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Williams named trust officer at GB&T

Shelia Williams has been promoted to trust officer at Gainesville Bank & Trust, responsible for the administration of trusts and estates in the company’s trust division.

"Shelia has been a valuable member of our Trust and Investments team, and this is a well-deserved promotion," said bank president Mike Whitmire.

A graduate of Tift College of Mercer University, Williams has also completed the two-year Sunwest Individual Retirement Account training offered through the Georgia Bankers Association and the first year of Cannon Trust School.

She and her husband, James, and their three children, Ryne and Russell Williams and Ashton Blackwood, live in Chestnut Mountain.

Women’s health center opens in Commerce

North Georgia Women’s Health Center has announced a new location in Commerce at Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center’s Specialty Clinic.

R. David Beaty, M.D. is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He has been in practice for 11 years. A native of Lawrenceville and a graduate of the University of Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine, Beaty will be scheduling appointments for his Commerce office on Wednesday afternoons.

Practitioners at North Georgia Women’s Health Center specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.

Beaty has been granted privileges to perform surgical procedures at Banks-Jackson-Commerce Medical Center. Obstetrics patients will be delivered at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest.

The telephone number for the new office is 706-335-6999.

Wright joins Peach State Bank & Trust

Rhonda Wright has joined the staff of Peach State Bank & Trust as a customer service representative.

She has more than 30 years of banking experience, all in Hall County, is a graduate of North Hall High School and has completed numerous banking courses and seminars.

She is an active member of New Holland Baptist Church, where she is involved in the children’s and youth ministries and sings in the choir.

She and her husband, Ken, have two children, Josh and Lindsey.

"We are pleased that Rhonda has joined the Peach State Bank family and that she will continue her career in an independent bank environment," said bank president Ron Quinn.

Gainesville native named to Foreign Relations post

The Council on Foreign Relations has announce that L. Camille Massey has joined as vice president for membership, fellowships and corporate affairs.

"Camille will oversee two functions most central to the council — individual and corporate membership. I can’t imagine a better person to deepen existing relationships and forge new ones," said council president Richard N. Haass.

Massey, a Gainesville native, joins the council from Cue Global, a consulting business she started in 2000, which provides strategic policy, advocacy and communications services to global organizations.

Since 2001, she has served as senior adviser at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

She is the daughter of Abit and Kayanne Massey of Gainesville.