business briefs

• Jeremy Floyd recently was named chief communications officer and vice president of marketing for the Covenant Health system. He began his new role in mid-June. Floyd succeeds Debby Saraceni, former vice president of marketing and physician services, who has moved to a new role coordinating special projects for Covenant Health.

• Weichert, Realtors — Advantage Plus recently announced the addition of Kevin Summers to its team of agents. Summers will be assisting home buyers and sellers in Powell and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs.

• AMS president Dr. Hash Hashemian recently received a Presidential Citation from the American Nuclear Society. This citation was presented to Hashemian for his many and varied contributions to the American Nuclear Society, including his service as chairman of the Honors and Awards Committee.

• Mathew Backus, research coordinator with University of Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, recently was appointed as the new assistant director of the Ames AgResearch and Education Center in Grand Junction. The center is one of 10 research and education centers operated by UT AgResearch, a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture.

• Carrie Castille recently began her role as senior vice chancellor and senior vice president for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. She previously served as director of National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the federal science agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

• Cynthia Moxley and Alan Carmichael have sold Moxley Carmichael, an East Tennessee public relations firm, to a group of key company executives representing 95 combined years of successful public relations, marketing, creative and management experience – 67 of which have been at Moxley Carmichael. The firm remains locally owned and operated.