-Carl Henson has been promoted to the director of business development at MAU Inc. Mr. Henson's new responsibilities include the supervision, planning and directing of corporate sales and business development. He has more than nine years of experience in human resources and staffing.
-Mercedes Petkus has been promoted to branch manager of SunTrust Bank's Broad Street location. Ms. Petkus, an employee since 1992, was previously the assistant branch manager at the bank's Southgate office on Gordon Highway. Her new responsibilities will include developing new business and personal-banking relationships, coordinating staffing and overseeing customer service.
-Creshauna Hines has been promoted to branch manager of SunTrust Bank's Walton Way branch. Ms. Hines, an employee since 2000, was previously the branch's assistant branch manager. Her new responsibilities will include developing new business and personal banking
-Vickie Meyer has joined Wachovia Mortgage as a mortgage consultant. The Augusta native was previously employed with Wachovia Bank as a financial specialist.
-Susan K. Bly has joined United Way of the CSRA Inc. as a campaign division director. She was previously employed by Georgia Bank & Trust Co. and has 24 years of experience in the banking industry. Ms. Bly will be responsible for maintaining and coordinating fundraising efforts in the areas of industry, manufacturing and outlying counties.
-Julie Graybeal has been named special events coordinator for the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center. She was previously marketing and promotions manager at Clear Channel Radio. Her responsibilities include creating, coordinating and implementing events to benefit the center and the Children's Miracle Network.
-Lessie Chapman, of L&G Consulting Inc. and the president of the Greater Augusta chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants was the guest speaker at the latest meeting of the Atlanta chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants. Her presentation topic was Malpractice Issues in Psychiatric Deaths.
-Dr. William B. Strong, emeritus Leon Henri Charbonnier Professor of Pediatrics and Section Chief emeritus of Pediatric Cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia, has received the 2006 Ross Award in Pediatric Education from the Southern Society for Pediatric Research.
-Holly Lott was the top producer for First Bank Mortgage for January.
-Connie D. Ryan has received the recognition award from the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care for six years of service.
-Velma Curry, Brandon Mickens and Inoris Douglas graduated from basic juvenile correctional officer training at the Augusta Youth Development Center.
-Dr. Robert K. Yu, the director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and the Institute of Neuroscience at MCG, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
-Larry Miller Realty Inc. Century 21 has been recognized by Century 21 Real Estate Corp. as the No. 2 Easter Seals fundraising office for the Southeast region, which includes Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, and is composed of 154 offices and 2,200 agents.
-CMC-Augusta, a scrap-metal recycling facility at 1890 Old Savannah Road, announced it is changing its name to CMC Metal Recycling as part of its parent company's corporate identity strategy.
-Nancy Howle, Kelly Kelly and Hope Mills of Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co. have earned their accredited buyer representative designation from the National Association of Realtors.
<-Angela Swarts has received the Franchise Owner of the Year award from Spherion Corp., a staffing, recruiting and workforce provider, for achievements in consistent revenue and gross profit growth during the past three years.
-United Way of the CSRA's announced its 2006 board of directors: Cheryl Cheek, chairwoman; Jeff Spears, campaign chairman; Ed Enoch, Anne Read, Julian Roberts, Liz Stewart and Bill Thompson, returning board members; and Juanita Benjamin, Zack Daffin, the Rev. Greg DeLoach, Gene Kirkconnell, Mark Maund, Monique Picou, Fred Russell, Greg Scurlock and Tom Tynan, incoming board members. Executive committee members are Don Snell, past chairman; Mark Maund, campaign vice chairman; Bill Bohling, community investment chairman; Jerry Woods, planning chairman; Ray Wans, treasurer; Ed Enoch, human resources chairman; Catherine Maness, agency relations chairwoman; Tom Blanchard, building chairman; Alice Frye, community impact chairwoman; Liz Stewart, 2-1-1 chairwoman; and Bob Pedde, member-at-large.
-Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy announced the following 2006 board members: Shell Berry, R. Daniel Blanton and Dr. Susan Wood. Academy officers are Jackie Blanchard, chairman; Dr. Gene Eidson, president; Jerry Woods, vice chairman; Pattie Booker, secretary; and Michael Ash, treasurer. At-large members are George Barrett; Braye Boardman; Pat Burau; Dr. A. Bleakley Chandler; Cobbs Nixon; and Sen. Edward Tarver.
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