Roto-Rooter CEO Sherry Daniel Appointed to Park Place Outreach Board of Directors


Roto-Rooter CEO Sherry Daniel Appointed to Park Place Outreach Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, a non-profit organization that supports runaway, homeless and at-risk kids and teenagers from ages 11-21.

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

“The mission of Park Place Outreachand its Youth Emergency Shelter is to assist young people in difficult circumstances by reuniting them with their families when possible and helping them develop into productive citizens,” said Daniel. “I believe every young person has great potential, and becoming part of an organization that helps develop that potential is very important to me.”

Prior to joining the Park Placeboard, Daniel has led her company’s participation in radiothons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitalthat have raised at least $60,000 for each of the past four years. In addition, she has supported a number of other community needs for the past 45 years, including Toys for Tots, filling the needs of veterans, supporting a women’s shelter and organizing blood drives.

“It is an honor to give back to the community that has been so good to me,” said Daniel. “I am enthused about this new opportunity to help young people achieve a future they may never have envisioned, or even imagined.”

Other members of the Park Place Outreach2019 Board of Directors include:

• Salita Hill (president), Vice President of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
• Dr. Ann Linton (vice president), Owner, Abercorn Family Dentistry
• Denise Denison (treasurer), Vice President of Commercial Banking, Synovus
• Chris Sotus, (secretary), Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
• Jennifer Barrett, Talent Strategy Manager, TitleMax
• Garth Gabriel II, Human Resources Business Partner/Senior Manager, Gulfstream
• Alexander A. Inglese, Associate Broker of Commercial Real Estate, Long & Foster
• Alfred D. McGuire, Jr., Principal, Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School
• Tammy Stokes, Chief Judge, Chatham County Recorder’s Court
• Julie Wade, Executive Director, Park Place Outreach

Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, 514 E. Henry St., supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, ages 11-21, through a variety of residential and after-school programs. Serving teens since 1984, Park Place’s mission is to provide services to at-risk youth and their families, increase their functional level, and reunify families whenever possible. The Emergency Shelter is open 24 hours a day and provides a safe, secure, and loving environment. Park Place Outreachis the only facility in Savannah where youth can self-admit without an agency referral. Park Place Outreach’s other programs include the Street Outreach Program to identify homeless and nearly homeless teens and young adults and provide them with support services to get off the streets, Family Preservation for Teens to help teens remain safely in their homes to maintain family stability, and the new Mission: Possible Transitional Living Program for males ages 16-21.

Park Place Outreach– Youth Emergency Services is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelterhas helped more than 6,500 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.orgor find us on Facebook.

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Savannah Man Elected National President of AMBUCS


Savannah Man Elected National President of AMBUCS
Kevin Sheehan to Serve as President of the Nationwide Organization

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan, a local businessman and former president of Savannah AMBUCS, was elected to serve as president for the National AMBUCS organization during their recent convention in Osage Beach, Mo. Sheehan’s term, which began in October, runs for one year.

AMBUCS is such a wonderful organization, making a real difference in the lives of individuals in so many ways, and I am honored to serve on the national level,” said Sheehan.

Kevin Sheehan of AMBUCS

Kevin Sheehan

The National organization was founded as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with different abilities. In 1961, the organization shortened it to AMBUCS. The club now has more than 5,000 members in 159 chapters in 35 states. The non-profit’s mission is to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

Since 1955, the National organization has donated $8.8 million in scholarships to students pursuing physical, occupational and speech therapy degrees; donated almost 30,000 three-wheel bicycles, known as amtrykes, for children and adults who cannot ride regular bicycles; and coordinated a variety of community service projects to raise funds and awareness for the organization.

To learn more, visit For more information on the local organization, visit

Sally Akins Installed as 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association


Sally Akins Installed as 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sarah B. (Sally) Akins, a partner at Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams in Savannah, was installed as the 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association during the Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting. This marks the third attorney from Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams to serve in this role for GDLA; Paul W. Painter, Jr. and Bubba Hughes also served as presidents.

Akins has practiced law in Savannah since 1993. Since serving as a judicial clerk after law school, she has been engaged exclusively in civil trial practice. She has handled cases involving premises liability, automobile and truck accidents, professional negligence (medical, legal and pharmaceutical), litigation involving counties and municipalities to include civil rights and zoning, insurance coverage, and products liability. Akins is also a registered mediator and arbitrator at Miles Mediation.

Sarah Akins President

Sarah Akins: 50th President of GDLA

Founded 50 years ago by a group of civil defense attorneys, GDLA was created as a forum for networking outside of the office, courtroom and arbitration table. Today, the GDLA offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication across the State of Georgia.

GDLA membership benefits include continuing legal education seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law and emerging issues. For more information, visit

Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP (EPRA) provides a full range of services in Litigation, Default Servicing & Creditor Rights, Corporations & Business, Banking, Government, Admiralty & Maritime, Labor & Employment, Estate Planning, and Family Law. The firm’s recently expanded mediation and arbitration facilities serve the community in the resolution of disputes involving these and other civil matters. EPRA and its attorneys have a growing list of accolades from national and local outlets, rating services and organizations honoring excellence in the legal profession. For more information, please visit

Rotary Club of Savannah Announces Gompels as Incoming President


Rotary Club of Savannah Announces Gompels as Incoming President and Names 2017 Board

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nina Gompels, owner and operator of five Savannah area McDonald’s restaurants, was named as the Rotary Club of Savannah‘s new president. On Monday, June 26, the Rotary gavel was passed to Gompels from outgoing president Camille Russo, chief financial officer at Alta Innovations. This will mark the first time the club will have had two consecutive women presidents.

