• Helen Ross McNabb Foundation recently completed a $4.25 million capital campaign to provide new and expanded transitional housing in Knoxville for women and families escaping domestic violence.

Since 2007, the center’s Transitional Housing Assistance Program has offered resources and services for survivors’ long-term housing and safety needs. However, Knox County lacks safe and affordable housing options for victims of domestic violence, with a current wait of three to six months, according to a press release.

The Foundation’s capital campaign will create six two-bedroom apartment units, six one-bedroom apartment units, a group meeting space and on-site offices for McNabb Center staff when complete. The center plans to break ground on the project this summer. The facility will be dedicated in memory of Sarah Stowers, longtime supporter, volunteer and friend of the McNabb Center.

• Jeff Cain, president/CEO and chief financial officer at ABCO Group, recently was selected by Vistage Worldwide Inc. to be a member of its chief executive peer advisory board in Knoxville. He joins more than 300 senior executives, business owners and chief executive officers across Tennessee who are Vistage members.

• David Smith recently joined the staff of University of Tennessee, Knoxville Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy as its inaugural director of external affairs. Smith is the former director of communications for Tennesssee Education Lottery Corporation and for former Gov. Bill Haslam.