Greg Ackerman has joined WebsterRogers LLP in the firm's Litchfield office and serves as a manager in the audit group. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Coastal Carolina University. He is a certified public accountant.

Morgan Cawley has been named regional sales director of Absolute Pay Trust in Charleston. She has a bachelor's degree from the College of Charleston.


Dr. Cara DeLeon has joined the pediatric practice of Coastal Kids Dental. She has a bachelor's degree in dietetics from the University of Georgia, and she completed dental school at the Medical College of Georgia.


John Grab has joined MeadWestvaco Community Development and Land Management as vice president for community development with primary responsibility for implementing the Summerville-based company's Parks of Berkeley and Sheep Island master plan. He has about 30 years of experience in planning, developing and operating resort and master-planned, mixed-use communities across the Southeast. Most recently, he owned JRG Real Estate Consulting. Previously, he was chief resort communities officer for Myrtle Beach-based Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc. He also served as division president for Cambridge Homes of North Carolina and was president of Arvida Corp.'s mid-Atlantic region.

Health care

Dr. Jeffrey J. Dietrich has joined Allergy & Asthma Consultants LLP, working out of the offices in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and Summerville. He is board-certified in pediatrics and allergy and clinical immunology. He has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a medical degree from St. Louis University. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Dayton Children's Hospital.


Lesley Peltin Boles has been promoted to a vice president and sales manager for Triest Agency. She has been with the company for eight years and obtained her insurance license in 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in finance and marketing from Grand Valley State University.


Bailey Surrett has joined Charleston-based Step Ahead Inc. as administrative manager. Previously, she was a loaned executive for Trident United Way's 2010 campaign. She has a bachelor's degree in communication media from North Carolina State University.


Robert M. "Bobby" Anderson has joined the Charleston office of Nexsen Pruet as part of the law firm's tax group. His practice will focus primarily on the areas of estate planning, probate, taxation and general business law. He has a bachelor's degree from Furman University, a master's degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center and a law degree from the Charleston School of Law.


Dale Saunders has been named executive director of The Lowcountry Housing Trust effective Aug. 30. He has 25 years of experience in housing and community development. Most recently, he was regional expanding markets manager for Freddie Mac as a subject matter expert on the affordable housing industry, mortgage industry products and services. He also has worked as director of community and economic development for the city of Detroit. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law.

Lisa Jones and Steve Kiernan have joined Trident United Way as loaned executives.

Previously, Jones worked with the Girl Scouts of America in eastern Missouri. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and marketing from Columbia College. Kiernan previously was a volunteer for various nonprofit businesses including Crisis Ministries, St. Vincent de Paul Household Furniture and Coastal Catholic Charities. He has a master's degree in special education from the University of Hartford.

Real estate

Behren Kittrell has been named broker in charge of Charleston Flat Fee Real Estate. She has been a real estate agent and an owner of the company since 2007. Previously she was a sales representative for Mantek Chemical and was a small-business owner for 18 years prior to that. She has a bachelor's' degree from the College of Charleston.

Angie Bartku and Angela McMicking have joined Ryland Homes as sales assistants in the Charleston division. Bartku has a bachelor's degree from Winthrop College. She has 15 years' experience in residential sales and management. McMicking has a bachelor's degree from Winthrop College. Previously, she was with Carolina One Real Estate.