Midlands people & achievements, Nov. 3

November 3, 2013 

Lizard’s Thicket.

HEALTH CARE

Lexington Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation programs have received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A3 Communications in Columbia has been ranked number 4,229 in Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list, which recognizes America’s fastest growing companies.

INSURANCE

Alan Barker, an agent with Morgan & Associates Nationwide Insurance in Lexington, has attained the On Your Side Master Farm Certification designation from Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company.

Stephanie Wrenn has joined KeenanSuggs BowersElkins in Columbia as business segment manager.

KeenanSuggs in Columbia has been named a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America.

LAW

Ronald B. Diegel, an attorney with Murphy & Grantland, has been certified as a circuit court mediator by the S.C. Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

Robert Brown has joined Clawson and Staubes’ Columbia office as an attorney focusing on insurance defense and civil litigation.

Columbia-area attorneys among those named as Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s Midlands Legal Elites are: Barnes Alford attorneys Weldon R. Johnson, Alan J. Reyner, Robert T. Strickland and Curtis W. Dowling; and Richardson Plowden & Robinson attorneys Steven J. Pugh and Franklin J. Smith Jr.

Nexsen Pruet’s international legal network, Mackrell International, has been ranked in the “Band One” category by the Chambers & Partners Global Guide for Clients.

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