BCBST gets new leader
Leaders have promotedDakasha Winton todirector and associate general counsel of state government relations for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

She will be facilitating the exchange of information between BCBST and state regulators and policymakers.

Winton joined BlueCross in 2009 as an attorney in BlueCross’ state government relations office.

Before that, she was chief counsel to the insurance, securities and TennCare oversight divisions for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.


Full Media makes new hire
Leaders with Internet marketing and website design firm Full Media, which has offices in Chattanooga and Gainesville, Ga., announced they have hiredLaura Jane Walker to join the company.

She is a Chattanooga native and graduated from the University of Tennessee’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media.

She specialized in the magazine track and worked on the alumni magazine, Scoop, while in school.

New tool allows residents to report fraud online
Tennessee residents can now report suspected cases of fraud, waste and abuse of public funds via this website.

The comptroller’s office has offered a toll-free telephone hotline for reporting fraud, waste and abuse of government funds and property since 1983. During that time,the hotline has received more than 17,000 calls.

People who file reports will be asked to provide as many details as possible about the allegations, and they may also need to attach files with supporting documentation.

That information will then be reviewed and investigated by the comptroller’s staff and then sent to the appropriate agencies or departments.