Accounting

Molly Grant Waring has joined Elliott Davis LLC's Charleston office as an associate in the assurance and advisory group. Previously, she was an audit senior associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC in Birmingham, Ala., and Charleston. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of Charleston and a master's degree in accountancy from the University of Charleston.

Stephen Williams has joined GlaserDuncan CPAs as an audit supervisor. Previously, he was with Ernst & Young LLP and Pratt-Thomas Gumb & Co. He has a bachelor's degree from Furman University and master's degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina.

Judy Dickey has joined Jarrard Nowell & Russell LLC as office manager. She previously was a broadcast meteorologist for WMBB-ABC in Panama City Fla. She has a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Florida State University and a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California.

Architecture

LS3P Associates Ltd. has announced 12 promotions. David Burt was named principal. Alan Albach, Lisa Kerr and Katie Schroer were named associate principals and shareholders. Roy Selvidge and David Ramey were named senior associates. Al Abate, Sharon Garmon, Mat Hart, Nikos Katsibas, Jonathan Thompson and Jo Tuttle were named associates.

Automotive

Chris Hayes has joined Glasspro Inc. as a human resources coordinator. Previously, he was research coordinator with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. He has a degree from the College of Charleston.

Engineering

Matthew Giacalone has joined SCS Engineers as a staff professional. He has a bachelor's degree in geography from Framingham State College, and he completed a master's degree in environmental sciences from Rutgers University. Previously, he was a green-services specialist and environmental scientist with GeoTrans Inc. in Freehold, N.J.

Finance

Kevin French has joined Grandbridge Real Estate Capital's Charleston office as a commercial real estate analyst. He previously worked at the BB&T subsidiary's Charlotte headquarter when it operated as Laureate Capital. He has a bachelor's degree in corporate finance from the University of South Carolina.

Health care

Dr. Beth A. Cook has been named chief medical advisor for Summerville Medical Center. She will serve on the administrative team and be a liaison with the hospital's medical staff while continuing to practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist. She has degrees from Marshall

University and West Virginia University School of Medicine. She also is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is certified in medical ethics.

Dr. Murray H. Passo has been named director of the division of pediatric rheumatology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He previously was with Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where he served as clinical director of pediatric rheumatology. He is board-certified and has more than 30 years of experience in research, teaching and clinical care for children with of rheumatology-related conditions.

Law

Thomas L. Harper Jr. has rejoined Buist Moore Smythe McGee PA as a principal. He previously was with Hagood & Kerr. He has a bachelor's degree and a law degree from Duke University. He specializes in commercial real estate acquisitions and development, commercial leasing, banking, and corporate law.

Manufacturing

Donald O'Callaghan has joined Thrace-LINQ's Summerville textile plant as customer service manager. He has more than 15 years of customer service experience. Previously, he was customer service manager for Robison-Anton Textile Co. and was operations manager for ICF Industries.

Marketing

Mark Updegrove has joined Rawle Murdy as director of business development. He is a former vice president at Yahoo! Canada and a former MTV Networks executive. He also is a former president of Time Canada and is the author of two books: "Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis" and "Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House." He has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland.

Jolie Connor has joined The Bosworth Group as an account executive. She previously was an account manager for two marketing communications firms in Phoenix. She has a bachelor's degree from University of South Carolina and an associate's degree in advertising from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Nonprofit

Alice Hendrix Kral has joined East Cooper Meals on Wheels as director of operations. She has degrees in political science and counseling and 15 years of experience in nonprofit services sector. Previously, she was office manager at Christ Episcopal Church.

Restaurant

Christy Loftin has joined McCrady's Restaurant as director of private events. Previously, she was associate director of special events at Charleston Place and has served as president of the National Association of Catering Executives.