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Newsmakers in business, Jan. 25
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B. Jackson Chandler, from left, Brannon Chandler, Bill Chandler and Barry Chandler of Chandler Equipment.

NGHS adds 2 to administrative team

Northeast Georgia Health System has added two new senior leaders to its administrative team.

Gainesville native Bo Walpole recently joined NGHS as vice president of clinical effectiveness, and Debbie Weber was named chief human resource officer.

Walpole will oversee how providers interact with technology, data analytics and sharing, improved clinical documentation, waste reduction, cost effectiveness, patient flow and transitions of care. He most recently served as a practicing interventional cardiologist and Chief of Cardiac Sciences at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.

Weber was named chief human resource officer in July 2014, though she served in the same interim role since March 2014. She oversees workforce planning and recruitment, employee benefits, compensation, human resource information systems, employee wellness, employee education and occupational health and safety.

Before joining NGHS, Weber most recently served as interim vice president of human resources for a 6,000-plus employee health system.

Beyea joins Full Media as Internet marketing analyst

Brad Beyea has joined Internet marketing and website development company Full Media as an Internet marketing analyst in its Gainesville office.

Beyea comes to Full Media with a background in digital marketing, including content creation, search engine optimization and social media marketing, and also has experience with graphic design. At Full Media, he will work grow clients’ businesses through more effective use of the Internet. That will include developing and executing customized strategies around search engine optimization, online public relations, e-mail marketing and social media management.

Third generation joins Chandler Equipment Co.

B. Jackson Chandler has been named the new president of Chandler Equipment Co. of Gainesville.

Chandler, 22, is a graduate of Chestatee High School and earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in December 2014. While in college, he interned with the company as a truck shop technician and parts specialist.

Founded in 1969, Chandler Equipment manufactures a variety of agriculture equipment.

Its truck-mount or trailer-mount machinery includes fertilizer spreaders, litter spreaders, litter-lime-compost-shavings spreaders, litter conveyors and auger tenders. The equipment is designed and built at the company’s 11-acre site in East Hall County.

Bill Chandler, company founder and chairman, said “we’re pleased to welcome Jackson to the company and know he will utilize the engineering knowledge and skills toward the advancement of our products.”

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