business briefs

• Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation recently hired Joe LaCroix as director of information technology. Formerly in IT management with the Town of Farragut, he is a 2006 graduate of American InterContinental University and a 2019 graduate of Western Governors University.

• Wren S. Adkisson, MSN, recently joined the Scientific Advisory Board of NellOne Therapeutics Inc., a virtually integrated biopharmaceutical company commercializing a proprietary recombinant protein for treating inflammatory respiratory diseases.

Adkisson is a critical care practitioner with an area of interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, used in treating severely ill ARDS patients.

• Rachael Ellis, director of development at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, recently was selected to be a member of a senior executive peer advisory board in Knoxville by Vistage Worldwide Inc.

She joins almost 400 senior executives, business owners and CEOs across the Tennessee who are Vistage members.

Ellis has more than 24 years of fundraising and event-planning experience, leading the strategy and vision of the food bank’s development team.