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Monday, July 10, 2017

Kuszyk earns fellowship in the American College of Radiology

Dr. Brian S. Kuszyk, resident of Eastern Radiologists of Greenville, recently was awarded fellowship in the American College of Radiology.

According to the American College of Radiology website, “One of the highest honors the ACR can bestow on a radiologist, radiation oncologist or medical physicist is recognition as a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

“ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the College, organized radiology, teaching, or research. Approximately 10 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.”

SpringShire welcomes Gostele as team member

SpringShire has hired Valerie Gostele as a new team member. Gostele comes to SpringShire by way of Chicago, where for the past 8½ years she guided families and future residents through the moving process at a continuing care retirement community in Lincolnshire, IL. In this role, she said she enjoyed listening to future residents and learning about their stories.

Prior to working in senior living, Gostele held sales manager positions with Hyatt and Marriott hotels. She always has worked in the customer service and marketing arenas and it was in these positions that she found a passion for working with the senior population. Gostele’s compassion for seniors stems from her close relationship with her parents. She became a large part of her father’s support system when he lived with her for the last 10 years of his life.

From this experience, Gostele said, “I truly believe the need for great camaraderie, comprehensive health care options, superb amenities, and an overall fun and active lifestyle must be available to people in their retirement years.”

Gostele moved to North Carolina to be closer to her daughter. She brings a compassion and understanding to discussing and making the decision to move into a life plan retirement community to SpringShire.

Gostele said, “I look forward to being a part of the success of this beautiful SpringShire community representing the richness and history of Greenville and its residents.”

Yuhas named North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year

The North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA) selected Wanda Yuhas, executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission, as the 2016-2017 Economic Developer of the Year.

The award was announced at the annual conference in Wrightsville Beach. NCEDA annually presents a service award to an individual who provides outstanding leadership in economic development.

“Wanda’ hard work in economic development has positively impacted Pitt County with job creation and investment throughout surrounding areas,” said Andrew Tate, NCEDA immediate past president. “This award is our organization’s way of recognizing her dedication to this community, the economic development profession and our state.”

In 2016, Yuhas was part of multiple significant projects and expansions in the Pitt County area, including construction of the DR Burton Healthcare Products health care global facility in Farmville.

She also was integral in the economic development success of the $80 million Mayne Pharma expansion in Greenville, including the $$3.5 million expansion of Metrics Contract Services.

Grady-White purchasing manager earns lifetime certification

Grady-White Boats Purchasing Manager Wesley Hardee has earned the designation of lifetime certified purchasing professional from the American Purchasing Society. The certification is based on measured performance, business reputation, and years of significant experience.

Hardee began his career at Grady-White in 1987, rising from technician to team leader and then supervisor in Engineering. In 2010 he was named Small Parts/RTM supervisor, and the following year he became purchasing supervisor. He has served as purchasing manager since 2013.

“We at Grady-White are pleased to share the good news of Wesley Hardee’s achievement,” said Grady-White Executive Vice President Mark Doggett. “The CPP credential is a testament to his dedication and excellent performance.”

The American Purchasing Society is professional organization of buyers and purchasing manager, and was the first organization to establish an industry certification program.

Emanuel receives Edward Jones award for exceptional achievement in building client relationships

Tim Emanuel of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Greenville recently won the firm's A.F. McKenzie Award for his exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Emanuel was one of 357 of the firm's more than 15,000 financial advisors to receive the A.F. McKenzie award.

The award is named for Al McKenzie who developed the firm's training program during his nearly 60 years of service with Edward Jones.

"It's truly an honor to receive recognition for building relationships with those clients we serve," Emanuel said. "And it's quite inspirational to receive an award named after a firm legend such as Al McKenzie who was dedicated to individual investors and understood each investor's unique financial goals."

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.