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HIRES/PROMOTIONS

CAITLIN DALLY

New job title: Vista AmeriCorps Wealth Building Associate

Company: Step Up Savannah

Duties: Dally will work with the Step Up wealth building director to develop and expand financial literacy programs.

Related work experience: Dally worked as an associate at Responsible Endowments Coalition, University of San Francisco, and for Ashoka Seattle’s Youth Venture program with Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

Education: Dally earned a B.A. in international studies from the University of San Francisco.

MIRANDA KAYE STERN

New job title: Vista AmeriCorps Workforce Development Associate

Company: Step Up Savannah

Duties: Stern will work with Step Up’s workforce action team to expand the capacity of the Chatham Apprentice Program, develop a volunteer GED tutoring assistance program and help develop the Centers for Working Families.

Related work experience: Stern worked as a project partner at Revitalizing Outer Southeast CDC in Portland, worked with youth to create a “photovoice” project documenting residents’ concerns and researched and wrote a Best Practices Guide for Social Equity and Sustainability in the Northwest.

Education: Stern earned a B.S. in community development from Portland State University.

BETSY HARRIS

New job title: Private Duty Coordinator for Chatham, Bryan and Effingham Counties.

Company: Coastal Home Care, Inc.

Duties: Harris works to ensure superior service delivery to her client base by scheduling direct care staff to meet their needs.

Related work experience: Harris recently spent eight years in Alaska working on behalf of children and families for the state. She brings 12 years of experience in social services, credentials in early childhood education and psychology and extensive experience working on behalf of families.

JESSICA PIZAREK

New job title: VISTA AmeriCorps Policy and Communications Associate

Company: Step Up Savannah

Duties: Pizarek will work with Step Up’s communications and policy director to augment public policy research initiatives, develop advocacy positions and assist in all areas of social media and other communications campaigns.

Related work experience: Pizarek worked as a graduate associate in New York City in its Housing and Neighborhood Study and with the Forgotten Navajo People Community Development Corp. and U.C. Berkeley’s 2048 Project.

Education: Pizarek earned a M.A. in education policy and social analysis from Columbia University and a B.A. in social welfare and poverty alleviation from U.C. Berkeley.

MANDY LIVINGSTON

New job title: Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Company: Paula Deen Enterprises

Duties: Livingston will serve as the face of the Lady and Sons, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House and the Paula Deen Retail store in networking with potential clients, tour group operators, local tourism organizations and community. She will also create and execute annual sales and marketing plans for The Lady and Sons, Paula Deen Retail and Uncle Bubba’s.

Related work experience: Livingston was previously the director of marketing and public relations at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

Education: Livingston earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations from Georgia Southern University.

RANCE JACKSON

New job title: General Manager

Company: The Lady & Sons

Duties: Jackson will oversee and coordinate the planning, organizing, training and leadership necessary to achieve objectives in sales, costs, co-worker retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation.

Related work experience: Jackson previously worked as a food service specialist in the U.S. Army.

Education: Jackson attended the University of South Carolina.

TAYLOR DEEN

New job title: Communication and Public Relations Representative

Company: Paula Deen Enterprises

Duties: Deen will be responsible for social media and corporate communications for The Lady & Sons, Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House, Paula Deen Retail Store and The Deen Brothers.

Related work experience: Deen completed an internship at Paula Deen Enterprises.

Education: Deen earned a bachelor of science degree in communications from Auburn University.

CHESARE BULLOCK

New job title: Human Resources Business Partner

Company: Target IW - T3810

Duties: Bullock will join Target’s executive team and will support talent planning and development.

Related work experience: Bullock brings experience in human resources and recruiting.

Education: Bullock earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Peace College, Raleigh, N.C.

JEREMIE SOMMERS

New job title: Realtor

Company: Weichert, Realtors - Coastal Properties

Duties: Sommers will be on the sales team at Weichert, Realtors — Coastal Properties.

Education: Sommers earned a bachelor of science degree in business management with a minor in economics from SUNY Fredonia State.

