FACES AND PLACES: APCU announces manager of Macon branch

Angela Hall has been promoted to manager of Atlanta Postal Credit Union’s Macon branch. Hall began working for the credit union in 1994.

Most recently, Hall served a member service representative/loan processor at the Macon branch.

M&R Marketing announces newest hires

M&R Marketing Group announced that Emily Farlow is the newest copywriter and Virginia Wilkerson is the new administrative assistant/graphic designer.

Farlow, from Cumming, graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University in May 2015 with degrees in journalism and French. During her time at Mercer, she interned at The Telegraph and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Atlanta. She served as editor-in-chief of The Cluster from 2013-15.

Wilkerson is a Macon native and graduated with honors from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2013. As a freelance digital illustrator, her contract work has included designing murals for Mellow Mushroom restaurants, illustrating characters for mobile apps and photo restoration.

Mercer University dean receives award

The Georgia Pharmacy Association presented its Larry L. Braden Meritorious Service Award to Hewitt “Ted” Matthews, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Mercer’s senior vice president for health sciences, during the organization’s annual convention.

The award recognizes the Georgia pharmacist who has made extraordinary, invaluable contributions not only to GPhA, but to the practice of pharmacy in Georgia. As the highest honor GPhA bestows on a pharmacist, the award is not presented annually.

Matthews joined the faculty of the Mercer School of Pharmacy in 1973, was appointed the Hood-Meyer Professor of Pharmacy in 1982 and was named dean of the College of Pharmacy in 1990.

He was appointed senior vice president for health sciences in 2012 and oversees the Mercer Health Sciences Center, composed of the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing and College of Health Professions.

Recesso, Burroughs join MGSU

Art Recesso has joined Middle Georgia State University as assistant provost for innovation and outreach. In that role, Recesso is leading several units, including instructional design and development, innovations in teaching and learning, adult and continuing education and academic master planning.

Recesso has been a faculty member at Valdosta State University and a researcher at the University of Georgia, focusing on evidential reasoning methods and technology tools for the assessment and support of leaders, instructors and learners. He is the founder of two technology startups.

Lisa Burroughs has joined MGSU as executive director of human resources. She is responsible for overseeing and executing a wide range of human resources functions in support of the university’s five campuses. Burroughs has worked previously at Bainbridge State College and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Flash Foods named July business in Perry

The Business Development Committee of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Flash Foods as its Business of the Month for July. This award makes them eligible for the Business of the Year Award.

The presentation was held at Flash Foods store at 107 Iffie Road in Perry.

Capital City Bank has new community board member

Capital City Bank announced Robert DiRenzo is the newest member of its Bibb County Board of Directors.

A board certified family physician, he is currently executive vice president of physician strategy and alignment at Navicent Health.

Duvall announces farm bureau presidency campaign

Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall has announced his candidacy for president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Greene County native is in his fifth two-year term as president of Georgia’s largest farm organization.

Duvall has held numerous leadership roles in Farm Bureau at the county, state, and national levels. As GFB president, he has served on the American Farm Bureau Board of Directors since 2007. During his tenure, Duvall has served on numerous AFBF committees and presently serves on the finance committee.

A new president will be elected to a two-year term in January, 2016.