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Paul Share promoted to Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

Paul Share promoted to Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie

ATLANTA -- Turnaround professional Paul Share has been promoted to a Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie Inc. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, he specializes in interim management and financial turnaround roles for private equity portfolio companies among a number of other industries.  This announcement was made by Van E. Conway, CEO and president of Conway MacKenzie Inc.

Jim Hansberger named to REP. Magazine’s 'Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors'

Jim Hansberger named to REP. Magazine’s 'Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors'

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announced today that Jim Hansberger, a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Atlanta office was named to REP. Magazine’s annual list of “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors.”

The list recognizes a select group of individuals who are ranked exclusively on assets under management custodied at their firm. Only advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list.

“We are extremely proud that Jim Hansberger is representing Morgan Stanley on this list,” said Michael Outlaw, Complex Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office.  “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

Aries Viera named Master Model Builder For LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Aries Viera named Master Model Builder For LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta named Aries Viera as the attraction’s new Master Model Builder at its Brick Factor Competition hosted in late November.

Viera stood out among the nine finalists as a strategic and creative LEGO® brick builder, a role model to the panel of kid judges and a perfect fit for the full-time position. As Master Model Builder, Viera will be the new face of LEGOLAND Discovery Center within the attraction and at community events. He will also be in charge of creating new and innovative LEGO builds for guests to enjoy as well as training the other Model Builders and maintaining all brick-related attractions such as MINILAND and the Model Builder Academy. 

Sterling Risk Advisors promotes Emily Cunningham to account executive

Sterling Risk Advisors promotes Emily Cunningham to account executive

ATLANTA -- Sterling Risk Advisors, a full-service risk brokerage firm, has promoted Emily Cunningham to account executive in the medical department, where she provides coverage for health care providers and health care facilities. She joined Sterling as an intern in 2012 and was quickly hired full-time as an assistant account executive.

She serves as a member of the Junior Committee of the Shepherd Center, a brain and spinal injury rehabilitation facility.

Cunningham received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia. A native of St. Simon’s Island, she lives in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, where she attends Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

Phipps Plaza introduces Steinway Piano Galleries

Phipps Plaza introduces Steinway Piano Galleries

ATLANTA -- Phipps Plaza is excited to announce the recent addition of Steinway Piano Galleries to its impressive retail roster.

“Upon visiting Phipps Plaza for the first time, I knew it was the perfect fit for Steinway Piano Galleries,” said Ron Losby, president of Steinway & Sons.  “We’re thrilled about our new location and to be able to serve the Atlanta community in such an upscale environment.”

The recently opened 2,626 square foot store is located on the second level in the Court of the South with a unique selection of Steinway-designed pianos. Since 1853, Steinway & Sons has been hand-crafting the finest pianos in the world from its factory in New York, where the company was founded. Steinway is the piano choice for over nine out of 10 performing concert artists each year. 

Nick Vitale joins Sterling Risk Advisors as broker

Nick Vitale joins Sterling Risk Advisors as broker

ATLANTA -- Nick Vitale has joined Sterling Risk Advisors as a broker, specializing in construction, real estate and technology. He also provides exceptional service and solutions across a diverse spectrum of other industries.

Vitale received his bachelor of business administration in Risk Management and Insurance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. While a student, he worked for Northwestern Mutual as a college financial representative. He recent received his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

A native of Alpharetta, Vitale now lives in the Buckhead area.

Sterling Risk Advisors is a full-service Atlanta-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm serving the commercial, professional and personal needs of clients across a diverse spectrum of industries.

Morgan Stanley financial advisor earns national recognition for philanthropy

Morgan Stanley financial advisor earns national recognition for philanthropy

ATLANTA -- Michael J. Skrynecki, certified financial planner and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, won the 2014 Invest in Others Catalyst Award, one of five categories of awards presented on Sept. 18 at the eighth annual Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards dinner in New York City. Mr. Skrynecki earned the honor for his work with the Wiskott-Aldrich Foundation, which will receive a $20,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation.

Hundreds of nominations for the Community Leadership Awards are received each year and reviewed by a diverse panel of leaders in the financial services industry. Nominees were evaluated based on their level of involvement in an organization, personal contributions, and the impact of their efforts.