Julie Martin has been awarded the designation of Certified Professional Retirement Coach. Martin has more than 32 years of experience at AT&T, Microsoft and Marriott Vacations Worldwide.  Her areas of expertise were in sales and marketing, as well as human resources with an emphasis on management and leadership development, career development, succession planning and coaching. 

The CRPC designation is awarded to professionals who have successfully completed advanced coursework, a final exam, and met both experience and skill-based requirements. The training program examines both the art and science of making a successful transition from work-life to home-life and includes practical applications to help people replace their work identity, fill their time, and stay relevant and connected as well as mentally and physically active.

In connection with the training and designation, Martin will be offering clients a suite of tools and resources including upcoming workshops and one-on-one meetings.

For more information, email juliemartinrrhh@gmail.com, call 424-241-8808 or visit retirereadyhiltonhead.com.

Diane Botch has joined Downtown Catering Company in Bluffton, serving on the event logistics team.

Botch grew up around the food and beverage industry because her mom, who was a single parent, has been a chef since before Botch was born.

She currently helps with prep work and behind-the-scenes of all Downtown Catering Company and Venue 1223 related events.

Botch holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, and has served as a substitute teacher.

• Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Benton House Senior Living as one of the 2022 Best Workplaces for Aging Services.

The National Award considered feedback representing 189,159 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in senior housing and care and at-home care in the aging services industry.

Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. Only 50 companies make the list each year. Benton House took the No. 19 spot on the list.

It is the company’s fourth year to be a certified as a Great Place to Work, and its second national win.

John Stalnaker has been hired as the estimator at the Savannah Hardscapes headquarters in Hardeeville.

Stalnaker brings several years of sales experience to the Savannah Hardscapes team. He previously sold hardscape and masonry materials to contractors and homeowners.

He earned his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.

As the estimator, he will analyze construction plans and specifications to determine the scope of work for all masonry, concrete and hardscape projects. His attention to detail will ensure accurate proposals for customers based on labor and material costs.

Savannah Hardscapes specializes in providing a large selection of exterior surfacing materials along with turnkey installation for projects of any size and scope. For more information, visit SavannahHardscapes.com.