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Newsmakers in Business, July 25
0725BIZSusan Williams
Susan Williams

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Williams is new marketing officer at Peach State Bank

Susan Williams has been promoted to marketing officer of Gainesville-based Peach State Bank & Trust.

Williams has been in banking for 11 years and joined Peach State in 2006. In addition to handling the marketing duties for the bank, she will also focus on business development.

"She has proven to be a true asset to our Peach State team," Ron Quinn, bank president and chief executive officer, said of Williams.

Edward Jones adviser earns company award

Lance R. Gresham of Edward Jones recently won the firm's coveted Pacesetter Award, which recognizes financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial services firm.

Gresham was one of only 221 of the firm's more than 12,000 financial advisers to receive the award.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and in Canada; website,