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Paradies Announces Additions To Leadership Team

The Paradies Shops has announced two promotions within its top ranks.

Jill Paradies becomes vice president of training and customer service, and Kevin Smith will be vice president of finance.

Paradies joined the company in 1993, serving in various roles including airport operations, buyer and human resources. In her new position, she will manage customer service, training and development, and develop the new First Class Service Reward and Recognition Program. She holds a B.A. degree from Emory University and a masters of social work from the University of Georgia.

Smith, who joined The Paradies Shops in 2008, has more than 25 years of financial experience, beginning his career at Home Depot. He was there for more than 20 years before joining Paradies. He will manage all finance and accounting activities at the company. He holds a B.B.A. degree with a concentration in accounting from Kennesaw State University.

 “I am very pleased to announce these two well-deserved promotions,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO.  “By promoting Jill Paradies and Kevin Smith to the officer team, the company is poised for additional growth, while at the same time maintaining and exceeding the company’s core mission of offering first-class customer service to our customers and business partners.  Both Jill and Kevin bring remarkable strength to the executive team and the company overall.”