ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 4: Keith Costley, Keck & Wood, Samantha McElhaney, CenterState Bank, and Dr. Brianna Gaynor, Peace of Mind Psychological Services
On this edition of “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott,” host Bill McDermott talks civil engineering services, banking relationships, and building a mental health practice were on the agenda with three great guests: Keith Costley, President and CEO of Keck & Wood, Samantha McElhaney, Commercial Relationship Manager at CenterState Bank, and Dr. Brianna Gaynor, owner of Peace of Mind Psychological Services. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is broadcast from the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Keith Costley, Keck & Wood
Keith Costley is the President and CEO of Keck & Wood, Inc. Founded in 1954, Keck & Wood is a 50 person professional services firm that provides civil engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying for clients in the southeast. Their clients include city and county governments, utility companies, state transportation departments, colleges and universities, and private developers. Keck & Wood has offices in Duluth, GA, Rock Hill, SC, and North Charleston, SC.
Keith has worked in the civil engineering industry since graduating from college in 1994, and has been a Keck & Wood employee for 20 years. He is a licensed professional engineer in three states, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia. He is active with the North Gwinnett Arts Association and the Chair of the Gwinnett County Public Schools STEM Cluster Advisory Board. Outside of work, Keith enjoys photography, riding his bicycle, and is a home theater enthusiast.
Samantha McElhaney, CenterState Bank
Samantha McElhaney is Commercial Relationship Manager at CenterState Bank in Atlanta, GA. CenterState Bank N.A. was started by a group of bankers and entrepreneurs over 25 years ago with three separate banks in Polk, Osceola and Pasco Counties. They had a history of quality service and community focus. The group of bankers came together around the belief that local ownership and local management would translate into a better bank. Through their vision and investment, a bank was born. CenterState’s core values–local market driven, long term horizon, world class service, relationship banking, faith and family–inspire how the bank operates as a company. They also reflect bank employees’ character and influence on the communities they serve.
Dr. Brianna Gaynor, Peace of Mind Psychological Services
Dr. Brianna Gaynor is owner of Peace of Mind Psychological Services in Johns Creek, GA. Much of her work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of various mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral disorders through psychological evaluations. Peace of Mind individual and family therapy services are provided for clients as young as age 2 and through adulthood.
Brianna was licensed as a psychologist in the state of Georgia in 2011, and received her doctorate degree from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 2009. Her training while in graduate school focused primarily on the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. During Brianna’s internship year she was also trained in faith based therapy. Although she is not a traditional Christian counselor, Brianna has learned how to incorporate faith-based techniques when clients express a desire for them. She has also worked in various settings, including outpatient, residential, and a mental health hospital.
Brianna has a unique way of connecting with others through humor and kindness. Her goal in every encounter is to help others find peace in every circumstance.
About Your Host, Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott is Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. After over three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held companies with improving profitability, growing their business and finding financing. Bill is passionate about educating business owners about pertinent topics in the banking and finance arena.
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling and gardening.