NEWSMAKERS

People moving up and around in the metro Atlanta business community:

Michelle Seger has joined SalesGlobe, a national sales effectiveness consultancy, as director of consulting services.

Waveguide Consulting Inc. has named Andrew Griffin as a project consultant. It also has named Long Nguyen as a commissioning agent and Richard Barfield as an associate supporting its commissioning and project management teams.

Josh Levy has joined the legal team for JE Dunn Construction’s East Region.

Grier Todd has been named of vice president of hospitality at Lanier Islands.

Southern Company has hired Michael Britt as vice president of the company’s recently introduced Energy Innovation Center in Atlanta’s Technology Square.

GPS Hospitality, a Burger King franchisee, has named Heather Darden to vice president of legal.

Members of the Georgia Bankers Association recently elected and installed officers for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and installed nine new members to its board of directors. They are L. Jackson McConneII, president and CEO, Pinnacle Bank, Elberton, chairman, Richard E. Drews, chief executive officer, Century Bank of Georgia, Cartersville, as chairman-elect, and H. Palmer Proctor, president, Fidelity Bank, Atlanta, as vice chairman.

Southeast Mortgage has named David Jacobs as builder relationship specialist.

Wendy Jolley-Kabi has been named president and CEO of Global Health Action.

JE Dunn Construction has promoted Brent Strength to vice president and group manager for industrial and manufacturing markets. Also, Travis Alford has joined as a project manager in the company’s Atlanta office.

Keith J. Barnett has joined Troutman Sanders LLP in the firm’s government investigations, compliance and enforcement practice.

McKenna Long & Aldridge has added five new partners in recently — Mordecai Boone, Kelvin Wyles, Jeniffer M. De Jesus Roberts, Kevin Lombardo and Steven Berson.

BrandBank has added Tessa Coleman and James Bagwell to its retail banking management team.

John Robish recently joined Fifth Third Bank as a mortgage loan originator. He is responsible for the promotion and execution of residential home loan products.

Teresa Palacios Smith has been elected president of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity’s board of directors announced that Lisa Y. Gordon has been selected as chief executive officer and president.

First Data Corp. named R.K. Sehgal to the First Data International Advisory Board.

Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital named Dr. Stephen Szabo the new director of community oncology at the hospital’s Winship Cancer Institute.

William B. Peard, partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, was recently elected chairman of The Georgia Trust Board of Trustees. Ira Levy, who has chaired the board for the past two years, stepped into the office of immediate past chairman.

Steve Slifer, vice president corporate real estate at UPS, has joined the Fulton County Community Improvement District board and was named board secretary.

Magoon, Freeman, Spain & Jones LLC, certified public accountants of Alpharetta, has named Josh Roper a partner.

Advertising agency Scout has named industry veteran Mark Goldman to the new post of president, Scout Atlanta.

Sharon L. Broo has been appointed national sales danager at InsureandGO, USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAPFRE Asistencia.

Moira Vetter, CEO of Modo Modo, and Clint Gharib, CEO of Gharib Group, have been promoted to Forbes bloggers.

Hardesty LLC, a national executive service firm, has added three new partners to its Atlanta practice, Roger Franklin, Chuck Campagna and Jim Wanserski.

Southeast Mortgage has named David Jacobs as builder relationship specialist.

Stephen G. Weizenecker, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Atlanta office, was recently appointed to the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Advisory Commission.

JE Dunn Construction has promoted Stuart Bruening to vice president and group manager. Also, Hank Jennings has been promoted to vice president and preconstruction services manager for the company’s Atlanta office

Sarah Morrow has joined MODA Floors & Interiors as a project consultant/designer.

Thomas Hunter-James has joined Cigna as a regional vice president in its government and education ‎segment.

John Robish has joined Fifth Third Bank’s mortgage team as loan officer.

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