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Danny Sellers named Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors

Danny Sellers named Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors

DULUTH, Ga. -- Danny Sellers has been named a Principal at Sterling Risk Advisors. He has more than two decades of experience specializing in risk management for construction, trucking and manufacturing companies.

Prior to joining Sterling Risk Advisors in 2012, Sellers was senior vice president for J. Smith Lanier & Co., where he handled large, complex accounts, including large transportation accounts with both regional and long haul exposure. Earlier, he was executive vice president at Allied North America, where he produced and managed accounts including a major international manufacturing firm with $1 billion in sales.

Sellers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business from Georgia Southern University. His professional affiliations include:

New Mercedes-Benz HQ to create 800 jobs

New Mercedes-Benz HQ to create 800 jobs

ATLANTA -- The new Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Atlanta will create at least 800 jobs, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday.

The luxury automaker announced earlier this month it will relocate its U.S. headquarters to Georgia from Montvale, N.J. The new Atlanta-area facility will be responsible for distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the country.

Deal described the move as "simply a home run for the state."

"I look forward to building upon this new partnership and adding Mercedes-Benz to the state's already impressive automotive sector," Deal said in a release. "Welcome to Georgia, Mercedes-Benz."

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.

Marge Hardenburg joins Sterling Risk Advisors as account executive

Marge Hardenburg joins Sterling Risk Advisors as account executive

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Marge Hardenburg has joined Sterling Risk Advisors as an account executive.

A 20-plus year industry veteran, her main areas of expertise are in professional liability and health care. She also provides insurance solutions across a diverse spectrum of other industries.

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.

Prior to joining Sterling Risk Advisors, Hardenburg spent 19 years at Potter Holden/Arthur J. Gallagher, most recently as a senior account manager. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR).

Hardenburg received her bachelor of arts in communication disorders from William Patterson University. She lives in Woodstock, Georgia, where she enjoys hiking, cooking, music and spending time with her family.

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

Brian Frank among 'Best of Best' at Barron’s Top Advisors Summit

ATLANTA -- Brian Frank, Managing Director, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the 10th annual Barron’s Top Financial Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.

The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf-Astoria, September 8-10, in Orlando, Fla.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and family relationships to portfolio management and retirement planning.

UHY Advisors named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

UHY Advisors named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- UHY Advisors, a financial, tax and business consulting firm in Sandy Springs, on September 12 was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Atlanta. The firm was ranked #50 on the Best Places to Work list in the small business category. The coveted distinction is earned by Atlanta companies – small, medium and large – across a variety of industries.

The news was announced at the Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Places to Work breakfast event at the Georgia World Congress Center. Representatives from several hundred companies and some of the most influential business people in the Atlanta market attended. The keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, addressed the crowd, noting that a business’s environment and core principles have a direct impact on inspiring employees.

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

ATLANTA -- UHY LLP announced the appointment of Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant. Vazquez will be based in the Atlanta office, serving UHY clients nationwide. He is responsible for enterprise optimization, management consulting, and finance transformation for UHY clients as part of the Management & Technology Consulting group and reports to UHY principal, Cindy Hannafey.

“Daniel Vazquez brings a first-class education in finance to the table, making him a highly qualified new addition to our UHY team,” said Hannafey.

Vazquez’s professional skills and qualifications include: