Midlands people & achievements, June 8

June 8, 2014 

ACCOUNTING

Deltrease Hart-Anderson, of D Hart Accounting in West Columbia, has been named an Outstanding QuickBooks Trainer by QBExpress.

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Kathy Moreland, a longtime Columbia resident, has been named marketing director of The State Media Company. She will continue to serve as executive assistant to the publisher.

Jonathan Mayhak has joined Chernoff Newman in Columbia as an application developer.

BANKING & FINANCE

Abacus Planning Group in Columbia has hired Anika Ali as an investment analyst and Sarah E. Young as executive assistant to the president and leadership team.

INSURANCE

Sandy Morgan has been recognized with a Nationwide Insurance Champion Award for outstanding achievement in sales. She is principal agent of the Morgan & Associates agency in Lexington, Chapin and Holly Hill.

LAW

Frederick A. Crawford, an attorney with Richardson Plowden & Robinson in Columbia, has been certified as a circuit court mediator by the S.C. Supreme Court’s Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification.

I.S. Leevy Johnson, William T. Toal and Luther J. Battiste III, all attorneys with Johnson Toal and Battiste in Columbia, have been included in the 2014 South Carolina Super Lawyers.

These Midlands attorneys are among those included in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Turner Padget Graham & Laney attorneys Reginald W. Belcher, J. Kenneth Carter, Lanneau W. Lambert Jr. and Franklin G. Shuler Jr.; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart attorneys Kathy Dudley Helms, Leigh M. Nason, Elizabeth B. Partlow and Charles T. Speth II; Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte attorneys Betsy Gray, Biff Sowell, Bobby Stepp and Cal Watson.

RETAIL

Plato’s Closet of Columbia was honored with a Sales Excellence Award for the sixth consecutive year at the company’s recent annual conference. The store is owned by Rob and Nancy Kinney and managed by Merri Mitchell.

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