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BRIAN PURTELL

New job title: Chief financial officer

Company: Kole Management

Duties: Purtell’s duties include directing the accounting department, managing employee benefits, strategic business planning, cash and investment management, working with lenders on existing and potential loans, property acquisition analysis and the design and implementation of new procedures and policies.

Related work experience: Vice president, Colony Bank.

Education: Purtell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting.

 

BRIANNE CHADZIUTKO

New job title: Senior team leader

Company: Page International

Duties: In this new position, Chadziutko will offer guidance, structure and leadership to her new and expanded team.

Related work experience: Chadziutko has been employed by Page International since May 2010, starting in the Ocean Export Documentation Department and has served in the Ocean Export Bookings & Traffic Department.

Education: Chadziutko graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.

 

MATT DOWLING

New job title: Project manager

Company: The Pinyan Co.

Duties: Dowling is responsible for estimating, scheduling, project management, quality control and on-site supervision.

Related work experience: Dowling has 15 years experience in construction with projects including the Savannah State Student Housing Facilities, Windward Commons at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Woodruff Arts Center and High Museum Expansion, Recreation Activity Center at Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern University’s Centennial Place student housing.

Education: Dowling holds a Bachelor of Science in construction from Georgia Southern University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

 

HAROLD SWAILES

New job title: Superintendent

Company: The Pinyan Co.

Duties: Swailes is responsible for monitoring field construction operations and productivity. His duties include coordination of all subcontracting field construction activities and project schedule review of on-site construction.

Related work experience: Swailes has 26 years of experience in construction with projects including the Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah Christian Gymnasium and the University of Georgia Marine Institute Dormitories and Learning Center.

 

JESSICA THOMAS

New job title: Director of marketing and public relations

Company: The Pinyan Co.

Duties: Thomas is responsible for all facets of marketing and public relations and will assist with other projects as needed.

Related work experience: Thomas spent five years in health care marketing and public relations in Florida and California. Recently, she worked as senior community manager for the American Cancer Society in Savannah.

Education: Thomas holds an MBA in management and a BBA in marketing from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla.

 

DANNY WILSON

New job title: Director, supplier performance and development

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Duties: Wilson is responsible for enhancing supplier delivery and quality.

Related work experience: Wilson was a senior manager of supply chain surveillance at Gulfstream. He also has worked as a senior buyer, a subcontract administrator, a purchasing and materials project manager and a procurement supervisor.

Education: Wilson has a master of business administration degree from Mercer University and a bachelor of business administration degree in management from North Georgia College.

 

BRIAN WAHLIN

New job title: Assets protection group leader

Company: Target — T3810

Duties: Wahlin will lead the assets protection team to help provide a safe and secure working environment for team members.

Related work experience: Wahlin has 20 years experience as a sergeant/police officer in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Education: Wahlin holds a master of business administration and a bachelor of criminal justice administration from the University of Phoenix.

 

LES VANN

New job title: President and general manager of WJCL-TV and WTGS-TV

Company: LIN TV Corp.

Related work experience: Vann has more than 20 years experience and joins LIN Media after having spent the last five years as the vice president and general manager of WKRC-TV and Local 12.2 in Cincinnati. Prior to that role, he managed television stations in Illinois, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York.

Education: Vann received his Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Illinois State University and attended the Broadcasters Executive Training program at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

 

TABETER MOORE

New job title: Chatham apprentice program manager

Company: Step Up Savannah Inc.

Duties: Moore will assist individuals with barriers to employment, prepare for on-the-job training and apprentice programs or technical training and higher education, manage work ethics and business etiquette training program. She will increase awareness of CAP and other training programs and encourage businesses to develop and improve apprenticeships and other training programs.

Related work experience: Moore was program manager for the homeless veterans program at Goodwill Industries and managed the homeless program for the city of Hinesville. She is also a certified domestic violence intervention instructor with Homeland Security

Education: Moore holds a M.A. in professional counseling, a B.A. in public administration and an A.A. in legal Studies.

 

LAUREN GRIER

New job title: Team leader

Company: Page International

Related work experience: Grier has worked at Page International since September 2010 in the Ocean Export Bookings and Traffic Department.

Education: Grier graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of business degree in marketing.

 

BLAKE SECKINGER

New job title: Senior team leader

Company: Page International Inc.

Duties: Seckinger will provide leadership for teams servicing the International Paper account within this department. He will be responsible for developing new ideas to help streamline processes and implement best practices across all teams under his guidance.

