Originally created 02/23/03

On the move



  • Beverly Barshafsky Peltierhas joined Augusta Technical College as director of institutional advancement. She will be responsible for the management and day-to-day operation of the Augusta Tech Foundation. Mrs. Peltier brings more than 17 years of marketing and public relations experience from companies such as IBM, First Union and most recently SunTrust Bank, where she served as director of marketing for the Augusta and Savannah markets. She is a 1996 graduate of Augusta State University where she received a bachelor's degree in marketing. She and her husband, Mark, reside in Richmond County.
  • Thomas H. Burgess has been named market manager for the new Athens branch of Fairway Outdoor Advertising, a division of Morris Communications. Mr. Burgess is currently controller of the outdoor division and will retain those responsibilities in addition to overseeing the new operation. The 32-year Morris employee was business manager of The Augusta Chronicle before being named controller of Fairway in 1986.
  • Steven A. Peterson has become a partner of Ingenium Consulting Inc. He is registered as a professional engineer in Georgia and South Carolina and has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina. He has seven years of experience.
  • Also, joining as partner is John N. Lovin who is a project manager and designer. He has six years of construction project management experience and 15 years of mechanical information technology design experience.

  • Kelly Casalino has been promoted to online sales director for The Augusta Chronicle. Ms. Casalino worked in the Augusta medical industry for 18 years before joining The Chronicle in January 2001, where she received the Top Performance Award for classified sales in the same year. The Sanford, N.C., native lives in Augusta with her husband, Ron, and their three daughters.
  • Joe Adams has been named Kerr Business College's information technology admissions representative. Mr. Adams, whose background includes graphic sales and customer service training, moved to Augusta from Phoenix three years ago.
  • Also, Dann Standard has been named Kerr Business College's full-time technology specialist/instructor. The Georgia native's work and educational history includes tenure at SRS, senior technician at The Computer Source and multiple CompTIA and Microsoft certifications.

  • Lisa Taylor has joined the staff at Morris Travel Agency as a leisure travel consultant. Ms. Taylor has more than 17 years of travel experience, and she is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge.
  • Also, Angie Hogan has joined Morris Travel Agency as a corporate travel consultant. She has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate travel planner.

  • Doug Varner has joined the staff of Augusta Magazine. Mr. Varner, who was an intern for the publication in 2001, will produce research materials and manage creative materials for the sales team. He recently earned his master's degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University.
  • James McCormick has joined Birch Telecom as an account executive at its Augusta sales office.
  • Jeff Noah has joined R.W. Allen & Associates Inc. as project estimator.
  • BIZ BITS

  • FutureCall LLC has been ranked 20th within the Top 50 Teleservices Agencies, the industry's most prestigious benchmark. This marks the fourth year in a row that FutureCall has secured a spot within the top 20.
  • Abram J. Serotta, certified public accountant and managing partner of Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co., has been appointed to the American Tax Institute and Legislative Policy Committee, which reviews proposed legislation work with Congress and works with Treasury to draft legislation and simplify the tax code.
  • Winyah Home Health Care recently named Janice Lynn Brown, a registered nurse, as the January Employee of the Month in its Augusta Division.
  • Master Pontiac Buick GMC in Martinez congratulated George Sleister, general manager, for 40 years of service, as well as Jon Denning, business manager, for 30 years of consecutive service.
  • Estelle Parsley, director of news and operations for WRDW-TV, has been accepted to the 2003 News Director Development Program. Ms. Parsley will take part in a year-long program that includes seminars in news ethics, decision-making, management and leadership.
  • Rex R. Reed has joined the Augusta office of Midwest Maintenance Inc. Mr. Reed has more than 20 years of project management experience in the construction business.
  • The On the Move feature is a free listing of The Augusta Chronicle designed to highlight achievements in the business community.

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