The Georgia Society of CPAs presents the 2016 Distinguished Member Award to Beverly A. Smith, CPA, CTE, CGMA.Smith has 10 years’ experience in accounting with a focus on audits of small businesses and not-for-profits and is a partner at Whittington, Jones, & Rudert, CPAs in Rome.
Adam Lunsford, general manager of the Red Lobster at 700 Shorter Ave., has been presented with the company’s top honor – the Lighthouse Club Award. This award, which has been an integral part of the company’s culture for over 20 years, is presented annually to general managers throughout North America. Award recipients are recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership and living Red Lobster’s core values of respect, integrity, genuine caring, hospitality, teamwork, excellence and fun, all while also achieving top financial performance in the company’s previous fiscal year.
River City Bank announces Beth Guice has been promoted to Retail Banking Supervisor. In this capacity, Guice will supervise the daily operations of the bank’s retail lobby by coaching, educating and mentoring the Community Banking Associates who serve our personal and business customers on a daily basis.
Primary Healthcare Centers, a member of Cedartown’s One Door Polk network, welcomes Dr. Amaris Daniels as its new pediatrician. She starts seeing patients today, but has already been out and about town, meeting and networking with local community leaders.
Harbin Clinic announces the addition of Interventional Cardiologist Kipp Slicker, D.O., to its growing medical team. Dr. Slicker joins the practice of Charles Baggett, M.D., Rahul Garg, M.D., Charles Jackson, M.D., Christopher Merritt, M.D., Hunter Myers, M.D., Himanshu Patel, M.D., Hector Picon, M.D., Robert Styperek, M.D. and Michael Ware, M.D., at 504 Redmond Road.
Barnsley Resort Regional Sales Manager Ginny Izydore is the recipient of the 2016 Phoenix Award for Supplier Member of the Year. This honor is awarded by the Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (MPI Georgia).
Redmond Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees — Harbin Clinic cardiologist Dr. J. Michael Ware, and Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters.
Harbin Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat welcomes Brandon Miller, M.D. He joins the practice of Mary Margaret Beauchamp, M.D. and Robert King, M.D., 1825 Martha Berry Blvd., and 150 Gentilly Blvd., Cartersville.
Harbin Clinic announces the addition of Jason Harrison, M.D., Ph.D., to its growing medical team. Dr. Harrison joins the practice of Neurosurgeons John Cowan, M.D, Andrew Stevens, M.D. and Daniel Webb, M.D., 550 Redmond Road.
Juan Pablo Selle, director of tennis at Coosa Country Club and Darlington Tennis Academy, received certification for completing the USTA High Performance Coaching Program on July 20. Selle is the only tennis professional in the Rome area with this certification. The program was completed in January at the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., and comprised of three parts: on court training, written examination, and a three-month player development plan.
John Adams has been named a physician liaison with Floyd Healthcare. In his new role, he will market Floyd Wound Care and Hyperbarics and Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab to the community and build relationships with local physicians and their staff.
Sgt. Nick Yarbrough has been named Employee of the Quarter for June 2016 by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Yarbrough is recognized by co-workers as being an “exceptional employee who goes beyond his duties each day.” He is a great addition to the Jail Operations division.
Gregory Fisher has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network as a Physician Assistant. He will practice with Anthony Nazione, D.O., in Calhoun at 251 Ga. Highway 53, and in Cartersville with Ron Alleyne, M.D., at 1328 Joe Frank Harris Parkway.
Darius McAphee, a physical therapist in Floyd’s Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation program, has received his designation as a Certified Orthopedic Specialist from the American Physical Therapy Association (ATPA). The certification process allows the ATPA to recognize physical therapists who provide the highest possible level of care.
Eddie Wilson, president of SouthCrest Bank’s Community Banking Group, announces that Linda Burch has been named vice president and market leader for the west Georgia region for SouthCrest Bank. In this capacity, Burch will be responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s operations in Polk County.
United Community Bank has added two bankers to its Rome team — Bryan Holland, an assistant vice president and commercial relationship manager, and Brandon Ball, a banking officer and relationship manager.
