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Newsmakers

  • Dillon Duff
  • Don E. Taylor Jr.
  • Eleanor Rhangos
  • Eric Cousin
  • Ervin Johnson
  • Gregg Higgins
  • Kelley Gray
  • Lesley McDaniel
  • Liza Chapman
  • Meg Heap
  • Patrick Warner
  • Paul Daniels
  • Paul McNally
  • Paul Pressly
  • Col. Peter Boone
  • Sharod Weathers
  • Timothy R. Walmsley
  • Tony Uhrich
  • Allen Daniel Braswell

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

KELLEY GRAY

New job title: Media planner

Company: Raycom Media - WTOC

Duties: Assist sales team to deliver integrated and results-oriented ad campaigns

Education: Bachelor’s in business management, Auburn University – Montgomery; Associates of arts, Young Harris College

TONY UHRICH

New job title: Principal

Company: Hussey Gay Bell

Duties: Serve as chief financial officer for Georgia and South Carolina operations with new duties extending to include executive strategy development and execution and client management.

Related experience: Hussey Gay Bell

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy with emphasis in taxation from University of Georgia

ERIC COUSIN

New job title: Executive chef

Company: The Westin Savannah Harbor

Related experience: Executive chef stints at “The Plaza” Hotel, Disneyland Paris; The Essex House/St. Regis Club Hotel in New York; The Beau Rivage Casino &Resort in Mississippi; The Sheraton National in Arlington, Va.; Beaux Rivage Casino, Beaches Resort in Turks &Caicos Island; Qatar Foundation in Doha, Qatar.

PAUL MCNALLY

New job title: Physical therapist

Company: Spine and Sport Physical Therapy

Education: Bachelor of Science in exercise science, Florida State University; Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of St. Augustine Florida

Related experience: Patient treatment at Life Care, Altamonte Springs, Fla., and at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville Fla.

COL. PETER M. BOONE

New job title: Commander, 165th Aircraft Maintenance Group

Company: Georgia National Guard

Duties: Leadership of more than 250 personnel and all equipment involved with the maintenance of the wing’s eight C-130H aircraft; senior military advisor to the wing commander on all matters concerning aircraft maintenance. Boone is a master navigator with more than 1,500 total flight hours in the C-130H aircraft and brings experience as a maintenance officer supporting flight operations.

Related experience: Deputy commander and director of maintenance for the 165th Aircraft Maintenance Group; Georgia and New York Air National Guard; deployed to both Antarctica and Greenland in support of Operation Deep Freeze for the National Science Foundation; commander of the 165th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

Education: National War College in Washington, D.C.

GREGG HIGGINS

New job title: Regional director

Company: EOM Operations

Duties: Optimizing performance in organizational teams, implementing comprehensive Asset Management Programs, and assimilating Integrated Safety Management processes; manage multiple government clients within the Southeastern United States and grow their progressive public works model.

Related experience: Regional director for CH2M Hill.

ALLEN DANIEL BRASWELL

New job title: Land planner/landscape architect

Company: Coleman Co. Inc.

Duties: Preparation of preliminary development plans, master plans/landscape plans, and general development plans and renderings

Education: Bachelor’s in landscape architecture, University of Georgia; Master’s, city &regional planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

DON E. TAYLOR JR.

New job title: Survey technician

Company: Coleman Co. Inc.

Duties: Provide survey management and drafting for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Education: Land surveying, Savannah Area Vocational Technical School and Savannah State University; Hydrology, Middle Georgia College; Mathematics, Armstrong State University

PATRICK J. WARNER

New job title: Civil designer, EIT

Company: Coleman Co. Inc.

Duties: Provide civil engineering design for residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Education: Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, Purdue University

HONORS/AWARDS

Chapman named fellow of pharmacists association

Kroger Atlanta Division pharmacy clinical sales manager Liza Chapman has been named a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management. She does cover the Savannah area. She is also the president-elect of the Georgia Pharmacy Association.

Ossabaw Island foundation names new board, Pressly named director emeritus of alliance

Paul M. Pressly has been named director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance by the Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees. He served as director of the Alliance since 2005. Foundation board officers are Chair Lisa White, Past Chair William “Ted” Moore, Treasurer Mike English and Secretary John Manly. All are of Savannah. Newly elected first-term trustees are: Clark Alexander, Savannah; Patricia Barmeyer, Atlanta; Bryan Schroeder, Atlanta; and Gail Smith, Pin Point. Second-term trustees are: Jenny Lynn Bradley, Savannah; and Ruth Knox, Macon.

Walmsley, Heap named to state commission

Eastern Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Timothy R. Walmsley and Chatham County District Attorney Margaret E. “Meg” Heap have been appointed to serve on the Georgia Code Revision Commission. The commission is responsible for the publication and continuing revision of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated to reflect changes in state laws enacted by the Georgia General Assembly.

Tree Foundation names 3 to board

The Savannah Tree Foundation has named its 2017 Board of Directors. Eleanor Rhangos, Paul Daniels and Lesley McDaniel joined the board for three-year terms. Rhangos is a branding and marketing consultant; Daniels is a landscape designer and owner of Beyond the Moss tour company, and McDaniel is a CPA with Hancock Askew’s Savannah office.

Duff earns CPA designation

Dillon S. Duff has earned his CPA designation by completing all aspects of the certification process. Dillon works for Pace &Co., P.C., in Rincon, in the areas of accounting, payroll tax, sales tax, individual and business income tax and compliance.

Weathers, Johnson Drivers of the Month

Sharod Weathers and Ervin Johnson have been named Drivers of the Month for February by NLaws Produce. Weathers has been driving for NLaws since July 2016 and Johnson since May 2006.

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