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  • Elaine Campbell
  • Helen Caldwell
  • James Morin
  • Jennifer Deacon
  • John Monahan
  • Juanita Adams
  • Kate Ostrega
  • Katelyn Cox
  • Melissa Emery
  • Scott Cook
  • Theresa Atkins
  • Tom Wiley
  • Triece Ziblut
  • Alfred Young
  • Amanda Wynn
  • Amy Dubberly
  • Anna Harris

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

J. THOMAS WILEY JR.

New job title: Chief executive officer effective June 1

Company: State Bank Financial Corp.

Duties: Oversee implemen-tation of the strategic plan and have direct reports of all other senior management.

Related experience: CEO of State Bank and Trust Co., president of State Bank Financial Corp., director of both; President and CEO of The Coastal Bank, Savannah; President and CEO of Flag Bank; Citizens &Southern National Bank; Bank Corporation of Georgia.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valdosta State University, graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

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THERESA ATKINS

New job title: Director of industry partnerships-supply chain &logistics

Company: Georgia Tech-Savannah

Duties: Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships that meet the logistics industry’s learning needs and business objectives.

Related experience: Logistics professional for Agility, DB Schenker and MIQ Logistics

Education: Master of Arts in French and business studies, University of Edinburgh in Scotland; Master of Science in international logistics, Georgia Institute of Technology

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SCOTT COOK

New job title: Associate

Company: LS3P

Duties: Designs for hospitality, higher education, and commercial clients.

Education: BFA and Master of Architecture, SCAD

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BRENDA PEARSON

New job title: Associate

Company: LS3P

Duties: Higher education, senior living, and hospitality markets

Education: Master of Architecture, SCAD; Bachelor of Science in chemistry, College of Charleston

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JENNIFER DEACON

New job title: Associate

Company: LS3P

Duties: Diverse practice areas including hospitality, retail, higher education and civic projects

Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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JAMES MORIN

New job title: Executive chef

Company: Hyatt Regency Savannah

Related Experience: Hyatt Regency Savannah; Executive sous chef at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay and Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach; Hyatt Regency Calgary

Education: graduate, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s professional cooking program

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AMANDA WYNN

New job title: Certified small business mentor

Company: SCORE, Savannah

Duties: Counseling and mentoring new and prospective entrepreneurs on all phases of starting and operating a small business, from the idea to business open.

Related experience: Small business advisor, Business Innovation Group, Veteran’s Business Outreach Center, Statesboro

Education: Bachelor of Science in business management, Colorado State University

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HELEN CALDWELL

New job title: Group vice president, cash management officer

Company: Queens-borough National Bank and Trust

Related experience: cash management program, Georgia Bank and Trust, now South State Bank; Bank of America; Georgia Banking School Banking School faculty member.

Education: graduate, Georgia Banking School

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JOHN MONAHAN SR.

New job title: Real estate advisor

Company: Engel &Völkers Savannah

Related experience: Army chaplain, Georgia Army National Guard and on active duty; Industrial engineer/supervisor, Shaw Industries, Dalton

Education: Bachelor of Science, physics, North Georgia College in Dahlonega; Bachelor of Science, industrial engineering, Southern Tech, Marietta; Masters, theology, Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Va.

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AWARDS/HONORS

Ziblut elected chair of state Bar section

Triece Gignilliat Ziblut has been elected as chair of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia at the section’s recent annual meeting. Ziblut is partner in the law firm of Rubnitz Thompson Ziblut LLC.

Page International names Team of the Quarter

Page International Inc. awarded its Team of the Quarter for first quarter, 2017, to one of its Ocean Export Documentation Teams. Those recognized are Katelyn Cox, Amy Dubberly, and Kate Ostrega, all ocean export documentation specialists, and Anna Harris, ocean export documentation team leader.

Greenbriar names board officers

Greenbriar Children’s Center has named its board officers. They are: President Elaine Campbell, certified public accountant, First Vice President Juanita Adams, assistant professor at Savannah State University, Second Vice President Melissa Emery, volunteer, Treasurer Alfred Young, emeritus professor of history at Georgia Southern University, and Secretary Clemontine Washington, mayor of the City of Midway.

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