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NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

 

MICHAEL “HASH” BROWN

New job title: Realtor

Company: Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Education: BA in politics and government, University of Puget Sound; Prince of Wales’s Business and the Environment Programme developed by Cambridge University; Energy & Minerals Field Institute of the Colorado School of Mines.

 

PORTIA KEENE

New job title: Fuel administrator

Company: Parker’s

Duties: Complete fuel contracts and maintain a record of sales and fuel delivery diversions in all states where Parker’s conducts business.

Related experience: Lead consultant, Small Business Consulting

Education: B.A., business economics, B.S. in health services administration, Armstrong State University.

 

MEGHAN LOWE

New job title: Director of development

Company: Historic Savannah Foundation

Duties: Primary point of contact for all HSF fundraising efforts.

Related experience: Director of development, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force; stewardship and development assistant, Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

Education: Bachelor of arts in public relations and advertising, Duquesne University; Master’s degree in nonprofit management, Regis University.

 

MAGGIE SUMRALL

New job title: Assistant district attorney

Company: Chatham County District Attorney’s Office

Duties: Assigned to the Superior Court Other Felony Division.

Related experience: Felony caseload, Major Crimes Division, Macon Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office; juvenile court and drug court cases, Brunswick Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office

Education: Juris Doctorate, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Miss.; Bachelor of business administration, major in marketing, Georgia State University.

 

DANIEL R. CROOK

New job title: Real estate practice group leader

Company: HunterMaclean

Duties: Align goals for the group and its individual attorneys for professional and business development.

Related experience: With HunterMaclean since 2009 practicing in commercial real estate, corporate law, and company mergers & acquisitions, reflecting his background in both law and economics.

Education: bachelor of science in public policy, Georgia Institute of Technology; Juris doctor degree and master of laws degree with a concentration in taxation, Northwestern University School of Law.

 

CAROLINE FREEMAN

New job title: Optometrist

Company: SouthCoast Health

Duties: Optometrist at 1326 Eisenhower Drive, Bldg. One, Savannah, and at 455 S. Main St., Suite 201, Hinesville.

Related experience: Vision Source Boutique eye clinic, Houston

Education: Doctor of optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry; undergraduate degree, University of Georgia.

 

AWARDS/HONORS

 

Nolan named to Bark Park board

Amy Nolan becomes secretary of the Bryan County Bark Park Board of Directors.

 

Attorney Portman member of state bar for 50 years

Barnard M. Portman has been awarded a certificate of accomplishment by the State Bar of Georgia commemorating the completion of more than 50 years of service as a member of the bar. He was admitted in 1966. He is the owner of Portman & Associates.

 

Two named to American Traditions board

Mike Zaller and Jim Wann have been named board members for the American Traditions Competition. Mike has been an actor in regional theaters around the country. He is a founding partner of the Savannah Theatre Project LLC, which produces live entertainment at the Historic Savannah Theatre. Wann is a composer and actor on Broadway and many theaters in the United States and Canada. He has previously judged the American Traditions Competition.

 

Ziblut to chair state bar committee

Triece Gignilliat Ziblut, a partner with the law firm of Rubnitz & Ziblut, has been named chair elect of the State Bar of Georgia Real Property Law Section Executive Committee.

 

Ernst named to Armstrong board

HunterMaclean partner Drew Ernst has been named chairman of the Armstrong Foundation Board of Trustees.

Two Savannah bankers selected for development program

United Community Bank has selected Adam Hart and Nick Harty of Savannah to its 2016-17 Leadership Academy, which is the first year for the program. Hart is a vice president, regional sales manager for United Community Mortgage Services, and operates out of the Bull Street United branch. Harty is a senior vice president, commercial relationship manager, and Hart is based in the White Bluff office. 

 

 

 

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