Ronna-Renee Jackson / CHATECH
Jack Studer / Torch
To be a COO, you have to have a knack for solving problems and Jack does it better than most. This self-proclaimed nerd started implementing big ideas from his Princeton dorm room and hasn’t stopped since. Whether taking tech companies public, fixing the flawed way the internet works for families or watching Sofia the First with his daughters, Jack is always all in.
Amanda Carmichael / Mace + Carmichael
Amanda Carmichael is a public relations practitioner with expertise in media relations, communication strategy, and social media. She has worked in the public relations field for the past 12 years in the healthcare, agency, corporate, and political realms. Amanda moved to Chattanooga in 2004 and immediately became involved in various organizations. She was a founding board member of the Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga, served as interim executive director for the Ochs Center, and has served on event planning committees for the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, the Creative Discovery Museum, Cornerstones, and On Point. She is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and served on the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association board, twice. She currently serves as the PR chair for Wine Over Water and MAINx24, and is on Cornerstones, Inc.’s board and development committee. Amanda and her business partner Amy Mace founded Mace+Carmichael, a PR agency in 2009 and currently serve several national and local Chattanooga businesses and nonprofit organizations.