People and Achivements


Brenda Eason, the administrative assistant for respiratory care at the Department of South Carolina Labor, Licensing and Regulation, received the South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care's Presidents' Award for 2009. The award is given to those who significantly have contributed to the profession of respiratory care in the state.


Phillip E. Love Jr., chief executive officer of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Co., was named to the board of directors for Amerisure Mutual Insurance Co. of Farmington Hills, Mich.


John E. Cuttino of Turner Padget Graham & Laney has been elected to the national board of directors of the Defense Research Institute, an association for trial lawyers. Cuttino's three-year term started this month. He has chaired the group's construction committee.

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray and Rebecca Laffitte, both of Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, have been invited to become Fellows of The Litigation Counsel of America, a legal honorary society.

Kathleen Crum McKinney of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd was elected president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. McKinney is the first South Carolinian to serve as president of the 3,000-member professional organization. She is bond counsel for hospitals as well as for colleges, community groups and museums.


Rose Dangerfield was named director of public affairs for Time Warner Cable South Carolina. Dangerfield is responsible for community affairs, philanthropic initiatives, internal communications and media relations. Rose has worked more than 20 years in communications and marketing, including at the S.C. Department of Commerce.


Jay Brown has joined W Realty's team of real estate agents. Brown is a veteran of the communications industry.