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Newsmakers

  • Korinne Dodd
  • Marybeth Head
  • Reed Bohne
  • Robert Grant
  • Sarah Lamar
  • Shawn Kachmar
  • Steven Stow
  • Tim Baul
  • Wade Herring
  • Alissa Johnson
  • Drew Ernst
  • Ed Hissam
  • Jose Rodriguez

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

ALISSA “ALI” JOHNSON

New job title: Hydrographic survey technician

Company: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Duties: Gathe data and precise measurements to create and update navigational charts on the NOAA ship Fairweather, Ketchikan, Ala. Create and update navigational charts, map habitat and fisheries to flood projections.

Related experience: Citizen scientist (volunteer) aboard the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Education: Bachelor’s in environmental studies with minors in biology and coastal management, Eckerd College.

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STEVEN STOW

New job title: District Manager

Company: Parker’s

Duties: Oversee daily operations at Parker’s Convenience Stores in coastal Georgia and the South Carolina lowcountry.

Related experience: General manager, Pilot Flying J; District manager, RaceTrac Petroleum

Education: Computer sciences, State College of Florida

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ED HISSAM

New job title: Preconstruction manager

Company: Choate Interior Construction Co.

Duties: Daily management, supervision, coordination and completion of preconstruction phase of projects

Education: Degree in economics, University of Georgia

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ROBERT GRANT

New job title: Director of development

Company: Junior Achievement of Georgia

Duties: Develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds

Related experience: Director of business development, Leggett Eldridge &Co. Certified Public Accountants; operation coordinator, Division of Continuing Education at Georgia Southern University; teacher, Effingham County Schools

Education: Bachelor’s in secondary education, history and geography, Clemson University

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JOSE RODRIGUEZ

New job title: Chef, Five Oaks Taproom.

Company: Hotel Indigo, Savannah

Related experience: Food and beverage director, Hotel Indigo, Pittsburgh; kitchens of Four Seasons, Fiesta Americana Hotel, Hyatt, Grand Melia and JW Marriott

Education: Associates degree, culinary arts, Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, N.J.

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KORINNE DODD

New job title: Physical therapist

Company: Spine and Sport Physical Therapy

Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Regis University; Bachelors of Arts in dance, University of Colorado-Boulder

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AWARDS/HONORS

Baul picked as Driver of the Month

Tim Baul was selected Driver of the Month for May by NLaws Produce Inc. He has been with the company since July 2016.

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Bohne earns NOAA Distinguished Career Award

Reed Bohne received the 2017 Distinguished Career Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He received the award for exceptional contributions to the management and growth of the National Marine Sanctuary and National Estuarine Research Reserve systems. In 1990, he was the first NOAA superintendent of Gray’s Reef on Skidaway Island. In 2006, became regional director of the sanctuary system’s Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Now serves as regional director for the Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Northeast and Great Lakes regions.

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Head earns NOAA Bronze Medal

Ensign Marybeth Head received the 2017 Bronze Medal from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The award is the highest award granted by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. She earned the award as a member of the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, which administers the NOAA fleet of ships and aircraft and trains divers. She received it for her rapid integration and deployment of autonomous surface vessels for hydrographic use aboard the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, based in Norfolk,Va. In December 2016, she joined Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary as the vessel operations coordinator.

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Hunter MacLean ranked in Chambers USA 2017

Hunter MacLean was ranked in the Chambers USA 2017 in environmental law, labor and employment, and litigation: general commercial. Attorneys highlighted for their work within these practices include Drew Ernst (environmental law), Wade Herring (labor and employment), Shawn Kachmar (labor and employment), and Sarah Lamar (labor and employment).

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