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Newsmakers in business, July 12
Dr. Sujata Gill

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Todd takes new role with Lanier Islands

Hospitality veteran Grier Todd is returning to Lanier Islands Resort as vice president of hospitality after an 18-month hiatus.

Todd previously worked more than 12 years at the resort. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall guest experience and daily operations at Legacy Lodge, Legacy Villas and LakeHouses.

He will also oversee all Islands group sales efforts, which comprise corporate retreats, company meetings, family reunions, organizational gatherings and destination weddings.

“I spent part of my sabbatical launching a new hotel for a worldwide chain here in Gainesville,” Todd said.

“I saw it as an opportunity to do something I’d never done before — open a property and work with a global brand. The experience opened my eyes to new possibilities at the Islands.”

Gill joins local surgical group

Dr. Sujata Gill has joined Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Surgical Associates.

Gill, a board-certified surgeon, comes from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where she was a surgery fellow with an emphasis on bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopy and robotics.

Gill earned her medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed her general surgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington.

NGPG Surgical Associates is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System and serves patients in Braselton, Cleveland, Gainesville and Dawsonville.

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