Architecture

John Bedell has been named a senior associate at LS3P Associates Ltd. He is an architect with the firm since 2015 and works primarily in commercial design. He is based in the Charleston office.

Arts

Jeff Irwin has joined the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as finance director. Previously, he was budget and finance manager at the South Carolina Aquarium. He has more than 10 years of financial information technology industry experience. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Albion College, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in international management from the Vienna School of Economics.

Building supplies

Jared Douthit has joined Professional Builders Supply as a field supervisor in the installed sales division. He is based in the North Charleston office.

Cost management

Marcella Clark has joined SIB Fixed Cost Reduction as sales and marketing assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.

Education

Cynthia B. Ambrose has joined Charleston County School District as deputy superintendent of learning services. Previously, she was assistant superintendent for instruction at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degrees in elementary education and educational administration, all from the University of South Carolina.

Engineering

Ian Cundiff has been named a licensed professional engineer at Stantec. He is based in the North Charleston office. He has been with the firm for six years, most recently as a structural designer. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Financial services

Kirk Walker has joined Carolina Capital Management in Mount Pleasant as a registered representative. He has several years of financial services industry experience. He has a bachelor's degree in education and management from Southern Weslyan University

Government

Cynthia Jones has been named a senior program director for the S.C. Department of Commerce's existing industry program. Previously, she was a regional workforce adviser with the agency for the upper Savannah area. She has a bachelor's degree from Wofford College, a master's degree in education from Converse College and a doctorate in educational leadership from Clemson University.

Health care

Dr. Richard K. Hammer has been named interim chief executive officer of SE Healthcare Quality Consulting. Previously, he was executive vice president of the company's Partners in Safety Program. He is a board-certified physician. He has more than 20 years of experience in the business of medicine and business development. 

Mortgage

Bill Anderson has joined Regions Mortgage as a mortgage loan officer based in Two Island Court office in Mount Pleasant. He has 38 years of mortgage industry experience. Previously, he was with Park Sterling Bank. He has a bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston and a master's degree in business administration from The Citadel.

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Nonprofit

Deanna McBrearty has joined Daniel Island Performing Arts Center as the artistic production director of the resident dance program. She danced with the New York City Ballet for 12 years and was its manager of external affairs for two years.

Crystal Y. Campbell has been named executive director for Dorchester County First Steps. She is a retired early childhood and elementary educator.

Office services

Joshua Gale has joined the Office People as director of creative services. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Charleston Southern University.

Real estate

Christopher McCormick has joined AgentOwned Realty as a broker associate. He is based in the Trolley Road office in Summerville. He has 28 years of real estate industry experience.

Laura Cox has joined Caldwell Commercial as controller. She has four years of real estate and accounting experience. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Kennesaw State University.

Frank Ricker has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate as an agent. He is based in the West Ashley office. Previously, he was a dentist for 44 years.

Staffing

David Abner has joined Dunhill Staffing Systems as a technical recruiter. He has a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in counseling from Missouri Baptist University.