Originally created 09/14/03

On the move



  • Cynthia Nava has been named an assistant vice president for SouthTrust Bank. She was branch operations administrator. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and joined the company in 1986.
  • Mike Brown has been named director of purchasing at University Hospital. Mr. Brown, who earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, was vice president of operations and financial manager at Legion Industries in Waynesboro, Ga., and most recently was materials manager for E-Z-GO Textron.
  • Jeffrey Wheeler has been promoted to junior recruiter in the medical services division of MAU Inc. He was the company's recruiting assistant in the professional division. He will be responsible for client relations and recruiting medical personnel for customers. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
  • Denise Tortorete has been named South Carolina retail sales manager for The Augusta Chronicle. She has worked for Morris Communications Co. as a corporate sales representative and for The Chronicle as a major accounts sales representative.
  • Kate Metts has been named general manager of Augusta Magazine. She has worked for The Augusta Chronicle for 17 years in news, advertising and marketing. She has held various management positions in the advertising department during the past six years.
  • Rhonda Oellerich has been promoted to communications director for Keystone Homes.
  • Richard Fairey has been promoted to market president for Wachovia Bank's operations in Dalton, Ga., and Calhoun, Ga. The Augusta native was the financial sales leader for the Augusta market. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Georgia State University.
  • BIZ BITS

  • Charles C. Smith of the Smurfit-Stone Recycling Division was recognized for outstanding sales achievements during the corporation's annual meeting in Las Vegas.
  • Meybohm Realtors announced the following agents have achieved certification as Cendant mobility inventory specialists, mobility marketing specialists and referral specialists: Lili Youngblood, west Augusta; Tonda Wysong, Columbia County; Greg Honeymicheal, south Augusta; and Glenda Godefroy, west Augusta.
  • Keystone Homes announced the following employees attended The Managers and Supervisors Conference: Lee Banks, A.J. Laster , Laura Tilt, Rhonda Oellerich and Bobby Samples. Also, Mr. Samples and Mr. Banks completed the basic and advanced training of Primavera P3e/c for construction.
  • The following people have been elected to MAU Inc.'s board of advisers: Wyck A. Knox Jr., partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; John W. "J" Lee, former president and chief operating officer of GIW Industries Inc. and current chairman of the board of First Bank of Georgia; Richard H. Parks, CEO of Cape Fear Valley Health System and former executive vice president of University Hospital; and Cary Rivers, former senior vice president of sales and marketing for Club Car and current chairman of First Bank Advisory Board.
  • Evelyn Dysart, founder of Dysart MTC modeling, acting and casting agency, has relocated the business to Augusta after two years in Atlanta.
  • On the Move is a free listing of The Augusta Chronicle designed to highlight achievements in the business community., Send typewritten information by noon Tuesday to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; send a fax to (706) 722-7403; or e-mail damon.cline@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and telephone number. E-mail is the preferred method to receive photos. Send photos in a .jpg, .tif or .eps format to augphoto@augustachronicle.com. The Chronicle cannot guarantee the return of submitted photo prints. Submissions may be edited.