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  • Paul-Neal Sansom
  • Dorothée Mertz-Weigel
  • Matthew Schivera
  • Leonard Jones
  • Julia Johnson
  • Hal Dasher
  • Graham Sadler
  • Brandy Jenkins
  • Bill Anderson
  • Ann Bjork
  • Traci Wells
  • Rampley
  • Scott Collins
  • Sandling
  • Ruthie Seese



New job title: Realtor

Company: Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners

Education: Graduate, Middle Tennessee State University



New job title: Chief medical office

Company: Hospice Savannah Inc.

Duties: Work with patients and their personal physicians to ensure the highest quality of pain and symptom management.

Related experience: board certified hospice and palliative medicine physician with Hospice Savannah Inc. since 2011; clinical assistant professor, Mercer and Medical College of Georgia.

Education: Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia; Master of Public Health, Tulane University; Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, R.I.



New job title: Buyer specialist

Company: Charter One Realty, Belfair, S.C., office

Duties: Residential real estate in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island



New job title: Realtor

Company: Heather Murphy Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Realty-Coastal Area Partners



New job title: Senior project manager

Company: JTVS Builders Inc.






New job title: Sales executive

Company: Savannah Quarters Realty

Related experience: Sales team member, The Fairways, Savannah Quarters.



New job title: Director of business development

Company: JE Dunn Construction

Duties: Increase market share in the Charleston, Jacksonville and Savannah markets; build on client relations and hiring for Savannah office.

Related experience: Director of Business Development, Charles Perry Partners; Business development for Motorola, Elkins Constructors and JE Dunn’s Atlanta office.

Education: Bachelor of Science in industrial management, Georgia Institute of Technology


Mertz-Weigel knighted by French consulate general

Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, also an associate professor of French language and literature, was recently knighted by the French Ministry of Education at Armstrong. Alexandre Durand, cultural attaché to the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, conferred Mertz-Weigel with the Order of Academic Palms of the Chevalier (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques), an honor founded in 1808 by Napoleon Bonaparte to award devotion and accomplishment in the areas of teaching, scholarship and research.


Seabolt Brokers names top agent, top sales performers

Ruthie Seese has been named Agent of the Year for Seabolt Brokers LLC. She had sales volume exceeding $17 million in 2016. The company also recognized agents for its annual Chairman’s Circle and President’s Circle, honoring performance and sales results. Chairman’s Circle honors went to Ruthie Seese, Patricia Bishop, Melinda Martin Bailey and Shannan Hunt. President’s Circle included Mark Haslam, Cindy Meyer, Michael Brannin and Ellie Titus. Craig Simpson and Angie Smith were acknowledged with Special Recognition Awards.


3 added to Habitat board

Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity has elected three new board members. Board Vice President Leonard Jones is network operations manager at EviCore. William Anderson is senior principal at Terracon and Matthew Schivera is project manager at West Construction Co.


Three named top agents for realty company

Cora Bett Thomas Realty &Associates has named its top agents for 2016. Associate Broker and Realtor Graham Sadler was named Top Commercial Agent. Realtor Traci Wells was named Top Sales Agent by Volume. Wells was also Top Producer in Total Sales and Outbound Referrals. Sandra Sandling was named Top New Agent.