Midlands area people & achievements, Oct 7

October 7, 2012 

BANKING & FINANCE

Virginia R. Pope has been promoted to vice president of NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank.

ENGINEERING

Gene Dinkins has been named president of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Robert M. Griffin Jr. has joined Hybrid Engineering Inc. as a design engineer/construction manager.

HEALTH CARE

Atrium Ridge Internal Medicine, a Palmetto Health physician practice, has achieved Level 3 Recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Patrick Caster has been elected to the boards of Palmetto Hospital Trust, PHT Services Ltd. and Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program.

HOSPITALITY

The Columbia Design League has named Gene Bell, Will Gettys, Jim Hunter, Heather Spires and Stephen Stanton as members.

Fred Dohse has been selected to become a member of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

LAW

Robert C. Blain has joined Gaffney, Lewis and Edwards as an associate.

Michael W. Burkett and Shannon T. Poteat, both of Willson, Jones, Carter and Baxley PA, have completed the South Carolina Bar Civil Court Mediation Training Program.

Hank Burriss of Burriss and Ridgeway has been certified by the South Carolina Bar as a family court mediator.

NONPROFIT

Women in Philanthropy, a partnership between United Way of the Midlands and Central Carolina Community Foundation, invested over $125,000 into the community to local organizations.

Angel Bible, Kim Franklin, Felicia Holland, Allison Kirby, Lisa Krall, Kenya Mingo, Kim Neel and Bridgette Rumph were named to the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s 2013 class of the Nonprofit Leadership Training Certificate program.

RETAIL

Columbia Avon Representative Linda Steele has been recognized among the beauty company’s top representatives in the U.S.

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