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  • Glenn Anderson
  • Claire Dubee
  • Hunter Ginn
  • Marianne Greer
  • Rachel E. Gruic
  • Kimberly Newbold
  • Andrew Booker
  • Brandon Evans
  • John D. Harvey
  • Dylan Herod
  • Justin J. Johnson
  • Daniel C. Justus
  • Terri O'Neil
  • Adam Woodyard

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

TERRI O’NEIL

New job title: Director of development

Company: The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Duties: Strengthening and developing donor relations, developing long-range fundraising strategies and supporting board development initiatives.

Related experience: Director of development for Historic Savannah Foundation,

Education: Armstrong State University graduate, 2012 graduate of Leadership Savannah.

 

JOHN D. HARVEY

Company: Bouhan Falligant

New job title: Attorney, real estate law, business law, civil litigation and aviation law.

Related experience: The Bryan County attorney, municipal court judge for the cities of Midway and Pembroke and assistant district attorney for the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

Education: Law degree from Samford University, undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Georgia.

RACHEL E. GRUIC

New job title: Department head for drafting technology

Company: Savannah Technical College

Duties: Oversight of all instruction, curriculum development, administrative and budgetary aspects for the College’s drafting program.

Education: Master of urban planning, design and development degree with a concentration in sustainability from Cleveland State University; bachelor of architectural studies from Kent State University; associate of civil engineering degree with a concentration in architecture at Stark State College of Technology.

Related experience: AutoCAD Instructor at the University of Akron.

 

DYLAN HEROD

New job title: Assistant account manager, commercial lines department.

Company: Bernard Williams & Co.

Duties: Assist company lead roles to provide a high level of customer satisfaction, develop deeper levels of problem solving knowledge to complex commercial lines business needs.

Related experience: The Landings Club; legal assistant intern at The Schneider Law Group.

Education: B.A. in political science from Armstrong State University, with minors in international and legal studies.

 

DANIEL C. JUSTUS

New job title: Personal injury attorney

Company: Lasky Cooper Law

Education: Juris doctor from John Marshall Law School.

Related experience: Interned for the U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, the Paulding County District Attorney’s Office and Golden & Cowan, P.A.

 

JUSTIN J. JOHNSON

New job title: Senior project geologist

Company: Terracon Consultants Inc.

Duties: Promote services to clients, direct project management, report preparation, proposal preparation, technical guidance, staff development and safety training and compliance.

Education: Registered professional geologist in Georgia, South Carolina and Minnesota.

 

BRANDON EVANS

New job title: Financial services professional

Company: Financial Design Associates

Duties: To help people meet their future financial goals.

Education: Graduate of Benedictine Military School; Armstrong State University with a bachelor of arts in business economics and a minor in psychology.

 

ANDREW BOOKER

New job title: Estimator/project manager

Company: Mock Plumbing & Mechanical Inc.

Duties: Review plans, specs and bid documents; prepare project take-off requirements; evaluate quotes from suppliers and subcontractors; coordinate with team members to compile and submit competitive project bids; coordinate construction activity with general contractors and subcontractors; oversee cost and inventory control, manage personnel and supervise field activity.

Education: Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, Georgia Tech.

 

ADAM WOODYARD

New job title: CADD/BIM specialist

Company: Mock Plumbing & Mechanical Inc.

Duties: Produce 3D/4D CAD drawings for construction and prefabrication projects, including HVAC, plumbing, process piping and geothermal systems. Help identify project needs and develop front-end solutions.

Education: Associate of applied science degree in computer drafting and design from ITT Technical Institute, Omaha, Neb.

 

KIMBERLY NEWBOLD

New job title: Administrative assistant

Company: Historic Savannah Foundation

Duties: Primary point of contact for members, visitors and callers into the foundation; aid in handling all book and merchandise sales, program and event operations.

Education: Paralegal

 

HUNTER GINN

New job title: Loan processor

Company: Small Business Assistance Corporation

Duties: Credit analysis and loan application packaging for SBAC loan officers.

Related experience: Ginn was a street office manager at Sea Island Bank involved in small business banking and was a residential construction lender.

Education: Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in English literature; Wake Forest University with an master’s degree in English literature and the University of South Carolina with an M.L.I.S degree.

GLENN ANDERSON

New job title: General manager

Company: River Street Inn

Duties: Responsible for all operations

Related experience: General manager and regional operations director of HLC Inc., working with Oglethorpe Inn, East Bay Inn, and the Olde Harbour Inn; general manager of the Mulberry Inn & the opening team of the Ellis Square Inn.

 

MARIANNE GREER

New job title: Director of sales and marketing

Company: River Street Inn

Duties: Manage the marketing and sales departments

 

AWARDS/HONORS

Dubee is top 2015 volunteer

Savannah Speech and Hearing Center has named Claire Dubee as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Dubee received the Annie F. Oliver Award recognizing excellence and a strong commitment to volunteering for the betterment of the center.

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