2019-03-15 / Business

FOLKS ABOUT TOWN

Cindy Benton and Jeff Jones have been elected to the board of directors at South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (SCWCEA).

Brenda Dominy has joined South Risk Management as an account manager.

Amy Reeves has been named board chair at LRADAC Foundation’s board of directors.

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) hosted the inaugural Palmetto Women’s Manufacturing Forum at Nephron Pharmaceuticals in West Columbia.

Mar tha Fulton, a program coordinator for the Office of Accountability, Data, and Research, was named as a January Employee of the Month at South Carolina Department of Social Services.

Nine South Carolinians have been honored by the South Carolina Arts Commission with the 2019 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts, the state’s highest arts honor, including Lifetime Achievement— Cecil Williams, Artist—Tyrone Geter, Individual—Kathleen (Kathi) P. Bateson, Arts in Education—Simeon Warren (individual), S.C. African American Heritage Commission (organization), Business— Hampton III Gallery, Gove rnment— Florence County Museum, Organization— Gibbes Museum of Ar t, and Columbia Stage Society (Town Theatre) (Special Award).

Muhammad Umar, EIT, has joined GMK Associates, Inc.’s Engineering Division as an electrical engineering designer.

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Nicholas E. Weston graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Weston is the son of Geronell C. and Chauncey R. Weston. He is a 2013 graduate of Lower Richland High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 2017 from Destiny Bible College.

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s community improvement nonprofit organization, presented Keep the Midlands Beautiful with its 2018 President’s Circle Award recognition.

U.S. Air Force Airman Cameron M. Bowens graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bowens is the son of Patty A. Rhom of Blythewood. He is a 2018 graduate of Blythewood High School.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Geanine T. Brunson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Brunson is the daughter of Sharon Campbell and Gregory Brunson. She is a 2014 graduate of Lakewood High School, Sumter. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2018 from University of South Carolina.

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