Derrick, Stubbs & Stith in Columbia has hired Justin Byars as a tax senior and Kayla Charles as an audit and assurance specialist. Michelle Z. Chapman, a senior audit and assurance specialist with the firm, has earned the certified public accountant designation.
The City of Cayce has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.
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Kevin K. Bell has been re-elected president of Robinson McFadden in Columbia. Other management committee members are Bonnie D. Shealy, vice president, and R. William Metzger Jr., director.
Several Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands staff members have been recognized for their expertise. Executive director Ginny Waller has received the certified fundraising executive designation from CFRE International. Development coordinator Mary Dell Hayes has been given the Inspiring Young Woman award from the Palmetto Center for Women. Sexual Assault Services coordinator Zoe McDowell has completed the National Crisis Response Credentialing Program. Community Education Program director Kayce Singletary and Prevention Education coordinator Alexis Stratton gave a talk at TEDxColumbia. Advocate counselor Lauren Wiest received the Faith and Liberty Scholarship to attend the Conference on Crimes Against Women in March.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mid-Carolina has announced its 2014 board of directors: Helen Castillo (president), John Lowe (vice president), Erika Jensen (secretary), Mark Christopher (treasurer), Ken Long, Terronda Clarke, Sarah Clingman, Rhea Merck, Robert Turnbull, Victoria Littlefield, Michele Dupre, Tray Stone, Caroline White, Missy Lewis, Donald Miner, Comilla Sampson and Denean Johnson.