Originally created 10/31/04

On the move



  • Brian Pearlman has been named vice president of Human Resources for E-Z-Go Textron. Mr. Perlman joined Textron's Jacobsen division in Racine, Wis., as director of human resources in 1999. He was most recently based at the company's operation in Charleston, N.C., where he was a Black Belt in the Textron Six Sigma Program. Before joining Textron, he held various human resources positions in the paper and automotive industries.
  • Sutton Stracke has joined the Augusta Ballet as executive director. Ms. Stracke was previously employed as director of development for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York and served on the board of trustees for the Augusta Ballet during 2003- 04.
  • Tracy S. Teasley and Jane R. Teasley have joined have joined Sid Beckum Realty in Evans. Mr. Teasley, a licensed Realtor, will focus on sales and subdivision development. His wife, who has 39 years of real estate experience, will serve as a licensed sales assistant.
  • Charles W. Hock III has joined the commercial real-estate firm of Sherman and Hemstreet LLC. The Augusta native will focus on the commercial, warehouse and industrial sectors. Mr. Hock is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and has several years of experience brokering and developing commercial properties in Augusta and as far north as Pennsylvania.
  • Linda James, a former director of the Health Careers Opportunity Program and assistant professor of biology at Paine College, has been named director of educational enrichment programs at the Medical College of Georgia. Ms. James will direct programs for pre-college and college students interested in pursuing the health professions, with strong emphasis on under-represented minority and disadvantaged students.
  • Donna Branch has joined the Morris Museum of Art as special events coordinator. She will be responsible for all museum special events, the organization and coordination of its annual fund-raising gala and facility rentals. She has more than 20 years of experience in special events management and was previously employed by the Augusta Symphony as director of marketing and education. Beda Johnson has joined the museum as membership services coordinator. She was previously special events coordinator at the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame's Botanical Gardens. She has more than 15 years of industry experience. Brenda Hall has joined the museum as office manager. She was previously employed by Morris Communications Co. LLC's advertising department. She will be providing administrative support to the Education and Development departments.
  • Biz bits

  • Michael W. Vickrey, of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co., has been awarded the accredited buyer's representa-tive designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors. The designation is earned by a combination of classroom study and practical application of the academic principals in serving homebuyers.
  • University Health Care System was named one of 16 health-care providers recognized in the Business Word Inc. 2004 Profiles in Healthcare Marketing Annual Report of the Year competition. University's 2003 Community Report received third place among Small Healthcare Systems.
  • Rodney Lorick, the general manager of Red Lobster's Walton Way restaurant, was one of 15 company employees to win a trip on the Seafood & Wine Lover's Cruise for culinary excellence. Restaurants were measured by their foods' overall taste, appearance, temperature and preparation.
  • The Aiken Arby's restaurant was presented with the Five Star Award at the Arby's 2004 Worldwide Franchise Convention in Hollywood, Fla., for high levels of sales growth and outstanding operations. It was chosen as one of the top five units out of more than 3,400 in the nation.
  • Frances Harley received Sherman and Hemstreet GMAC Real Estate's top sales and marketing agent for South Carolina. Joe Loomer received the brokerage's top sales and marketing agent award for Georgia.
  • Joel Surles, of First Bank Mortgage, has graduated from the Xinnix Mortgage Academy in Atlanta, putting him among the top 1 percent of mortgage loan officers nationwide who have attended more than 400 hours of course study. He earned the designation of XCO and won the Xinnix Mach 1 award for his achievements.
  • Charles G. Newton IV has been appointed to the board of Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The Thomson resident is vice president of McDuffie Feed & Seed Inc. and is chairman of McDuffie County Board of Commissioners. The governor appointed Laura Mays Coble to the board of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. Ms. Coble is an independent contractor in insurance sales and is a committee member for the Augusta State Women's Golf Program and is tournament director for the Augusta State Women's Golf Invitational. The governor appointed Danny Craig to the board of trustees for the Judicial Retirement System. Mr. Craig is the district attorney in the Augusta Judicial Circuit and is past chairman of the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia.
  • Xytex Corp. President Armand M. Karow attended the 60th annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in Philadelphia earlier this month. Also representing Xytex at the meeting were Holly Fowler, the director of sales and marketing; Renee Koon, the director of Xytex Ovations; and Heather Brooks, the coordinator of Xytex's Canadian office.
  • Nita Boeglan, Roberta Sheehan, Molly Garren, Bob Williams, and Pam Ellis, of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co. , have earned their accredited buyers repr
  • sentative designation.

  • Matthew Gay, of Gay's Christmas Tree Farm, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Georgia Christmas Tree Association. Mr. Gay has served as president-elect for the past two years and has been a board member for several years. Mr. Gay also has been elected vice president of the Georgia Christmas Tree Coop Association.
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