business briefs

• Perceptics, LLC, headquartered in Farragut, has been awarded a key project by Unisys Federal Systems to supply high-performance license plate readers in 43 lanes in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California for U.S. customs and border protection. The plate readers will replace existing technology.

• Mike McNamee, area president overseeing Regions Bank’s East Tennessee and North Carolina operations, is retiring Friday, April 8. He has served Regions and its customers for 24 years. He is succeeded in that position by Michelle Walters. Walters joined Regions in 2009 as a consumer banking executive for the bank’s Georgia-South Carolina area and recently served as business banking area executive for Regions in Atlanta, Ga.

• ORNL Federal Credit Union has appointed Chris Boler as president of its Credit Union Service Organization, Credit Union Community, LLC. Boler, an em-ployee of ORNL FCU since 2010, replaces Larry Jackson, who is relocating to St. Louis, Mo.

Lauren Chesney has been hired as director of marketing and fundraising at Susan G. Ko-men Knoxville after serving for 16 years as director of community relations for Ten-nessee Smokies Baseball. She has a Bachelor of Science de-gree in sports management from East Tennessee State University.

• Lori Tucker and Kristin Foley, WATE-TV On Your Side anchors, have received John Seigenthaler Making Kids Count Media Awards for broadcast media at the Children’s Advocacy Days March 8 in Nashville. The award was presented by Gov. Bill Haslam in recognition for outstanding journalists enlightening citizens on issues and problems concerning Tennessee children.

• Parkwest Medical Center ob-served Certified Nurses day Saturday, March 19, by honoring 85 board-certified nurses working at the hospital. Board certification means a nurse has successfully completed extensive specialized education and made a commitment to excellence.