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Julie Wade Named Executive Director of Park Place Outreach

Attorney Julie Wade Selected as Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

Savannah attorney and school board member Julie Wade has been named executive director of the Park Place Outreach — Youth Emergency Shelter, which provides support and temporary residential services for at-risk children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area.

Wade will succeed Linda Hilts, who’s retiring after 20 years, and will take office on May 8.

“I am honored to be selected for this position, and to build on the excellent programs Linda Hilts began and fostered over the past 20 years,” Wade said. “She became the voice of homeless and unaccompanied youth in our community, and I am eager to continue to work on their behalf.”

Park Place Outreach board chairman Todd Cellini praised Wade’s legal background and her experience in student and child advocacy.

“As a sitting board member of the Savannah-Chatham public school system, she has an extensive understanding of our largest population of at-risk children,” Cellini said. “Having served in various board positions for several non-profit organizations, she also has vast fundraising experience as well as expertise in grants compliance.”

Under Hilts’s leadership, Park Place Outreach helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more found stability through its non-residential programs. She developed many of the organization’s ongoing services, including the Street Outreach Program team, which offers peer mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to older youth, up to age 21, who are in need but might not wish to come to the shelter.

“My goal over the next few weeks is to meet with the board members and staff, along with community members and supporters,” Wade said. “By helping to ensure a smooth leadership transition, I will be able to focus from day one on continuing to provide a safe and loving environment to the youth who come to Park Place Outreach for assistance.”

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Julie Wade

Wade, a native of Atlanta, attended Georgia public schools from kindergarten until college. She attended the University of Georgia and then the University of Georgia School of Law. Currently, she is a lawyer at The Wade Law Firm in Savannah, with a focus on federal criminal defense and civil litigation. Additionally, Wade serves on the Board of Education for the Savannah Chatham County Public School System, a position she has held since 2011. Wade will continue her service on the Board of Education as she assumes this new position with Park Place Outreach.

Previously, she served as an assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Georgia from 2007 to 2008 as the Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, prosecuting violations of federal law, including child exploitation, firearms, narcotics, fraud, and immigration.

She is chair of the board of directors for Girls on the Run and chairwoman of United Way Women’s Legacy Council. She also serves on the boards of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and Educate Chatham Foundation.

Wade is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Leadership Georgia. She has been honored by the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 and as a Next Generation Rising Star by Savannah Magazine and Business in Savannah. She recently received the Coastal Center for Developmental Services’ Vicki Loughrey Volunteer Advocacy Award as well as the John B. Miller Service Award from the Savannah Bar Association.

She and her husband have three children who attend public school.

MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come into the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. Park Place Outreach is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
http://www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
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Carriage Trade Public Relations
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912.856.9075

Speros Welcomes Kelly Quinn as IT Operations Supervisor

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Kelly Quinn has joined the firm as IT Operations supervisor. Her duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the firm’s Information Technology department and providing support to clients.

“Kelly knows how to ensure our operations run smoothly, and when customers contact our help desk, that they receive the prompt personal attention they expect from the Speros team,” said Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer. “She has the training and experience to anticipate issues and she understands technical support. We are very pleased she decided to join Speros.”

As IT Operations supervisor, Quinn will be responsible for managing the workflow of Speros’ Information Technology department, including: scheduling and dispatching, handling tier 1 network and email related issues, and providing desktop support.

“My main goal is to deliver top-notch customer support,” Quinn stated. “Speros is known for providing truly integrated solutions and unparalleled service in resolving issues quickly and effectively. I’m here to ensure that our clients receive nothing less than our best.”

Quinn has an extensive background in the field of IT customer support. She previously served as a help desk technician with LSP Technologies and was employed by Global Connect as an Account Implementation and Customer Support representative. Quinn also served as a Major Account representative, Senior Escalation representative, and Technical Support representative at Premiere Global Services. She studied business writing at Ocean County College. A native of The Forked River, New Jersey, Quinn enjoys boating, kayaking and paddle boarding.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology driven world. For more information, visit http://www.speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech.

CONTACT
Kelly Quinn
IT Operations Supervisor
Speros
912.354.8900
kquinn@speros.com

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
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Amber Anderson Joins Speros as Carrier Management Specialist

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Amber Anderson has joined the firm as Carrier Management specialist. Her duties include managing carrier contracts and negotiations to deliver optimal service and pricing to customers.

“I will be handling all new carrier contracts from on-boarding to post-install,” Anderson stated. “My responsibilities include negotiating with carriers to bring our customers the best service and pricing available. I’ll also audit customer’s bills to help them find phone and internet savings.”

“Amber has extensive experience negotiating with carriers, as well as developing contracts that deliver the best possible return on customer investment,” said Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer. “We are very pleased she decided to join the Speros team.”

Anderson studied pre-engineering at Armstrong State University and her previous employment includes five years of carrier sales, carrier training and carrier technical support at CenturyLink. A native of Rincon, Georgia, she recently purchased her childhood home and is enjoying the renovation process.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology driven world. For more information, visit http://www.speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech.

