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NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

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KAREN FRANKLIN

New job title: Director of development and communi-cations

Company: Live Oak Public Library System

Duties: Oversee fundraising and communications; supervise promotion of programs and services, initiatives to raise community awareness, and public relations; direct library fundraising; liaison to Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English literature, Armstrong State University; completed Masters coursework in library and information science, University of South Carolina

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ZORRIDA (RITA) HARRIS

New job title: Community engagement and volunteer services manager

Company: Live Oak Public Library System

Duties: Coordinate community engagement events; review volunteers for work in the appropriate library setting; oversight of the bookmobile and homebound services; liaison for the Friends of the Library; coordinate library book sales and assist with other outreach projects.

Education: Bachelor of Science with a concentration in management science, Kean University

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JENNIFER L. LAWLEY

New job title: Director of technical services

Company: Live Oak Public Library System

Duties: Oversee technical services for branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties; cataloging/metadata, acquisitions, electronic resource management, and preservation of local history items; assess, improve workflow, and more.

Related experience: Various positions with Public Information Network for Electronic Services Integrated Library System

Education: Masters in library and information science, Florida State University, Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and in English literature, Florida State University

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CRAIG MORTON

New job title: Director of golf

Company: Haig Point Community, Daufuskie Island, S.C.

Related experience: Head golf professional, The Colony Golf &Country Club

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DeSHAWN BELL

New job title: Administrative coordinator

Company: Hansen Architects

Duties: Responsible for client and consultant accounts and communi-cations; assist with project billing, as well as analyzing all projects’ efficiency and budgets; responsible for all contracts and organizing inner office communications

Education: Bachelor of Public Administration, Grambling State University

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DANIEL COX

New job title: Real estate agent, residential

Company: Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Abercorn office

Related experience: Owner/operator of ‘Go Retail Group – Southeast’

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Valdosta State

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WILL BOWERS

New job title: Survey project manager

Company: Hussey Gay Bell, Statesboro office

Duties: Oversee and coordinate survey projects from field to finish

Education: Attended Middle Georgia College

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DARRELL PUFFER

New job title: Technology leader

Company: LS3P

Duties: Lead technology initiatives for the firm

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KIM ESTRIDGE STAFFORD

New job title: Real estate agent

Company: Cora Bett Thomas Realty

Education: Bachelor’s in political science, Armstrong State University

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CHRISTINA SMITH WINTERS

New job title: Director of advancement, marketing and communi-cations

Company: St. Vincent’s Academy

Duties: Continue the school’s marketing and communication which she has lead for the past seven years; oversee annual fund and other fundraising events, coordinate grants and corporate sponsorships.

Related experience: Director roles in Diocesan Schools, including St. Vincent’s Academy, St. James Catholic School and Benedictine Military School.

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HONORS/AWARDS

Local realtor honored by credit union

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners of Savannah was recognized by Navy Federal Credit Union and the RealtyPlus program. The agency was awarded the Achievement in Member Service Award.

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Family medicine residents earn leadership roles

Two family medicine resident physicians at Memorial University Medical Center were recognized recently at the American Academy of Family Physicians’ annual conference. Natalie Britt and Jamal Lawrence, who are in their second year of family medicine training, were named to AAFP leadership positions. Britt becomes the alternate resident delegate to the Congress of Delegates. Lawrence will serve as a coach for the Primary Care Leadership Collaborative.

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Metro Savannah Rotary names new board

Leigh Acevedo is the new president of Metro Savannah Rotary. New and returning board members are: President-elect Whitney Shephard, Treasurer Jeanine Roach, Secretary Denise McCoy, Foundation Chair Justin Hummel, Membership Co-chairs Emmy Burch and Spencer Burch, Communications Chair Florence Slatinsky, Sergeant at Arms Kevin Klinkenberg, Service Chair William McIntosh and Immediate Past President Patton Dugas.

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McCorkle named Best Lawyer

The 24th edition of the Best Lawyers in America has recognized Phillip R. McCorkle of the firm McCorkle &Johnson LLP in the practice area of real estate law for the seventh consecutive year.

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Mitchell earns District 2 award

Matthew Mitchell Jr. received with the Georgia Recreation and Park Association Carl Hager Award for District 2 for excellence in recreational programming. Mitchell is the Garden City Department of Parks and Recreation program coordinator.

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