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NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS
 
JASON KENDALL
New job title: Grant and communications writer
Company: Telfair Museums
Duties: Meet or exceed annual revenue goals from corporate, foundation, and government funders to support all programmatic and operational needs of Telfair Museums; research, write, and edit all corporate, foundation, and government grants and proposals; write, edit and oversee development department communications including correspondence with Telfair Museums’ members and donors, website content, and the Telfair Museum magazine.
Related experience: Assistant managing editor, Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan.; assistant features editor, Savannah Morning News; News editor, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Stuart, Fla.
Education: B.A. philosophy/English, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
JONATHAN BRADSHAW
New job title: Historical interpreter
Company: TelfairMuseums
Duties: Give educational guided tours of the Owens-Thomas House, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, Telfair Museums’ three sites. Conduct research projects applicable to the history of the Telfair Museums, 19th century social history, architecture and fine and decorative arts.
Related experience: Interpretive ranger, Wormsloe State Historic Site.
Education: Bachelor of fine arts, concentration in ceramics, Armstrong State University
 
MYRA MCTEER
New job title: Realtor
Company: Service First Real Estate Associates
Duties: Assist buyers and sellers of property
Education: graduate, Georgia Military College; Bachelor’s in business management, Georgia College and State University.
 
MARGARET FORAN
New job title: Team leader, ocean export documentation
Company: Page International
Duties: Provide guidance and leadership to her team in an effort to support the company’s goals to streamline processes and drive operational efficiencies within the services provided to clients.
Experience: Page International, ocean export documentation department
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Georgia Southern University
 
THOMAS CULBRETH 
New job title: Mortgage banker, Savannah
Company: Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group
Duties: Assist homebuyers in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Garden City and Rincon; Grow Atlantic Bay’s presence in Savannah.
Related experience: Mortgage loan officer, PNC Mortgage
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Antioch Baptist Bible College, Atlanta
 
JOELIS GONZALEZ 
New job title: Project coordinator
Company: JE Dunn Construction
Duties: Organize and process submittals, contracts, and cost documents; coordinate work schedules and workloads; collect and organize data from project management systems; and assist project team members in bidding.
Related experience: Executive assistant, Home 1st Lending LLC, Orlando; program manager, Studio Vizto LLC and New Vizions Aviation Interiors Inc., Orlando.
 
CINDY LAMBE
New job title: Project coordinator/receptionist
Company: JE Dunn Construction
Duties: Organize and process submittals, contracts, and cost documents; coordinate work schedules and workloads; collect and organize data from project management systems; assist project team members in bidding; and manage front-of-house administrative duties.
Related experience: Customer service administrator, Bermuda Commercial Bank; accountant, Government of Bermuda.
Education: Bermuda College
 
HONORS/AWARDS
 
Exchange Club honors
4 Southside Fire, EMS employees
Four Southside Fire and EMS employees and volunteers were recognized by The Exchange Club of Savannah for their service and commitment to the community. Carl W. Sapp Jr., a Southside Fire firefighter since 2011, was honored as Firefighter of the Year. Lydia K. McCrary was recognized as Paramedic of the Year. Lydia joined Southside Fire in 2006. Jay M. Hawreluk was honored as Volunteer of the Year. Rebecca E. Best was recognized as Rookie of the Year.
 
Armstrong professor
earns service award
Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato received the Georgia Art Education Association Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level.

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