MARGARET HINCHEY

New job title: Assistant District Attorney

Company: Chatham County District Attorney’s Office

Duties: Hinchey has accepted a full-time ADA position with the DA’s Office in the “Early Intervention Program.”

Related work experience: Hinchey served as a law graduate practice intern this fall and also interned at the DA’s Office in the summer of 2011, serving the Juvenile and State Courts.

Education: Hinchey earned her BA degree in English with a minor in education from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., and her Juris Doctorate from Mercer Law in Macon.

GEORGE H. HEARN

New job title: Senior director of trade development for carrier and non-container sales

Company: Georgia Ports Authority

Duties: Hearn will guide all client development and sales functions for these business areas, including sales planning, sales administration, tariff structure, and associated service functions to be provided in addition to the sales efforts.

Related work experience: Hearn served as the vice president of sales for the eastern region and gulf for US Lines. Previously, he held senior positions at American President Lines Ltd. as vice president and managing director of the eastern, southern and western regions.

NOAH ABRAMS

New job title: Assistant District Attorney — Superior Court

Company: Chatham County District Attorney’s Office

Duties: Abrams will prosecute felonies in the Superior Court Division.

Related work experience: Abrams was the assistant district attorney in Clayton County in Jonesboro in the crimes against women Unit. He also was the assistant solicitor general in the Office of the Solicitor General of Fulton County in Atlanta and assistant district attorney in the EIP Division in Chatham County.

Education: Abrams earned a BA degree in philosophy and English from Vanderbilt University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

SUSAN POWERS

New job title: Innkeeper at The Kehoe House and The Gastonian

Company: HLC Hotels

Related work experience: Powers has been a member of the HLC team since 1995. She was promoted to general manager at Masters Inn Tifton in 1998 and transferred to Masters Inn Garden City in 2000 where she served as general manager for five years. In 2005, she was promoted to innkeeper at Eliza Thompson House.

SHEILA SCOTT

New job title: Innkeeper at Eliza Thompson House

Company: HLC Hotels

Related work experience: Scott joined The Marshall House in 2008 and in 2009 was named assistant general manager. Previously, she worked for the British Consulate in Orlando and was an instructor at the Southeastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in Kissimmee, Fla.

HALLIE MOBLEY

New job title: Assistant General Manager at The Marshall House

Company: HLC Hotels

Related work experience: Mobley joined HLC at Olde Harbour Inn in December of 2009 and was promoted to assistant innkeeper at The Gastonian and Kehoe House in 2010.

Education: Mobley earned a bachelor of science degree in theater marketing and management from Armstrong Atlantic State University.

KAREN SAWERS

New job title: Assistant Innkeeper at The Gastonian and Kehoe House.

Company: HLC Hotels

Related work experience: Sawers has served as concierge and guest service representative at The Gastonian since July of 2009.

WESLEY OLLIFF

New job title: Vice President, Commercial Relationship Banker

Company: Colony Bank

Duties: Olliff will help expand the banking relationships of new and existing clients for the Savannah market.

Related work experience: Olliff has six years experience in community banking and finance.

Education: Olliff earned a bachelor of business administration degree in management from Georgia Southern University.

NICOLE WALKER

New job title: Teller

Company: Colony Bank

Duties: Walker will be responsible for handling a variety of transactions and cross-selling bank products and services.

Related work experience: Walker is a customer service professional with diversified experience.

WENDY BURCHFIELD

New job title: Director of Business Development

Company: Weichert Realtors - Coastal Properties

Related work experience: Burchfield began her real estate career in 2009 after 22 years as a corporate executive with Avon Products, Inc.

NANCY DAVIS

New job title: Premier Aussie Specialist

Company: Edgewood Travel

Duties: Davis will consult with clients about travel to Australia.

Related work experience: Davis has traveled to Australia more than 18 times and is one of only 120 people in North America registered as a Premier Aussie Specialist.

Education: Davis completed training through Tourism Australia.

JOE DIMARIA

New job title: Marketing and sales representative

Company: Superior Cleaners

Duties: DiMaria will oversee the expansion of the home pick-up and delivery service in the Savannah area.

Related work experience: DiMaria has been involved in sales and marketing in the Lowcountry for more than 15 years with Atlantic Personnel, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Coastal Connections, The Sea Pines Resort, Daufuskie Island Resort and HJ Lee Distributors.

SCOTT WINSLOW

New job title: Director of Property Management

Company: Kole Management

Duties: Winslow’s duties include preparing Kole Management’s budget, managing operating procedures and revenue, overseeing employee direction and implementing policies and procedures.

Related work experience: Winslow comes to Kole Management from Paradigm Properties, where he served as vice president of operations. He also served as CEO of Great Southern Investment and Asset Management.

Education: Winslow attended the University of Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville and is a Certified Property Manager.

LOLITA HUCKABY WATSON

New job title: Legislative Consultant

Company: Lowcountry InsideTrack, Ltd

Related work experience: Watson’s reporting career spans 35 years. She wrote for Bluffton Today, the Beaufort Gazette and the Savannah Morning News and newspapers in North Carolina.

Education: Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

HONORS/AWARDS

HunterMaclean attorneys honored

HunterMaclean, a business law firm with offices in Savannah and Brunswick, has announced that Georgia Trend will honor 14 HunterMaclean attorneys in the magazine’s annual “Legal Elite” issue in December, which recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia.

Attorneys earning the Legal Elite honor for 2012 include the following:

• Thomas S. Cullen

• Robert M. Cunningham

• Andrew H. Ernst

• T. Mills Fleming

• J. Benedict Hartman

• Matthew C. Henderson

• Wade W. Herring, II

• John M. Hewson, III

• Diana J. P. McKenzie

• Frank S. Macgill

• Christopher W. Phillips

• John M. Tatum

• Harold B. Yellin

• Arnold C. Young

Savannah attorneys selected in Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite

Several attorneys from Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been selected for 2012 Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine’s listing of the state’s top lawyers.

The following were selected for Georgia Trend magazine’s 2012 Legal Elite:

• Todd M. Baiad

• Carlton E. Joyce

• Benjamin W. Karpf

• John G. Lientz

• John B. Manly

• Melanie L. Marks

• Gregory G. Sewell

Savannah attorney honored

Spiva Lewis Law Group has announced that Howard E. Spiva has been selected as a member into The National Trial Lawyer’s: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National trial Lawyers Organization is a professional Organization of America’s top trial lawyers.

Law firm receives Tier 1 Ranking

U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers has named McCorkle & Johnson, LLP one of America’s Best Law Firms for 2013 in the area of Real Estate Law. McCorkle & Johnson has received the highest Tier 1 Rating. This is the fourth year that the firm has received this honor.

HONORS/AWARDS

Attorney approved as mediator and arbitrator

The Conner Law Group managing partner Mike Conner has been approved as a mediator and arbitrator by the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

SCORE names new board member

The Savannah chapter of SCORE has announced that Robert Donlon will serve as the new vice president of finance. Donlon is president of The Bookkeeper of Savannah, LLC, a company that helps small businesses by keeping their monthly financials in order.

Crisis Intervention Team coordinator honored

The Crisis Intervention Team coordinator for Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has been named Georgia CIT Coordinator of the Year.

Dorothy Cave was presented the award at the National Alliance on Mental Illness conference in Sea Island in November.

CASA Swears Fall 2012 class

Seven volunteers have joined the Savannah/Chatham CASA team. Judge Patricia Parker Stone presided over the brief ceremony, her first since being sworn in as presiding judge of Juvenile Court in late September. The volunteers are Ella Hutchinson, Monica Jackson, Jessica Kulper, Misha Lewis, Michael Mixso, Thamicka Morgan and Brandy Trappio.

Savannah CEO receives national designation

John Patterson, chairman & CEO of JCB Inc. has been elected 2013 CE Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the North American-based international trade group for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors.

J.T. Turner director receives designation

Mark Fitzpatrick, director of preservation with J.T. Turner Construction, was recently elected as the chairman of the board of directors of the United States Green Building Council Georgia Chapter for 2013. Georgia has a state chapter with branches in Savannah, Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Athens.

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