Faces and Places

Warren Associates Inc. Commercial Building Contractors recently received two safety excellence awards from the Associated General Contractors of America. The AGCA presented the Macon-based building contractor Second Place for Safety Excellence in 2008 — 10,000-50,000 work hours. The Georgia Branch AGC also awarded the company a certificate of commendation for Safety Excellence 2008 recognizing its record of no lost time accidents during the year. C. Warren Selby Jr., president of Warren Associates, accepted the certificates at the annual Georgia Branch AGC meeting in Amelia Island, Fla.

Warner reappointed to state detective board

Robert F. Warner of R. Warner and Associates has been reappointed as the vice chairman of the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies. His term of office will run through July 1, 2012. The business also is celebrating its 30-year anniversary in the private detective business.

Summerow joins Sears optical department

A Macon native, Dr. Stephen D. Summerow graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a dual major in biology and psychology. He completed his doctorate of optometry at Nova-Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is licensed to manage and treat ocular diseases of the eye, as well as prescribe Therapeutic Pharmaceutic Agents in the treatment of eye health conditions. Summerow also is certified to perform the pre- and post-operative care of the LASIK laser surgery for near-sightedness.

Thomas appointed executive director of P&Z Commission

The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission announced the appointment of James P. Thomas as its executive director. Thomas has been with the commission since 1984 serving as the zoning director, director of urban planning and subsequently as assistant executive director. Thomas grew up in Macon. In 1979, he graduated from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and has been licensed as a landscape architect in Georgia since 1982.

Wallace gains green accreditation

Dan Wallace has gained accreditation with the Green Building Certification Institute as LEED AP. The program, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sets the standards for certification and professional credentials recognizing excellence in green building performance and practice. Wallace is a principal engineer with Hulsey McCormick & Wallace Inc., a local consulting engineering firm.

Neel named trustee of UGA Foundation board

John Sanford Neel Jr., a resident of Macon, was elected as a trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation’s board of trustees at its recent annual meeting. Neel is CEO and president of the Macon-based Sanford Co., an insurance and brokerage firm. Neel is a director of the Children’s Miracle Network, is vice president for development of the Macon Symphony Orchestra, is a board member of Central Georgia Health Systems Inc., is a trustee of the Sanford Foundation Trust and serves as president of the Bibb County chapter of the UGA Alumni Society. His term began July 1.

3 promoted at Mid Georgia Ambulance

Jody Mitchell has been promoted to Mid Georgia Ambulance’s senior leadership team, serving as hospital liaison. Mitchell will work with hospital nursing and emergency room staff members in all markets that Mid Georgia Ambulance serves. Mitchell has been employed with Mid Georgia Ambulance since May 1995, serving as operations manager in the Macon division.

Bob Metheny has been promoted to operations manager in the Macon division of Mid Georgia Ambulance. Metheny has served as a paramedic with Mid Georgia since August 2004.

Bill Pruitt has been named manager of fleet operations for all Mid Georgia Ambulance divisions. Pruitt will oversee the management of supply equipment and will be the plant supervisor for the Macon facilities. Since 2004, Pruitt has served as a paramedic and most recently as supply manager with the EMS provider.