FVSU president to join Georgia Advisory Council
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition invited Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Griffith to join its Georgia Advisory Council.
The USGLC is a broad-based network of 400 businesses, non-governmental organizations and military, faith-based and civic leaders working to support American global engagement.
Griffith’s duties will include supporting U.S. global leadership, reaching out to congressional members to teach them the importance of the International Affairs Budget and helping to identify other key opinion leaders within the state.
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Attorneys speak at professional event
Walter Kelley, David Ballard and Alex Sanders, attorneys with the law firm of Kelley, Lovett and Blakey P.C. were speakers at the 17th annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar sponsored by the Middle District of Georgia Bankruptcy Law Institute in Macon.
The institute is a leading conference for judges, attorneys, paralegals and other professionals.
Kelley is a founding partner of the firm and Ballard and Sanders are associate attorneys.
State Bank names new CFO
Sheila Ray has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer to replace Thomas Callicutt Jr., who will retire effective Sept. 30, 2015. Prior to joining State Bank, Ray served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of Atlanta Bancorporation Inc. and Bank of Atlanta. She has more than 20 years of experience in banking in Georgia and is a certified public accountant.
Callicutt will step down from his positions effective Jan. 1, to be a senior adviser to support Ray.
Boys & Girls Clubs gets new CEO
Phillip Bryant has been appointed president/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia. Bryant joins the organization with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience and has most recently served as the Southeast regional director of development and field operations with the American Kidney Fund in Atlanta. Bryant replaces former CEO Lee Wagner who left in July.
Bryant is pursuing a master’s degree at American Public University.
Local financial professional nominated for national award
Financial adviser William Danner, founder and CEO of Security First Asset Management based in Dublin, was named one of the five 2014 Advisor of the Year finalists in the “Retirement Advisor” publication,
Jones County farm wins award
Dartha Idone of Idone Angus Farm was awarded the 2014 Conservationist of the Year for Jones County by the Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District.
Idone and her late husband, Charles Idone, began farming in Jones County in the early 1980’s when they purchased 14 acres.
The farm now has about 65 acres dedicated mostly to pasture land for its registered Angus herd.
-- Angela Woolen