Herbert Harper, Model-area lead custodian, has been selected as the Distinguished Service Classified Employee of the Year for Floyd County Schools. Harper was presented with the award at the May Board of Education meeting along with a gift check for $250 presented by award sponsor Clear Concepts.
Brice Prather, a senior accounting major at Shorter University, recently completed an internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Prather’s internship has led him to a full-time job with PwC, one of the world’s leading accounting firms.
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) presented Administrator Jeanine Brooks of Winthrop Health and Rehabilitation, the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. She received the award during the ACHCA’s 50th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Philadelphia, Penn.
Angie Lewis, president and CEO of the Synovus northwest Georgia (NWGA) Division, announced Scott Preston has been appointed executive vice president, commercial banking manager at Citizens First Bank in Rome. Lewis said, “Scott has more than 25 years of banking experience and brings a wealth of knowledge, which will be of great benefit to our customers. We are fortunate to have someone with Scott’s expertise and are delighted to have him join our banking team.”
MainStreet Financial Services welcomes Shea Dale as marketing director to their main office at 2400 Garden Lakes Blvd. NW, Suite C. Dale is no stranger to marketing and advertising in Rome. She earned a business management degree from Georgia Northwestern Technical College in 2012 and has continued her education earning several certifications and specializations within her field.
Harbin Clinic welcomes psychologist Candice Claiborne, Ph.D., to Harbin Clinic Psychology at 701 Broad St. in Rome. Dr. Claiborne joins the practice of psychologists Randell Elkins, Ph.D. and Frank Harbin, Ph.D.
COLUMBUS –Synovus announces Rhonda Wallace is one of three executive bankers recognized for Synovus’ Circle of Excellence Awards in 2016. The sales awards recognize team members for exceeding sales goals and making exceptional contributions in areas such as winning new business, being a team player, maximizing cross-sell opportunities and enhancing shareholder value. This is the fifth time Wallace, who represented Synovus NWGA Division-Rome, has received this award.
Ryan Earnest, President of Rome-based Heritage First Bank, today announced that veteran banker Shannon T. Smith has joined the bank and will serve as a Senior Vice President in the bank’s Main Office at 501 Broad Street, Rome.
MACON – Floyd County Farm Bureau President Jerry Mull recently attended an orientation meeting held by Georgia Farm Bureau at its state office in Macon for newly installed county Farm Bureau presidents. County Farm Bureau leaders attending the meeting received an overview of Farm Bureau programs and services the state office offers county Farm Bureaus.
Angie Lewis, president and CEO of the Synovus northwest Georgia (NWGA) Division, announced Bradley Pollard has joined Synovus Securities, Inc. as a financial consultant. Lewis said, “We are delighted Bradley has joined our team and look forward to having him serve our customers throughout our northwest Georgia footprint.”
Margaret Thackston Crego, senior outfitter leader with Initial Outfitters Inc., has earned her fourth promotion since joining the company in March 2013. Along with the promotion, Crego also earned a Once In A Lifetime bonus from the Auburn, Ala.-based company and her third consecutive recognition trip. Her team of consultants now includes 70 women in 10 states.
Harbin Clinic Eye Center welcomes optometrist Dr. Kathryn “Kit” Stockton to Harbin Clinic Eye Center, 550 Redmond Road. Stockton joins the practice of ophthalmologists Dr. Bob Harbin and Dr. Paul “Butch” Harton, MD, and optometrists Dr. Bruce Bell and Dr. Caleb Landrum.
Ayers Realty LLC announces the addition of Judy Trapp as a full-time realtor, representing buyers and sellers. Trapp is a native Roman and retired as manager from the Georgia Department of Labor in 2013, after 34 years of service. During her career with the Department of Labor, she held many positions including 13 years as the employment marketing representative. This position afforded her the opportunity to develop, nurture and maintain many professional relationships throughout the community and surrounding areas.
Beth Edwards has been named director of planning and decision support at Floyd. In this role, she will analyze data to help the organization make informed decisions. She will also be involved with strategic planning and managing and planning for certificates of need.
The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) announce Thomas Kislat as the new sales and marketing coordinator. His focus will be increasing overnight/multiday travel to Rome and Floyd County with an emphasis on the convention and meeting market.