Sisson Hensley named senior advisor to the NFFSN

February 12th, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Foundation of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (NFFSN) announced that Cindy Sisson Hensley has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Advisor.  Sisson Hensley, a member and officer of the inaugural Board of Directors that was appointed on March 22, 2011, by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will provide assistance in her new role with the day to day operations of the Foundation.

For the full PDF version of the release click Sisson Hensley/NFFSN.

Management Solutions to donate proceeds from Primavera class to The Restoration House Village project

January 18th, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14, 2013 – Management Solutions LLC, the 2012 Small Business Administration National Subcontractor of the Year, will donate all proceeds from its Jan. 22, 2013, project management training course – Introduction to Primavera – to The Village, a Restoration House community for single-mother families.  This is a great way for local business professionals and project managers to jump start 2013 with a professional development opportunity, while Management Solutions will also be investing in the community via The Village project.   The Village, which is scheduled to open in late 2013, will serve as home for up to 24 families as they journey through The Restoration House program.

“We believe in being good stewards in our local community and are excited to start 2013 with this opportunity to extend our support to The Village through our project management training course,” said Misty Mayes, PMP, president of Management Solutions.  “The Village is an important project for our community.  It will make a significant impact on the lives of single mother families as well as the greater Knoxville community so we are excited to be able to support the capital campaign.”

To sign up for the class, please call 865-963-0400.

To make a donation directly to The Village project, please visit:

About The Village, a Restoration House community

The Restoration House is in the midst of a $3.5 million capital campaign to raise funds to build The Village, a community that will include up to 24 apartments for low-income single mother families, along with office and community space for the program. The Restoration House currently has the ability to help five families at a time, but The Village will more than quadruple the current capacity and reduce the per-family operations cost by 27%, all while expanding the services and support for single mothers and their children in one central community location.  Over the next 10 years, The Village will have an impact on 140-160 single mothers and 280-320 children and an anticipated savings of $2.75 million in government services.  The Village will help these families change their future and break the cycle of poverty.  For more information visit:

Management Solutions LLC celebrates 10 years in business

November 28th, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 26, 2012 – Management Solutions, LLC, the 2012 Small Business Administration National Subcontractor of the Year, opened its doors for business in November 2002, and now is celebrating 10 successful years in business.

“We are excited and humbled to celebrate this 10-year milestone,” said Misty Mayes, PMP, president of Management Solutions.  “We started out as a three-person team in 2002 managing a few key projects. Since then we’ve added dozens of staff and have worked with some of the country’s top federal owners and prime contractors, enabling our team and business to grow through the decade. We have never wavered on what started it all – comprehensive project management services – and are proud of the successes of our project partnerships throughout the years.”

Throughout the years, Management Solutions has worked extensively with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) providing project management/control services, including EVMS certification, project controls, cost estimating, and risk management services.  Other clients and projects have included the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, UT-Battelle, Y-12 National Security Complex, and numerous commercial clients such as Alstom Power, Alcoa, SAIC, Pro2Serve and others.

“We are proud of the recognition we’ve received for the work our team has performed throughout the years,” continued Mayes. “We have a committed and talented team of professionals who excel in serving our customer’s project needs as well as delivering the highest technical expertise. We couldn’t be more proud to celebrate 10 years with them and all of our clients throughout the years who’ve made this milestone possible. We’re ready for the next 10.”

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Knoxville viewing party fundraising campaign

November 8th, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7, 2012 – In January 2012, the greater Knoxville community, led by Grace Construction along with thousands of volunteers, supporters, and builders, participated in the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that benefited the Watson family as well as The Restoration House of East Tennessee, the nonprofit founded by Daniel and Mandy Watson in 2007.  In preparation for the national airing of the special two-hour episode of the show on Nov. 26 (9-11 p.m. EST on ABC), The Restoration House is launching a viewing party campaign – It takes a Village to build the Village – to promote the broadcast and to raise the remaining funds for The Village, a Restoration House community including homes for up to 24 low-income single mother families.  The Restoration House is scheduled to break ground on The Village in March of 2013. It’s easy to participate in the It takes a Village to build the Village campaign…read more.

Wintellect’s Likness writes Windows 8 application development guide

November 8th, 2012

Already a top-10 best seller at 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7, 2012 – Jeremy Likness, a Microsoft MVP and principal consultant for Wintellect,  Microsoft’s largest developer training vendor and outside trainer of choice for more than 12 years, has released his third full-length book: “Building Windows Apps with C# and XAML” and it already is a top-10 best seller at Amazon.  This is the first practical guide to building breakthrough applications for Windows 8 from project templates through publication to the new Windows Store.

For the full release click Jeremy Likness Windows 8 app development guide.

To learn more about the book or to purchase a copy:


Wintellect offers free classes on Mastering Windows Store Apps

October 15th, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15, 2012 – Wintellect, a consulting, training, and debugging firm specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows technologies, is offering select course segments for free from its new Mastering Windows Store Apps course.  The course was created by award-winning developers and Wintellect co-founders Jeffrey Richter and Jeff Prosise.  Wintellect is Microsoft’s largest developer training vendor and outside trainer of choice for more than 12 years.

“We are excited to offer this unique and free opportunity to developers so they can experience Wintellect’s deep dive approach to technology and take a look at premier training available to them,” said Lewis Frazer III, Wintellect president and CEO.  “Developers can watch and comment on the newly released segments and engage in great discussion with Jeffrey (Richter), one of the industry’s leading developers and instructors.”

