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NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

PHILLIP CARL VINSON JR.

New job title: IT Technician

Company: Parker’s

Duties: Provide onsite technical support for company-owned convenience stores

Related experience: Customer Engineer II, NCR; Virtual computer technician, WEPA Inc.

Education: Bachelor of Science in computer sciences, Georgia College and State University; Associates of Science in information technology, Georgia Military College

STEVEN B. HENKIN

New job title: Rabbi

Company: Congregation Agudath Achim

Related experience: Director of congregational learning, Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Md.

Education: Degree, University of Minnesota; master’s degree in Jewish studies, Emory University; Rabbinical degree, Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University, Los Angeles.

JESSICA NEELEY

New job title: Agent

Company: Beach Insurance Group

Duties: Quote and issue home, auto, commercial and flood insurance policies.

Education: Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in management, Georgia Southwestern State University

GREG HARRIS

New job title: City surveyor

Company: City of Savannah

Duties: Perform subdivision plat reviews, topographic, boundary and location surveys; review easement and subdivision maps; examine control data on construction plans; maintain records of control points, reviews and file survey work submitted by consultants; oversee implementation of land use regulations and design standards for new and existing development

Related experience: Owner, Greg Harris Land Surveying LLC

Education: Bachelor of Science in building construction and contracting, minor in business, Georgia Southern University

KATELYN SUNDIN

New job title: Associate

Companies: Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah, and Premier Dental Designs, Rincon

Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology, doctorate of dental surgery, University of West Virginia

BRIAN BIRGE

New job title: Realtor

Company: Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners

Related experience: manager, Publix Supermarkets

ROGER HOLDEN

New job title: Vice president

Company: Bernard Williams & Co.

Related experience: Producer to partner and owner, Jones, Hill and Mercer Employee Benefits; CEO of Hilb Rogal and Hamilton Employee Benefits Co.; Holden & Company Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USI Insurance Services, and Cowart Insurance Group.

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in risk management and Insurance, University of Georgia; Pension School, Lincoln National; Chartered Life Underwriter from The American College

COLIN HARRISON

New job title: Music director

Company: The Thirteenth Colony Sound, the Savannah Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society

Related experience: Director, Southern Gentlemen, a men’s choral unit at Georgia Southern University; Member, Savannah Storm, a young men’s harmony chorus that won championship honors;

Education: Georgia Southern University

KRISTA BOYD

New job title: Resource development coordinator

Company: United Way of the Coastal Empire

Duties: Support vice president of resource development and staff to focus on generating revenue and key projects necessary for successful campaign goals; maintains donor database, conduct employee orientation and training.

Related experience: Account specialist, University of North Carolina Asheville; Business and hospitality coordinator, Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

Education: Bachelor of Science in communications with an emphasis in advertising, Master of Business Administration Certificate, East Tennessee State University

SKYLAR LANIER

New job title: Intern

Company: Carriage Trade Public Relations Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing LLC

Duties: Press writing, media relations, research, search engine optimization, photography and videography, social media management and community relations

Related experience: Public relations chair for the Thomas Lay After-School Program in Athens; intern, The Georgia Review.

Education: Rising senior pursuing degrees in public relations and English, with a minor in Spanish, University of Georgia

PARKER ROBERESON

New job title: Marketing representative

Company: SERVPRO of Savannah

Duties: Maximize current business relationships, build new ones; oversee the web and social media programs

Education: Bachelor of Science in communication with a focus in public relations, Kennesaw State University

JOEL MOUGEY

New job title: Construction project manager

Company: SERVPRO of Savannah

Duties: Damage estimation, general contracting to include coordination among homeowners and insurance companies, budget and timeline management, coordination of tradesmen, and quality control

Related experience: Army Infantry officer managing personnel, finances, equipment, systems, and projects

Education: Bachelor’s in history and minor in environmental engineering, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

RICH WHEATON

New job title: Construction project manager

Company: SERVPRO of Savannah

Duties: Damage estimation, general contracting to include coordination among homeowners and insurance companies, budget and timeline management, coordination of tradesmen, and quality control

BEN CARLTON

New job title: Construction project manager

Company: SERVPRO of Savannah

Duties: Damage estimation, general contracting to include coordination among homeowners and insurance companies, budget and timeline management, coordination of tradesmen, and quality control

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Georgia

Hammock named a top Realtor

The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals has recognized the performance of Realtor Pamela Hammock as Two Years 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction. She is a managing broker at Lighthouse Point Realty and Lighthouse Realty Professionals.

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Memorial earns Heart Association award

Memorial University Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

AWARDS/HONORS

Kinney earns premier designation

Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Alan D. Kinney as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program for the seventh consecutive year. He is managing director, investments, of the Bezilla Kinney Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components, and professionalism.

Senior care center earns honors

Station Exchange Senior Care in Richmond Hill received both the 2017 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice awards from Home Care Pulse, based on client and caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse.

3 Richmond Hill restaurants in state culinary guide

Three Richmond Hill restaurants were recognized in the Georgia Department of Economic Development 2017 culinary guide Georgia Eats. The lowcountry boil from Fish Tales was chosen as one of the “100 Plates Locals Love,” Southern Image was recognized in the “Fried Chicken” category, and All Things Chocolate and More won in the “Welcome Sugar” category.

Mitchell now registered engineer

Jeff Mitchell has passed the professional engineering test in mechanical engineering and is now a registered engineer in Georgia. He works for Chatham Engineering.

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