Levine Succeeds Bullock As Chamber Board Chair

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has named Howard Levine, an attorney for Miller & Martin, PLLC, its 2013-2014 Board chair. 

Mr. Levine will make his first major address in his new role at the Chattanooga Chamber’s Annual Meeting Wednesday. The event will take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Howard’s civic contributions to the Chattanooga area span several decades and extend across our community,” said Ron Harr, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber. “His dedication to this city and long record of service have equipped him with insightful perspectives on our area, as well as a strong network of connections with local decision-makers.” 

Mr. Levine is a tenured member of the Chattanooga Chamber’s Board of Directors, having served on various committees and in at-large roles since 2003. His high level of engagement during that time and extensive familiarity with the organization’s role in the community add to Levine’s already-extensive qualifications for the position, said Mr. Harr.

Over the years, Mr. Levine has chaired and presided over a number of local boards, including Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Travelers Aid Society, Team Evaluation Center, Yale Club of Chattanooga and Mizpah Congregation. He has also served on the board of trustees for McCallie School and Bright School, as well as on boards for numerous other local organizations. In addition, Mr. Levine was chairman/managing partner at Miller & Martin, PLLC from 2002-2009, where he has been employed for over 50 years.

Mr. Levine succeeds Diana Bullock, EPB’s vice president of economic development and government relations, in leading the Chattanooga Chamber Board of Directors.

“Diana’s economic development experience has been a huge resource to the Chamber during her year as Board Chair,” said Mr. Harr. “We also benefited from her focus on diversity and inclusion as we launched the African American Business Development program.”

Along with Mr. Levine, 15 other board members have been elected to serve a one-year term on the Executive Committee.

2013-2014 Executive Committee officers include:
Michael Mathis, Regions Bank (Chair-Elect)
Diana Bullock, EPB (Immediate Past Chair)
Roy Vaughn, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (Secretary)
Mike Sarvis, Cohutta Banking Company (Treasurer)

Vice chairs and committee chairs on the 2013-2014 Executive Committee include Keith Sanford, First Tennessee (Economic Development Council); Jim Brewer II, Brewer Media (Marketing & Communications); Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group (Membership Development); MaryStewart Lewis, AT&T (Public Strategies); Ronelle Sellers, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC (Small Business & Entrepreneurship); Blake Strickland, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (Workforce & Education); Ted Alling, Access America Transport (At-Large); Jim Hobson, Memorial Health Care System (At-Large); Walt Nichols, Komatsu America Corp. (At-Large); Michael Walden, Walden Security (At-Large); and Tom White, Unum (At-Large). 

Elected to serve a three-year term from 2013-2016 on the Chattanooga Chamber board are Steve Angle, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Troy Bage, BenchMark Physical Therapy; Sheila Boyington, Thinking Media; Darlene Brown, Real Estate Partners Chattanooga, LLC; Joe Brown, BB&T; Jay Jolley, EMJ Corporation; Jim Levine, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Dana Perry, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC; Emerson Russell, ERMC; Kevin Spiegel, Erlanger Health System; Jim Vaughn, SunTrust Bank; and Clay Watson, Mountain View Ford Lincoln.

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