2017-06-16 / Business

Folks About Town

Tyler McKenzie has joined Garvin Design Group as summer intern.

Cheryl R. Holland, CFP of Abacus Planning Group, has been ranked as the number one financial advisor in South Carolina by Barron’s.

Richland County Sheriff ’s Department Investigator Holly Wagner has received The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) “Humane Law Enforcement Award.”

U.S. Air Force Airman Trajan Q. Lewis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Lewis is the son of Margaret E. Youngblood of Columbia. He is a 2016 graduate of Ridge View High School.

Maria Farooq, MD, and Frederick A. Talip, MD, have joined Lexington Medical Center’s network of care at Lexington Rheumatology.

Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was presented with a Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Award for the outstanding care of patients who suffer an ST Elevation Myorcardial Infarction, or STEMI – a type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood flow to the heart by the American Heart Association.


Richland County EMS receives award for outstanding care by the American Heart Association. Richland County EMS receives award for outstanding care by the American Heart Association. Mungo Homes has moved up in the 2016 National Home Builder rankings as the 35th largest builder in the country, moving up from 38th for 2015.

Midlands Technical College (MTC) President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames received the Distinguished Service Award from the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO).

Joseph F. Guido, AIA, has joined GMK’s architecture division as a senior architect, and Matthew Fecas, EIT, has joined GMK’s engineering division as a graduate engineer.

Jim Odel l Stuckey has been named senior vice president and general counsel for SCANS Corp.


(L-r) John Crawford, chair of the SACUBO Distinguished Service Committee; MTC president Dr. Ronald L. Rhames; Al Little, SACUBO president; and Tim O’Donnell, representing SACUBO sponsor Teachers Insurance and Annuity (TIAA). (L-r) John Crawford, chair of the SACUBO Distinguished Service Committee; MTC president Dr. Ronald L. Rhames; Al Little, SACUBO president; and Tim O’Donnell, representing SACUBO sponsor Teachers Insurance and Annuity (TIAA). Stephanie Le, M.D., general psychiatry resident physician, was named the 2017 Palmetto Health Resident Physician of the Year.

Jessica L. Smith of CalmWater Financial has earned the Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

IDG's Computerworld announces Palmetto Health as a 2017 Best Places to Work in IT.

Reece and Nancy Williams were presented with honorary life memberships in the Thomas Cooper Society for their years of service to the University of South Carolina’s libraries.

Diane M. Cook of Abacus Planning Group, has completed all requirements for the Registered Paraplanner (RP®) credential.

Mary D. Dailey has been recognized for her decades of devotion to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital and its patients, physicians, nurses and care team members during a ceremony hosted by the Champions Society, a Palmetto Health Foundation annual giving society.

Leah G. Johnson, assistant executive director of the South Carolina Bar, has been named the recipient of the National Association of Bar Executives 2017 Peer Excellence Award.

Former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint ( SC) has joined the Convention of States as a senior advisor.



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