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Trammell named a NAPW Woman of the Year

Mollie Trammell was named one of the National Association of Professional Women's 2013/2014 Women of the year.

Trammell is the founder of S&T Assessment and Counseling Services, and joined NAPW in January 2013.

NAPQ is the largest and most recognized network of female executives in the U.S.

Trammell started her career as a juvenile probation officer with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, where she worked from 1991 to 1998, and later was employed as counselor with the Coweta County Prison. Mollie started S&T Assessment and Counseling Service, Inc. in 2000 and the company now provides services throughout the state of Georgia to federal, state, and local agencies. Services include assessments, psychological services, counseling and specialized programs.

Trammell most enjoys the fatherhood program, which is provided to incarcerated inmates with the Georgia Department of Corrections. The program works to strengthen the father's bond with his children and to foster responsibility and accountability.

Trammell has worked diligently with the Republican Party and has received several awards during her career including the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award, Republican Businesses Women of the Year, and the Republican Senatorial Spirit Medal. She works with the Republican party in an effort to foster conservative values.

Trammell is a also a member of NSBA (National Small Business Association), and the GAHSC (Georgia Association of Homes and Services Children). She is an entrepreneur at heart and has started a new company,, which is a branch of Trammel Properties LLC. . She is also working on an on line case management system which she also hopes to launch in 2014.

Trammell attributes her career and success to her wonderful parents, long hours, and belief in God.

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Madaris attains CFP certification

Sam Madaris, founder and CEO of Madaris Investment Group in Peachtree City, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. 

 The CFP marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. 

CFP professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

Madaris specializes in financial planning, wealth management, portfolio management, and retirement planning. He has more than 20 years of financial planning and financial management experience and more than five years’ experience in the securities and insurance industry.

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Butler joins Ameriprise Financial

Michael Butler, financial advisor for Butler Capital Management, has joined Ameriprise Financial Inc.

Butler currently manages $118 million in client assets and is extremely proud for his company to be affiliated with Ameriprise. To date, he is the only Ameriprise advisor working south of Atlanta. He formerly worked with Synovus Financial Corp.

Ameriprise Financial is the largest financial planning company in the United States and is among the 25 largest asset managers in the world. It is ranked 246 in the 2011 Fortune 500.

“Ameriprise did qualify for a bailout during the 2008-2009 financial meltdown but elected not to accept funding,” explained Butler. “That meant a lot to me in terms of who I wanted to work with.”

Michael, a Newnan resident, believes Coweta County to be uniquely positioned to take advantage of growth through health and the Coweta County School System’s Central Educational Center.

In regards to living in Newnan, “I enjoy the people, the history, the sense of pride and involvement within community.”

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