Originally created 05/02/04

On the move



  • Corey Myers has been named the manager of the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Deans Bridge Road, replacing Travis Bailey, who was promoted to a field training position. Mr. Myers, who started with the company as a cart pusher in 1993 while serving in the Navy in Savannah, Ga., was previously store manager of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Americus, Ga. Mr. Myers earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Savannah State University.
  • Chris Ready and John Leibach have joined Keystone Homes Inc. as project managers.
  • Greg Dechau has been promoted to senior vice president of Wachovia Securities. His duties will include assisting clients with investment advice, investments, retirement and estate planning needs. Mr. Dechau joined Wachovia in 2002 and was previously employed by Edward Jones Investments. He earned a master's degree from Brenau University and is an accredited asset management specialist.
  • Madglene Young has been promoted to regional sales director with AmeriPlan Corp., a provider of discounted health benefits.
  • Panos Mitsis has joined Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta as assistant manager of Augustino's Restaurant. The native of Greece was previously a restaurant manager/owner in the United Kingdom and was most recently employed by Carnival Cruises.
  • Milo Hayes has joined Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta as banquet manager. He has 13 years of experience in the hospitality industry and was most recently employed by the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, Calif.
  • Mario Engelbrecht has joined Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta as a manager of Augustino's Restaurant. The native of South Africa was previously employed as a hotel chef in the United Kingdom.
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  • Maggie Mickens was selected West Lake Country Club's April Employee of the Month. Ms. Mickens works in the Housekeeping Department.
  • G&P Trucking placed third in the Truckload Carriers Association's Division V national Fleet Safety Awards program.

  • Tommy Lyles has been named Augusta Technical College's Teacher of the Year. The Gadsden, Ala., native has been a welding instructor at the school since 1988 and was previously employed by Georgia Power Co. Mr. Lyles was selected for his commitment to teaching and mentoring students and for his accomplishments as a metal artist.
  • Augusta Tech also recognized the following employees: Tiffany Rowe-Thomas, Office Person of the Year; and Patricia Bussey, Building and Grounds Person of the Year. Brenda Catchings, a faculty member, was honored for 25 years of service; Lula Lee, business office, 20 years; Cynthia Lighter-Jones, administrative assistant, 15 years; Chris Mangelly, computer services, 10 years; Maxine Newson, faculty member, five years; and Jacqueline Harris, faculty member, five years.

  • Lalita Dodia, of Meybohm Realtors, has received the certified new home sales professional designation.
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