Executive items


Thomas G. Trouche has been named president and chief executive officer of ServisFirst Bank South Carolina. He has more than 26 years of banking industry experience. Previously, he was coastal division executive for First Citizens Bank & Trust. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Charleston.

Matt Henderson has joined Blue Max Materials as manager of its Charleston division. Previously, he was a sales associate for Fieldstone Center of Charleston on Johns Island. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Denison University and has more than 16 years of experience in the hardscape industry.

Chris Stowers has joined The Winkler Group of Mount Pleasant as a senior campaign consultant. He has about 20 years of fundraising industry experience. Previously, he was senior vice president of philanthropy for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. He has a bachelor’s degree in communication stu-dies from the University of Florida and a master’s in public health from Emory University.

Elaine Worzala has been named associate dean of the College of Charleston School of Business and executive director of the school’s Carter Real Estate Center. Previously, she was a professor of real estate and director of the Carter Center. She has a master’s degree in real estate appraisal and investment analysis and a doctorate in real estate and urban land economics, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Also, William Hassett has joined the college as director at the Carter Center. He has 30 years of real estate industry experience, and previously he was CEO for The Nelson Companies in Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a degree from Harvard Business School.

Kingman Hodgkiss has joined Meridian Energy & Environment LLC as an engineer-in-training. Previously, he was with Design South Professionals. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Clemson University.

Deborah L. Smith has joined the Fertility Center of Charleston as practice manager. She has 25 years of medical practice management experience.

V. Brian Bevon has joined Bevon Law Firm on James Island as a partner. He focuses his practice on general litigation and probate. Previously, he was a member attorney at Motley Rice LLC in Mount Pleasant. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Catholic University of America and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Amanda Peuser has joined PNC Mortgage, a division of PNC Bank, as a mortgage loan officer based in Mount Pleasant. She has 13 years of mortgage industry experience. Previously, she was with BB&T. She has a bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College and a master’s from Georgia State University.

Joann Mills has joined Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach as a dental assistant. She has a degree in dental assisting from Chaffey College.

Joy Green has joined Keller Williams Charleston-Mount Pleasant as a real estate bro- ker.

Tamiko Humphrise and Jane Kennedy have joined Carolina One Real Estate as agents based in the Main Street office in Summerville. Humphrise previously was with Southern Management Corp. in Virginia and has a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. Kennedy previously was a real estate broker and in the banking industry in Indiana.

Meredith Kolaski has joined Ron Davis Realtors as a closing coordinator and buyer specialist. Previously, she was a broker at Charleston Coastal Properties and worked at Wild Dunes. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.

Jim Wasson has joined the S.C. Small Business Development Centers as a technology commercialization specialist based in North Charleston. Pre-viously, he was with Growth Strategies International and was chief technology officer at BAE Systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from Northrop University, a master’s in business from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate in international business from Stamford Hill University.

Kim Holcombe, Lisa Zakis and Tess Craven have been promoted at PST Inc. Holcombe is vice president of training and marketing. Previously, she was director of training. Zakis is general manager. Previously, she was customer service and office manager. Craven is customer support executive.