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HIRES/PROMOTIONS

 

KURT ENGLUND

New job title: General manager at the Bohemian Hotel

Company: The Kessler Collection

Duties: Englund’s duties as general manager include overseeing hotel operations, management of staff, budgeting, project management and ensuring elite guest interaction.

Related work experience: Englund served as general manager at Bristol Ventura on Panama’s Pacific Coast, as well as management positions at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica and Four Seasons Mexico.

Education: Englund is a graduate of Washington State University with a B.A. in hotel and restaurant administration.

 

JOHN SAWYER

New job title: Public Works and Water Resources Bureau Chief

Company: The city of Savannah

Duties: Sawyer is responsible for more than 400 employees who work in departments such as Water, Sewer, Stormwater, Streets Maintenance, and Traffic Engineering.

Related work experience: Sawyer had served in this position in an acting capacity since December 2011.

 

HEATH LLOYD

New job title: Public Works and Water Resources Operations Director

Company: The city of Savannah

Duties: Lloyd will provide managerial oversight of Bureau operations.

Related work experience: Lloyd previously served as the city’s Water Supply and Treatment Director.

 

ALISHA HAYWOOD

New job title: Commercial Lines Property and Casualty Account Manager

Company: Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services

Related work experience: Haywood comes to Bernard Williams from Roork Insurance Group of Phoenix, Arizona, where she served as an office manager and account executive for commercial lines/property and casualty accounts. She has been working in the insurance industry since 1998 as an underwriter for a Managing General Agency administered by Brown and Brown Insurance.

Education: Haywood is a graduate of Pacific Christian College with a degree in psychology.

 

NICHOLAS J. LAYBOURN

New job title: Partner

Company: Hunter Maclean

Duties: Laybourn’s practice areas include medical malpractice, business litigation, transportation law and products liability.

Related work experience: Laybourn joined HunterMaclean in 2008 and has successfully represented businesses and individuals in Georgia’s state and federal courts.

Education: Laybourn earned a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and a B.S. in marketing from Clemson University.

 

KEITH C. KLINE

New job title: Financial Advisor

Company: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Duties: Kline will work with clients to define and accomplish their financial goals by delivering a vast array of resources in the way that is most appropriate for how individuals choose to invest.

Education: Kline graduated with honors attaining a bachelor of business administration — decision science and information systems degree.

 

HONORS/AWARDS

 

Savannah attorneys honored

Weiner Shearouse, a general practice law firm in Savannah, has announced that Georgia Trend will honor two Weiner Shearouse 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:

• Aron G. Weiner

• William W. Shearouse, Jr.

 

Hospice Savannah physicians earn certification

Hospice Savannah is proud to announce that with the training assistance of Hospice Savannah three physicians in our community have passed their board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

The three physicians are Dr. Julia Johnson, Dr. Kenneth Eugene and Dr. Martin Sheldon. Dr. Laura Farless also received board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is new to our community. Farless will be working with Hospice Savannah and The Steward Center for Palliative Care.

 

Savannah banker named Mortgage Bankers Association president

The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah is pleased to announce that vice president and mortgage sales manager Marlene S. Buhler was recently named the president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Savannah for 2013.

Buhler assumed leadership of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Savannah during the group’s annual installation ceremony, held at Skyler’s Restaurant on Dec. 18.

 

New members join Step Up Savannah’s board of directors

Eleven new members will join the Step Up Savannah, Inc. board of directors in January, reflecting the range of its collaborative partners: Business and government leaders, direct service providers, and neighborhood leaders representing the high-poverty Census tracts.

Step Up Savannah Board Officers, 2013:

• Board Chairman Michael C. Traynor, Publisher, “Savannah Morning News”

• Vice Chairman Pamela Howard Oglesby, West Savannah community activist

• Treasurer John Wills, President, Consumer Credit Counseling Service

New board members and their affiliations:

• Arthur Best, Workforce Development Director, Economic Opportunity Authority

• Scott Center, President, National Office Systems, Inc.

• Tabatha Crawford-Roberts, founder, Right Track Consulting Services; graduate, Neighborhood Leadership Academy

• April Joy Hetzel, proprietor, Mint Green Tag Sale Company; NLA graduate

• Patricia Lyons, President, Senior Citizens, Inc.

• Maureen McFadden, Director, Department of Family & Children Services

• Chris Miltiades, President, Workmen’s Circle Credit Union

• John Neely, President, Colliers International

• Al Scott, Chairman, Chatham County Commission

• Pat Shay, President, Gunn, Meyerhoff, Shay

• Gloria Williams, President, Cuyler Brownville Neighborhood Association; NLA graduate

 

Georgia Historical Society President honored

Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society (GHS), has once again been named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians. Dr. Groce has led GHS, the independent, statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history, for the past 18 years.

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