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McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture has added Tara Hile to the firm. Hile has design and project management experience specific to mixed-use developments, campus housing and apartments, and multifamily residential buildings. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Also, Rob Couch and Cynthia Knight have passed their architectural examinations and are newly registered architects. Couch received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. Knight received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee.
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William Culbertson has joined AgSouth Farm Credit in the Laurens office. Culbertson was previously located in the Rock Hill office. He has been employed with AgSouth since 2009 serving as a relationship manager/loan officer. He graduated from The Citadel in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Sonya Sample, an associate professor in the Administrative Office Technology program at Greenville Technical College, was recently named Member of the Year by the International Association of Administrative Professionals Greenville Chapter. The chapter recognized Sample’s work as an adviser for the Greenville Tech Student Chapter of IAPP. Sample has worked at Greenville Tech since 1989. Angie Brown, department head and associate professor of indirect patient care with the Corporate and Career Development Department at Greenville Tech, was recently named outstanding instructor by Practice Management Institute. Brown was selected among hundreds of people across the country who facilitate exams, or teach education and credentialing courses at the college level, to physicians and medical office personnel.
Legacy Charter School has hired Greenville educator Fred Crawford as executive director of the school’s Elementary campus and Parker campus. Crawford comes from Greenville Technical Charter High School, where he served as principal for 10 years.
Anna Franklin of Rogers and Callcott is now recognized as a registered professional engineer in South Carolina, specializing in air quality consulting and permitting. Also, the firm has added Stan Golaski as an assessment and remediation manager. Golaski is a registered professional geologist in South Carolina and California and has 12 years of environmental consulting experience.
Upstate human resources and talent management professional Karen Wilson has joined Marketplace Staffing as a recruiter in the firm’s Fountain Inn office. Wilson has extensive recruiting and human resources experience with regional and national staffing organizations, as well as with Duke Energy and the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
Several members in the Greenville office of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A. have graduated from various leadership programs. Boyd B. Nicholson Jr., a shareholder and litigator, graduated from the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greenville program. Margaret R. Scoopmire, a special counsel, graduated from Leadership South Carolina. Kimberly Witherspoon, an associate and public finance lawyer, graduated from The Riley Institute’s Upstate Diversity Leaders Initiative.
At Greenville Symphony Association’s annual meeting, the following individuals were approved to serve new terms on the 2012-2013 board of directors: George E. Biediger, Dr. Robert Murray, David J. Firstenberg, Michael E. Shetterly, John F. Slipke and John F. Verreault III. Board members elected to serve one-year terms as officers during the 2012-2013 season include: Donald H. Nickell Jr., Flavia Harton, Robert A. Nachman II, Rita M. McKinney and Thomas L. Willcox.
The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties have added Majs. Kent and Melody Davis; Majs. Grady and Shelly Pearson; Capts. Mark and Lorie Hunter; and Lts. Robert and Heather Dolby.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate has promoted Nancy Halverson from vice president of programs to senior vice president of museum advancement.
Summit Hills in Spartanburg has added two members to its staff. Jill Mendoza has been hired as the community’s business manager. Mike Young has been hired as the community’s director of dining services.