The following is information about hirings and promotions of businesspeople in the Augusta area:
Debbie W. Harris, Allied A.S.I.D, has joined the interior design staff of Andrews Gallery furniture store.
Rodney P. Benefield has been promoted to manager of operations for HealthCare Consultants of America Inc. Randy Thompsona consultant and certified professional coder, has been promoted to manager of corporate development.
Ben Moss has been promoted to vice president of Augusta Mortgage Co. His responsibilities with the company will continue to be in loan origination.
Elmer Falls has been selected as the chief of safety and security at Paine College.
The Robinson-Humphrey Co. announces the following promotions:Norman C. Schaffer, first vice president-investments; Edmond M. Smith II, first vice president-investments; D. Frank Stone, first vice president-investments; Kenneth P. Wiland, first vice president-investments; J. Nick Shaw, vice president-investments; Richard D. Cundey, second vice president-investments; Stanley J. Kuzia, second vice president-investments; John W. Phelan, second vice president-investments.
Elliott, Davis & Co., L.L.P., announces the following promotions in Aiken: Karen Skiff to tax manager; Nancy Higgins to auditing and accounting supervisor: Ling Liu to auditing and accounting senior.
Elizabeth Jones has been named the special, planned and annual giving director for the Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA Inc.
The following is information about awards and personal honors of businesspeople in the Augusta area:
Photographer Kevin Jiminez was awarded a Citation for Excellence in Publications, third in the nation, by College Sports Information Directors of America for a work in Augusta State University's multisports brochure.
Abram Serotta, president of Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPAs, has been selected as a technical reviewer for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants video on the 1997 tax laws.
Cheryl Fitzgerald Hibbard of Fitz-Symms Photographers in Augusta has earned the master artist degree from the Professional Photographers of America.
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Pamela Francisco of Martinez qualified as a team manager and earned the use of a red Pontiac Grand Am.
Gil Eaves of the Bill Hill District Agency in Augusta, was cited during the 117th annual meeting of agents of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. for sales excellence, in the Diamond Class with sales exceeding $10 million, during the year ended May 31.
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