New job title: Chief marketing officer
Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Duties: Develop, manage and lead Gulfstream’s worldwide marketing, including advertising, branding, media relations and direct marketing.
Related experience: CMO, Avis Budget Group; senior marketing positions, American Express Co.; marketing and sales, Ford Motor Co.
Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration, State University of New York, Oswego;, Master of Business Administration, The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
New job title: Director of group sales
Company: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Duties: Responsible for total revenue and yield strategies, implementation and results of group room revenue, group food & beverage, and meeting-room production goals.
Related experience: Management trainee, The Westin Savannah Harbor in Savannah; sales teams, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, The Heritage Collection, and the Sonesta Resort; leading sales efforts, Turberry Isles Miami.
New job title: Realtor
Company: Service First Real Estate Associates
Duties: Represent clients while buying or selling real estate
New job title: Project engineer
Company: JTVS Builders
Duties: Assist management of all active projects: schedule, oversee subcontractors; maintain shared file system; assist in the estimating process to ensure a complete proposal is received.
Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration, Georgia Tech
New job title: Loan officer
Company: First Financial Bank - Farm and Ranch Division
Duties: Originate and service loans throughout the South Central and South East Regions of the United States, including the Savannah area.
Related experience: Lending, Southern Bank and Trust Co., Jackson, N.C.; farm inspector, First Financial Bank - Poultry Division.
Education: Bachelor of Science in agronomy, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
5 join Ogeechee Riverkeeper board
Gregory Brock, Lind Hollingsworth, Larry Hodges, Clay Mobley and Jeffrey Williamson have joined the Ogeechee Riverkeeper board of directors. Brock is on the executive committee of the Georgia NAACP, including NAACP’s new environmental justice committee. Hollingsworth is founder of The Art School in Savannah. Hodges is an original organizer of Friends of the Ogeechee and the Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Mobley was the coastal director for the Georgia Conservancy and prior to that the executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association Georgia. Williamson founded J. L. Williamson Law Group LLC.
Emery joins Greenbriar Children’s Center
Melissa Emery has joined the board of Greenbriar Children’s Center. She worked in marketing at Procter & Gamble and Chesebrough-Pond’s. She chairs the Board of Trustees of the Media Research Center in Reston, Va.
Savannah Community Foundation names directors, officers
The Savannah Community Foundation Inc. has new officers and board of directors for 2016-17. Hurley S. (Trey) Cook III, Robert L. McCorkle, III and Drew Hunt are new members. Continuing as directors are Jennifer Abshire, Christopher Cay, Justin A. Godchaux, Amy R. Henderson, Russell C. Jacobs III, Michael F. Kemp, Al Kennickell Jr., Stephen W. Schwarz and Larry Sprague. New officers are Chairman Michael C. Traynor, immediate past chair Linda J. Evans, President K. Russell Simpson, Vice President John C. Helmken II, Secretary Frank S. Macgill, Teasurer Stephen S. Leonard, and Assistant Treasurer Michael F. Kemp.