Jason Benton has been named software testing manager at Ipswitch Inc., a leading supplier of Internet productivity software.
Stacy A. Tallent has been promoted to president of the Health Center Credit Union at the Medical College of Georgia.
Rick Brady has been named sales manager of Acura of Augusta.
Robert Thurman has joined First National Bank and Trust as branch manager of the Martinez location.
C. Ferrell Jenkins has joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a financial adviser.
Charles Jenkins has joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a first vice president and estate planning specialist.
Ling Liu has been promoted to manager in the accounting and auditing practice for the Aiken office of Elliott, Davis & Co. LLP.
Jimmy Lister has been promoted to associate engineer for the Augusta office of Elliott Davis Technology Solutions.
Chip Matson has been named director of computer services at Augusta State University. Mr. Matson previously was the director of information services, technical operations, at the Medical College of Georgia.
Allen Edward Isdell Sr., president of A&R Exterminating Co. Inc., has been appointed to serve on the Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission through July 2002.
Rick L. Evans, CPA, tax partner and head of the audit and accounting services functions for Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., CPAs, recently attended a conference in Dallas sponsored by the Driving Force, a group that specializes in automobile industry clients.
Jim McMurrain has been named loan officer of the month for November at First Bank Mortgage, a division of First Bank of Georgia.
Thomas Click and Peter Vagovic of Vagovic Heating & Air Conditioning Corp. attended the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Training, a three-day training seminar in Atlanta.
Gary McGlone, a registered representative with Regions Investment Co. Inc. in Aiken, has earned membership in the 2000 Admiral's Club, PLANCO's highest honor. PLANCO, a wholesaler of financial products, distinguishes representatives who produce $3 million or more in a calendar year.
Celia P. Dunn, DMD, a comprehensive dentist, recently completed Part I and Part II of implant continuum at the Accelerated Dental Learning Center in Atlanta. Dr. Dunn also completed The 10 Must Know Factors about Occlusion and the TMJ and How to Put Your Practice in the Top 10 Percent at the Center for Advanced Study in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ernest E. Murphey, owner of United Refrigeration, received the Lifetime Distinguished Service award from the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society.
Randy Green and Peter Vagovic of Vagovic Heating & Air Conditioning Corp. attended the Honeywell Smart Valve and gas ignition system training seminar in Atlanta.
Will Rogers, a senior financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisers, attended the Advanced Adviser Conference in San Antonio.
Terry Kellems, account executive at Beasley Broadcast Group stations WGAC/WRDW, has earned the designation of Certified Radio Marketing Consultant from the Radio Advertising Bureau.