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FACES & PLACES: Kahrmann joins Bank of Eastman

Angie Kahrmann joined the Bank of Eastman as chief financial officer this year and recently has been elected to the bank’s board of directors. She worked in public accounting for eight years and private industry for three years, both in Dublin.Kahrmann was the valedictorian of the 1993 graduating class of Dodge County High School. She graduated with magna cum laude honors from the University of Georgia with a degree in accounting in 1997. Kahrmann received her Certified Public Accounting license from the state of Georgia in 1999 and is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. She is also a certified internal auditor, a certified government auditing professional and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Ware promotedat State BankState Bank and Trust Co. has selected Thomas Ware as senior vice president of commercial deposits. Ware’s responsibilities focus on payment systems solutions for business customers as part of a strategic focus on new and enhanced services to help business customers manage cash operations. Ware has a banking career spanning 24 years in operations, commercial and consumer deposits with Flag Bank, C&S National Bank, First South Bank, Century South Banks and BB&T.On July 24, State Bank acquired assets and deposits of the six community banks operated by Security Bank Corp. in a transaction facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. State Bank raised about $300 million in capital to support the acquisition.

Engineers hold first meetingThe Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers hosted a meeting of area safety professionals to explore the opening of a Macon-based section. The first meeting of the new Macon section was held at Jocks & Jills on July 16 and the second meeting was held Aug. 20. Attending the meeting were safety professionals from BASF, KA MIN, Rheem Manufacturing, Aggregates USA, CHUBB Insurance, Macon-Bibb County EMA, Boeing, GEC, Fort McPherson and ATC Associates. Michael Hammond of Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rogers gave a presentation of workers compensation issues. Meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Jocks & Jills on Sheraton Drive. The next meeting will be held Sept. 17 and safety professionals in the surrounding counties are welcomed to attend. Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest safety organization and represents more than 30,000 SH&E practitioners committed to protecting people, property and the environment and are at the forefront of safety engineering, design, standards development, management and education in virtually every industry, governmental agency, labor and education. Presently, ASSE has 151 chapters, 56 sections and 65 student sections.

3 named in Best Lawyers editionThree lawyers from Stone & Baxter LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Ward Stone Jr. was selected in the specialty of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. His practice concentrates in general business law, business insolvency, reorganization and bankruptcy, including representation of business debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors’ committees and trustees. James P. Smith was selected in the specialty of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. His practice concentrates in bankruptcy and business litigation. Jerome L. Kaplan was selected in the specialty of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law. His practice concentrates in commercial, corporate and insolvency issues, including bankruptcy and dissolution of corporations and partnerships.

CGTC promotes 3 administratorsCentral Georgia Technical College Interim President Flora Tydings recently announced the promotion of three administrators on the Macon campus. Dana Davis, formerly the vice president of administrative services, is now the vice president of institutional effectiveness and facilities, providing coordination and oversight of evaluation and planning processes that support mission fulfillment and quality assurance. Davis also will be overseeing campus expansion, renovations and facility maintenance. In addition, grant coordination is managed through this office. Gardner Long is the new vice president of instructional technology providing support and direction for all campus computing and network activities. Elaine Truelove will be taking over as the interim vice president of administrative services managing all operations of accounting, budgeting and financial reporting, payroll management as well as human resource functions. Central Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia offering more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options.Salvation Army announces new leadersThe Salvation Army in Macon announces the arrival of its new spiritual and administrative leaders, Maj. Fred Thornhill and Capt. Evelyn Thornhill. At age 15, Fred Thornhill knew that he was called to full-time service as a Salvation Army officer and in 1969 enrolled in the College for Officer Training. After being ordained and commissioned as a lieutenant in 1970, he married Betty Smallwood and they served together in various Salvation Army Corps Community Centers across the Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi Division for 23 years. In June 2008, Betty Thornhill died. Fred Thornhill was appointed as Chaplain of the Houston, Texas, Adult Rehabilitation Center in August 2008. He has recently remarried and now serves in Macon with his wife, Evelyn. Evelyn Thornhill also has extensive service with The Salvation Army. Most notable was her service to mission work in Moscow from 1995 to 1999 and to the Hispanic Corps in Orlando, Fla., from 1999 to 2001.

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