Columbia Star


Dr. Vicki Young

Dr. Vicki Young

Dr. Vicki Young and Kenya Mingo of the S.C. Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) have been named to the board of directors of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

Maria C. Martinez, dual enrollment coordinator in the admissions and recruiting department at Midlands Technical College, has been chosen as the January 2023 Service Excellence Leader of the Month.

Eventfully Chic by Parris has been named a winner of the 2023 WeddingWireCouples’ Choice Awards® and a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings.

Rob Motley has been named president of Insurance Office of America (IOA).

Miriam Atria, president/CEO of Capital City Lake Murray Country (CCLMC), has been awarded the Fred Brinkman Award from South Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.

Sarah J.M. Cox, an attorney at Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, has been named to the Justice360 Board of Directors.

Scott Appleton has been named executive vice president at M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.



Colliers South Carolina has announced new hires in its real estate management services (REMS) and accounting departments, including Jackie Chapman as property manager of Synergy Business Park, Brandi Martino as property manager responsible for overseeing the financial and physical operations of several office properties in Columbia, Joanna Switzer as property administrator supporting the property managers in REMS operations and maintenance areas including the preparation of contracts, reports, and tenant communications, and Kathy Waddell as lease and property administrator supporting the company’s growing property management portfolio. Alicia Scott and Brigette Walters have been named property accountants responsible for providing detailed financial reporting for commercial real estate holdings managed by Colliers South Carolina.

Attorney William A. Collins Jr. Baker has joined Ravenel & Bender, LLC as a partner. Michal Kalwajtys and JC Davis have joined the firm as a result of its merger with their former firm, Dougall & Collins.

Rosalyn Andrews, CFO, The COMET

Rosalyn Andrews, CFO, The COMET

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) accounting team, led by Rosalyn Andrews, chief financial officer, has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

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