New Officers, Board Members Announced At Southeast Chapter Of American Council of Engineering Companies Of Tennessee

Thursday, December 27, 2012
Eddie Wade
Eddie Wade

Eddie Wade, PE, vice president at Lamar Dunn & Associates, has been elected president of the Southeast Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee. 

Mr. Wade is a six-year veteran of Lamar Dunn and Associates and a graduate of Auburn University.  

Other officers recently elected in Chattanooga are: President-Elect David Young, PE, vice president at Volkert, Inc.; Secretary Allen Stephens, PE, executive vice president at CTI Engineers; and Treasurer Paul Cate, PE, vice president at CTI Engineers. 

In addition to new chapter officers, three new members were elected to the Chapter’s board of directors: Bill Johnson, PE, vice president at Arcadis; Mack McCarley, PE, senior vice president and regional manager at Thompson Engineering; and Russell Moorehead, PE, senior project engineer at Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon. Each new member was elected to a one-year term.

The Southeast Chapter of ACEC of Tennessee, based in Chattanooga, meets regularly and contributes to ACEC initiatives on the state and local level. In addition, the group supports STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities in the Chattanooga area and works to promote the engineering profession in all arenas. 


Michelle Consiglio-Young Joins Courts As Legislative Liaison, Assistant General Counsel

   Michelle Consiglio-Young has been named legislative liaison and assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. In this role, she will be drafting and tracking legislation for the judiciary, following other proposed legislation, assisting members of the General Assembly with information about Tennessee courts, informing members of the ... (click for more)

Supreme Court Affirms Disability Award For Employee With High-Frequency Hearing Loss

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an employee is entitled to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to him by a trial court. In  2009, Orville Lambdin retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he had worked as a tire builder for over 35 years. He later sought workers’ compensation benefits based upon his loss of hearing. At trial, ... (click for more)

Chance Loftis Set To Be Freed From Jail After Jury Finds Him Guilty Of Only Misdemeanor Charge

Chance Loftis is set to be freed from jail on Monday after a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon found him guilty of only a minor charge. Instead of murder in the death of 46-year-old Donald Rogers, the jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole found him guilty of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment. He was found not guilty of aggravated animal cruelty in the beating ... (click for more)

1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

Rhea County Fire Department officials said one person died in an early-morning house fire on Saturday. The call came at about 6:30 a.m. The brick residence is on Fisher Road. S tate arson investigators were on their way. (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What About The Ashes?

I attended my fifth funeral in the month of January the other day and, while I wish a lot of my friends would hang around a little longer, I was amused by the conversation in the pew before the service began. The question was “ … then what do you do with the ashes?” More and more people are being cremated and asking their loved ones to scatter their ashes -- more properly called ... (click for more)