Faces and places

July 13, 2014 

Noland named president of Macon Bar

Attorney William Noland, of the law firm of Childs & Noland, was elected president of the Macon Bar Association for 2014-15. Noland is a 2000 graduate of the Mercer University law school and practices local government law, insurance law and civil litigation. Childs & Noland has been located at 165 First St., in Macon since 1969.

Thornsberry joins Coliseum as chief medical officer

Coliseum Health System announced Michael Thornsberry as chief medical officer. Thornsberry, who started July 1, will be responsible for quality and patient safety, medical education, strategic vision and physician executive leadership for Coliseum’s three Macon facilities.

Most recently, Thornsberry served as chief of staff for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he also received his medical degree. He completed his family medicine residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Bailey promoted to unit manager

Pace Bailey has been promoted to Southeastern liability continuing unit manager at Geico.. Pace started his career in 2003 as a management intern in centralized services. Pace graduated from Mercer University with a bachelor’s degree in management. He also has an MBA.

Schultz added as attorney

Lauren Schultz has been hired as an associate by Childs & Noland in Macon. Schultz is a 2013 graduate of Mercer University law school and previously served as law clerk to Superior Court Judge Howard Simms and Judge Philip Raymond of the Macon Judicial Circuit.

Perry names diplomats for quarter

The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce named Alyssa Hillis-Madon, owner of Canine Clubhouse in Perry, as Diplomat of the Quarter for the second time in 2014. Rachael Gonzales, general manager of Applebee’s in Perry, was given the new award Rookie Diplomat of the Quarter.

The Diplomat of the Quarter awards are given to the member who has stood out in service to the chamber and the local business community.

-- Angela Woolen

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