Aaron Justice has joined First Citizens as a private banking relationship manager in the wealth management group. He is based at the bank's Johnnie Dodds Boulevard office in Mount Pleasant. Previously, he was a private banker at Wells Fargo. He has a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University and a master's degree in business administration from The Citadel. He is a Certified Financial Planner.


Mark Johnson and Chase Mordy have joined Trident Construction.

Johnson is a superintendent. He has 18 years of experience specializing in government, commercial and institutional construction.

Mordy directs building management systems and modeling. He has eight years of experience, and he has a bachelor's degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver.


Eric Dennis and Cailen Kerrigan have joined SIB Development & Consulting as associates.

Dennis has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Westminster College, and he previously worked as a licensed agent at New York Life.

Kerrigan has master's of business administration in marketing. She has several years of experience in finance and customer service.


Joseph M. "Mac" Hodgson Jr. has joined The GEL Group Inc. as vice president. Previously, he was a director and senior analyst in the equity research department at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He has a bachelor's degree in business and a minor in Spanish from Wake Forest University. He also has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Eye care

Kimberly LeMatty has joined The Vision Center in Mount Pleasant as patient coordinator.

Health care

Dr. Kirt Caton has joined Select Health of South Carolina as a med- ical director. He has more than 15 years of experience as a private practice physician, most recently at Palmetto Primary Care Physicians. He also has been an adjunct professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has a bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Charleston Southern University and a medical degree from MUSC.


Liza Turcotte has joined Crisis Ministries as director of development. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's degree in public administration, both from the College of Charleston.


Richie Swann has joined Charleston-based Best Chefs America as creative director in charge of design and branding. He has eight years of industry experience. Previously, he was a designer with Upstate Business Journal. He has a bachelor's degree in graphic communications from Clemson University.

Real estate

Charlotte Davis Fairey has joined the downtown Charleston office of Carolina One Real Estate as an agent. She also was the founder of Historic Charleston Bed and Breakfast and previously was an English teacher for five years.

Danner Benfield has joined Poston & Co. as a sales associate. He has a bachelor's degree in government with a minor in business from Wofford College.


Beth Scribner has joined Charleston Harbor Tours as director of operations. She has experience in the food, beverage and retail industry. Most recently she managed and owned businesses for the past six years in Seattle. She also worked several years for a division of Starbucks Corp.