• Sally Sparks, sales associate with CENTURY 21 Select

properties, LLC., has received CENTURY 21 President’s Pro-ducer Aw-ard for the outstanding sales production and commitment. The award is bestowed upon the sales affiliate who earns the CENTURY 21 Centurion and CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer awards.

• Sam Gamble has joined the EXIT Real Estate Prof-essionals Network of Knoxville team of real estate professionals.

• Bridget Mounger has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a senior vice president and mortgage advisor. She is based at Pin-nacle’s Northshore Drive Office. Mounger has 17 years of experience and most recently comes from ORNL Federal Credit Union in Knoxville, where she was a mortgage loan officer in its residential real estate group.

• Dr. Thom Mason will step down as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory effective July 1, exactly 10 years after becoming director of the nation’s largest science and energy laboratory. Mason will take on a new role as senior vice president for Laboratory Operations at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio. Battelle, in partnership with The University of Tennessee, has managed and operated ORNL for the U.S. Department of Energy since April 2000.