The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners recently approved the appointment of retired Gwinnett County Public Schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Frances E. Davis (Sp. Ed. '94, Ph.D. '00) to the Gwinnett Hospital Authority Board of Directors.
Will Sullivan (MBA '15) recently joined Washington Regional Medical System as vice president of facilities. Sullivan most recently served as director of facilities services at Adventist Health System in Calhoun, Ga.
B.B.A. '00, M.S. '01
Darren McKune (B.B.A. '00, M.S. '01) has been named Regional Sales Manager at Dorner, covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. In his new role, McKune will be working with distributors, integrators, OEM’s and end-users to grow the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor business, as well as focusing on the automation markets throughout the four states.
MBA, M.H.A. '03
Deno Adkins (MBA, M.H.A. '03) has been promoted to vice president of the Ambulatory Network at Cone Health. He's responsible for the development and operations of the many clinics, offices and centers that provide health care services outside of Cone Health hospitals.
Roland Weekley (B.A. '08) recently joined the Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers law firm. Weekley will concentrate his practice in the areas of taxation and business law. Weekley will work in the firm’s Albany, Ga., office.
M. Tax. '04
Mori Contreras (M. Tax. '04) recently received a promotion to Tax Partner at PwC. Contreras has served clients in the Asset Wealth Management practice focusing primarily on investment funds, real estate companies and real estate investment trusts.
Michael O'Brien (MBA '96) recently joined the Epsten Group Inc. as the Senior Commissioning Project Manager. O'Brien is a professional mechanical engineer with expertise in the design and evaluation of HVAC, DDC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, low voltage and building envelope systems in commercial and institutional projects.
Raymond Shrader (B.B.A. '03) has joined Fifth Third Bank as the Business Banking Market Manager. He is responsible for managing a team of business bankers serving all of Georgia. Prior to joining Fifth Third, Shrader was a commercial banker for First Citizens Bank.
Arun Samuga (MBA '05) has been promoted to chief technology officer at Elemica, a leading digital supply network for process manufacturing industries. Samuga has been with Elemica for more than 16 years in the roles of vice president of research and development and director of supply chain integration projects. In his new role, he will be responsible for the continued development of new software products and solutions.
Anna Sexton (M.P.P. '18) joined J.M. Teague Engineering & Planning in Waynesville, N.C. as a transportation planner, with a specialty in public policy and finance.
The Rockdale County (GA) Board of Commissioners recently approved the appointment of Will Barkley (B.B.A. '97) as the new chief tax appraiser. Barkley has been with Rockdale County for 20 years and has served in multiple capacities, including accounting officer, personal property manager and as assistant deputy director.
Bonnie Sawdey (B.B.A. '15) is a recipient of Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2018 HR Hero Award. Winners were chosen from nominations submitted to Atlanta Business Chronicle by a panel including representatives of the Society for Human Resource Management Atlanta chapter and the editorial staff of the Chronicle. Sawdey has more than 28 years of experience with Crawford & Company. In 2014, she became vice president of human resources and was named Benefit Manager of the Year in 2015 by Business Insurance magazine.