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JAN. 17 - People in the News

Lt. Col. Patrick Morgan has been selected for promotion to colonel and command of the 165th Medical Group, an element of the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard.

Col. Morgan received his M.D. degree in 1995. After completing post-graduate residency training in 1998, he accepted an assignment to Shaw Air Force Base serving as the medical flight commander for the 120th Medical Group. Since 2002, he has served as the chief of clinical services and flight surgeon for the 165th Medical Group.

In 2008-2009, then Lt. Col. Morgan was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Col. Morgan’s military career actually started with his commission in 1981, serving in 117th Air Weapons Control Squadron as an air weapons controller. He served in this capacity until he was accepted into medical school in 1991.

Dr. Morgan ’s civilian practice and residence are in Columbia, SC.


Beth Vantosh, a commercial real estate sales professional in Savannah, has joined KW Commercial, a division of Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners.

Vantosh has been in the commercial real estate industry for 13 years and previously was co-broker/owner of Vantosh Realty LLC for more than six years.  Prior to Vantosh Realty LLC, Vantosh lived New York City, where she was the associate director of leasing for Murray Hill Properties for more than three years.

Vantosh also brings experience as a business owner that helps her understand her commercial real estate clients’ needs.  She owned Vantosh Design and Details in Atlanta for three years where she established a successful, award-winning retail company.

Vantosh is an active member of the Savannah Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and JEA Savannah.  She is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia and New York.

“We are thrilled to have Beth Vantosh join KW Commercial Coastal Area Partners,” says operating partner Nancy Thompson.  “Our business model is shining, even in the current environment, as we provide our associates with the training, technology, marketing tools, and resources to serve their clients at the highest level.”

“I chose KW Commercial because of its reputation for integrity, its agent-centric business model and the opportunity for commercial referrals from its residential agents,” says Vantosh.  “With such an impressive residential history, I am thrilled to be able to make my mark with the company on the commercial side.”


Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP has announced that Sheryl L. Davis has been promoted to partner of the firm’s Education Services Group.
Davis has 20 years of hands-on audit and consulting experience. Since 2006, she has managed its education-industry specific team, the Education Services Group. On an annual basis, she manages the financial statement, Title IV compliance/A-133 audits for more than 100 private post-secondary for-profit and non-profit educational institutions located throughout 37 states and 2 foreign countries. Davis has assisted in the merger and sale of private post-secondary educational institutions in excess of $200 million dollars.

In addition, Davis has experience in providing guidance related to the Department of Education, state agencies, accrediting agencies and UPMIFA rules and regulations.  Prior to joining Deemer Dana & Froehle LLP, she spent seven years as an Accounting Professor at the University of West Georgia and several community colleges.


Gray & Pannell LLP has announced the addition of Kandice N. Harvey to its partnership. Harvey’s focus will be in the areas of municipal finance and commercial real estate.

Graduating cum laude from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University with her Juris Doctor degree in 2005, Harvey was previously an associate with Gray & Pannell LLP.  Harvey is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Savannah Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  She is admitted to practice law before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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