Austell physician to lead practice
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October 07, 2012 12:20 AM | 1750 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AUSTELL — Georgia Cancer Specialists has elected Austell physician Dr. Al Soltan as the new president and CEO of the group, effective Oct. 1. He succeeds Dr. J. Bancroft Lesesne, who served in the position since 2010.

Dr. Soltan practices at the group’s Cobb office at 1700 Hospital South Drive, Suite 102 in Austell, as well as the group’s Paulding office. Dr. Soltan previously served as secretary of GCS and serves on the GCS Board of Directors. He is board-certified in medical oncology and hematology and is also a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He completed his fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He also has a masters in business administration.

Genuine Parts promotes

CUMBERLAND — Genuine Parts Company announced the promotions of Robert Swann to assistant vice president internal audit and compliance and Jennifer Ellis to associate counsel and assistant secretary.

* Novelis president and CEO Phil Martens has been named one of the Top 25 CEOs in the World by the Best Practice Institute.

* Alorica wants to fill 600 temporary customer service call center positions by the end of November. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Bilingual positions are needed. Job fairs will be held Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the call center at 2120 Barrett Park Drive in Kennesaw. Interested applicants may also go online and apply (Job No. 1200001941). For bilingual agent positions, reference Job #1200001940.

* Lee A. Scroggins, Jr., president and CEO, and Sylvia D. Hamby, executive vice president and chief operating officer, of Community Bank of the South were recognized recently by the Community Bankers Association of Georgia for their years of service to the community banking industry. Carolyn Brown, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia, presented the awards to the employees on Sept. 12. They will be featured in an upcoming issue of the CBA’s Georgia Communities First magazine and the CBA Today eNewsletter.

* The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a job fair for UCall & IHaul, a residential moving and cleaning company, fill about 10 jobs on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center, located at 465 Big Shanty Road in Marietta. Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED. They must be on-call and have a valid Class C driver’s license and their own transportation and insurance. For additional information about the recruitment, contact the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center at (770) 528-6100.

* The Center for Professional Selling at Kennesaw State University’s Michael J. Coles College of Business will host a free Social Selling Strategies forum at 8 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. Speakers include Brad Taylor, vice president of customer marketing, The Coca-Cola Company; Paul Greenberg, a leading authority on customer relationship management and Jeff Ramminger, vice president of product strategies, TechTarget. To register, visit or contact Michael Clark at (770) 423-6472 or

* Resurgens Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Georgia Ballet to offer its DanceAbility class to local children free of charge. The class offers children ages six and up whose physical or developmental disabilities make it difficult or impossible to participate in a regular ballet class. To learn more, visit

* The Georgia Florida United Methodist Federal Credit Union has changed its name to the United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union. On Oct. 18, International Credit Union Day, members and prospective members are welcome at the Marietta and Lakeland branch offices from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food, contests and fun.
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