Michael Smith has been named executive director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, effective Dec. 1. Previously, he has worked with the symphony as principal trumpet and as operations manager. He has a bachelor's degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music.


Rick Arthur has joined BNC Bank as chief sales strategy officer. He is based in Charleston. Previously, he was in an executive leadership role with First Federal Bank.


Jordan Marhoefer has joined SIB Development & Consulting as company chef. Previously he was chef de cuisine at The Golf Club at Briars Creek. He has an associate degree in culinary arts from the New England Culinary Institute.


Joseph Garcia has joined The Citadel as vice president for finance and chief financial officer. He retired from the Air Force in 2004 as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years. Most recently, he was CFO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service in Washington, D.C. He has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and an executive master's degree in leadership from Georgetown University.

Home care

Kristin Akins and Kerri Moore have joined Already HomeCare's new Charleston office. Akins is area director. Moore is geriatric care manager.


Carrie Creel has joined State Farm Agent Tony Pope as an insurance account representative in the Summerville office. Creel has more 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, including 10 years with State Farm.


Victoria L. Anderson, Jocelyn M. Steele and J. Camden Hodge have joined Young Clement Rivers, LLP as associate attorneys in the firm's Charleston office.

Anderson practices in the trucking and transportation and commercial litigation groups. She has a bachelor's degree in history from Brigham Young University and a law degree from BYU's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Previously she was assistant public defender with the Charleston County Public Defender's Office.

Steele practices in the workers compensation group. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a concentration in broadcast news from the University of Georgia and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Hodge practices in the professional liability group. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Previously, he was a law clerk to Judge Perry M. Buckner of South Carolina's 14th Judicial Circuit.


Carl P. Borick has been promoted to director of the Charleston Museum, succeeding John R. Brumgardt. Previously, Borick was assistant director since 2001, and he has been with the museum since 1996. He is a certified public accountant. He has a master's degree in history.


Hope Walker has joined the South Carolina Republican Party as state director for South Carolina. She has a bachelor's degree in political science with minors in history and Spanish from Newberry College.

Real estate

Sarah Dantzler has joined the Crowfield Boulevard office of Carolina One Real Estate in Goose Creek as an agent.

Melissa Autrey Brownell has joined Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler as an associate in the firm's transaction services group in Charleston. She concentrates on retail leasing and sales. Previously, she was with Ziff Properties Inc. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Auburn University.


Blake Bush has joined Pure Luxe Bride as an associate planner and event manager. She has a bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston.