business briefs

• Barbie Hintz, a full-time realtor with RE/MAX Preferred Properties Inc, is approaching 25 years of service in the industry. Hintz, who has written and published a Real Estate Workbook, deals primarily in residential real estate, but she also does some commercial real estate. Her service areas include Farragut, Tellico Village, Loudon, Lenoir City, Friendsville, Maryville, Greenback, Vonore and other areas requested by clients.

• Cara Knapp and Seth Schweitzer of sk3 Architects have joined Olde & Young Architects, Inc. principals Jim Odle and Steve Young. A new architectural firm, oysk3 Architects, was formed after the hiring with new officers being Odle, president; Young, vice president; and Schweitzer, treasurer.

• Lawrence “Larry” Maynard, a Tennessee Association of Realtors member, has received the Graduate, Realtor Institute designation. Maynard is a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors, 10815 Kingston Pike, Farragut. He completed

curriculum required to achieve highly acclaimed designation.

• Don Morris has been designated as a member of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Premier Advisor Program, which is held by a select group of financial

advisors among Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components and professionalism.

• Andy Carey has joined

SmartBank’s Knoxville team as first vice president relationship manager. He brings more than 24 years of experience in the financial industry to the bank. He most

recently served as senior vice president/commercial banking relationship manager for Regions Bank.

• Christopher J. Leonard, managing partner of National Intellectual property law firm’s Knoxville office, as the firm’s chief executive officer starting July 1. He will succeed Brian H. Batzli as National Intellectual’s CEO, managing director and chairman of the board.