Connie Siu Guinn has been named director of the Children's Miracle Network at the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. She was previously the Children's Miracle Network program director in Atlanta. She has more than five years of experience in fund raising and program development, and earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Georgia.
John E. Steiner has joined Lexicor Medical Technology Inc. as vice president and general manager. Mr. Steiner has held general and executive management positions in Fortune 500 companies, in addition to entrepreneurial ventures, with emphasis on marketing, business development and strategic planning. He has a master's degree in business administration.
Christy Donovan has joined Lexicor as marketing manager. Ms. Donovan was previously employed as a merchandising manager, where she led in market research for competitive analysis and new business opportunities. She has bachelor's degrees in both political science and communication arts and science and is scheduled to complete her master's degree in public administration in spring 2005.
Linda B. Stone has joined Lexicor as a corporate paralegal. Ms. Stone has more than 14 years experience as a paralegal in private practice and corporate settings, with emphasis on legal research, contracts, draft pleadings, and legal documentation preparation.
Jim M. Garrison Jr. has been promoted to Lexicor's manager of business application development. Before joining Lexicor in 2003, he was a senior nuclear chemistry technician at the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant. He has bachelor's degrees in physics and computer science.
Steven Alexander has joined Lexicor as a software engineer. Mr. Alexander previously held project analyst and computer programmer positions for Florida state agencies, where he lead technical support for statewide facilities and lead the design and development of an internal product tracking system. He has a bachelor's degree in information systems.
Heather J. Seigler has joined the Augusta Smith Barney office as an investment management analyst.
Bill Cleveland, a certified financial planner and certified public accountant, announced the opening of the Augusta office of Preston & Cleveland Wealth Management LLC, a fee-only financial planning and registered investment advisory firm. Mr. Cleveland is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.
Linda E. Walker, of Rhodes Financial Services Mortgages LLC, was the top loan producer in November.
The following people have been elected to a one-year term on the Augusta-Richmond County Commission's Downtown Advisory Panel: Anne Sidey, Libby Osbon, Brad Owens, David Moretz, Mike Guthrie, Coco Rubio, Hanson Carter, and Martin Rodriguez.
Angela Morgan, a professor of music and chairwoman of Augusta State University's Department of Fine Arts, has been elected to serve as the vice chairwoman for Region 7 of the National Association of Schools of Music. Dr. Morgan has been a faculty member since 1995 and became chairwoman in 1999. She serves as the director of the university's orchestra and teaches applied violin.
Rhonda Graybeal was named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals during the recent National Philanthropy Day Luncheon & Awards Ceremony. The board member of Safe Homes of Augusta Inc. was nominated by the Medical College of Georgia and University Health Care Foundation.
Sid Mullis, the Richmond County extension coordinator, has graduated from the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program. Mr. Mullis was one of 19 graduates. No more than 30 individuals participate each year.
Anna Underhill, the leader of the Hair Cuttery shop in the National Plaza shopping center, was honored by the chain's parent organization for her leadership achievements during a recent evening reception. At the same event, the company's Evans Crossing salon team was honored with top customer service awards for its ranking in the company's "WOW" survey.
Dr. Ruth-Marie Fincher, the vice dean for academic affairs and professor at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, has been inducted into the University System of Georgia Board of Regents inaugural Hall of Fame for her contributions to higher education in Georgia.
Donna Hall, of Hall Marketing, was awarded The Augusta Players' Unsung Hero Award for 2004 in recognition of her volunteer time and service. Ms. Hall is a past president of the board of directors for the Augusta Players.
Gwen Fulcher Young, the broker of Gwen Fulcher Young and Associates, has been nominated by The Business Advisory Council and the National Republican Congres-sional Committee as a 2004 Businesswoman of the Year for her leadership and support of the council.
Royce Allen, of the Georgia Bank and Trust Mortgage Department, was the top mortgage loan producer in November.
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