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NEWSMAKERS

  • Hunter Smoak
  • Jeff Goldberg
  • Keith Saltzman
  • Marian Schaffer
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Phil Porter
  • Troy Krout
  • Andi DeFelice
  • Anna Harris
  • Brian Sapp
  • George T. Major Jr.

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

KEITH SALTZMAN

New job title: Controller

Company: Parker’s

Duties: Oversee accounting, financial reporting, tax reporting and financial data audits.

Related experience: CFO, controller, general manager, branch finance manager, national consumer affairs case manager and funding department representative, JD Byrider and CNAC; surveillance officer and operations crew chief, U.S. Marine Corps.

Education: B.S. finance and accounting, Indiana University Kelley School of Business

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MARIAN SCHAFFER

New job title: Associate broker and agent

Company: Charter One Realty

Related experience: Founder, SoutheastDiscovery.com

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MICHELLE R. JOHNSON

New job title: Assistant vice president, Branch manager

Company: First Chatham Bank

Education: MBA in marketing, American InterContinental University; Bachelor’s in finance and marketing, University of Kentucky

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JEFFREY GOLDBERG

New job title: Foot and ankle specialist

Company: Optim Orthopedics

Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Biochemistry, Colby College, Waterville, Maine; Master’s in medical sciences, Boston University School of Medicine. Boston, Mass.; Doctorate of medicine, The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Related experience: Internship and residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington; Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center, Pontiac, Mich.

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HUNTER SMOAK

New job title: Commercial lines account executive

Company: Bernard Williams &Co.

Duties: Identify new commercial clients

Related experience: Endoscopy sales representative, Smith &Nephew

Education: Bachelor of science, biology, Armstrong State University

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ANNA HARRIS

New job title: Team leader, ocean export documentation department

Company: Page International Inc.

Duties: Supervise her direct reports on the documentation team, conduct monthly team audits, and carry out customer requests, among others.

Related experience: Staff, ocean export documentation department.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business and finance, Georgia Southern University

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TROY KROUT

New job title: District manger

Company: Parker’s

Duties: Oversee daily operations at stores in coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Related experience: District manager, Sheetz Inc., Altoona, Penn., and for Five Guys, York, Penn.; store manager, Weis Market, Sunbury, Penn.; district Manager, Burger King, Harrisburg, Penn.

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GEORGE T. MAJOR JR.

New job title: Partner

Company: Oliver Maner LLP

Duties: Litigation practice in the areas of plaintiff’s personal injury, wrongful death and products liability litigation and the defense of medical malpractice cases.

Education: Law degree, Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law; bachelor’s degree, Georgia Institute of Technology.

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PHIL PORTER

New job title: Broker associate, north Hilton Head office

Company: Charter One Realty

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HONORS/AWARDS

DeFelice appointed to national board

Andi S. DeFelice, associate broker of Exclusive Buyer’s Realty Inc. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.

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Sapp receives engineering award

Brian Sapp, P.E., project manager with Tharpe Engineering Group, received the Connolly Award at the SAME Engineering Week Technical Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The Connolly Award is presented annually to a civilian or military engineer for distinguished contributions to the field of engineering as a whole. The award focuses particularly on notable benefactions in construction, design, and methods to bring distinction to the Savannah community.

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