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NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

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ALISON HOUSTON

New job title: Executive chef

Company: Hyatt Regency Savannah

Duties: Oversee all culinary operations

Related experience: Line cook, Hyatt Regency Austin; Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara; executive sous chef, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Education: Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy, Austin, Texas

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MARK HOMENIK

New job title: Junior designer

Company: Clark Creative Communi-cations

Education: Graphic design degree, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio

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ANDREA LAZO

New job title: Paralegal

Company: Georgia Legal Services Program

Duties: Provide specialized assistance in eldercare issues; offer community education sessions

Education: Paralegal Studies Program, Florida International University

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AMANDA WEBB

New job title: Staff attorney

Company: Georgia Legal Services Program

Duties: Providing legal assistance to low-income renters in private housing

Related experience: Bronx Legal Services, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Community Legal Services, Penn Law Transnational Legal Clinic, Women’s Law Project, and Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Education: Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia

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AMY SCHUMAN

New job title: Buyers’ specialist

Company: The Heather Murphy Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Realty-Coastal Area Partners

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ELLIE ISAACS

New job title: Historic preservation specialist, designer

Company: Lominack Kolman Smith Architects

Duties: Assist and collaborate with director of preservation and firm principals.

Related experience: Lominack Kolman Smith Architects

Education: BFA historic preservation, SCAD

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JUSTIN LAKE

New job title: Treasury professional

Company: State Bank and Trust Co.

Duties: Work with Savannah team to grow deposit portfolio and educate clients on treasury capabilities

Education: Bachelor’s degree, business administration, University of Georgia; associate’s degree, business administration, Middle Georgia College

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SCOTT MASON

New job title: Divisional Sales Manager, Southern U.S.

Company: Nurse Rosie Products

Duties: Sales in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and the Carolinas.

Education: Bachelor of Administration in business management, Georgia Southern University

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MATTHEW HASBROUCK

New job title: Chief operating officer, effective upon closing

Company: Memorial Health

Related experience: St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City; COO, South Atlantic Division’s Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, Ga.; COO, HCA Trident Medical Center, Charleston, S.C.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Minnesota, master’s in healthcare administration, University of North Carolina.

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SARAH DOBRA

New job title: Behavioral health manager

Company: Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council

Duties: Direct research and programmatic initiatives to help with access to and quality of care improvements for mental and behavioral health services for high-risk and under-served citizens

Related experience: Director of development and operations, Georgians for a Healthy Future; disparities manager and cancer care delivery research programmatic coordinator, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Systems Inc.

Education: Juris doctorate, master’s in public health, Tulane University

EVA ELMER

New job title: Director, outreach and communi-cations

Company: Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council

Duties: Create and leverage strategic partnerships, develop and implement organizational communications and marketing plans, provide programmatic management of the Coastal Campaign for Healthy Kids..

Related experience: Campaign manager, Coastal Campaign for Healthy Kids

Education: Bachelor’s in international relations, Randolph College; master’s in public health, College of Charleston

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RUTHIE DURAN DEFFLEY

New job title: Children and families ministry director

Company: Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church

Duties: Launch the Godly Play program

Education: double master’s degree in social work and public policy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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DEBBIE DENNIS

New job title: Broker-in-charge

Company: Judge Realty

Education: Bachelor of Science, communi-cations concentrating in journalism and advertising

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SEBASTIAN EDWARDS

New job title: Director of property maintenance

Company: Judge Realty

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KEN KICKLIGHTER

New job title: Realtor sales associate

Company: Judge Realty

Education: BBA, real estate and location analysis, University of Georgia

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BOB BARNES

New job title: General manager

Company: Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District

Duties: Oversee daily operations, budgets, new hires and business practices; consult with executives to ensure growth

Related experience: General manager, Holiday Inn Hotel &Suites, Beaufort, S.C.

LAUREN BURTSELL

New job title: Closing coordinator

Company: The Heather Murphy Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Realty-Coastal Area Partners

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MEL ALLEN

New job title: Closing coordinator

Company: The Heather Murphy Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Realty-Coastal Area Partners

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HANNAH DUBOIS

New job title: Sales associate

Company: Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

Education: graduate in marketing, minor in computer science, Valdosta State

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MELANIE ORSINI

New job title: Director of tax

Company: Coastal Consulting Management Group

Duties: Deliver tax services in compliance with tax laws and regulations, provide tax planning and review complex tax returns, identify and mitigate tax risks, manage tax department.

Related experience: Senior tax accountant, TJS Deemer Dana, LLP

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – accounting, University of South Carolina

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JONATHAN SHAPLEIGH

New job title: Savannah market president

Company: State Bank and Trust Company

Duties: Manage the Savannah market, guide commercial and business bankers toward goals and objectives

Related experience: Senior vice president of commercial banking, State Bank in Atlanta.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance and financial management services, University of North Georgia

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DAVE OLSON

New job title: Chief operating officer

Company: Restoration Pros 911

Duties: Operations, property loss, service, sales, and project management and training

Education: graduate, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration

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STEVEN OUELLETTE

New job title: Food and beverage manager

Company: The DeSoto

Duties: Manage and oversee room service, the pool bar, Buffalo Bayou, and Edgar’s Proof &Provision

Related experience: Restaurant manager, Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, N.C., and The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.; culinary internships at Walt Disney World and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.

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HONORS/AWARDS

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Gray’s Reef’s Riley wins NOAA award

Michelle Riley is the winner of the 2017 “Sea to Shining Sea: Excellence in Interpretation and Education Award” from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. NOAA is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Riley is Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary’s communications and public outreach coordinator.

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Linstroth in Top 20 Under 40 in construction

Tommy Linstroth has been named among the Top 20 Under 40 in the construction business by Engineering News Record. Linstroth is CEO of Green Badger and Principal of Trident Sustainability Group.

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Anderson, Lewis join Mercer University as trustees

Mercer University’s Board of Trustees has appointed two Savannah businessmen as trustees for a five-year term. They are Curtis G. Anderson, retired investment banker from Savannah, and J. Curtis Lewis III, partner with Hunter &Lewis LLP law firm and a businessman in Savannah.

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Days, Barrea recognized by NLaws

Ricky Days was named Driver of the Month for October by NLaws Produce Inc. He has been with the company since May 2012. Eliseo Barrea, a warehouse puller, was named Warehouse Person of the Month for October by NLaws Produce Inc. He has been with the company since May 2013.

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Historic Savannah Foundation names trustees, officers

Historic Savannah Foundation named its trustees and officers. Joining the board are Shana Copeland of Sterling Seacrest Partners, Mike English of Coastal Region for Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co., Michael McLeod of SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Kathryn Murph of ABR Digital Office Solutions, and Luci Thompson of J. Banks Design Group. Bill Daniel and Gaye Reese were elected to a second three-year term. Officers are Chair Brian Felder, Vice Chair Josh Brooks, Secretary Gaye Reese, Treasurer Susan Clifford, and Parliamentarian Gregori Anderson.

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Krapf earns lifetime achievement honor

Brian E. Krapf, a partner of Lasky Cooper Law, has received the lifetime achievement honor from among America’s Top 100 Attorneys. He has been a personal injury trial law for 26 years.

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Mark Powers graduates from fellowship program

Physical therapist and clinic director Mark Powers has graduated from the fellowship program at the Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy. He works in BenchMark Physical Therapy’s Savannah-Victory location.

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Felder to chair Historic Savannah Foundation

Brian Felder was selected to chair the Historic Savannah Foundation. He is founder and managing principal of Felder &Associates.

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