Joni W. Ary earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the second quarter of 2014 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s financial management training program. Ary, who works with the city of Perry, was recognized with Level I certification for pursuing professional development.
Forty-one local officials from Georgia earned Level I or Level II certifications in the second quarter.
Landmark earns Business of the Month award in Perry
The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee selected Landmark Realty as the recipient of the August Business of the Month award.
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Landmark Realty, 1122 Ball St., is a full-service real estate company serving buyers and sellers in the areas of residential, land and commercial sales. The company was founded in 1987 and is celebrating its 27th year serving Perry and Houston County. Members of the Landmark team are Lynward Barrett, president/owner; Keith Seamon, associate broker/co-owner; Phil Lambert, broker; Denise Burgin, office manager; and Realtors Jillinda Falen, Wendy Way, Rich Johnstone, Teresa Welchel, Martha Harris, Lauren Slaughter and Garrett Milton.
Norris to Lead the 2014 United Way campaign
Eddie Norris, president and chief executive officer of CB&T, Middle Georgia, has been selected to lead the 2014 United Way of Central Georgia’s campaign. Norris and his team are responsible for this fall’s fundraising effort that supports programs that serve more than 190,000 people annually in 14 midstate counties. The campaign runs from Sept. 4-Dec. 3.
Norris, originally from Columbus, graduated from Columbus State University with a major in business administration in 1985. Norris serves on the board of directors for the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and served as chairman of the Houston/Peach United Way Campaign for three consecutive years.
Health department names board members
The Macon-Bibb County Health Department announced the names of three new board of health members appointed by Mayor Robert Reichert. They are Stacy Carr, who is employed by The Medical Center of Central Georgia and is the coordinator of the School House Health Program for Bibb County; Ethel Cullinan, who is the retired CEO of Carlyle Place and Medcen Community Foundation; and Christopher Tsavatewa, department chairman and assistant professor in the department of health services for Middle Georgia State College.
These board members replace Chairman Walter Wilson and Vice Chairwoman Eleanor Castellaw, who both retired in July; and Nancy White, who resigned to accept the administrator position in May.
David Gowan was chosen as the new chairman, and Macon-Bibb Commissioner Bert Bivins is the vice chairman. Macon-Bibb Commissioner Elaine Lucas and Paul Mossman also continue to serve on the board.
Jestel named new COO at Speir
Speir & Associates Electrical Contractor Inc. hired Tim Jestel as chief operating officer. He has more than 25 years of electrical contracting experience. Most recently he served as vice president and senior operations manager of Dynalectric in Norcross.
He is a graduate of Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in applied science, electro-mechanical engineering.
Miller appointed to industrial authority
Walt Miller, current president of GIGA Inc. and chairman of the Macon Economic Development Commission, has been appointed to the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority. Miller previously served as chairman of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce board of directors in 2011.