BANKING & FINANCE
Synovus Mortgage Corp., an affiliate of NBSC, has named Laura Colson and Johnny Nexsen Jr. to its Chairman’s Elite. Charles White, Bryan Baldwin and Kevin Diehl have been named to the President’s Club, and Chris Somheil has been named the 2011 Rookie of the Year.
Walbridge/Mashburn has been awarded the Continental Tire Greenfield Project, a new tire facility located in Sumter.
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Megan Seiner, director of student affairs for the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, has been recognized by the American Bar Association for her work to create a more open and healthier environment for law students.
April Rodgers has been promoted to senior staff scientist at Schnabel Engineering Inc. in West Columbia.
South Carolina Heart Center has moved to a newly constructed facility, which is located at 3103 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia.
Liz Horton, executive director of the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Center, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.
Colonial Life has named six individuals to new management roles within the company, including Bob Ruff, assistant vice president, premier client consulting; Justin Laughlin, vice president, Colonial Life market segment finance; Dave Wallace, assistant vice president, account services; Bridget Bennon-Lytton, assistant vice president, premier client management; Jason Mulligan, director, sales contract and compensation services; and Bethany Fulmer, director, sales compensation financial controls.
The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division has received five Awards of Achievement for its service to both the public and profession.
Emily Collins Brown has joined Barnes, Alford, Stork and Johnson as an associate whose practice will focus on medical malpractice, civil litigation and insurance defense.
Margaret Pope, public finance attorney and parter with Pope Zeigler, has been elected to the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation Board of Directors.
Gallivan, White & Boyd attorney John T. Lay has been elected as a new member to the International Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors.
Christopher Gibbs and Brett H. Bayne have joined McAngus Goudelock & Courie’s Columbia office.