Healthcare in Chattanooga. In this role, he develops and tests scripts to implement a wide array of enhancements to HMO claim payment and imaging/correspondence tracking software applications.
Yolanda Johnson MBA ‘03 is a category
manager at ConAgra Foods in Omaha, NE.
Brian Jones MBA ‘03 has been promoted to product director of the Jenn-Air brand at Maytag in Newton, IA. He is responsible for all product marketing management of the Jenn-Air brand.
Oleg Matsko MBA ’03 is a financial analyst and project accountant at Tennessee Valley Infrastructure Group. He recently passed all parts of the Tennessee CPA exam.
Katy Maughon MBA '03 is currently working on the tax staff at Hazlett, Lewis & Bieter PLLC, a Chattanooga-based accounting firm.
Karen F. Muntean MBA ‘03 is a business operations manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN.
James Scott Shevlin ’03 had an exciting year in 2003! He saw the birth of his daughter Meredith in January. He graduated in May and started work with Raymond James & Associates in June. He and his wife Valencia met while attending classes and are both proud to call themselves UTC alums! (picture)
Kristi Blankenship Strait '03 is a Wal-Mart analyst at Chattem in Chattanooga.
Jesse Allen Taylor '04 is a staff accountant at Ernst and Young LLP in Chattanooga, TN.
Wesley Bennett Smith MBA '04 is a senior logistics analyst at Olin Corporation in Charleston, TN. He has been married 5 years to Amy Hall Smith. They have two year old twin boys.
Eric C. Shipley '04 is operations manager at Staples in Chattanooga, TN.
Amy L. Hudson '04 is a marketing assistant at General Growth Properties in Chattanooga, TN.
James Andrew Hill MBA '04 is a product development chemist at Chattem Inc. in Chattanooga, TN.
Danny Lee Helton '04 is project manager at BKA Construction in Chattanooga, TN.
Joshua Lee Carter '04 is a bail agent at Free Bird Bail Bonds in Chattanooga,TN.
Janet F. Walker Brown '04 is an accountant at BlueCross BlueShield in Chattanooga, TN.
Toni LeeAnn Brock '04 is operations manager at Application Researchers in Chattanooga, TN.
Steven Bridenstine MBA '04 is manager of affiliate reporting at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, GA.
Craig Davis MBA ‘04 is a buyer/planner
at Eaton Corporation in Chattanooga.
Stephen Gilbert '04 is a freight coordinator at U.S. Xpress in Chattanooga.
Leslie Kreeger ’04 is an internal
auditor with Consolidated Electrical Distributors in Nashville.
Jennifer Tate '04 is a staff accountant at Neil, Scout & McConnell in Chattanooga.
Haley Ann Walters '05 is in marketing at Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Ogelthorpe, GA.
Matthew Rush Hurst '05 is a production technician at Navaid Devices in Chattanooga,TN. Matt enjoys competing in half marathons and triathlons.
Susan C. Buske '05 is a medical secretary at Chattanooga Ear, Nose, and Throat Association in Chattanooga,TN.
Taffe Nichole Bishop MBA '05 is a business teacher and career and technical education director at Meigs County Board of Education in Athens, TN. Taffe believes "UTC is a great place to further your education and thinks the MBA program is outstanding."