business briefs

• Andrea Warnick recently joined FirstBank’s Knoxville market as business development officer and relationship manager. Located in its Farragut office, Warnick will be responsible for growing the bank’s market share and brand recognition throughout the East Tennessee community.

• Ashley Quesenberry recently joined United Community Bank’s mortgage services team in East Tennessee. In her role as mortgage loan officer, Quesenberry will use her extensive background to assist clients in the Knoxville area with residential home financing through United Community Bank’s wide range of home loan products and services. She comes to UCB with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.

• University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville recently received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022 for its achievements in protecting patients from preventable harm and error in the hospital. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization assigning a grade to general hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures.

• Major Sharpe, chief financial officer at de maximis Data Management Solutions Inc., recently was selected to be a member of a senior executive peer advisory board in Knoxville by Vistage Worldwide Inc. He joins more than 300 senior executives, business owners and CEOs across Tennessee who are Vistage members.