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Farmers Insurance agent Gretchen Richardson opens new office in Marietta

Newly-appointed Farmers Insurance agent Gretchen Richardson is celebrating the opening of her new office in Marietta.

"I love being part of this community and I'm excited to be able to offer local residents first-rate customer service, industry-leading insurance products and competitive rates," Richardson said.

The office is located at 2323 Shallowford Road, Ste 111.

The Richardson Agency is open 5 days a week, with appointments available on weekends and evenings, upon request. The office is also accessible via the Web at

Kallina named to SPSU post

Dr. Wendy Kallina has been selected as the new executive director of institutional research at Southern Polytechnic State University. Kallina - who comes to SPSU from Georgia Military College, where she was vice president of institutional effectiveness - will report directly to President Lisa A. Rossbacher as a member of the senior leadership team. Dr. Kallina has more than a decade of experience in higher education, including having served as an institutional liaison with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and as a psychology faculty member at Macon State College. Her work with state agencies includes having served as director of evaluation and research at the Prevention Research Institute in Lexington, Ky., and as operations program manager in the Georgia Office of the Child Advocate.

Man resumes consultant role

Financial Aid Services at 180 Interstate North Parkway, Suite 550 in the Atlanta-portion of Cobb County, recently welcomed back Anthony "Tony" Carter to its ranks. FAS is a management consulting firm that helps colleges and universities optimize their financial aid operations. Carter resumes his role as a consultant, providing on-site consulting in college financial aid offices across the country and serving in interim professional positions where needed. He spent the last eight years as director of financial aid at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. At UNC Charlotte, he provided leadership to a staff of 26 and administered more than $200 million in student financial aid resources. He worked collaboratively with his enrollment management colleagues to ensure the University's recruitment and retention goals were met. He also led the efforts to ensure regulatory compliance, timely reporting and quality assurance.

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