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  • Chris Raiford

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

BRIANNE CHADZIUTKO

New job title: Senior manager of exports

Company: Page International Inc.

Duties: Manage international ocean freight forwarding departments, as well as all air export operations, cargo surveying, and export compliance.

Related experience: Ocean Export Documentation department team leader, Bookings and Traffic department manager, Page International.

Education: Bachelor’s in international business and finance, University of South Carolina.

JENNIFER TAYLOR

New job title: Adult Daytime Care Center director, Liberty County.

Company: Senior Citizens Inc.

Duties: Direct the program that serves adults with memory impairments and/or physical limitations who require care and supervision.

Related experience: Registered nurse, care manager, Coastal Home Care, Brunswick; clinical supervisor, Parkwood Medical Center, Brunswick; registered nurse, Mayo Clinic Health System, Waycross.

YAN JIANG

New job title: Senior staff engineer

Company: Terracon Consultants Inc.

Duties: Responsible for engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients, including leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation and review of related reports for the services provided. Review drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications, prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes; research and resolve design and construction problems, and assign, review and evaluate laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports.

Related Experience: Geotechnical engineer, Parikh Consultants Inc., San Jose, Calif.; Geotechnical engineer, CCCC Highway Consultants Co. Ltd., Beijing.

Education: Ph.D. in civil engineering. University of Kansas; masters in structural engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China; bachelor’s in traffic engineering, Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin.

SHANNON MCCARTHY

New job title: Staff engineer

Company: Terracon Consultants Inc.

Duties: Responsible for completing field investigations, observations and inspections, as well as engineering calculations, analysis, and report preparation.

Related experience: ADI Systems, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

Education: Bachelor of Science, geological engineering with a focus in geotechnical, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

JACOB HORNE

New job title: Principal, effective July 1

Company: Benedictine Military School

Related experience: Assistant principal at Benedictine since 2013, teaching at BC since 2009, served as Social Science Department chair, and a multi-sport coach.

Education: Bachelor’s in education and master’s in educational leadership, Georgia Southern University; master’s in curriculum and instruction, Valdosta State University.

KEVIN FARMER

New job title: Assistant principal, effective July 1

Company: Benedictine Military School

Related experience: Benedictine director of admissions, guidance counselor and advanced placement coordinator; BC baseball team coach.

CHRIS RAIFORD

New job title: Branch manager, Richmond Hill

Company: Ameris Bank

Duties: Facilitate daily operations of the branch, with a focus on expanding consumer portfolios and growing business opportunities.

Related experience: Financial consultant and business banker at Wachovia and Wells Fargo Bank, assistant vice president and branch manager at Wells Fargo Bank, and vice president and branch manager as SunTrust Bank.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in consumer sciences, University of Georgia; Masters of Business Administration, St. Leo University.

HELEN HESTER

New job title: Partner

Company: Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg &Shawe

Duties: Real estate and civil litigation attorney

AWARDS/HONORS

Masogosa honored by NLaws

Oscar Masogosa has been named Warehouse Person of the Month for January. He has been employed by NLaws Produce since July 2009.

New members, officers for Step Up Savannah board

Four new members joined the Step Up Savannah Inc. board of directors. Their terms started Jan. 1 and they serve for three years. They are: Joe Steffen, Savannah State University, Zke Zimmerman, 100 Black Men, and the Rev. Ricardo Manuel, Second Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. The 2017 officers are: Chairman Holden Hayes, regional president, South State Bank; Vice Chairman David Sneed, Gulfstream, and Treasurer Mark Sprosty, vice president of finance &administration, SEDA

Alexander named to Ossabaw Island Foundation board

Marine geologist Clark Alexander has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Ossabaw Island Foundation. He is the interim executive director of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

Savannah recovery center clinic accredited

Assisted Recovery Center of Georgia’s Savannah clinic has been accredited by CARF – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The accreditation covers medically assisted inpatient and outpatient programs.

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