Bill Medich, Charleston regional president for South State Bank, has been elected chairman of Spoleto Festival USA’s board of directors. Previously, he was board president for the past three years.
Jeff Stover, an attorney shareholder with the Charleston office of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, has been elected to the executive committee for South Carolina Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
Call Experts of Charleston has been named the recipient of an Award of Excellence for the 10th year by the Canadian Call Management Association.
Convergent Financial Group, a financial advisory firm, has opened at 3301 Salterbeck St., Mount Pleasant. Jeremy Ellisor is the owner.
The Rev. Larry Goss Sr., pastor of The Destiny Worship Center in North Charleston, has been elected to the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s board of directors.
Charleston-based marketing firm E. Boineau & Co. has joined the United Strategies Public Relations network
Ted Linczak of Summerville-based Nuvo Images has been named 2017 South Carolina Master Photographer of the Year by the Professional Photographers of South Carolina.
Christopher Kauker, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., has relocated to 259 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island.
David Bennett, executive director of the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, has been named the recipient of the Professional of the Year award by the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association.
The Charleston Research Institute’s board of directors has announced its recently elected officers: Dr. R. Amanda C. LaRue, associate chief of staff at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, is chairman. George Garmendia of Mount Pleasant-based Hyland Ruddy & Garbett Certified Public Accountants is secretary and treasurer.