The ninth class of Liberty Fellows statewide leadership program has been announced. Local participants are Brad Braddock, founder and CEO of Primint Solutions LLC; Julia Martin, chief financial officer of the S.C. Research Authority; Julie Medich, attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd; Barbara Melvin, senior vice president for external affairs at the S.C. State Ports Authority; Bratton Riley of Maybank Industries; and Catherine Templeton, director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Carolyn Adams, director of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, has been selected as the 2012 Veterans Health Administration’s Certified Mentor of the Year.

Blackbaud Inc.’s support website at has been recognized as one of the Ten Best Web Support Sites by the Association of Support Professionals.

Jonna Palmer, senior vice president of marketing at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management.

The American Red Cross Charleston Region has added three members to its board of directors: Ann Thomas Burnett, vice president at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina; Thomas G. Trouche, coastal division executive with First Citizens Bank; and Steven McGinnis, vice president of finance with S.C. Federal Credit Union.

Mike Ferrer and Todd P. Garrett of Avison Young represented the seller in the $239,375 sale of 1.37 acres in Banks Commerce Park, North Charleston, to White Point Developers LLC.Mitch Fairfield of The Weiser Cos. Inc represented the buyer.

Will Sherrod of Lee & Associates Charleston represented the landlord in leasing 6,452 square feet of retail space at 209 St. James Ave, Goose Creek, to Dollar Value Stores. Gary Catterton of Catterton General LLC represented the tenant.

William Phillips of Palmetto Commercial Properties represented Critical Solutions International in leasing 2,600 square feet of office space at 174 East Bay St., Charleston. Mark Tezza of Kennerty Ratner and Tezza represented the landlord.

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Carl Michael Harrison of The Beach Co. represented the landlord in leasing 1,218 square feet of retail space at 1960 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant, to FitnessBOOM LLC.

Select Health of South Carolina has been named the recipient of a 2012 Gold Aster Award from Marketing Healthcare Today and Creative Images.

James Mangano and Lisa Safford represented the landlord in leasing office space at 3255 Landmark Drive, North Charleston, to Epic Solutions.