business briefs

• Khann Chov will join Keep Knoxville Beautiful as executive director Friday, Jan. 14.

Chov is an East Tennessee native with roots in Chattanooga. She moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee in 1999.

Since then, she has been a part of Knoxville’s environmental community through work with Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee, AmeriCorps, CAC Beardsley Community Farm and University of Tennessee.

She is an AmeriCorps alumnus, serving with Knox County Schools between 2004 and 2006 with recycling, composting, school gardens and water quality initiatives.

She is most known her for her accomplishments at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, where she served as farm manager and eventually its director of urban agriculture. Her work at CAC Beardsley Community Farm allowed her to form dozens of partnerships focusing on food security and sustainable agriculture. There, she wore many hats as the organization blossomed over the years. She has a wealth of experiences with volunteer management, education programs, event planning, grant writing and fundraising.

• Powell Auction & Realty, LLC., recently named Phillip Hopper as executive vice president of real estate. In this role, he will lead the full spectrum of the company’s work in real estate, including commercial and residential properties and land.

• The Trust Company of Tennessee recently hired Marc Foster as senior trust officer. Based in the firm’s Knoxville office, Foster has decades of experience and passion for people, which will complement the firm’s team, according to Daniel Carter, president of The Trust Company of Tennessee.

Foster earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Radford University and has more than 20 years of experience administering various types of trusts, including special needs, structured settlement and charitable trusts.

• Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation, a Knoxville-based market leader in testing and instrumentation and control systems of nuclear power plants worldwide, in response to the company’s growth, hired seven full-time employees in 2021: Caleb Crosby, Wes Fletcher, Matthew Junker, Michael Dewell, Amy Godfrey, Ben Fennema and Seth Thompson.

They will help AMS continue to ensure the safe operation of the worldwide nuclear fleet.