Payne Family Homes hired Shawn Arterburn as its vice president of operations. He previously worked for Atlanta-based John Wieland Homes, where he was division president.

Arterburn will help expand the business, streamlining procedures and developing new product lines. He also will oversee quality and customer service.

During his 16 years at John Wieland Homes, Arterburn helped supervise the company's growth to $1 billion in revenue and building 1,800 homes annually in five cities throughout the Southeast.

Arterburn has a bachelor's degree in building construction and contracting technology from Purdue University.

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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC added Giles M. Walsh as an associate in its corporate practice group.

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