Lora Prevatte has been promoted to manager at Mount Pleasant-based Moody CPAs & Advisors. Previously, she was a senior associate. She is a certified public accountant and has six years of public accounting experience. She has a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Trent Drafts has been named commercial lender for South Carolina Bank and Trust’s office in downtown Charleston. Previously, he was a credit analyst manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from Charleston Southern University.


Al Pape has joined MWV Specialty Chemicals as vice president for oilfield chemicals and division strategy. Previously, he was global marketing director for the adhesive, sealants and coatings business at Kraton Polymers. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Moravian College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Credit union

Sanjay Malhotra has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union as vice president of regional sales. He has more than 15 years of banking industry experience. Previously, he was senior director at Capital One Bank and vice president of premier banking and branch banking at PNC Bank. Law

Robert B. Hawk has joined the Charleston office of Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP as an associate attorney. He is in the firm’s general liability and construction practice groups. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.


Judy Risher has joined PrimeLending as a loan officer based in the Mount Pleasant office. She has more than 28 years of mortgage industry experience. Previously, she was with Bank of America and Homeowners Mortgage.


Donna Mosley Coleman has joined Carolina Youth Development Center as vice president for programs. She has more than 20 years experience. Previously, she was director of applied learning and urban initiatives at the National Association of Partners in Education in Alexandria, Va.

Real estate

Frank Finlaw has joined Lennar as director of land for the homebuilder’s coastal Carolina division. He has than 25 years of experience in real estate, planning and acquisition, and residential development. Previously, he was with Beazer Homes, Ryland Homes and Toll Brothers. He has a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel.

Krystal Wiltz has joined the Charleston office of Lincoln Harris as administrative assistant. She has a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University.


Leila Schardt and Italo Marino have joined Basico as co-executive chefs. Also, Vincent Griffith and Anistar Meffert have joined the newly opened North Charleston restaurant as pastry chefs, and Kevin Hilton has been named beverage director.