Local man named video post operations director

GRAYSON -- Joel Brand of Grayson has been named director of video post operations at SpotGenie Partners LLC, a provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries.

Company President/CEO Wayne Dykes said he has "known and respected Joel for years. He is an experienced leader and problem solver with extensive technical and management skills. The breadth of his industry knowledge, work ethic and editing skills have been recognized nationwide. We know he will make a significant contribution to our continued growth."

In his new position, Brand will head a team responsible for assisting SpotGenie clients with preparation of their spots for air including video transcoding, closed captioning, slating, editorial, tagging and quality control. Founded in Atlanta, SpotGenie Partners LLC is a privately-held technology and service company.

Morgan Wood Bembry is new partner at local firm

LAWRENCEVILLE -- William B. Wood, whose law firm has practiced for more than three decades, welcomes his daughter, Morgan Wood Bembry as a partner in their new firm Wood & Bembry, LLC.

Wood is a longtime Gwinnett County resident who relocated his practice to Lawrenceville in 2011 after 30 years practicing law in downtown Atlanta.

Bembry is a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude, and was a published member of the Georgia Law Review.

Both father and daughter are graduates of the University of Georgia.

Wood & Bembry is located at 150 South Perry St., Suite 150 in downtown Lawrenceville.