The Speech and Hearing Center, Chattanooga’s only non-profit speech and hearing organization, announced Connie Fernández has been named president and CEO. Ms. Fernández enters the position after having been a team member with the Center for four and a half years.
A native of Middle Tennessee, Ms. Fernández is a graduate of UTC where she earned degrees in both Mass Communication and Anthropology. She began her career in corporate marketing, but later realized her passion was for nonprofit work after volunteering for United Way. As a result, Ms. Fernández has spent the last 14 years serving nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities.
“We appreciate Connie’s dedication and service to The Speech and Hearing Center over the years,” said Patsy Hazlewood, vice chair of the Center’s Board of Directors. “Connie has all of the qualities and leadership skills to lead the Speech and Hearing Center, and her promotion is well-deserved.”
In addition to her new position as The Speech and Hearing Center’s President and CEO, Ms. Fernández is a member of the Downtown Sertoman Club of Chattanooga, and currently serves as president. She also serves on the Health Services Advisory Council for Georgia Head Start. Ms. Fernández resides in Flintstone with her daughter and husband.