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  • Kelley
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  • Robinson
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  • Hedtke
  • Forseth
  • Cosby
  • Nolen
  • Chamberlin
  • David Boney Mahfet

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

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KELLY SMART

New job title: Senior financial analyst

Company: Hussey Gay Bell

Education: Bachelor of Science in finance, University of Maryland University College

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DAVID BONEY

New job title: Project engineer

Company: Hussey Gay Bell

Duties: Work on the firm’s Savannah Water/Wastewater division

Education: Bachelor of Science in chemical and biomolecular engineering, Georgia Tech

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SUZANNE COSBY

New job title: Manager for quality initiatives

Company: SouthCoast Health

Duties: Manage and coordinate all performance and quality initiatives to achieve optimal quality outcomes and operational efficiencies in care management

Related experience: Cardiovascular nurse consultant, AstraZeneca; Clinical nurse educator and clinical nurse specialist, St. Joseph’s/Candler

Education: Master’s in nursing, Armstrong State University

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MATTHEW HEDTKE

New job title: OB-GYN practice manager

Company: SouthCoast Health

Duties: Manage SouthCoast Health’s OB-GYN medical practice; stay current no state and federal rules and regulations as they relate to the clinical and administrative segments of the practice; Practice liaison to administration; manage staff, schedules, financial reporting and accountability.

Related experience: Practice manager for Savannah Perinatology Associates; Practice manager for Provident OB-GYN.

Education: Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis

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DANIEL CHAMBERLIN

New job title: Historical interpreter

Company: Telfair Museums

Duties: Conduct guided tours of the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Academy; conduct research on the Owens-Thomas House and related topics.

Related experience: Museum interpreter, Hay House Museum, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Macon; Intern, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

Education: Bachelor of Arts in art history, minor in biology, Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville.

BETSY NOLEN

New job title: Assistant chancellor for communi-cations

Company: South University

Duties: Report to chancellor as a member of the executive leadership team; direct internal and external communications for the University’s eleven campus locations.

Related experience: Director of communications, South University; assistant director of communications, Georgia Southern University

Education: Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications, University of South Carolina

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ROBIN FORSETH

New job title: Front desk associate

Company: Telfair Museums

Duties: Provide clerical support and customer service as the first point of contact for visitors at any of the Telfair Museums

Related experience: Driving tour guide for Oglethorpe Trolley Tours and Gray Line of Savannah.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, anthropology, Georgia Southern University

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JENNIFER KELLEY

New job title: District manager

Company: Parker’s

Duties: Oversee daily operations at Parker’s Convenience Stores.

Related experience: District manager, Mapco Express, 7-Eleven, RaceTrac Petroleum

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, human resources management from American InterContinental University

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HONORS/AWARDS

Center for Blind and Low Vision adds board member

Carol Abercrombie has been appointed to the Board of Directors for The Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. She has worked with the Corps of Engineers as an engineer and is co-owner of Coastal Carolina Trailers and Ace Hardware in Hardeeville, S.C.

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Komen board named

Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia named its Board members for August 2017 to July 2019 term: Erica Backus, director of public relations for Visit Savannah; MarRonde Lumpkin-Lotson, director of the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center in the Department of Economic Development for the City of Savannah; and Danny Mahfet, CPA with KRT, CPAs. Returning for her second term is artist Lori Keith Robinson.

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