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Newsmakers

  • Jeanine Thompson
  • Jeff Kmiec
  • Jennifer Young
  • Ansley Threlkeld
  • Ben Washburn
  • Bill Barrow
  • Chris Young
  • Cindy Murphy
  • Jason Ford

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

JEFF KMIEC

New job title: Managing director.

Company: The DeSoto.

Duties: Oversee operations and staff, including current renovation and transition from a Hilton branded property into a Sotherly Hotels’ independent property.

Related experience: president and general manager, Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Education: Bachelor of Science in mathematics, University of Pittsburgh.

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CHRIS YOUNG

New job title: President.

Company: Southeast Ready Mix.

Duties: Sales.

Education: Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, Troy University.

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JEANINE THOMPSON

New job title: Regional vice president.

Company: The Heritage Bank.

Duties: Business development, commercial lending and portfolio management.

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BILL BARROW

New job title: Director of client risk and claim advocacy.

Company: Seacrest Partners Inc.

Duties: Assist clients in developing effective risk management procedures and processes, conduct site visits for post-lost mitigation and oversee loss control inspections and training, act as a human resources and employee benefits advisor

Related experience: Various positions, most current as chaplain, Sea Island Co.

Education: Bachelor of Science in business administration, Erskine College; Master of Education in human resource education, Boston University.

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JENNIFER YOUNG

New job title: Mortgage consultant.

Company: On Q Financial Inc., Pooler.

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ANSLEY THRELKELD

New job title: Director of business development.

Company: Hussey Gay Bell.

Duties: Develop and coordinate overall business development efforts in Georgia and South Carolina.

Related experience: Director of governmental affairs, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

Education: Bachelor of Communications, Mercer University; Juris Doctor degree, University of Georgia School of Law.

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AWARDS/HONORS

Murphy elected chair of hospital foundation board

Longtime volunteer Cindy Murphy has been elected chair of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations Board of Trustees, which provides philanthropic support to the health system. She has been on the board since 1998, most recently serving as chair of the Appropriations Committee.

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Falligant in top percent of attorneys

Partner J. Daniel Falligant of Bouhan Falligant was recognized as a member of the Top One Percent of the attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. In addition to commercial and residential real estate, Falligant’s practice focuses on business and corporate law.

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Washburn earns engineer licensure status

Ben Washburn has achieved the professional engineer licensure status. With a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, he is employed by Hussey Gay Bell.

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Ford a Wells Fargo Premier Advisor

Wells Fargo Advisors for the third consecutive year has designated Jason Ford as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program because of business production, completion of educational components and professionalism. Ford is senior vice president – investment officer.

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