People & achievements

January 27, 2013 

EDUCATION

Ben Rast, the senior member of Columbia’s Rast Group at Morgan Stanley, has been elected a member of the board of directors of Liberty Fund Inc. in Indianapolis, Ind.

GOVERNMENT

Heather Smith has joined Southern Strategy Group’s Columbia office as its newest partner.

HEALTH CARE

Palmetto Health Foundation of Columbia has named new board members, including Steven Anastasion , Ted Creech, Margaret Nevill, Henry Roe and Judy Cotchett Smith. Rebecca L. Gillespie, Christie E. Hill and Lisa M. Merritt have been named to the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers Board.

INSURANCE

Matt Schrimpf has been appointed a financial representative by Northwestern Mutual of Columbia.

LAW

Timothy B. Killen has joined the Columbia office of Willson, Jones, Carter and Baxley.

Matthew G. Gerrald has been named partner with Barnes, Alford, Stork and Johnson in Columbia.

Collins and Lacy in Columbia has elected Jon Ozmint and Mike Pitts as voting shareholders, and Aisha Taylor has been elected to shareholder.

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