Executive items

Cindy van den Beemt of The Winker Group Credit: Provided/The Winker Group

Jerry L. Traino and Joellen P. Rogers have been promoted at Novus Architects Inc. in Mount Pleasant.

Traino is senior associate. He has nine years of industry experience and is a licensed architect. He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in architecture from Clemson University.

Rogers is an associate. She has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and environmental design from Ball State University.

Scott Warren has joined Harbor National Bank as vice president of commercial lending based in the bank’s downtown Charleston headquarters. He has 13 years of banking experience. Previously, he was vice president of commercial lending with First National Bank of the South. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.

Michael L. Shumberger has been named group manager for SSC Atlantic programs at Engineering Services Network Inc. in Charleston. He has more than 35 years of Department of Defense experience.Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of Human Factor Engineering LLC.

Cindy Van den Beemt has been promoted to assistant vice president at The Winkler Group in Mount Pleasant. She has more than 20 years of fundraising experience. She has bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a master’s degree from the College of William and Mary.

Rick Kirkpatrick has joined South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s Insurance Solutions LLC as senior insurance agent. He has more than 30 years of sales and management experience in the financial services industry.

Timothy C. Thompson and Laura G. Simons have joined Clawson and Staubes LLC as attorneys in the firm’s Charleston office.

Thompson is of counsel. He practices with the firm’s business section in tax, estate and probate matters. He has a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a master’s degree in tax from the University of Florida.

Simons is an associate in the firm’s litigation section. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson University and a law degree from the Charleston School of Law.

David DiBenedetto and Jessica Hundhausen Derrick have been promoted at Garden & Gun magazine.

DiBenedetto, who is editor-in-chief, has added vice president to his title. He has been with the Charleston-based publication for four years. Previously, he was the editor of Salt Water Sportsman.

Derrick’s new title is vice president and brand development director. Previously, she was associate publisher for creative services.

Katy Gerloff has been named director of program development at the Humanities Foundation. She has been with the organization for 2½ years. She has a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs with a minor in German and studio art from the University of Virginia.

Ken Piantek has joined Eco Deco of Mount Pleasant as an outside sales representative. He has 12 years of contractor sales experience. Previously, he was with Lord & Evans Paints.

Jessica Ellis Duggan has joined BibiloLabs LLC as print and digital products researcher. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and media communication from the College of Charleston. Previously, she has worked for GolfBusiness Magazine and Arcadia Publishing.

Samantha Ellison has joined Carolina One Real Estate’s Trolley Road office in Summerville as a sales associate. She has a degree in marketing and hospitality from Georgia State University. Previously, she was as a marketing project coordinator with Advance Food Co.

Beverly Hughes has been promoted at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. to retail manager of the company’s North Charleston location. She has more than 15 years of experience in the retail industry.

Michael Kirby has joined Servpro of Charleston as senior production technician.

Casey H. Ferguson has joined Waste Services LLC in North Charleston as a sales executive. He has 12 years of sales experience and six years of construction industry experience. Previously, he was with May Heavy Equipment. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Georgia.