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

Susannah Kinsey has been named principal at Sterling Risk Advisors.

Jason McFarlin has joined Winter Construction as a project site superintendent.

Experian Consumer Services has appointed Kristen Simmons as chief marketing officer.

Atlanta-based VALEO Delivery LLC has hired Bryan Thomas as associate to support clients' stakeholder engagement and strategic planning needs.

Candice Saunders, WellStar Health System president and chief operating officer, has been installed as chair of the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees.

MedAssets Inc. has appointed R. Halsey Wise chairman and chief executive officer of the company.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has named Shawn Rafferty partner for corporate development.

Epic Gardens Apartments in Brookhaven has named Alicia Spriggs as property manager for the community.

Private Bank of Buckhead has added Anthony Flack as a vice president and relationship manager to be based in Decatur.

Lennar Atlanta has added three new home consultants, Alicia Sipsy, Donna Brown and Anne Kriebel.

The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association has installed its 2015 board of directors. They are Rob Myers of Colonnade Enterprises Inc., president, and John Cooper, Steve Palmer, Charlie Bostwick, Jim Brown, John Beach, Vince Longo, Steve Goodsell, Dennis McConnell, Jeff Pogue and Phil Gressly.

The board of United Community Banks Inc. has elected Jimmy Tallent, United's chief executive officer, as chairman and chief executive officer; W.C. Nelson to the new position of lead director, and Lynn Harton, United's chief operating officer, as a director. He also was promoted to president and chief operating officer.

Linda Klein, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Georgia offices, was selected recently as the American Bar Association's president-elect nominee for 2015-16.

Gwinnett Technical College has expanded its board of directors with the addition of Doug Jenkins, metro north region manager for Georgia Power.

Skanska USA has promoted Jimmy Mitchell to business development manager for Georgia.

Midtown Consulting Group has named Melanie Brasher as director of human resources; Mauricio Briceno as principal, transformation management; Brandi Newlin, senior manager, transportation management; Jan Hochfeld, manager, regulator compliance and risk; Bob Cucchi, principle business development; and Matt Beyer principle business intelligence.