The Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter named its board of directors for 2014. Immediate past president is Kathryn Whitaker, a business development specialist for K&L Gates in Charleston.

Will Sherrod & Amanda Reeves of Lee & Associates Charleston leased the building at 1922 Savannah Highway to Boxcar Betty, LLC. Lee & Associates represented the landlord, GPM of Charleston, LLC.

At the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies of S.C. Engineering Excellence Awards, Davis & Floyd was named an ACEC finalist and received an Engineering Excellence Award for the Charleston County School District's Rivers Education Center.

Edward Robinson with the Beach Company represented the landlord, Majestic Square LLC, in the lease of 1,314 square feet of office space in Majestic Square at 211 King St., to the tenant, Adams and Reese LLP, represented by Leslie Fellabom with Avison Young.

Barbara Melvin, senior vice president of external affairs at the State Ports Authority, has been chosen as 2014 Woman of the Year by the Charleston Women in International Trade. Melvin has more than 16 years of service to the port. Previously, she was director of government relations for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored April 8 at the group's soiree at Charles Towne Landing.

Kimberly P. Shelton, an S.C. Legal Services staff attorney in Charleston, has been named the 2013 Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year by the S.C. Bar Foundation and S.C. Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Charleston and a Juris Doctor from the Vermont Law School. She helped create a program to assist victims of domestic violence.

Linda King has received a TV Emmy Award for a feature she produced for "The American Veteran," a video news magazine sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is president and owner of King Media Associates of Mount Pleasant.

Chip Shealy of CBRE represented the landlord, Industrial Ventures, in a lease of 12,500 square feet in James Island Business Park. Derek Mathis and Paul Hartley of NAI Avant represented the tenant, Grey Ghost Bakery.

Dr. Barton L. Sachs, chief of staff, chief administrative officer and professor of orthopedics at the Medical University of South Carolina, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Zounds Hearing of Charleston has opened at 311 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Derrick and Nancy Woods operate the hearing aid business. Audiologist Jennifer Bonner has more than 15 years experience in hearing health care.

Todd P. Garrett of Avison Young represented Wonder Works in leasing a 4,920-square-foot office/warehouse space at 492 LaMesa St., Mount Pleasant, from Riverside Associates LLC. Mark Tezza of the Ratner Agency represented the landlord.

Lendmark Financial Services will hold a ribbon cutting for the opening of its location at 1216 North Main St., Suite E, in Summerville, at 5 p.m. April 2.

Ingrid Tugwell will serve on the Virginia College Business Advisory Board for 2014.

Laura Ball, Steve Warner and Mark McMahon have joined the board of directors for Pure Theatre.