Westhaven Golf hires Swilling as superintendent
Westhaven Golf has hired Ryan Swilling as golf course superintendent.
Previously, Swilling served as the senior assistant superintendent at Loudon-based Tennessee National. He also worked at The Champions Club as well as at Georgia-based Windstone Golf Club.
He was a part of the team that hosted the 20-8 SEC Women’s Championships, the 2009 Trans Amateur National Championships and the 2008 and 2010 U.S. Open Qualifiers.
“With his experience in construction and grow-in projects, he is coming in at the perfect time to oversee the transition to zoysiagrass and other projects that are currently in progress or in the planning stages,” Club Manager Richard Pavlasek said in a release. “We know he will add tremendous value to the golf maintenance team and look forward to him applying some of his experiences from the high-profile courses he has worked at prior to Westhaven.”
Swilling earned his Bachelor of Science degree in plant science at the University of Tennessee.
WGU Tennessee launches scholarship
Western Governors University Tennessee has announced its new scholarship program, Greater Nashville Area Achievers Scholarship.
As a part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative, the online, state-endorsed university has created 10 new scholarships valued at $2,000 each, providing $500 toward WGU Tennessee’s tuition per six-month term and up to four terms.
“Recipients of these scholarships will go on to earn more than just a degree,” Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU chancellor, said in a release. “They’ll gain the skills and knowledge that will keep our state’s workforce competitive for years to come.”
The scholarships were established to meet the needs of working adults who want to complete bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees.
TBA taps Marsh as vice chair
The Tennessee Bar Association has named attorney Darlene Marsh from Dickinson Wright law firm to serve as vice chair of its environmental law section for a one-year term.
Marsh has been listed as an environmental specialist in both Best Lawyers’ in America and Chambers USA since 2011.
“Darlene’s expertise has proven invaluable to her clients as environmental issues and compliance continue to have a critical impact across many industries,” Tom Donnell, DW managing attorney, said in a release. “With her knowledge and capabilities, I believe Darlene will continue to be an influential leader in this practice area.”
Marsh has been a member of the Tennessee Bar Association since 1988 and a member of its Environmental Law Section Executive Committee since 2010.
WEX Fleet One promotes Antioch staff
Jessica Lawrence has been promoted to account manager-merchant support from merchant support representative.
She will serve as the operational program steward, advocate and liaison between WEX Fleet One and its partners.
Relatedly, Heather Curran is now an admin team leader-inside sales.
Curran’s responsibilities are planning, organizing and directing the activities of associates to ensure quality customer experience.
Also, Shelby Guyton, now business analyst-operations, will take on business readiness responsibility for projects introducing changes or addition to functionality affecting WEX Fleet One customers as well as plan and manage user acceptance training for employees.
In addition, Laila Brady is now a quality assurance analyst coach for the service delivery team.
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