Current available course segments include:

Application Architecture & Language Projections

Working with WinRT’s Async API’s

Windows Store App Threading Model

Building the App Package

Storage Files & Folders

For the full release, Mastering Windows Store Apps.

Junior Golf AcademyONE opens at Country Club of Roswell

October 3rd, 2012

Innovative and active golf program available to all young golfers in area

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 3, 2012 – The Country Club of Roswell and its director of instruction, Jackie Cannizzo, announce the launch of Junior Golf AcademyONE Roswell, a new fitness-focused golf program open to all junior golfers in the area.

“We are excited to bring this new golf program to all girls and boys in the greater Roswell area,” said Cannizzo, a nationally recognized junior golf leader and a member of the Country Club of Roswell staff since 1996.   “One of the strengths of Junior Golf AcademyONE is the ability to provide a fun, active fitness program alongside direct golf instruction.  As leaders of junior golf in the Atlanta area, we are very excited to offer this new program as we believe this is the training model that we need to follow to maximize results for junior golfers so they can enjoy the game more. This program will enhance what we do from a coaching stand point and take our program to a level above others. It’s the way coaching should be.”

Junior Golf AcademyONE was created by LPGA Tour/PGA member Suzanne Strudwick in Knoxville, Tenn.

“Our program was created to get kids excited about learning how to play golf, establish an environment they wanted to come back to often and do all of that with a very active, fitness foundation to learning” said Strudwick, the 1993 LPGA Tour rookie of the year who received U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kid Teachers honors in 2011.  “I am thrilled junior golfers in Roswell will experience this program under the expert direction of award-winning instructor Jackie (Cannizzo) and her team.  Junior golfers from in and around Roswell will benefit from their deep knowledge of the game combined with this very active approach to teaching.”

For full release, program schedule and registration click Junior Golf in Roswell, Ga.

Wintellect opens new Atlanta office

October 1st, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2012 – Wintellect, a consulting, training, and debugging firm specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows technologies, has opened a new Atlanta office located at 990 Hammond Drive, Suite 760, located in the Perimeter  Mall area of the city.  Wintellect has been in the Atlanta market since 2005, but this office move represents a shift from its previous virtual office operations.  There are currently 11 employees at this location, including James Yeagle, the recently named national director of sales.

Click ATLANTA OFFICE for full PDF release.

The Restoration House of East Tennessee included in Corn Maze at Oakes Farm special tribute

September 20th, 2012

2012 corn maze honors Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The Restoration House Day at the maze scheduled for Oct. 28

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 20, 2012 — The Restoration House of Tennessee is included in some seasonal family fun at the famed Corn Maze at Oakes Farm in nearby Corryton, Tenn.  The 2012 Corn Maze at Oakes Farm is a celebration of the work of the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE), and the centerpiece of the 2012 maze is the EM:HE logo as well as a silhouette of the home of Daniel and Mandy Watson, co-founders of The Restoration House.  EM:HE selected the Watson family as the Knoxville beneficiary of the build.  The owners of the Oakes Farm wanted to say thanks not only for the build EM:HE did in Knoxville earlier this year, but also for the many projects they did across America over the years.

“We are thrilled to be included in the 2012 Oakes Farm corn maze,” said Daniel Watson, executive director of The Restoration House.  “We certainly join the Oakes family in thanking Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for the incredible work they have done throughout the years. As their program often states, they change the lives of many people and they certainly did that for us.  The “door knock” that changed our lives has impacted not only our immediate family, but also the families journeying through our program who live in the two cottages built by EM:HE. We are forever thankful for Extreme Makeover’s generosity and for the Oakes family for putting a fun spotlight on EM:HE’s immense work.”

The maze opens for the season this weekend (Sept. 22) and Oct. 28 is being highlighted as Restoration House Day, where a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Restoration

Four Extreme Makeover: Home Edition specials will be airing this holiday season, including the episode filmed in Knoxville.House.  For prices and hours for the 2012 Corn Maze at Oakes Farm, visit

Please click The Restoration House/Corn Maze for the full release.

Yeagle named Wintellect director of sales

September 17th, 2012

Knoxville, TN – September 17, 2012 – Wintellect, a consulting, training, and debugging firm specializing in Microsoft .NET and Windows technologies, announces the appointment of a new director of sales, James Yeagle, a veteran sales and business development executive with tremendous experience in the technology marketplace. In his role with Wintellect, Yeagle will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations and direction of Wintellect’s national sales team and sales strategy.

“We are thrilled to have James (Yeagle) on board,” says Wintellect’s President and CEO Lewis Frazer III. “This is a key position in our company as we evolve and expand our business. James’ extensive experience and proven track record in business development will be vital to our longer term growth strategy.”

Yeagle has 20 years of experience in sales and business development roles.  Prior to joining Wintellect, he formerly served as the national sales manager for Magenic Technologies. In addition, he co-founded and served as the vice president of sale and business development at Anteo Group Inc., and served for 12 years as the director of sales for the Allegis Group Inc. in both the U.S. and abroad.

“Wintellect is a technology leader – in particular in the customized software development, consulting and training areas — and I’m thrilled to be playing an instrumental role in our business development and growth strategies,” said Yeagle.  “I am excited to lead an expanding sales force as we continue to broaden Wintellect’s business within the southeast as well as in markets across the country.”

Visit Wintellect for additional information.