Midlands area people & achievements, August 18

August 18, 2013 

ARCHITECTURE

Katherine Lanni has joined Quackenbush Architects + Planners in Columbia as an intern architect.

BANKING & FINANCE

Anchor Investment Management has merged with Ward Financial Advisors and will operate as Anchor Investment Management in Columbia. Wade F. “Gerry” Ward Jr. has been added as a principal.

Jamie Addison has joined First Community Bank’s Lexington office as assistant vice president and commercial banker.

INSURANCE

Ebonn Hixson, communications and support manager for KeenanSuggs in Columbia, has been selected for the 2014 Leadership Columbia class.

Coastal Risk Underwriters, which operates in South Carolina, has changed its name to SageSure Insurance Managers.

LAW

Kelli L. Sullivan, an attorney with the McKay Firm in Columbia, has been selected by the S.C. Bar Association to serve on both the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board and the Ethics Advisory Committee.

NONPROFIT

The Alala Cancer Society in Columbia has announced its 2014 board members: Kim Neel, chairwoman; Andrea Gradel, chair-elect; Dianne Odom, treasurer; Lisa Seeger, secretary; Blakely Cahoon, Kenya Mingo and Sherry Norris, members at large.

WEB/TECH

Columbia-based Retail Systems has been named a Certified Retail Technology Provider by the Retail Solutions Providers Association.

ETC.

Parsons’ Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site has been awarded the U.S. Energy Department’s Voluntary Protection Program Merit award, which recognizes work-site safety and health management.

Generations of Irmo, a full-service assisted living facility, has opened in Irmo.

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