CONTACT
Amber Anderson
Carrier Management Specialist
Speros
912.354.8900
aanderson@speros.com

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

Robert White Joins Speros as Senior IT Technician

Robert White Joins Speros as Senior IT Technician

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Robert White has joined the firm as Senior IT technician. His duties include developing, testing and evaluating software for the firm’s Information Technology department’s integration solutions systems.

“My main goal is to deliver solutions that will be individualized for each customer’s needs,” White stated. “Speros is known for technical creativity and innovation. To that end, I will strive to reach beyond current processes and equipment in delivering solutions that seamlessly integrate hardware and software programs into fully-functional systems capable of exceeding client expectations.”

As Senior IT technician, White will combine his knowledge of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to develop, test and evaluate software, circuits, personal computers and more. His job is not simply to engineer computer technology, but also to understand how that technology fits into the larger scheme of professional and personal needs for clients of the firm.

“Robert has extensive experience in IT management, networking, and systems administration,” said Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer. “We are very pleased to have him on board as he has demonstrated he can deliver the IT solutions our customers need.”

White has served in IT Management, as well as Networking and Systems Administration and Engineering for companies like Life Systems, Inc., JCB North America, and Savannah Technical College. A graduate from Armstrong State University, White has a bachelor’s in Information Technology, and an associate’s degree from Savannah Technical College in Computer Information Systems, Microcomputer Specialist.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, White is the father of two boys and enjoys fishing, weight lifting and bowling.

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MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology driven world. For more information, visit speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech

CONTACT
Robert White
Senior Systems Engineer
Speros
912.354.8900
rwhite@speros.com

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

Savannah Architecture and Design Firm, Felder and Associates, Welcomes Daniel Reynolds as New Project Associate

Savannah Architecture and Design Firm, Felder and Associates, Welcomes Daniel Reynolds as New Project Associate

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Daniel Reynolds has joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as a project associate. Reynolds will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for clients of the firm.

“Daniel’s technical strengths and creative abilities are a good complement to our team’s strategic goals,” said Brian Felder, the firm’s managing principal. “We’re very pleased to welcome him to the organization.”

Felder & Associates has a staff of six full-time employees with one project associate on staff at any given time.

Reynolds was previously employed as a project associate at Studio S2, LLC in Annapolis, Md. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Green Associate with the U.S. Green Building Council.

“I enjoy being part of the Felder and Associates team because I can contribute my unique sense of design and spatial understanding to meaningful work in a collaborative setting,” Reynolds said. “Architecture appeals to my innate sense of and love of creative design. As such, it is a powerful and unique practice.”

Reynolds continued, “The legacy of one’s work in architecture shapes the lives and defines the experiences of others. I enjoy knowing that my efforts in this field may outlast me while enriching our daily existence.”

A native of Annapolis, Md., Reynolds earned a master’s degree in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, where he also earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in architecture and was a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Gamma Eta Chapter. He previously obtained an associate’s degree in applied science in architecture from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md., and studied at the Pratt Institute in New York.

His work has been recognized with the Thesis Merit Award, AIA Savannah (2016); the Student Merit Award, AIA Chesapeake Bay Region (2012); Student Citation Award, AIA Chesapeake Bay Region (2012), Prize For Excellence – Community College Architecture Project Award, AIA Maryland (2012, 2011); and Student Merit Award, AIA Chesapeake Bay Region (2011).

In his leisure time, Reynolds enjoys running, drawing, painting, reading and travel.

For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit http://www.felderassociates.net

 

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Daniel Reynolds – Project Associate, Felder & Associates

 

ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability.

Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association.

In 2014, Felder & Associates received a historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Grey restaurant in the former Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401.For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit http://www.felderassociates.net

For more information, contact:
Daniel Reynolds
912-777-3979
daniel@felderassociates.net
http://www.felderassociates.net

Media inquiries, contact:
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Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
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Park Place Outreach Welcomes New Treasurer to Board of Directors

Park Place Outreach Welcomes New Treasurer to Board of Directors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Widincamp as the organization’s Treasurer of the Board. Her duties will include budgeting and financial reviews.

Originally from Tyrone, Ga., Widincamp got her Bachelors Degree in Finance from Georgia State University and her Bachelors in Accounting from Auburn University. She and husband Matt have a 6-year-old son, Griffin. Her hobbies are running and spending time with family.

In regards to her new board position, Widincamp said, “I love helping kids and seeing a smile when they know someone cares about them. I’m very excited to work with the Park Place Outreach team and see how I can do my small part to help the big problem of child homelessness.”

All services at Park Place Outreach are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services including an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services.

Since opening in 1984, over 6200 at-risk youth have been served by the organization. For more information, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

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MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER
Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The Street Outreach Program team offers mentoring to resident adolescents and provides counseling, clothing and personal care items to teens and young adults up to age 21 that are in need and might not come in to the shelter. Whenever possible, the organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped over 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or join the group on Facebook (ParkPlace) and Twitter (@parkplaceyes).

CONTACT
Park Place Outreach
Youth Emergency Shelter
514 E. Henry Street
Savannah, GA. 31401
912-234-4048 Fax 912-651-3621
www.parkplaceyes.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
visteam@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990