Originally created 07/31/05

Business bites



 • Nancy J. Glaser has been named the executive director of the Augusta Museum of History. Ms. Glaser has more than 28 years of experience in museum administration and was previously museum division director at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Ky.

 • Tom Tynan has been named general manager of the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant. Mr. Tynan was previously plant operations assistant general manager. He replaces Skip Kitchens, who has been named nuclear support general manager of Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant at Southern Nuclear's corporate office in Birmingham, Ala.

 • Mr. Tynan began his career with the Southern Co. in 1988 as a shift technical adviser at Plant Vogtle. He earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

 • Steven Lee Abbott has been promoted from chief ranger to chief ranger senior for the Georgia Forestry Commission's Columbia and Richmond County units. The Martinez resident has been employed by the commission since 1983 and has been a chief ranger since 2000. His duties include supervision over wildfire prevention and suppression, public education, control burning and enforcing outdoor burning regulations.

 • Linda Evans has been named the University of South Carolina Aiken's director of major gifts. She has seven years of fundraising experience and was previously employed as the senior development officer at the Walton Foundation for Independence. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University.

 • Melissa Walker, an accounting project coordinator in the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences, has been named director of the school's business operations and Allied Health Practice Group Inc. The 19-year employee has overseen the school's annual budget for the past five years. Her new responsibilities include assisting Dean Shelley Mishoe with additional budget and operational needs including the new practice plan and the Center for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation.

 • Vikki Blair Adkins has been named development manager of Golden Harvest Food Bank. Ms. Adkins was previously executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and is the current president of the Greater Augusta chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 • Dr. John C. Keel has joined Walton Rehabilitation Health System's medical team. He earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency in the Department of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. He will join Dr. Pamela Salazar at Augusta Rehabilitation Associates.

 • Sandy Wynn has joined Advanced Mortgage & Investment Corp. as a loan originating specialist and has more than 10 years of industry experience. She will specialize in home mortgage refinance and FHA and new home buyer loan programs. Jacob Jarrett has joined the company as a loan originating specialist and will be responsible for mortgage loan generation for prime and nonprime credit files. Mr. Jarrett has five years of industry experience in the Augusta area.

 • Crystal DeVivo has joined Doctors Care's Aiken medical staff. She earned a bachelor's degree in the physician assistant program and is licensed in South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. She also is accredited with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has more than 10 years of health care experience and was previously employed by Family MedCenters of Aiken and the Germantown Minor Medical Center in Germantown, Tenn.

 • Ocozzio has announced the following new hires: Kristina Ahearn has joined Ocozzio as a graphic design intern in the marketing firm's Augusta office. She is an intern from the Savannah College and Arts and Design. Marion Cantrell has joined the company as an account executive in the Augusta office. Ms. Cantrell is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships. She earned a master's degree in public administration at Augusta State University. Judy Lince has joined Ocozzio's Atlanta office as director of jewelry marketing. Ms. Lince has more than 30 years of in the jewelry industry and was most recently employed as the sales coordinator for a jewelry catalog company. Leah Moore has joined the company as graphic design artist in the Augusta office. The Anderson, S.C., native earned a bachelor's degree in graphic communications at Clemson University.

 • Donna Smith has joined the company as a graphic design artist in the company's Augusta office. Ms. Smith previously worked as a freelance graphic designer in Lexington, S.C. She earned a master's degree in graphic design from the Savannah College of Arts and Design. Ocozzio also announced two promotions at its Augusta office: Jon Aron, from senior designer to associate creative director; and Jennifer Roberts, from intern to production assistant.

 • Cherry, Bakaert & Holland LLP announced the following staff additions and promotions: Kimberly Weimer has joined the firm as a manager in the audit department; Lynn Strom has joined the firm as a staff accountant in the audit department; Marassa Crawford has joined the firm as an audit administrative assistant in the audit department; Jesse Hornsby has joined the firm as an accounting technician in the audit department; Amy Harrison has been promoted to senior accountant in the audit department; Jessica Harmon has been promoted to senior accountant in the audit department; and Earl Love has joined the firm as an information technology specialist.

BIZ BITS

 • Henry Grady Harry has been appointed to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Advisory Committee by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The retired Equifax employee is a member of the Augusta Kiwanis Club.

 • The following people have been named to South Carolina Bar's 2005-06 Section Councils: Barbara R. Morgan, 2nd Circuit Solicitor's Office, past chairwoman of the Criminal Law Section; Vicki Snelgrove, Johnson Johnson Whittle & Snellgrove, vice chairwoman of the Family Law Section; Richard L. Pearce, city of Aiken, chairman-elect of the Government Law Section; Robert L. Buchanan Jr., Buchanan Law Office PA, vice chairman of the Real Estate Practices Section; Thomas R. Young Jr., and Whetston Myers Perkins & Young LLC, past chairman of the Torts and Insurance Practices Section.

 • Bill Farr, president of The Carpet Shop, announced that the company has been promoted to Premiere Star Service status, an industry designation of Flooring America that measures excellence in sales, installation practices and consumer services.

 • Brian Daniels, a loan originating specialist for Advanced Mortgage & Investment Corp., has been named the top producer for the month of June.

 • Carolyn A. Ramp, a licensed professional counselor in the Columbia County school system and a clinical supervisor at Transitional Family Services of Atlanta, has been named Multi-Level School Counselor of the Year for the state by the Georgia School Counselors Association.

 • Daniel Guidry, a network technician at Elliott Davis Technology Solutions LLC, has received McAfee Inc.'s security professional certification for achievements in their Network Technical Professional, Systems Technical Professional and Risk Management Technical Professional Certifications.

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