Krista Gorman has been named a certified interior designer at LS3P Associates Inc. She has bachelor’s degrees in art history and interior design from Converse College and a master’s degree in interior design from Savannah College of Art and Design.


Linda Bryant has joined CresCom Bank as a deposit operations specialist. Previously, she was a head teller and branch supervisor at United Community Bank.


Nikki Rach has been promoted to senior managing consultant at The Winkler Group. She has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University.


Robbie Boodle has joined Weston & Sampson as senior designer based in the firm’s Charleston office. He has more than 30 years of engineering design experience. He has an associate’s degree in civil engineering technology and engineering design graphics from Trident Technical College.


Ben Almquist has joined Berkeley County Government as director of emergency preparedness. Previously, he was the regional emergency coordinator for South Carolina Emergency Management Division. He has a bachelor's degree from The Citadel.

Health care

Dr. Christopher B. Rumpf has joined SE Healthcare as vice president and senior medical consultant. He has more than 35 years of clinical health-care experience. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief medical officer for Valley Health System in Winchester, Va. He has a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center.


Heidi Nowak has joined Hotel Bennett as director of sales and marketing. Previously, she was director of sales and marketing at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in business administration, both from John Carroll University.


Erica Jackson has joined K&L Gates as a partner and attorney based in the firm’s Charleston and Research Triangle Park offices. Previously, she was corporate regulatory counsel for Genentech Inc. She focuses her practice on U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulatory matters. She has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in public health from Yale University and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.


Sara Hazzard has been promoted at the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance to president and chief executive officer. Previously, she was vice president of government relations. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business administration and history from Presbyterian College.


James Poole has joined Shelter Lending Services LLC as a loan officer with the Jaffee Group. He has more than two years of mortgage lending experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from the College of Charleston.


Kelly Russ has joined the Folly Beach Association of Business as event coordinator. She has more than nine years of event-management experience. She has been co-director of Follypalooza Cancer Benefit since 2008. She has a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication with a minor in political science from the College of Charleston.

Caitlyn DeGuzman has joined the Lowcountry Food Bank as donor database manager.

Property management

Jordan Tuck has joined Caldwell Commercial as an assistant property manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in operations management and a minor in accounting from Clemson University.

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Real estate

Debbie McKendree has joined Southern Shores Real Estate Group LLC as a sales agent. She is based in the Summerville office.

Randy Keberlein, Kelly McComb and Layla Wright have joined Charleston Metro Homes as agents.

Keberlein has about 10 years of real estate industry experience as a broker and loan officer. He has a bachelor's degree from Aquinas College.

McComb previously worked in automotive marketing. She has a degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

Wright previously was with Golden Bear Realty. She has a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in early childhood development, both from East Tennessee State University.

David LaFour has joined Brand Name Real Estate as an agent. He also is a residential real estate appraiser with Two River's Appraisals.

Betty Norman has joined ERA Wilder Realty James Island as an agent Previously, she was a home health speech therapist.