New hires and promotions for Aug. 26
Meagan Kuhlman has joined Moody CPAs & Advisors as a senior associate. Previously, she was an accountant with Smith Sapp Bookhout Crumpler & Calliham in Myrtle Beach and accounting manager for SouthCon Building Group in Mount Pleasant. She has a master’s degree in accounting with an emphasis in taxation from the University of South Carolina and is a certified public accountant.
Victoria G. Dotson has joined Synovus Trust Co. as vice president and senior relationship manager. She is based in the NBSC branch in downtown Charleston. She has more than 28 years of trust experience. Previously, she was with First Federal Bank and Bank of America. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of Charleston.
Bob Fei has been promoted to chief executive officer of North Charleston-based Life Cycle Engineering. He joined the firm in 2002 and was promoted to president and appointed to the board of directors in 2009. He remains president. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California. He succeeds Life Cycle co-founder Jim Fei, who remains as chairman of the board.
Michelle Espinosa has joined Orchid Interiors as design assistant. She has five years of interior design expertise. Previously, she was with Divine Creations LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Tennessee.
Todd Cunningham has been named president of The Art Institute of Charleston. Previously, he was president at The Art Institute of Washington for three years. He has more than 10 years of experience in higher education. He has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Phoenix.
William O. Sweeny IV, David J. Crowfoot and J. Abraham Gutting have joined Young Clement Rivers LLP as associate attorneys in the firm’s Charleston office.
Sweeny has a bachelor’s degree in analytical finance from Wake Forest University and a joint law degree and master’s degree in business administration degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He practices primarily in the trucking and transportation practice group.
Crowfoot has a bachelor’s degree in psychological and brain sciences from Dartmouth College and a law degree from Charleston School of Law. He practices in the construction law practice group.
Gutting has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s of law in taxation, both from the University of Florida, and a law degree from Charleston School of Law. He practices in the tax, estate planning and probate practice group.
Charlie Irick has been promoted to director of acquisitions for the Humanities Foundation. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and real estate from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.
Amy Gordon has joined the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry as director of development. Previously, she was associate director of special events at the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Danielle Licari has joined ActiveRx of Mount Pleasant as director of physical therapy. She has about 13 years of experience as a therapist working with the aging population. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in physical therapy from MCP Hahnemann University.
P. John DeStefano has joined Cushman & Wakefield Thalhimer as a vice president in the commercial real estate firm’s Charleston office. Previously he was founder and president of Commercial Investment Group. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.
Eddie Pate and Cheryl Boyle have joined Carolina One Real Estate as agents based in the Mount Pleasant Highway 17 North office.
Pate has more than 27 years of real estate and construction experience, Previously, he was with Beazer Homes in Charleston and Columbia. He has a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Citadel.
Boyle owns an Internet enterprise and managed an Estee Lauder cosmetic business. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Charleston.
Michael Harp has been named executive chef at the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel, including its Wentworth Grill and Lounge and catering operations. He has associate degrees in culinary arts from the Orlando Culinary Academy and in restaurant management from Indian River State College. Previously, he has worked at Hyatt Regency, Roost, Vero Beach Resort, Bay Hill Club and Lodge, and Charleston Grill.
Dr. Steven Epstein has joined Animal Medical Center of Mount Pleasant as an associate veterinarian. He has a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and completed his veterinary education at St. George’s University and Louisiana State University.