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  • D Johnson
  • Herb Hubbard
  • Dionne Hoskins-Brown
  • J Lubeck
  • Karen Zoellner
  • Lisa McKinney
  • Lisa Tapp
  • M McCoy
  • Marlon Barefield
  • R McCorkle
  • Rhett Maish
  • Robert Pace
  • Ron Stephens
  • Anne Smith
  • Beth Robinson
  • Bill Dowell
  • C Bolger
  • C Longley

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

BETH ROBINSON

New job title Associate director of administration

Company: Georgia Historical Society

Duties: responsible for the human resources, administrative and facilities-related functions.

Related experience: Human Resources Director, City of Savannah.

Education: Bachelor’s in political science and a master’s in public administration, College of Charleston.

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BILL DOWELL

New job title: Director of operations

Company: HOS Management

Duties: Oversee operations and development of the HOS portfolio, including developing strategies to increase operational efficiency, improving guest satisfaction, coordinating staff development activities, and helping to create productive working environments.

Related experience: Manager, Quality Assurance Department, Hilton Worldwide; general manager, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn establishments.

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HERB HUBBARD

New job title: Chaplain

Company: YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Duties: Provide staff and members, as necessary with nondenominational spiritual support, foster collaboration with communities of faith in the YMCA of Coastal Georgia service areas, represent the Y at community events and board and community meetings.

Related experience: Senior pastor, Bible Baptist Church, Savannah; Pastor, Fairview Baptist Church, Jonesboro; Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Taylorsville, Ill.

Education: Degree in theology, Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Mo.

KAREN ZOELLNER

New job title: Staff accountant

Company: Georgia Historical Society

Related experience: Accounting, Chatham Steel Corp. and University of Florida’s School of Architecture.

Education: Bachelor’s in accounting, University of Florida; MBA, Georgia Southern University.

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LISA TAPP

New job title: Executive assistant

Company: Southside Fire &EMS

Duties: Manage all contracts, properties and cell towers, as well as serve as liaison between SSFD and its legal advisers. She will also assist with board correspondence and business meetings.

Related experience: Paralegal, Hart &Associates Law Firm.

Education: Bachelor’s in criminal justice, Georgia Southern University. Paralegal degree, Savannah Tech.

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RHETT MAISH

New job title: Vice president of mortgage lending

Company: Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co.

Education: Georgia Southern University

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LISA MCKINNEY

New job title: Advancement officer

Company: Benedictine Military School

Duties: Major gifts, capital campaigns, prospect research, and grant writing

Related experience: Director of Alumni Relations, Savannah Country Day School; capital campaign consultant, All Saints Academy and Shepherd Center; nonprofit consultant, Publix Charities, All Saints Academy and Florida Southern College; regional director, Children’s Hospital of Birmingham, American Heart Association and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Education: Bachelor of arts and science in journalism, University of Alabama.

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HONORS/AWARDS

McCorkle &Johnson LLP is proud to announce 2017 accolades

Five attorneys with McCorkle &Johnson LLP have been recognized as 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Named Super Lawyers were David Johnson and Mathew McCoy in construction litigation. Named Rising Stars are partner Robert McCorkle for the seventh time real estate law, and Catherine Bolger and Colby Longley for construction litigation.

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Speech and Hearing Center names board officers

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center has named its 2017 officers for its board of directors. They are: President Anne K. Smith, Lominack Kolman Smith Architects, LLP; Vice President Robert S. D. Pace, Brennan, Wasden &Painter LLC; Secretary Judy Lubeck, formerly with the United Way of the Coastal Empire; and Treasurer Marlon Barefield, International Paper.

Hoskins-Brown on Gullah Geechee commission

Dionne Hoskins-Brown has been becomes the vice chair of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, one of seven from four states in the region. She is a fishery biologist with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service and is director of NOAA programs at Savannah State University. She also is a member of the Savannah Chatham County School Board.

Bess recognized for client satisfaction

The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals has recognized real estate professional Robert Bess as 2016 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction.

Stephens recognized by federation

Rep. Ron Stephens of the 164th District was recognized as a 13-year member of the National Federation of Independent Business. Stevens owns Quick Rx Drugs in Savannah.

Ronald McDonald House Charities names 2017 board

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire announced its 2017 board members. McDonald’s owner /operator Ashley Dodd has been named board president, Other executive board members are: Past Board President Lynn Brennan, First Vice President Rebecca Page, Second Vice President Carter Eubank, Treasurer Geoffrey Smith, Secretary Sarah Brawner and Executive Director Bill Sorochak. Other board members include: Drew Ambos, Donna Ball, Sherry Danello, Amy Henderson, Bill Lee, Lisa Pinyan, Jackie Schott, Monica Spells, Gary Stanberry, Allen Williams and Board Emeritus Lisa Dean.

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