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Newsmakers in Business

POSTED: January 13, 2008 5:04 a.m.

The Times wants to know about promotions, new management hires and other personnel news in your business. We’ll publish the information each Sunday on the Business page. Send information, including a photograph and contact information, to Harris Blackwood at You also may use regular mail at Newsmakers, The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503.


Six new staff members join Red Clay Interactive

Red Clay Interactive, an Internet marketing agency, has announced the addition of six new staff members.

Lindsey Marshall joined RCI as an Internet marketing specialist, developing search engine optimization and marketing strategies for clients.

Dorothy Glover, a former technology teacher and Web site coordinator at Lakeview Academy, became the company’s newest programmer.

Scott Atkinson is a senior client strategist who assists clients in the use of technology.

Web developer Amanda Keezer will build out Web sites and integrate content management tools and software applications.

Ryan White, who relocated from Knoxville, Tenn., is a Web site designer. Dawn Henderson was added as senior project manager.

Promotions, new additions named at Georgia Trust Bank

Mike Allen, president and chief executive officer of Georgia Trust Bank in Buford, has announced that Daniel V. Ho will be a vice president, Brad Ledbetter an assistant vice president, and Molly A. Brooks has joined the bank as a banking officer.

Allen also announced that Ryan Kersey, who has been affiliated with Georgia Trust Bank since 2005, has been promoted to banking officer in the commercial lending department.

In his new position, Ho will specialize in commercial lending and as a SBA specialist. The veteran banker attended Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University.

He began his banking career in 2001 as a business services specialist for Branch Banking & Trust, and has been affiliated with Atlanta Business Bank and, most recently, with Embassy National Bank as vice president.

Ledbetter received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Auburn University. Since 2003, he has been affiliated with Regions Bank, where he served as a commercial portfolio manager, credit analyst, in loan review and other loan capacities.

Brooks is a native of Suwanee who graduated from North Gwinnett High School. She received her legal assistant diploma in 1990 from Gwinnett Technical Institute and has completed various courses offered through the

American Institute of Banking. She began her banking career in 1992 at Embry National Bank and has most recently been affiliated with Branch Banking & Trust Co., Suwanee, and Gwinnett Community Bank, Duluth.

Kersey joined Georgia Trust Bank in May 2005 as a credit analyst. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in finance, from North Georgia College and State University.

Kersey began his banking career in 2002 with Regions Bank and held a number of positions there.

Clark joins Mountain Valley Community Bank

Mindy L. Clark has joined Mountain Valley Community Bank as assistant vice president of consumer lending at the main office in Cleveland.

Clark is a Dahlonega native, but has lived in Cleveland for almost 10 years with her husband, Chris.


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