Grayco President Herbert G. Gray has joined the SCBT Financial Corp. board of directors.
Ed Owens of Florence & Hutcheson has received the 2009 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers of South Carolina. Owens is project manager, project engineer and task manager for hydraulic engineering design and analysis.
Marty Baltzegar, manager of S&ME's Columbia branch, has become an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Susie Surkamer has been elected president of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Surkamer retired as executive director of the S.C. Arts Commission in May.
Providence Hospitals has received the following seven awards from the Carolina's Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society, recognizing excellence in health care public relations and marketing:
Gold Wallie, Writing: Speech & Position Papers - Quality Indicators
Gold Wallie, Results ROI - Providence Caring Club
Silver Wallie, External Publications - Legacy
Silver Wallie, Writing Feature or News Story - Eating Healthy During the Holidays
Golden Tusk, Recruitment - Nursing Fair
Golden Tusk, Internal Relations - Caught In the ACT
Golden Tusk, Issue Management - Heart Certificate of Need Settlement
UCI Medical Affiliates has added two new employees: Ryan Foster, CPA joins the company as financial and operations analyst. Jenny Skipper joins the company as director of marketing.
Jim McKinney has joined Mungo Homes as director of sales. McKinney owned Southampton Homes and worked at Ryland Homes, where he was vice president of sales and marketing over the Carolinas division.
Michael Coney was appointed president and CEO of Unitrends, a developer of disk-based computer data protection appliances. Coney was president and general manager of Acronis Americas and held various executive and management positions at Veritas, Sun Microsystems, Ingres and Monster.com. Coney also served six years in the with the U.S. Army intelligence team.
A. Jewitte Dooley has joined Nicholson, Davis, Frawley, Anderson & Ayer of Lexington as an associate attorney in the practice of domestic, civil and criminal litigation. Jewitte graduated from the University of South Carolina and has served as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. R. Knox McMahon.
Lexington attorney Billy Walker received the Tommy Malone Great American Eagle Award from the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. The award honors an individual who inspires others and is a symbol of integrity, strength, bravery, justice, freedom, pride, devotion, excellence and friendship.
Four Columbia attorneys have joined Bowman and Brooke, a national law firm opening a new office Dec. 1 in Columbia:
Pamela Roberts practices in the areas of product liability law and commercial and business-related litigation.
Joel H. Smith has been named managing partner and practices in the area of product liability law.
Courtney Shytle practices in the areas of product liability law and commercial and business-related litigation.
Richard Willis practices in the areas of product liability law and commercial and business-related litigation.
Five new associates have joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in its Columbia office:
Brian M. Barnwell practices in the area of business litigation.
William D. Harter practices in the area of litigation. Harter served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1998-2003.
Jason P. Luther practices in business and distribution litigation. Next year, he will serve as a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Dennis W. Shedd.
Sarah B. Nielsen practices in the area of business litigation. She interned for U.S. District Court Judge Margaret B. Seymour.
Keith Poston practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights, consumer financial services litigation, and financial institutions. He is a former controller and accountant for a chemical and textile manufacturing corporation.
William B. Fortino and R. Nichols Riley Jr. have joined Moore, Taylor & Thomas as associates. They will work in civil litigation, personal injury, worker's compensation, employment law, family law and criminal defense.
F. Michael Parker has joined Colliers Keenan as vice president of facilities management. He will manage more than 200 properties. He worked for First Citizens Bank and Wachovia overseeing property portfolios, managing acquisition and disposition strategies and coordinating construction projects.