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February 17th, 2007 11:24 pm by Staff report










Arrington named mediator by Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of Supreme Court


Two join Workspace Interiors


Wellmont promotes Moore


Speropulos joins State of Franklin Bank board


Bullock named Roan Scholars director at ETSU


Barter promotes three


McClellan named vendor of the year


Arrington named mediator by Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of Supreme Court

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KINGSPORT - The law firm of Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout P.C., has announced that Robert L. Arrington has been named a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.


Arrington will be available to mediate any civil dispute, but expects to concentrate in the areas of commercial, construction, and employment mediation. He has practiced law in Kingsport since 1975. His practice includes business and employment law and litigation. Arrington is also a member of the panels of neutrals for the American Arbitration Association and the National Arbitration Forum for the arbitration of employment and commercial disputes.


Lawyers at Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout who practice in the area of alternate dispute resolution include Arrington, Richard M. Currie and William T. Gamble, both of whom are also Rule 31 General Civil mediators, and Katherine W. Singleton, a Rule 31 Family Dispute mediator.


Two join Workspace Interiors

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KINGSPORT - Al Crymble and Angela Griffith recently joined Workspace Interiors.


Crymble is the network/installation coordinator. A Kingsport native, Crymble graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and earned a bachelor's degree in English from East Tennessee State University. He worked many years in the regional information technology industry with IBM. Following an early retirement from IBM, he served as president of MidRange Inc., a computer hardware and consulting firm.


He and his wife, Vivian, live in Kingsport and are active in civic and community activities.


Griffith has joined WorkSpace Interiors in its expanded Design Department. She is a native of Poca, W.Va., attended Marshall University in Huntington, and graduated from the University of Charleston with a bachelor's degree in interior design in May 2006. Griffith served in the color guard in high school and college. She and her husband, Sonny, live in Big Stone Gap.


Wellmont promotes Moore

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KINGSPORT - Wellmont Health System has promoted long-time employee Jim Moore to vice president of facilities.


In his new role, Moore, who has worked in Wellmont hospitals for more than a quarter-century, will oversee the health system's facilities management needs, including any new building and renovation projects systemwide.


Moore has served as system director of facilities for Wellmont since 1997. Previously, he worked as director of plant operations at Holston Valley Medical Center from 1983 to 1997. He began his career at Holston Valley in 1980.


A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Moore graduated from the U.S. Air Force School of Technology. He also holds a bachelor's degree in theology.


Moore maintains membership in numerous professional organizations. He has been recognized as a certified healthcare facility manager by the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. Additionally, he served three years as the regional director for the board of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and has also served as regional president for the Tennessee Hospital Engineers Association.


Speropulos joins State of Franklin Bank board

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JOHNSON CITY - John W. Speropulos has joined the board of directors of State of Franklin Bancshares and State of Franklin Savings Bank.


Speropulos is a development partner who coordinates commercial sales and leasing with Mitch Cox Development Group in Johnson City. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with bachelor of administration degrees in accounting and finance with an emphasis in real estate. He is recognized as a certified commercial investment member as well as an office specialist through the Senior Industrial Office of Realtors.


Bullock named Roan Scholars director at ETSU

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JOHNSON CITY - Kristina Bullock has been named director of East Tennessee State University's Roan Scholars Leadership Program. Bullock succeeds Dr. Nancy Lewis Dishner, the founding director of the program and vice provost for Enrollment Services, who retired effective Dec. 31, 2006.


Bullock comes to ETSU after seven years in enrollment management at Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C., as associate director of admissions/computer information systems administrator and international adviser.


At Lees-McRae, she was active in numerous campus committees and organizations, including teams addressing long-range strategic planning and quality enhancement, as well as student leadership programs, including the Bonner Leadership and Service Selection Committee and the college's newly implemented Honors Scholars' Program.


Before entering higher education in 1998, Bullock worked as an administrator at the design group of Barry Wehmiller Companies, St. Louis, and at Focke & Co., Greensboro, N.C.


Bullock is a graduate of Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., where she earned a bachelor's degree in economics and French with a concentration in international studies and a master's degree in higher education with a concentration in administration. A native of Germany, she speaks English, German and French fluently.


Barter promotes three

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ABINGDON, Va. - Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, has promoted three employees to a new director level as part of a restructuring within the company.


These transitions came out of a business plan for continued growth of the theater for the next three years. The Barter saw record attendance of more than 160,000 patrons in 2006, and looks to continue this growth over the next few years.


Richard Rose, producing artistic director, said the changes will allow him to be more active with fundraising and artistic endeavors. With the restructuring, the company is now divided into three divisions, Advancement, Production and Business.


Jayne Duehring has been promoted to director of Advancement and will oversee the departments of marketing, development and sales and services. Before serving as director of marketing at Barter for the past year, Duehring was the associate director of Development from 2003 to 2005. Previously, she served as executive director of United Way of Washington County from 1997 to 2003. Duehring is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and moved to Abingdon in 1997. She has served as an instructor with Radford University, and is currently a board member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Duehring lives in Abingdon with her husband, Jim.


Nicholas Piper has been promoted to director of Production at Barter Theatre and will coordinate all areas of production, including actors, directors, sets, electrics, costuming, etc. Piper continues with his duties as an associate artistic director and as an actor and director. He is also the director of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, held each summer during the Virginia Highlands Festival. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he began his career at Barter as a founding member of Barter's First Light Theatre which is now The Barter Players. This year, along with his duties as director of production, Piper will direct Barter's productions of Blithe Spirit and A Christmas Carol and will be acting in The Quiltmaker, Tradin' Paint, Dracula! and Doubting Thomas.


Piper lives in Abingdon with his wife, Wendy Mitchell Piper, a member of Barter Theatre's resident acting company.


Joan Ballou will continue to serve in her role as managing director at Barter Theatre but will take additional responsibilities involving all areas of business, human resources, maintenance and accounting departments. A native of New York, Ballou joined Barter Theatre in February 2001 as business manager and served five years before being appointed managing director. She has 42 years of experience in accounting and business management. Ballou attended both Suffolk and Cape Fear Community colleges. She lives in Abingdon with her husband, Sam. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.


McClellan named vendor of the year

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Rent One recently named Kelly McClellan as its "Rent One Vendor the Year."


McClellan is national accounts manager for BDI Laguna, an electronics distributor. Formerly of Mount Carmel, McClellan is a 1986 graduate of Volunteer High School and a 1991 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He lives in Acworth, Ga., with his wife, Lori, and daughter, Marley.


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