Mike George has joined Cunningham & Associates CPAs as director of athlete financial services. He is a certified public accountant and has more than 10 years of financial planning experience working with high-net-worth clients. Previously, he was a director and financial adviser with the International Management Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from John Carroll University and a master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.


Don Houghton has joined Hightower Construction Co. as a project manager. He has seven years of construction management experience. He has a bachelor’s degree is architecture from the University of Hartford.


Ashley Paulowsky has joined Pleasant Family Dentistry as collections manager. Previously, she was with a pediatric dental office in Greenville.


Jenny Smith has joined ERM as an associate engineer in the firm’s Mount Pleasant office. She has two years of air quality consulting experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University.

Event planning

Katherine Miller has joined YOJ Events in Charleston as senior event specialist. Previously, she was owner of a wedding planning company.


Kelsey Johanson has joined Glasspro as executive assistant and human resources coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.

Health care

Reuben J. Pettiford has been named executive director of the Franklin C. Fetter Family Health Center Inc. in Charleston. He has been the CEO of federally qualified health centers in Michigan and Illinois for the past 13 years, and he has more than 23 years of administrative experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in public administration, with a concentration in health care administration, from Baruch College.


Bucky Dudley has joined Palmetto Moon Insurance Agency as an account executive focusing on commercial and personal property and casualty insurance. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel.


G. Rutledge DuRant has joined Thurmond Kirchner Timbes and Yelverton PA as an associate attorney working in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Previously, he was an assistant attorney general in the office of the S.C. Attorney General and an assistant solicitor in the 9th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and a law degree from the Florida Coastal School of Law.


Adam Kernen has joined First Citizens as a mortgage banker responsible for home mortgage and construction loans for individual and small business customers. He is based at the bank’s Daniel Island branch. Previously, he was a mortgage originator for BB&T. He has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University.


Lisa Jones has been named marketing and events manager for Susan G. Komen Lowcountry. Previously, she was an affiliate coordinator for three years.

Real estate

Joshua Schaap has been named commercial director of Keller Williams in the Charleston area. He has worked in commercial real estate in the Charleston area for more than a decade at Charleston Connection Real Estate Services LLC.

Restoration services

Mark Phillips has joined Carpet Care Services/DisasterCare as director of business development and retention. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel. He has more than 15 years of customer service experience and 13 years of outside sales experience.


Brooke Miller and Laura Premak have joined Carolina Lanterns and Accessories as a sales associates. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from the College of Charleston. Premak previously was an interior design specialist at Ravenel Custom Builders.


Wendy Fox has been named vice president of Blackbaud Inc.’s information manage- ment and strategic services group.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industry.