GM named for renovated Radisson
Morgan Jassenoff was named the general manager and vice president of finance of the newly renovated Radisson Hotel Atlanta Northwest, 1775 Parkway Place SE in Marietta.
Jassenoff has more than 16 years of hospitality management and operations experience. Since moving to the Atlanta area in 2013, he has supervised a comprehensive top-to-bottom, inside and outside renovation of the property.
Jassenoff previously rose through the hotel management ranks at different properties in California, Colorado, Texas and Spain. He joined Frontera Hotel Group in January 2013 as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Wisconsin Dells in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. He began his hospitality career in 1998 when he left San Diego State University to join the staff at the Radisson Hotel Harbor View in San Diego. He is well versed in hospitality management with assignments ranging from PBX phone operator to regional director of operations.
CiDrep adds to tech. advisory board
Cumberland-based CiDrep Informatics Inc., an integrative informatics consulting firm focusing exclusively on high-quality clinical and bio-informatics consulting services, software registries, research informatics products and solutions for life sciences and healthcare delivery organizations, announced recently the addition of Paul Schur to its Technical Advisory Board.
Schur is the general manager of Slalom LLC, a privately-held Seattle-based firm, which designs and builds strategies and systems to help clients solve some of their most complex and interesting business challenges.
McIntyre named VP
SK Commercial Realty, 900 Circle 75 Parkway in the Cumberland area, announced Candy McIntyre has joined the company as senior vice president of Office Brokerage. McIntyre will be responsible for the marketing and leasing of properties within the company portfolio located throughout the Southeastern United States, as well as other brokerage services.
Prior to joining the company, she demonstrated a successful track record of marketing and leasing numerous projects throughout metro Atlanta. She is highly skilled in lease negotiation, lease analysis and assessing space requirements; and she has previous property management, project management and construction management experience. As a veteran in Atlanta’s commercial real estate market, McIntyre has an established track record in closing a high volume of transactions. During the past five years alone, she has completed more than $100 million in transactions.
Local agent earns excellence certification
Thomas Schlosser Jr., an American Family Insurance agent at 2650 Dallas Highway SW in Marietta, was recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification.The service excellence distinction was determined through an evaluation process conducted under guidelines established through the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience certification. The process consists of a customer satisfaction survey, which measures customers’ overall experience with their current American Family agent.
Only agencies performing in the top 20 percent of all insurance agencies nationwide, based on customer satisfaction surveys, are eligible to become American Star Excellence in Customer Experience certified.
Schlosser has been an agent for American Family since June 2010.
KSU’s ElHaddaoui honored
In anticipation of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Georgia District Office announced its 2014 Small Business Week award winners. Recipients are being formally recognized at the annual Small Business Week awards luncheon hosted by the Georgia Quality Lenders Circle recently in Atlanta. Local winners were:
Terri ElHaddaoui, the SBA Women’s Business Center Director for The Edge Connection at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, who won the Women in Business Champion of the Year award.
Kennesaw State University’s Small Business Development Center won the Small Business Development Center of the Year award.Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of Small Business Week. This year marks the 50th anniversary. National Small Business Week was from May 12 to May 16.
Merkley named COO
Marietta-based Emerald Data Solutions Inc., developer of BoardDocs paperless meeting solutions, announced Clark Merkley has joined the company as chief operating officer. This is a new position, created to fill needs due to the company’s continuous growth.
Merkley brings to the company his proven experience as a corporate attorney, insurance professional, human resources executive and president of Employer Solutions Group that won multiple Alfred Sloan Awards for Business Excellence and “Best Companies to Work For.”
He has been an elected school board member for the School District of Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin, as well as a teacher and human resources executive for Nebo School District in Utah. Most recently, he was senior vice president with Leavitt Group Insurance Advisors, primarily responsible for the production of new middle-market commercial insurance business and human resources. Merkley also worked as the deputy human resources director for Utah County Government.
Emerald Data Solutions, named one of the fastest growing private businesses in the nation on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list three years running, is 100-percent employee-owned and has been providing technology solutions to public and private organizations since 1989. Some past clients have included the State of Georgia, BellSouth and Turner Broadcasting. Currently, Emerald Data Solutions is exclusively dedicated to the development and delivery of BoardDocs paperless governance services which was developed with and for the Marietta City School System.
