Architecture

Aaron T. Ede has joined Architecture Plus LLC as a studio principal. Previously, he worked with the firm in a consulting capacity. He has a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in painting from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Banking

Nikki Hammons has joined Aquesta Bank as a loan assistant based in the newly opened Charleston office. Previously, she was a commercial lending loan assistant at Capital Bank. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Greenville University.

Construction

Bill Hill has joined SouthCon Building Group as a project superintendent. He has more than 15 years of commercial construction industry experience.

Cost management

Finley Horner has joined SIB Fixed Cost Reduction as director of treasury management. He has more than 25 years of financial industry experience. Previously, he was vice president of treasury sales for SunTrust Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from George Washington University.

Engineering

Dan Huisman has joined Stantec as a transportation designer based in the North Charleston office. He has three years of experience working on roadway improvement projects. He has a degree from Conestoga College.

Financial planning

Chrys Kanos has been named a managing director for Northwestern Mutual. He is based in the newly opened downtown Charleston office. He has been with the company since 2006 and most recently was a district director. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance and management from the University of South Carolina.

Government

Rebecca Vance has joined Dorchester County Government as deputy administrator of community services. Previously, she was city manager of Cayce. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography and a minor in environmental science from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in public administration.

Health care

Erin Coakley has joined Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston as a physician assistant. She has a bachelor's degree in biology and biochemistry from Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles and master's degree in physician assistant studies at Midwestern University

Law

Mary B. Ramsay and Kristin Balding Gutting have joined Sumaker Loop & Kendrick as attorneys based in the newly opened Charleston office. 

Ramsay has a bachelor's degree in communications from Wake Forest University and a law degree from the Charleston School of Law

Gutting is an attorney of counsel. She focuses her practice on taxation matters. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Valparaiso University, a law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and a master's of laws degree in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Caroline West has joined Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes PA as an attorney of counsel. She has 22 years of legal industry experience. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law.

Mortgage

Joann Terrell has been promoted to senior vice president in the mortgage division at South State Bank. She has more than 25 years of mortgage lending industry experience. She is based in Mount Pleasant. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida.

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Nonprofit

Kara Crochett has joined Palmetto Goodwill as director of staffing and business services. She has more than 20 years of experience in human resource management.

Real estate

Phoebe Brown, Byron Hamilton and Scott Vosburgh have joined BrandName Real Estate as agents. 

Jon-Michael Brock has joined Lee & Associates as an associate based in the Charleston office. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the College of Charleston.

Alex Toregas and Anne Wise have joined Carolina One Real Estate as agents based in the Long Point Road office in Mount Pleasant. 

Toregas has a degree in medical biology and sciences from the University of New England. She also works in the hotel management industry. 

Wise previously worked in sales and marketing of higher-education textbooks. She also has experience as an organizer consultant and home stager.

Utility

Ken Lott has been named vice president of human resource management at Santee Cooper. Previously, he was interim vice president. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from The Citadel. He is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.