2012-03-09 / Business

Folks about town

GWA, Inc. has earned national recognition for engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 46th annual Engineering Excellence Awards.

Anne Sinclai r has been elected chair and David Jordan as vice chair by Richland-Lexington Airport Commission.

Marion Hill Davis has been elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.

Margaret Barber, De-partment of Juvenile Justice director, was awarded the 2012 Partnership Award by the State Department of Commerce.

Jorge Andrew has been named president of the Professional Tennis Registry board of directors.

John D. Baker received the United Way of the Midlands 2011 Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Robert C. Rhodes has been named vice president and chief operating officer at Companion Property & Casualty Insurance Group of Columbia, S.C.

Lee Catoe has been named vice president and special assistant to the CEO for community affairs and Susan Vaughan McPherson as director of governmental affairs and regionalism by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Susan Longshore of Essex Homes, SE has been elected Member of the Year by the Sales and Marketing Council of Columbia ( SMC), a council of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia (HBAGC).

Garrett D. Steck has been named special counsel at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Anthony A. ( Tony) Callander, CPA has joined The Hobbs Group, PA. John Coleman, Rober t Penny, Ken C. Queen, Doris Edwards, and Donna Stevens were recognized at the Sales and Marketing Council of Columbia’s 2011 REGAL Awards Gala as top real estate and marketing professionals. Attorney Rick Wallace has joined the Mike Kelly Law Group. Michael C. Strange has bee named executive director of the Eau Claire Development Corporation. Steve Meadows has been named chief operating officer of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.

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