CapitalMark Hires Julie McLain

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CapitalMark Bank & Trust announces the addition of Julie McLain to its Wealth & Trust department. Ms. McLain will report to Wealth & Trust Group Head Phil Barnes as she assists and supports all Wealth & Trust Team with onboarding and assisting all clients to ensure the ultimate client experience and satisfaction. She was previously at regional financial institution supervising wealth & trust administrative assistants and supporting the private banking division.

Of Ms. McLain’s hire, Mr. Barnes states, “We couldn’t be happier with the addition of Julie. Her professionalism, industry knowledge and wonderful attitude make her a great addition to the team. We feel very confident that our clients will greatly enjoy working with Julie.

” Mr. Barnes continued, “Our people are the foundation of our model. Clients appreciate that they are working with a local expert and an open-architecture structure which allows us to work with outside advisors.”

CapitalMark’s Wealth & Trust Group specializes in estate planning, estate administration, trust services and wealth management. The group is comprised of industry veterans Al Secor, Phil Barnes and Stefanie Crowe and overseen by Group Head Ryan Murphy.  With the addition of Ms. McLain, the department has 135 years of combined experience.


Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.1 Percent In September

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in September was 7.1 percent, down 1.0 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent. The rate dropped because there were 4,034 fewer unemployed people in the Northwest Georgia area in September, according to the federal government’s ... (click for more)

GeorgiaBEST Implemented At Georgia Northwestern

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) in Rome has become the first institution of higher learning in Georgia to offer GeorgiaBEST, the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) initiative that teaches workplace soft skills. “I commend President Pete McDonald for recognizing the need to incorporate soft skills training ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firm Gets $1,010,000 Contract For Overseeing VW Expansion For New SUV Line

A Chattanooga firm is getting the contract for overseeing the construction work for the new SUV line at the Volkswagen plant. Officials said the EMJ Corporation has been selected for the project that will give a new surge of activity and employment at the plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. The work includes additions to the body shop and tech center and adding ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Luther

One sunny morning in June years ago, the renowned radio icon Luther Masingill was on his way back to the WDEF studios on South Broad Street when he stopped for a red light and noticed a young couple in a car idling next to his familiar light blue Ford pickup. “What caught my eye was a buck-toothed boy eating a banana in the back seat,” he explained in an aside to that day’s lunchtime ... (click for more)