Today’s Newsmakers from Greater Community Bank (@greatcb):  William Richardson named partner at Brinson Askew Berry. Chamber pays tribute to Al Hodge. Sam Talley joins Talley Insurance. Cadet Aaron Loya of Rome High selected for Air Force Flight Academy.

Today’s Newsmakers from Greater Community Bank (@greatcb): William Richardson named partner at Brinson Askew Berry. Chamber pays tribute to Al Hodge. Sam Talley joins Talley Insurance. Cadet Aaron Loya of Rome High selected for Air Force Flight Academy.

Today’s Newsmakers

William R. Richardson

William R. Richardson has been named a partner with Brinson Askew Berry of Rome. Richardson, who joined the firm as an associate in 2015, focuses his legal practice on corporate and business transactions, commercial real estate, and other financeareas. He also represents public housing authorities in multi-family and urban redevelopment housing transactions involving the use of public/private partnerships.

“We are excited to welcome William as a partner,” said C. King Askew, one of the firm’s founding partners. “We are fortunate to have him on our team and moving into a leadership role with our firm.”

Active in his profession and the community, Richardson currently serves as president of the Rome Bar Association. He is also on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity – Coosa Valley, Inc. and is a member of the Darlington School Alumni Council. Richardson is a graduate of Leadership Darlington and Leadership Rome. Prior to joining Brinson Askew Berry, Richardson practiced in Chattanooga with Baker Donelson.


Sam Talley has joined the Talley Insurance team in Rome as a business insurance specialist. He is a Darlington School and University of Georgia graduate. He loves people and is excited to help you and your business with its insurance needs.


Cadet Aaron Loya of Rome High’s AFJROTC has been selected as one of the 150 cadets to attend the Air Force JROTC Flight Academy. Loya received the 2018/2019 CSAF Flight Academy Scholarship, which allows him to attend the Academy, while completing the eight-week program that results in a private pilot’s license and up to 12 college credits. All of this is funded by AFJROTC as well. “Since a young age, my dream has been to attend the Air Force Academy and become a pilot,” says Loya. “Being selected for the CSAF Flight Scholarship is a significant milestone in this journey, and I couldn’t have done it without the support of those around me. I am lucky to have teachers that challenge me every day. I am lucky to have mentors who believe in me, and I am lucky to have a loving family that has given me a unique perspective to life. I owe it to these people to run with the scholarship as far as I can, and that’s exactly what I plan to do.”


Is there a higher honor than your own hash tag? Ask Al Hodge, the Rome Floyd Chamber’s departing president and chief executive officer, who’ll be honored at Thursday’s annual meeting at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Aviation Training Center at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field. The above photo collage, one for each of his years with the chamber, was part of the group’s Monday briefing to members. They couldn’t resist the Hodge trademark line, “#Goodstuffthat!” Hodge leaves the chamber this week with a retirement date set for April. Jeanne Krueger takes over as interim director at Thursday’s annual meeting. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program ta 6:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $60 with additional options available. For more: Romega.com


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