George O'Connell, SPHR, has accepted a position as human resource manager for Pliant Corp. in Washington, Ga. He was HR generalist for MAU/Monsanto in Augusta. Dee Ramp, has been named single-copy manager in the circulation department of The Augusta Chronicle. She was the newspaper's co-op advertising manager. James R. Riordan Jr. has been promoted to senior vice president of lending for SunTrust Bank Augusta, from assistant vice president of commercial lending.