Names In The News
by CBJ Staff
July 01, 2013 12:00 AM | 940 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Gruhn promoted

Tammie Gruhn of the Gunn Firm, P.C. was recently honored by the Cobb County Legal Professionals Association. She completed paralegal studies at KSU's College of Continuing and Professional Education in 2009 and has been with the Marietta-based law firm for the past three years.

BrandMortgage new hires

David Strain was recently hired by BrandMortgage as a Loan Quality Specialist for its Kennesaw office, at 50 Chastain Center Blvd.

Michael Harrell was recently hired by BrandMortgage as a Loan Quality Specialist for their Kennesaw office, at 50 Chastain Center Blvd.

Nance completes CFP certification

Jim Nance of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Acworth Georgia has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certification mark CFP. Nance successfully completed the CFP Board's initial certification requirements, which include completion of financial planning coursework and passing a comprehensive examination.

Miller recognized for

outstanding customer service

Michael C. Miller, CLU, an American Family Insurance agent in Marietta, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Miller joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. Miller has been an agent for American Family since November 2009. His office is located in the Brumby Building of Marietta Station; 127 Church St. Suite 240, Marietta, GA.

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Cobb-Marietta Coliseum &

Exhibit Hall Authority elects new slate of officers

The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority welcomed a new slate of officers at their bi-monthly meeting May 22. They are, Jerry Nix, chairman, Max Bacon, vice chairman, Johnny Gresham, secretary, Michele Swann, general manager and CEO and Moore Ingram Johnson and Steele, Legal Counsel.

The officers serve one-year terms.

Chairman Nix recently retired as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance of Genuine Parts Co. He has served on the boards of United Way, Arts for All, Inc., Cobb County YWCA, and the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. He is a previous president and a current member of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Genuine Parts Company, John and Mary Franklin Foundation, Synovus Financial Corp. and Young Harris College.

Chairman Nix replaces Earl Smith, who was Chairman of the Authority for 12 years. Smith will continue to be a member of the Authority. His leadership in Cobb County and metro Atlanta spans four decades. Mr. Smith's service to government, business, health, education and the arts has enhanced commerce and quality of life. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of E. Smith Heating and Air Conditioning. From 1984 to 1988, he served as Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, and he was named Marietta Daily Journal Citizen of the Year in 2001. The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square bears his name, and he is Chair Emeritus of the Friends of the Strand Board of Directors.

Chairman Nix follows a short list of distinguished Chairs of the Authority, including Smith, Barbara E. Williams and John A. Williams.

Other members of the Authority include Tim Lee, Chairman, Cobb County Board of Commissioners; Steve Tumlin, Mayor, City of Marietta; and Robert P. Voyles, CEO, Seven Oaks Company.

The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority is a body corporate and politic created by the General Assembly of Georgia in 1980 to acquire, construct, operate and maintain facilities used for exhibitions, recreation, amusement, and educational purposes. The Authority is the owner and operator of Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops.

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