Kimberlee Dye named to post at Windsong
Windsong Properties announced Kimberlee Dye will serve as the active adult home builder’s new sales agent at Bel-Aire in Powder Springs.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Dye has almost 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. She is licensed in Ohio, Florida and Georgia. She began her real estate career in 1988 as an office manager in a Re/Max office and has been recognized multiple times for her work, including being awarded a National Sales Agent of the Year.
Holt, Massey join 1st Franklin Financial Corporation
Ronnie Morrow, vice president of 1st Franklin Financial Corporation, announced the opening of a new loan office at 501 Roberts Court NW, Suite 7 in Kennesaw. The office officially opened May 1 and a grand opening celebration will be held at a later date. The Branch Manager is Jennica Holt, and the Regional Operations Director is John Massey.
1st Franklin Financial Corporation has been in the consumer finance business since 1941. The business is headquartered in Toccoa and operates through more than 280 branch loan offices located in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Kettle Corps celebrates first year
Kettle Corps Inc., a kettle bell based “full-body” approach to fitness, celebrated its first year in Cobb County on May 10 in the parking lot of the East Lake Shopping Center at 2145 Roswell Road in Marietta. The celebration also included free workshops, food, family games and prizes.
In its first year, Kettle Corps has grown a loyal following and is preparing to certify new trainers to support expansion plans in the near future.
Founded in May 2013 by former college and pro football standout Jason Hall of Marietta, Kettle Corps brings a unique approach to fitness with its fusion of kettle-bell training, body-weight calisthenics, yoga, Pilates and primal movements. Kettle Corps serves to address chronic and acute imbalances in the body’s musculoskeletal system all while maximizing functional performance.
Local bank announces promotion
Marietta-based First Landmark Bank president/CEO Terry DeWitt announced the promotion of Greg Allen of Woodstock to the position of banking officer with responsibilities as a credit analyst.
Allen has been with First Landmark Bank since 2009, where he began his banking career while an undergraduate business student at Kennesaw State University. Prior to becoming a credit analyst in 2013, he was on the operations side of the bank as a deposit operations specialist and Bank Secrecy Act analyst. He continues his studies at Kennesaw State currently working on his MBA with a concentration in Finance with an expected December 2014 graduation date.
Blue Sky adds project manager
Blue Sky Exhibits LLC announced the addition of Roger Reyelts as senior project manager.
Reyelts joins the production staff at Blue Sky Exhibits bringing more than 30 years of industry experience. His career began on the bench as an exhibit builder, and he worked his way up to warehouse manager and then project manager.
He most recently managed the Philips Consumer Electronics account, as well as Philip Morris. His goal is to fulfill client needs and requests creatively within their budget.
Silverton Mortgage announces 13 loan originators recognized
Silverton Mortgage Specialists Inc., which has three offices in Cobb County, announced 13 of its top performing loan originators were recognized in the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia’s 2013 Gold Awards program, up from Silverton Mortgage’s seven recognitions in 2012. In addition, Silverton Mortgage’s award winner total exceeds any other non-bank-owned mortgage company in the state of Georgia.
The MBAG Gold Awards program recognizes those loan originators who demonstrate excellence in mortgage banking through loan production, continuing education, professional ethics and involvement with the association.
The following individuals earned the MBAG Gold Award for exceeding $10 million in production volume: loan originators Reid Clark, Mike Garrett and Amy Wilemon — all of the east Cobb office, 3855 Shallowford Road in Marietta; loan originator Gladys Marceli and branch manager Gareth Thomas, both of the Kennesaw office, 1301 Shiloh Road in Kennesaw; and loan originator Dan Dadoun of the Vinings office, 2255 Cumberland Parkway in the Cumberland area.
Silverton Mortgage also announced that the east Cobb office has hired Sarah Crickey as a loan originator; the Kennesaw office has hired Juli Breed as an office assistant, and Jenny Baker and Lori Muffoletto as loan originators.