People & achievements

August 25, 2013 

BANKING & FINANCE

Erica Hill West has joined Mortgage Network as a senior mortgage consultant serving the Columbia area.

ENGINEERING

Michael H. Hanna has opened Hanna Engineering in Florence.

LAW

These Columbia-area attorneys were among those recognized in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in various practice areas: Callison Tighe attorneys Michael W. Tighe, Ralph C. Robinson Jr., Nekki Shutt and M. Malissa Burnette; Barnes Alford attorneys David G. Wolff and Kay Gaffney Crowe; Sowell Gray attorneys Grady Beard, Betsy Gray, Becky Laffitte, Biff Sowell, Bobby Stepp, Monty Todd and Cal Watson; McAngus Goudelock & Courie attorneys Weston Adams III, Sterling G. Davies, Scott B. Garrett, A. Mundi George, J. Russell Goudelock II, Thomas E. Lydon, W. Hugh McAngus and M. McMullen Taylor; Ogletree Deakins attorneys Preston R. Burch, William L. Duda, James H. Fowles III, Katherine Dudley Helms, Leigh M. Nason, Elizabeth B. Partlow, Charles T. Speth II; Richardson Plowden attorneys Leslie A. Cotter Jr., Frederick A. Crawford, Steven W. Hamm, Francis M. Mack, Frank E. Robinson II and Franklin J. Smith Jr.

NONPROFIT

Able South Carolina, which has an office in Columbia, has been chosen to participate in a U.S. State Department-sponsored Professional Fellows EMPOWER Program, which will be administered by Mobility International USA.

REAL ESTATE

David Lockwood, senior vice president at Colliers International in Columbia, will speak at the September meeting of the Institute of Real Estate Management, S.C. Chapter.

Mahama Gonzales has joined ERA Wilder’s Irmo branch as an agent.

ETC.

Positive Management Leadership in Greenwood has been named number 3,616 on Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list, which ranks the nation’s fastest growing private companies. It also ranked number 35 as a top South Carolina company.

Matt Harris has been promoted to general manager of FASTSIGNS on Harbison Blvd. in Columbia.

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