On the move

- Arthur Flowers has joined Synovus Mortgage Corp. as mortgage loan originator. He was previously employed by Wells Fargo Bank. His responsibilities include providing residential mortgages in the Augusta metro area. The Augusta resident has more than 34 years of mortgage and retail banking experience.

 

- Michael Dixon has been promoted to vice president of professional services at MCG Health Inc. He was previously director of patient care services business operations. His new responsibilities include administrative responsibility for operations such as pathology services, radiology, respiratory and pharmacy.

- Angie W. Benjamin has joined Queensborough National Bank and Trust as a mortgage loan officer. The Augusta resident has seven years of financial services industry experience and was previously employed by SunTrust Mortgage. Her responsibilities include residential mortgages, refinancing and construction loans.

- Jamie Pierce has joined Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. as loan originator. He was previously employed by SunTrust Bank. The Evans resident's responsibilities include providing residential and construction mortgages and refinancing.

- Charlie Parker has joined Georgia Bank & Trust as senior vice president and business development officer. The Augusta resident was previously employed by Wachovia.

- Sandy Vantrease, a financial adviser at Smith Barney's Augusta office, has been promoted to investment management specialist.

- James Gay has joined First Bank Mortgage as a loan officer. He was previously employed by TM Capital. The North Augusta resident's responsibilities include the production of residential mortgage loans.

- Mashell Fashion has been named assistant director of the East Central Georgia Regional Library. She served as facilities librarian of the six-branch Augusta-Richmond County Library system for the past five years. She is replacing Alice Walker, who will retired Aug. 31.

- Elliott Davis LLC announced the following additions to its Augusta office: Jay Gibson, previously the vice president of finance for Santens of America, joined the audit department as senior manager. The certified public accountant has 21 years of accounting experience and focuses on the manufacturing and construction industries. Richard R. Whitlock III joins the firm as a senior accountant in the audit department. The certified public accountant has seven years of accounting experience. Cammie Thompson a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, has joined the audit department as staff accountant.

- Ron Cooke has joined Dick Smith Chrysler Jeep in Aiken as service adviser. Mr. Cooke has more than 36 years of automobile industry experience and recently relocated from Columbia.

- Dr. Frank A. Treiber has been promoted to associate provost at the Medical College of Georgia. He was previously vice president for research. His new responsibilities include providing single points of contact for issues related to research. He joined MCG in 1984.

- Beth P. Brigdon has been promoted to associate provost at MCG. She was previously vice president for information technology. Her new responsibilities include providing single points of contact for issues related to information technology and advising Provost Barry Goldstein on academic and research technology support.

- Dr. Roman M. Cibirka has been promoted to vice president for instruction and associate provost at MCG. He was previously associate vice president for academic affairs. His new responsibilities include serving as chief advisor on academic affairs, strategic management of educational programs, instructional effectiveness and academic assessment. He joined MCG as a faculty member in 1996.

BIZ BITS

- Jay Forrester, group vice president of Georgia Bank & Trust, was elected 2006-07 president of the Leadership Georgia Bankers Association at the group's 46th annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

- Charles Whaley, ADT Home Security specialist, has been named a preferred provider from the Executive Review Committee of the CSRA Home Connections Local Alliance marketing program for achievements in service, sales and customer satisfaction.

- Robert K. Yu, the director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and the Institute of Neuroscience at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named president-elect of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America. He will assume presidency of the 2,800-member organization in January 2008.

- Southeastern Bank Financial Corp., the holding company for Georgia Bank & Trust Co., was listed No. 22 on U.S. Banker's Top 200 Community Banks list based on its three-year return on equity.

- Mike Ruark, Ryan Dyches and Allen Chapman, of Advanced Services Pest Control, have passed the Georgia Structural Pest Control Certification Exam.

- Kurt Mobley, of Edward Jones in Augusta, has received the A.F. McKenzie Achievement Award for sales and service during the past year.

- Sam G. Roney, of Re/Max Augusta, has completed the CIPS course International Real Estate for Local Markets, sponsored by the Georgia Association of Realtors.

- Linda Walker has the top loan producer in volume and units at Rhodes Financial Services Inc. in July.

- Michele Gaston, of Sherman & Hemstreet/GMAC, was named the top listing agent in June.

- Vicki Bridges was received the top commercial sales agent at Re/Max Augusta in July. Linda Townsend was the top residential agent.

On the move/Biz bits is a free public-service listing of the Augusta Chronicle highlighting achievements in the business community. To submit text and a photo, use our online form at www.augustachronicle.com/business/onthemove. Submissions may be edited.

 

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