Midlands area people & achievements, April 13

April 20, 2014 

ARCHITECTURE

David Sickinger has been made a corporate partner at Garvin Design Group, which has offices in Columbia and Greenville.

BANKING & FINANCE

Richard J. Linden has joined Synovus Trust in Columbia as vice president and senior portfolio manager.

Christi Boland has been promoted to vice president of SCBT in Columbia.

EDUCATION

Mahfoud Assem has joined the School of Pharmacy faculty at South University in Columbia.

ENGINEERING

Aron Olson has joined WARREN in Columbia as an engineer in training.

GOVERNMENT

Martha “Marti” Phillips as been appointed deputy administrator of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs.

HEALTH CARE

Jan Burt has been appointed chair of the Lexington County Health Services District board of directors.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

A3 Communications has begun construction on an addition to their corporate headquarters at 1038 Kinley Road in Irmo.

INSURANCE

Columbia-based KeenanSuggs has recognized Bob Graham, Darren Foy, Eric Elkins, Sam Elkins, James Martin, Lee Palms and Tommy Suggs as 2013 Executive Brokers.

LAW

Pope Zeigler has completed a facilities expansion of its Columbia office, located at 1411 Gervais St.

James Edward “Ward” Bradley, managing partner of Moore Taylor Law Firm in West Columbia, will be honored at the South Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly’s 2014 Leadership in Law Awards event.

NONPROFIT

New board members of the Palmetto Health Foundation Board are: Frank Brown (chair), Marie Boyd, Emily Brady, Bill Duda, Ryan Dukes, Brian Dunphy, Margaret Deans Fawcett, Carroll McGee and Shannon Nord . New Palmetto Health Cancer Centers board members are: Cathy Cauthen, Mary Ellen Barnwell, Larry DiBiase, DR Granger, Sara Krisnow, Chris MacDougall and Kathy Mercer. New members of the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Board are: Marie McGehee, Scott Bonnette, Michele Frazier, Shelton Haile, Randy Horn, Everett Kendall, Charles Moore, Bill Oliver, Stacy Sawyer and Ann Pringle Washington.

REAL ESTATE

ERA Wilder has named Buddy Rogerson director of education and training.

RETAIL

Food Lion, which has locations in the Midlands area, has been recognized with its 13th consecutive ENERGY STAR award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ETC.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Savannah River Remediation have been recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association.

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