Related work experience: Seckinger has worked for Page International in the Ocean Export Documentation Department since April 2009.

Education: Seckinger graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of business administration degree in logistics and intermodal transportation.

 

CHERYL D. HOLLOWAY

New job title: Assistant professor

Company: South University

Duties: Holloway will teach primarily in South University’s health care management and health care administration programs in the College of Business.

Related work experience: Holloway was a senior account representative at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She also has taught as an adjunct faculty member for Central Michigan University’s Global Campus Program in Health Administration.

Education: Holloway earned a Ph.D. in public health from Walden University in Minneapolis; a Master of Science in health administration from Central Michigan University; and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Eastern Michigan University.

 

GRAHAM PENNEY

New job title: Assistant district attorney

Company: Chatham County District Attorney’s Office

Duties: Penney will serve on Judge Sapp’s state court trial team.

Related work experience: Penney was an attorney at The McGarity Group, staff attorney for Warren Davis and a criminal investigator in the district attorney’s office in Gwinnett County.

Education: Penney holds a B.S. in biology, University of Georgia; Juris Doctorate, Mississippi College School of Law.

 

DAVID RHODEN

New job title: Assistant district attorney

Company: Chatham County DA’s Office

Duties: Rhoden will prosecute criminals in the newly formed major crimes division.

Related work experience: Rhoden was the assistant district attorney with the Office of the District Attorney of Appalachian Judicial Circuit in Jasper.

Education: Rhoden holds a B.S. in finance, University of South Florida; Juris Doctorate, Southern Illinois School of Law.

 

MITCHELL MOBLEY

New job title: Assistant district attorney

Company: Chatham County District Attorney’s Office

Duties: Mobley will serve on Judge Sapp’s state court trial team.

Related work experience: Mobley was the assistant solicitor general with the Fulton County Office of the Solicitor General in Atlanta.

Education: Mobley holds a B.S. in health science, Georgia Southern University; juris doctorate, Mercer University.

 

E. LANE CURLEE, IV

New job title: Assistant portfolio manager

Company: First City Capital Management Inc.

Duties: Curlee will work with the principals of the firm regarding investment strategy, portfolio management, client communication and other areas of the business.

Education: Curlee received a B.S. in economics from The College of Charleston.

 

BRIAN POTTER

New job title: Structural engineer

Company: Hussey, Gay, Bell & DeYoung

Duties: Potter is responsible for structural design of buildings and foundations.

Related work experience: Potter worked in the precast industry, where he designed parking garages and mixed-use buildings. He is a licensed professional engineer.

Education: Potter earned a B.S. in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. from the University of Central Florida.

STACEY GOAD

New job title: Assistant district attorney

Company: Chatham County District Attorney’s Office

Duties: Goad will serve on Judge Fowler’s state court trial team.

Related work experience: Goad was the senior assistant solicitor general with the Clayton County Office of the Solicitor General in Jonesboro.

Education: Goad holds a B.A. in sociology, Georgia State University; juris doctorate, Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

 

DEBORAH SHEALY

New job title: Office manager

Company: Greenline Architecture

Duties: Shealy will be responsible for the firm’s accounting, administrative and human resources functions.

Related work experience: Shealy has a background in finance and office administration and works with military families as a personal finance counselor.

Education: Shealy earned a Bachelor of Science in administration/accounting from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C. She is also a nationally certified accredited financial counselor.

 

JOSH W. BULL

New job title: Project manager

Company: Greenline Architecture

Related work experience: Bull has spent the majority of his career working as an architect in New York City, where he specialized in high-end residential projects in Martha’s Vineyard, Palm Beach, Dallas and New York City. Bull is a registered architect in Georgia and New York.

Education: Bull received his bachelor of architecture from the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. He also studied abroad at the Centre D’Architecture Et D’Urbanism at the University of Houston in Saintes, France.

BILLY MCINTOSH

New job title: Project manager

Company: J.T. Turner Construction

Related work experience: McIntosh worked with S.C. Barker Construction in Valdosta.

Education: McIntosh is a graduate of Benedictine Military School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Southern Polytechnic State University.

 

BRAD SCOTT

New job title: Superintendent

Company: J.T. Turner Construction

Related work experience: A 35-year veteran of the construction industry, Scott previously worked with New South Construction and recently finished the construction on such notable projects as the Cay Building in downtown Savannah and the Savannah Golf Club.

