Benjamin Crane has joined Mount Pleasant-based GlaserDuncan CPAs as an associate in the tax services department. He has a master’s degree in accounting from the College of Charleston.
Courtney Livingston has joined Red Iron Architects as a project architect. She has 10 years of experience in educational, senior living and residential projects. Previously, she was architect manager at JSA Architects in Jacksonville, Fla. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
Kim Smith has been promoted at Charleston-based CresCom Bank to internal audit manager. Previously, she was an assistant vice president and compliance analyst. She has a bachelor’s degree in management from Hood College and a master’s degree in finance at Loyola College.
Tim Perry has joined The Verdi Group as lead construction project manager. He has more than 30 years of home building and general contracting experience. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Emilie Jeter, Peter Wysocki and Ashlie Ervin have joined the Blue Oak Group.
Jeter is operations manager. She has a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University. Previously, she was with Atlantic Bank & Trust.
Wysocki oversees research of investment products. Previously, he was with the wealth management division at Stewart Capital in Pittsburgh.
Ervin is an executive assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Clemson University.
Dr. F. Strait Fairey Jr. has been named medical director for the Charleston County office of Hospice Care of South Carolina. He has a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been a partner at East Cooper Family Practice since 1974 and was chairman of the board of Roper St. Francis Physician Partners.
Scott N. Schools has joined the Charleston office of Moore & Van Allen PLLC as a member in the litigation group. His practice focuses in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, and health care and financial fraud defense. Previously, he was with the U.S. Department of Justice for 18 years, most recently as associate deputy attorney general. He has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
Joe Waring has joined Evening Post Industries as associate director of human resources. He has a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a master’s degree in business administration from USC’s Moore School of Business. Previously, he was with the international bank HSBC in New York and London.
Kim Wright Brown has joined Carolina Youth Development Center as associate vice president of development. Previously, she has worked in management and sales at Comcast Corp. She has a master’s degree in communications from New Mexico State University.
Ashley Demosthenes has joined Lowcountry Open Land Trust as conservation director. Previously, she was director for the Nature Conservancy’s ACE and Savannah River Basins Project. She has 15 years of experience in the conservation field.
Sarah Wees has joined Pet Helpers as director of operations. Previously, she was operations manager at the Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association in New Jersey. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from George Washington University.
Steve Wray has joined Carolina One Commercial Real Estate as a commercial broker. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roanoke College. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Lord & Evans Paints.
Derek Mathis has joined NAI Avant’s Charleston office as a senior broker focusing on the industrial and office markets. He has more than 13 years of commercial real estate experience. Previously, he was a commercial developer with Miller-Valentine Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Clemson University.