Faces and places for June 23

June 22, 2014 

Adams appointed to state bar board

Virgil Adams of Adams, Jordan & Herrington PC in Macon was appointed to serve as an at-large member on the Board of Governors of the 46,000-member State Bar of Georgia.

Adams focuses his law practice on personal injury litigation, served as county attorney for Bibb County and is a former assistant district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit. He earned his law degree from the Mercer University law school and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1980.

GEC hires Sforzo as a project engineer

Paige Sforzo has joined Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants Inc. as a project engineer in its Macon office.

Sforzo has worked in the company’s environmental engineering department as an intern since 2013 while working on her master’s degree in engineering, specializing in environmental engineering.

She is a recent graduate of Mercer University and will focus on environmental consulting services.

Sforzo is a member of Sigma Xi, a scientific research society, and is registered as an engineer in training in Georgia.

Abbott new director of Houston Habitat

Houston County Habitat for Humanity announced Jeff Abbott as its new executive director.

Abbott seeks to build upon the strong foundation of service HoCo Habitat has provided the community since 1991.

Under current Executive Director Tom Prior, the organization has served more than 30 families through domestic and international home construction, home revitalization and financial management and home ownership education.

Since its foundation in 1991, the organizaation has served more than 94 families.

Ruffin finishes year as president of state bar

Charles Ruffin has finished his term as the 51st president of the State Bar of Georgia.

Ruffin is a shareholder in the Atlanta and Macon offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C., with more than 30 years of litigation experience. He is a past president of the Macon Bar Association. Ruffin is a graduate of Auburn University and Emory University School of Law.

Griner new project manager at Central Georgia Technical College

Andrea Griner has joined the staff of Central Georgia Technical College as a project manager with the college’s Office of Economic Development. Griner is a graduate of the University of Georgia and most recently worked as projects manager for the Houston County Development Authority for more than six years. In December 2013 she earned the designation of certified economic developer from the International Economic Development Council.

Macon attorney honored by state bar’s Young Lawyers Division

Ivy Cadle of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. in Macon received the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Young Lawyers Division, presented by the State Bar of Georgia.

The Young Lawyers Division is comprised of about 10,000 lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Georgia who are 36 years old or younger or who have been members of their first bar no more than five years.

Poole is new supervisor at Geico

Cheryl Poole has been selected as a Geico provider maintenance supervisor. Poole joined the company in 1999 as a customer service representative. She joined the emergency road service management team in 2004.

Houston Bar Association wins website award

The Houston County Bar Association was presented the Best Website Award for local bar associations with 51 to 100 members at the annual State Bar meeting held recently. The Best Website Award is given annually to bar associations with a website that exemplifies excellence in usefulness, ease of use, content and design in meeting the needs of its targeted audience.

M&R Marketing Group in Macon designed and built the website at www.houstoncountybar.org.

-- Angela Woolen

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