Originally created 02/05/06

Biz bits



  • James W. Brantley has joined First Bank of Augusta as vice president and office manager of the bank's main office on Wheeler Road. The Louisville, Ga., native has been with the company since 1999 and was previously employed by SouthTrust Bank.

  • Mary Hill Gary and Becky Skinner have joined Augusta First Bank & Trust as vice presidents in the private financial management department. Both were previously employed as relationship managers at Wachovia Wealth Management.
  • Sandra Glosser, Jack Myers and Suzanne Grant have joined Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co. as mortgage loan officers.
  • Wayne Gray has joined Fairway Ford's fleet/commercial accounts and business development departments. Mr. Gray was previously employed as general manager of Bobby Jones Ford and has more than 30 years of automotive industry experience.
  • Matt Fry has been promoted to assistant vice president and audit manager at Security Federal Bank. The Aiken resident and company employee for 12 years will be responsible for credit review, compliance and audit supervision.
  • Jason Langdale has been promoted to branch manager at Security Federal Bank's Graniteville branch. The company employee for seven years was previously a management associate.
  • Jason Davis has joined the management team of Southern Bank & Trust in Aiken. Mr. Davis will serve as vice president of construction lending for sister company Georgia Bank & Trust until the newly organized federal savings bank begins operations later this year. He was previously employed as a residential construction lending manager and bank officer at Regions Bank in Aiken.
  • Laura Conway has been promoted to vice president and operations officer at Security Federal Bank. The Aiken resident was previously assistant vice president and operations manager. The six-year employee's new responsibilities include management of deposit operations.
  • James O. McCormick has joined Sirbee Health Solutions LLC as general manager. Mr. McCormick has more than 30 years of management experience and will be responsible for over seeing the biomedical equipment service, repair and procurement company's marketing, sales and daily operations.
  • Trudy Boyd has been promoted to assistant vice president and community development officer at Security Federal Bank. The Aiken resident's new responsibilities include loan origination and liaison for partnership with Aiken Housing/CDIC and the city of Aiken.
  • Todd Stanford has been promoted to assistant vice president and business development officer at Security Federal Bank. The North Augusta resident's new responsibilities include commercial lending and land/lot financing.
  • Jim Dyer has been promoted to classified multimedia director at The Augusta Chronicle. John Jackson has been promoted to the company's retail multimedia director. They will be responsible for growing both online and print revenues in their respective departments. Mr. Dyer also will oversee the 7th Street Media operation.
  • John Cagle has been promoted to central Carolina commercial sales manager for Regions Bank. The Aiken resident has more than 25 years of banking industry experience and previously served as a member of the commercial lending team.
  • Scott Vasquez has joined Regions Bank as a commercial lender. The North Augusta resident was previously employed as a commercial lender at Wachovia.
  • Robert B. Mall has joined Boutwell Chiropractic Group PC as a Chiropractic Physician. The Augusta resident was previously owner of a private practice in Iowa. His responsibilities will be taking new patients at the clinic.
  • Donald E. Smart has been appointed as general counsel to Atlanta Life Financial Group Inc. Mr. Smart was previously the company's acting general counsel.
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  • Coni Sansom has retired from Beasley Broadcast Group after a 30-year career in Augusta radio, 20 of which were spent with Beasley. She most recently served as a co-general manager of Beasley's Augusta market with Kent Dunn, who now assumes responsibility for the entire market. The Augusta native began her radio career as an announcer at WFNL-AM in 1976.
  • Bill Beazley, of Bill Beazley Homes Inc., has received the prestigious designation of Senior Life Director from the Builders Association of Metro Augusta's national affiliate, the National Association of Home Builders, for achievements in his 20 years of consecutive service.
  • Susan Bradley, of Waynesboro, has received Papa's Pizza To-Go's 2005 Company Store Manager of the Year award.
  • Richard L. Pearce, staff attorney for the city of Aiken, has been elected as the 2006 secretary treasurer of the Municipal Attorneys Association in South Carolina.
  • The following employees in Bi-Lo/Bruno's Augusta district have been recognized for the following service awards: Richard Albert, James Singleton, Tina Young, Susanne Short, Mary Dority, Chandra Cothron, Jeannette Thompson-Nesbitt, Willie Booker and Tori Moore, 10 years; Suzanne White and William Johnson, 15 years; Charlie Roberts, Earl Bettis and Henry Goff, 20 years; Keith Chalker, 25 years; Gail O'Quinn and Fred Young, 30 years; and Bob Pritchard, 35 years.
  • The following members of the APICS CSRA Chapter completed the Detailed Scheduling and Planning CPIM Review Course in January: Beth Hughes, Tyco Healthcare/Kendall; Sandra Thomas and Larry Neal, Club Car Inc.; Mariano Motefusco and Patrick Reth, Thermo King; Brandon Matthews, ASCO; Holger Jung, Martha Beasley, Marie Creech and Alan S. Headden, Clariant Corp.
  • Evalyn M. Williams, of Brochures By Design.com, has been invited to write a column appearing in the February issue of Mr. Internet's ePower!News online magazine.
  • Sean Collett, of Rhodes Financial Services Mortgages LLC, was the top loan producer in volume and units for the month of December.
  • Latonya Durden, a juvenile correctional counselor at the Augusta Youth Development Campus, has been named the institution's December 2005 Employee of the Month.
  • Charlie Royal, sales manager of Gerald Jones Mazda, has been named the top Mazda Sales Professional in the Southeast Region for 2005. Mr. Royal competed against 364 participants for the title.
  • The South Augusta office of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co. received a Certificate of Appreciation for their support of Fort Gordon's Installation Awards Program, which presents gift certificates and letters of appreciation to members of the military.
  • Rebecca Heaton and Joy Bazen, of CSRA Federal Credit Union, recently attended the University Hospital Tree of Love Campaign Banquet, where individuals and organizations were recognized for their volunteerism and monetary support of Camp Juliet, an overnight camp for children with diabetes, and Camp Whispering Wind, an overnight camp for children with asthma.
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