Calhoun, GA -- PTS Financial Services is proud to announce the promotion of their General Counsel, Charles Smitherman III, PhD to Vice President of Financial Services.

Smitherman received his Juris Doctor degree with a focus in corporate law, contract law and international law from the University of Georgia School of Law. He earned his Master of Legal Research with Distinction and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in England. Smitherman has published numerous academic publications including the book, "Transatlantic Merger Cases: United States - European Community Merger Review Cooperation" (Cameron May Press – London, 2007).

"We are excited at PTS for the advancement of such a high quality attorney to lead the Financial Services Division," said Tony Farrell, CEO of PTS. I am very confident in Charles' abilities to direct and lead this team to greatness." To learn more about PTS Financial Services visit: http://www.ptsfinancialservices.com/