business briefs

• Tanika Harper, founder/president of Shora Foundation and The Women Foundation, recently was chosen as recipient of Knoxville Association of Women Executives’s 13th Annual Lucy Gibson Notable Woman Award during a KAWE luncheon meeting.

• Allie Clouse recently joined Moxley Carmichael as a public relations specialist and will support strategic communications needs of all the firms’ clients.

• Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, a U.S. top 20 professional services firm, recently announced the professionals of Burkhart & Company, P.C., joined DHG.

Burkhart & Company’s 20-person team in Knoxville diversifies and strengthens DHG’s offerings by adding family office services, which provides full-service professional management and personal CFO capabilities for affluent families encompassing multi-generations.

* Arlen Homer recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus in Knoxville. He will be assiting clients in Knox and surrounding areas.

•Brent Waugh has resigned as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, yet his accomplishments during seven years at the helm were listed in a BBBSET press release.

He was nationally recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America each year as a Quality Award winner (2018, 2019, 2020), Pinnacle Award recipient (2017), National Agency of the Year semifinalist (2018) and national Agency of the Year (2019). Other highlights include: becoming the largest agency, in terms of children served, in the state of Tennessee in 2021 and achieving record-breaking fund-raising during the past two years