Bob McNamara has been named associate provost and dean of The Citadel Graduate College. Previously, he was associate dean of evening undergraduate studies and director of the 2 + 2 program in criminal justice at the military college. He has a bachelorís degree in justice and law administration from Western Connecticut State University and a masterís degree in sociology and criminal justice from Southern Connecticut State University. He also has two masterís degrees and a doctorate in sociology from Yale University.


Candace Mitchell has joined URS Corp. as a project manager in the urban development division of the firmís North Charleston office. She has 12 years of experience in site development and transportation design. She has a bachelorís degree in civil engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Health care

Frances Porcher and Keaton Leigh Mims have joined Coastal Pediatric Associates as pediatric nurse practitioners.

Porcher has a bachelorís degree in nursing from Clemson University and advanced degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Previously, she was with the Medical University of South Carolinaís pediatric emergency and critical care division.

Mims has a bachelorís degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University. She works in the practiceís West Ashley and Mount Pleasant offices.


J. Raleigh West III has joined Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA as an associate attorney in the firmís Charleston office. His practice focuses on personal injury defense as well as business, financial, real estate and land use litigation. He has a bachelorís degree in history and foreign languages from Wofford College, a masterís degree in business administration from The Citadel and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Previously, he was a project manager with The Trust for Public Land.

Jennie M. Smith has joined the Charleston office of Turner Padget Graham & Laney PA as an attorney. She concentrates her practice in insurance litigation. She has a bachelorís degree from the Miami University, a masterís degree in business administration from The Citadel and a law degree from the Charleston School of Law.

Real estate

Kristen Corri Krause has joined the Mount Pleasant office of Avison Young as a commercial brokerage associate.

She specializes in retail, multifamily and investment brokerage representing landlords, tenants, and investors in negotiations, consulting and financial analysis.

Restoration services

Mark Mitchum, Megan Hammond and Alice Pooser have joined ServiceMaster of Charleston.

Mitchum is a disaster restoration sales and project manager. He has more than 23 years of sales experience.

Hammond is disaster restoration coordinator. She has a bachelorís degree in social work from Troy University.

Pooser works in the marketing department handling public relations and social media. She has a bachelorís degree in business management from the University of South Carolina.


Marc Nelm has joined the Charleston Crab Shack as general manager of the West Ashley location and director of group and off-site sales. He attended the College of Charleston and the Culinary Institute of Chicago. Previously, he has worked in managerial positions for The Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group in Chicago and Miami Beach.


Tim Burris has joined North Charleston-based Omatic Software as product development manager. Previously, he was with Scientific Research Corp. and Blackbaud Inc.