Construction

Taylor Hughes has joined Hill Construction as a project manager. He has a bachelorís degree in construction science and management from Clemson University.

Engineering

Megan Burns has joined the civil engineering group at Live Oak Consultants in North Charleston. She has a bachelorís degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of South Carolina. She has more than four years of industry experience.

Financial planning

Bryan Mise has joined Cornerstone Financial Strategies LLC in Summerville as a financial adviser. Previously, he was with Waddell & Reed.

Food products

Ranata Brown joined The Tides Enterprises as the human resource coordinator. She has a bachelorís degree in business administration from Morris College and a masterís degree in business administration from Strayer University. She has more than 10 years of administrative experience.

Health care

Drs. Thomas Hilliard and Bjorn Miller have joined Nason Medical Center as emergency medicine physicians.

Hilliard has a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and completed a residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Previously, he was on the emergency staff of Summerville Medical Center for 13 years.

Miller has a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He completed a residency at MCP-Hahnemann University Hospitals in Philadelphia.

Insurance

Myra Ancheta has joined the Charleston office of Gallagher Benefit Services Inc. as a wellness coordinator. She has 20 years of experience in the clinical nursing, managed care and health insurance industries. She has a bachelorís degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina. Previously, she was with CIGNA as on-site health coach and wellness coordinator for Staples and Harrahís Casino.

Law

Pam Ullman has joined the Charleston office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in an of-counsel capacity working in the pharmaceutical products liability unit. Previously, she was vice president and assistant secretary in charge of global litigation for Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its predecessor, Rhone- Poulenc Rorer. She has a bachelorís degree in American studies from at Dickinson College and a law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Nonprofit

Elliott DeMerell has been named major gifts officer with the development office at Trident Technical College. He has more than 15 years of development experience with colleges and museums. He has a bachelorís degree in philosophy from Wofford College and a masterís degree in art history from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Amanda Netsch has joined Parents Anonymous as development manager. She has a bachelorís degree in sports, entertainment and event management from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. Previously, she was an operations manager at Hospitality House of Charlotte.

Real estate

Shep Benjamin has joined Caldwell Commercial Real Estate LLC as vice president in charge of marketing. He has a bachelorís degree from the University of Denver and a masterís degree in real estate development from Clemson University.

Courtney Schafer and Teresa Henesy Falandysz have joined Carolina One Real Estate based in the Coleman Boulevard office in Mount Pleasant.

Schafer has a bachelorís degree in public relations with a minor in business from the University of South Carolina. Falandysz has a bachelorís degree in education from the University of South Florida. Previously, she taught elementary school and headed the GED department in Pinellas County, Fla.

Restaurant

Joaquin Bustos has joined Al Di La Italian trattoria in West Ashley as head chef. He has more than 20 years of restaurant experience. Previously, he was executive chef at Bambu in Mount Pleasant. He has a bachelorís degree from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and has held chef positions at Grand St. Cafe in Kansas City, Yia Yiaís in Memphis, Eau Bistro in St. Louis, Vin Rouge in Durham and Lidiaís Italy in Kansas City.