business briefs

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center has been designated as a Magnet facility from American Nurses Credentialing Center’s

Magnet Recognition Program for the second time.

• Kim Lauth of Knoxville has been elected to League of Women Voters

of the United States board of directors during its 52nd biennial national convention in Washington, D.C, on June 19. Lauth has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and owns Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC. The firm helps build the capacity of nonprofit organizations through fundraising, coaching, strategy and training.

• Janet Testerman has been appointed interim CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. Testerman is a long-time supporter of the shelter, serving on its board of directors for nearly five years. She adopted her Dachshund, Lollie, from Young-Williams Animal Center in 2014.

• Marsha Grieve, director of the docent program at Knox Heritage, a non-profit historic preservation organization, was chosen to serve on Knox Heritage board of directors. Her term will last through Dec. 31, 2018.

• Gail Jarvis, independent law practice professional, has been appointed to serve on Knox Heritage board of directors. Jarvis’ term will last through Dec. 31, 2018.

• Mike Keller, CFO at Studio Four Design, has been appointed to serve on Knox Heritage board of directors. His term will last through Dec. 31, 2018.

• R. Frank Roberts Jr., M.D., FACS, has been named to University General Surgeons’ medical staff. Roberts is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. He joins UGS following five years of solo family practice and 15 years of general surgery

practice. He recently completed a fellowship in trauma surgery and critical care

at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

• Larry Arrington, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture chancellor, has announced he will retire Sept. 1. Arrington has been UTIA chancellor since 2011. Tim Cross, UT Extension dean, has been chosen as interim chancellor until Arrington’s successor is found.

A search has begun. Joe DiPietro,

UT president, said he hopes to

have a candidate to recommend

to UT board of trustees by January 2017 and to have a new chancellor

in place during the first quarter of 2017.

• Greg Mackay has been selected as director of Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center. As dir-ector, Mackay will assist the general manger in overseeing the operations of the park and services provided to events at the facility.

• Michael Tarrant has been hired as event manager of Chilhowee Park and Expo-sition Center in Knoxville. Tar-rant will handle event booking and coordination for the site.

• Dr. Jason Eskew has joined Summit Medical Group of Oak Ridge as a family medial physician. He currently is accepting new patients. He earned a bachelor degree in biochemistry from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2007, and a degree in osteopathic medicine from Lincoln Mem-orial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. He completed the Fam-ily Medicine Residency Pro-gram at Man-atee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. While there, he was family medicine chief resident and named Family Medicine Resident of the Year.