People & achievements

August 4, 2013 

ACCOUNTING

Christina Auckland and Casey Gilbert have been selected as professional interns at Scott and Co., which has offices in Columbia and Greenville.

Franklin Gillam, a staff accountant at the McGregor & Co. Orangeburg office, has received his CPA license. Harris J. Darver, a CPA at the company’s Columbia office, has been promoted to manager.

Beth G. Bauknight, Denise Gunter Hudson and Bryan P. Hudson have been promoted to shareholders at Bauknight Pietras & Stormer in Columbia.

BANKING & FINANCE

TD Bank has promoted two Columbia-area employees: Helen Sons to account manager and Jason Bristol to commercial relationship manager for the Midlands.

John N. McCarter Jr. has been appointed to the NBSC local Columbia community board of directors for Synovus Bank.

EDUCATION

The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation has named the following Midlands residents to the 2013-2016 board of directors term: James K. Lehman , Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Ravi Ravindra , BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; Joyce Vonada , EDENS; and Ethan Ware , McNair Law Firm. Appointed to the 2013-2014 term were: Chairman Michael R. Brenan, BB&T; Vice Chairman Randy Senn, SCANA; Treasurer Peter Bristow, First Citizens Bank.

Randall “Mack” Jackson has been elected chair of the Midlands Technical College Commission.

FOOD AND DRINK

Michael Fomby has joined Terra restaurant in West Columbia as general manager.

GOVERNMENT

Five Midlands residents have been named Liberty Fellowship Class of 2015 Fellows: DeAndrea Gist Benjamin, Beth Bernstein, D. Jermaine Husser, Chakisse Newton and Todd Rutherford.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has been named a recipient of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office.

Crystal Johnson, Kelly Jones, Thomas Maluck and Jennifer Naimzadeh have been hired by the Richland Library.

HEALTH CARE

South Carolina-based Doctor’s Care has received the Certified Urgent Care Center designation for all 52 locations from the Urgent Care Association of America.

Francis Marion University Library Acquisitions Coordinator Yvonne Davis has received the Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers.

HOSPITALITY

Duane Carter , CPA, has joined the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

LAW

David M. Bornemann, an associate with McKay, Cauthen, Settana & Stubley, has been appointed to the Cayce Municipal Election Commission.

Bill Latham, a litigation partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Columbia office, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional designation through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Childs Cantey Thrasher, an attorney with Gallivan, White & Boyd, has been selected for the Leadership Columbia Class of 2014.

MANUFACTURING

Greg Mittendorf has been promoted to sales manager of Vulcraft South Carolina.

REAL ESTATE

Kenneth Tucker has joined the Design/Build construction team at Columbia’s Miller-Valentine Group as an assistant project manager.

Russell & Jeffcoat business development manager Karen Blackmon has earned the Certified Relocation Professional designation from Worldwide ERC.

ETC.

The South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP has awarded the Presidential Citation to Richard Ritter, Sabrina Suber, Peter Wilborn and Rose Wilder for their commitment to civil rights and the promotion of all people.

The Savannah River Site Leadership Association has named Dennis Donati as Executive of the Year, William “Bill” Tadlock as Leader of the Year, and Byron Bush as SRSLA Member of the Year.

Savannah River Remediation safety team members Patricia Allenc Kevin Smith, Dean Hayden, Donletta Watts and Roger Staten have won an Award of Excellence from parent company URS’s 2013 Pyramid Awards program.

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