Gompels will be joined on the board by Secretary/Treasurer Fran Kaminsky, Sergeant at Arms Dr. Ben Spitalnick, Rick Belford, Ellen Bolch, Malcolm Butler, Todd Groce, Cliff McCurry, Phoenicia Miracle, Roger Moss, Paul Pressly, David Rosenblum, Swann Seiler, Mike Traynor, Marjorie Young.

Nina Gompels, Incoming Rotary Club of Savannah President

Nina Gompels, incoming Rotary Club of Savannah President

After graduating from Savannah Country Day School, Gompels earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University in business administration. She cherished her Georgia Southern ties, and her first job after college was with the GSU foundation.

Today, Gompels owns five McDonald’s restaurants in the Savannah area and employs more than 200 people.

Gompels serves on the board of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the Savannah Area McDonald’s Operator Association, and the Ameris Bank community board.

The Rotary Club of Savannah includes 225 community leaders and volunteers. Over the past 103 years, the club has championed local and regional developments that include completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Most recently in recognition of the 100th anniversary, the club raised funds and constructed an all-accessible playground in Forsyth Park.

The Rotary Club of Savannah also sponsored the organization of new Rotary clubs in Augusta, Brunswick, Statesboro, Blackshear and Savannah West. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication and other global health initiatives.

Meetings are held each Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Hilton Hotel, 15 E. Liberty Street. For more information, visit

Rotary Club of Savannah
P.O. Box 11105
Savannah, GA 31412

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Cecilia Russo Marketing

Local Attorney Tammie Mosley Announces Campaign for Clerk of Superior Court


(SAVANNAH, GA) Tammie Mosley will formally announce her candidacy for Clerk of Superior Court for Chatham County on Thursday, March 3. She will make the announcement out front of the Chatham County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Incumbent Daniel Massey is retiring and not seeking re-election.

Mosley is a native of Savannah and experienced attorney of 22 years. She returned to Savannah in 2003 and has worked as Senior Staff Attorney in Superior Court for Judge John E. Morse, Jr. for 13 years.

The Clerk of Superior Court is the “primary record keeper” of all of the official records of the County’s Superior Court, which provides protection of the public records including all real estate deeds, liens, and records along with all pleadings of civil and criminal cases. The Clerk of Superior Court is one of four constitutional officers in Chatham County. As “primary record keeper” this is a vital position to the efficiency of the Superior Courts of the County and the clerk’s designated duties if done correctly ensure that the court system flows properly.

As Clerk of Superior Court, Mosley will ensure the continued security, maintenance, and retention of all of the real estate and case records in Superior Court. Mosley will work to address the present day and future needs of customers of the Clerk’s Office in carrying out the duties of Clerk.

The duties and services provided by the Clerk’s Office are ever changing and expanding with the needs of our society and community. Mosley has a commitment to embrace technology as it applies to the duties carried out by the Clerk’s Office especially record retention and security.

The Clerk’s Office is responsible for keeping all property records and recording all liens within the County. Additionally, the Clerk’s Office is responsible for securing and maintaining all court filings in Civil, Domestic, Family Violence, Adoption, Garnishment, and Criminal cases. From the initiation of a case to the disposition and closing, the Clerk’s Office must make sure the records are securely maintained and preserved. Mosley will ensure continued and non-complicated access to the records and information kept and preserved by the Clerk’s Office.

Mosley volunteers with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and is a Trustee with the Telfair Museums. She has served on other community boards and committees such as CASA, Senior Citizens, Inc., Savannah Technical College Community Council, Georgia Historical Society Georgia Days Committee, Georgia Historical Society Gala, Dawn’s Daughter, and educational committees with Savannah Country Day School.

Mosley loves animals and has two dogs who she considers her “kids.” She enjoys running and has grown fond of ½ marathons having recently completed the 5th Savannah Rock N Roll Half Marathon and is training for the Second Annual Publix Women’s Half in April 2016.

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122 West Bryan Street, #104
Savannah, GA 31401

Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council Sponsors Meet the Mayoral Candidates at Food Day


(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah/Chatham Food Policy Council (SCFPC) will be hosting a meet and greet with the Savannah Mayoral Candidates at this year’s Food Day, taking place October 24th 2015 at Daffin Park. Candidates will be located at the SCFPC Tent, starting at noon. Each of the four candidates will be given 30 minutes to meet the voters and field questions about issues for the upcoming election.

Candidates are scheduled to appear in the following order:
Mayor Edna Jackson: 1 pm
Murray Silver: 2 pm
Eddie Deloach: 3 pm
Louis Wilson (unconfirmed)

Please stop by and learn where our mayoral candidates stand on important issues surrounding food in Savannah.

About Food Day 2015:
Each fall, Savannah is treated to a large outdoor festival that is free and open to the public. Attendees enjoy a live concert, featuring many of Savannah’s top musicians.  The public is encouraged to bring their friends and family, to spend the day taking in the music, browsing over 100 exhibitors and vendors. Attendees are also sure to find interest among the dozens of unique and completely free workshops, cooking classes, and other activities that are suitable for everyone, including the kids! This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, October 24th, from 11am-5pm at Daffin Park. For more information about Food Day, please visit:

About the Savannah Chatham County Food Policy Council:
The mission of the Savannah Chatham County Food Policy Council is to coordinate and communicate efforts that develop, support, and promote policies that impact equitable access, sustainable production, and widespread understanding of healthy local food. Our vision is for all Savannah communities to eat affordable, nutritious, locally and sustainably grown food. For information about the Savannah Chatham County Food Policy Council, please visit us at: or like our Facebook Page at:

Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council
Contact: Rene Taren
Phone: 912.662.5162