ISAAC FELTON

New job title: Chatham apprentice program coordinator

Company: Step Up Savannah Inc.

Duties: Felton will recruit participants for CAP training, train participants to enhance life and job skills and assist in job placement and develop relationships with other organizations and businesses.

Related work experience: Felton served as lead instructor for the adult literacy program at Savannah Technical College and GED Coordinator for Chatham County drug court program.

Education: Felton holds a master of public administration, Savannah State University. B.S., mathematics, Savannah State University.

 

KEVIN WERNTZ

New job title: Vice president of economic development

Company: Savannah Technical College

Duties: Werntz is responsible for all non-credit education including customized corporate training, professional continuing education, certified testing and corporate assessment.

Related work experience: Werntz crafted the strategic plans for long-term growth initiatives at the Savannah Economic Development Authority. His background includes more than 18 years of sales, marketing and customer care experience.

Education: Werntz holds an MBA from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Georgia.

 

STEVEN T. ALDRICH

New job title: Senior vice president

Company: BB&T Insurance Services

Related work experience: Aldrich joined BB&T insurance services in 2001.

Education: Aldrich holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University.

 

HONORS/AWARDS

 

Attorney honored

Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Madison, a Plaintiff’s law firm located in downtown Savannah, is pleased to announce that Ashleigh R. Madison was named one of the top personal injury attorneys in the state by Georgia Trend magazine. Madison was one of four personal injury attorneys selected in the Savannah area.

 

Photographer elected president

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) South Carolina chapter has elected Paul Nurnberg as president. Paul will serve a two-year term that began in January 2013. Nurnberg has served as the vice-president and as a board member for several years.

 

Rehabilitation counselor honored

Frank Lala, top rehabilitation counselor in the state of Georgia, was awarded 2010/2011 with highest number of successful rehabilitated for deaf and hard-of-hearing clients in southeast Georgia.

 

Savannah attorneys elected to board

Robert E. James, II partner at Golden Holley James LLP and David Sneed attorney for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation have been named board members for the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice.

 

Rape crisis center honors Savannah woman

Yukeyveaya Wright has been selected as the recipient of The Rape Crisis Center Award. The award is selected annually by the staff of the Rape Crisis Center to recognize and honor someone who has shown themselves to be a compassionate and caring advocate for victims.

 

Savannah Tech employee honored

The American Institute of Architects Savannah Chapter selected Stephen Hartley, who heads Savannah Technical College’s Historic Preservation Department, for its 2012 Artisan Award. Hartley was selected for his dedication to the art of practicing and teaching historic preservation in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

 

Local leukemia and lymphoma group names committee

The Savannah Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter has announced its executive committee for the 2013 St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend of events:

Craig Meyer, chairman; Peter Thacher, vice chairman and clay chairman; Rusty Hightower, regatta; Matt Stroud, golf; Tom Philbrick, Run for Jane; Jeremy Detwiler, tennis; Bill Lynch, Yacht Hop; Henry Minis, live auction; Lori Lynah and Lissa Alverez, silent auction; Sue Reese, auction logistics; Cindy Meyer, Spirit of the Sea dinner; Mike Smith, in-shore fishing tournament; Schley Knight, fundraising; Menzanna Blakley, marketing/publicity.

 

Bethesda Academy president honored

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program honored Bethesda Academy president David Tribble with the organization’s GOAL Head of School Award at the GOALTenders Conference at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw on Jan. 10. The award recognizes the headmaster who most effectively built a “culture of GOAL” at his school in 2012.

 

Savannah man honored by church

George N. Donkar, financial committee chairman of the Parish Council of St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, received the Greek Orthodox Christian Church’s highest honor, Archon of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, on Oct. 21 in ceremonies at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York City.

 

NLaws Produce names driver of the month

Mike Winters has been named NLaws Produce Driver of the Month. Winters has been employed with NLaws for six years.

 

Park Place Outreach board of directors

Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, has announced its board of directors for the 2013 term.

New members include Elizabeth Flaherty, attorney, retired; Lisa McCain, REALTOR®, ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate; and Jim Hazel, Dow Chemical, retired.

 

Hero award goes to Willingway chief

Jimmy Mooney, chairman of Willingway Hospital, has received the Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Hospital Association.

Mooney, the only individual statewide to receive the award, was recognized during the association’s Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon Dec. 4 in Atlanta. He was honored for his work in helping alcoholics and addicts find sobriety.

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