HILTON HEAD WOMAN EARNS HUB INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Kristin Hayrinen of Hilton Head was recognized by HUB International as a 2019 SHARP Award winner. Hayrinen is one of six 2019 SHARP recipients from the Carolinas region. Hayrinen has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has been a SHARP recipient for five consecutive years.
DON RYAN CENTER FOR INNOVATION APPOINTS CHAIRMAN
Berl Davis has been named board chairman at The Don Ryan Center for Innovation. He had previously served as vice chairman. Davis is the president and chief executive officer of Palmetto Electric Cooperative. He is involved with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and is on the board of directors and executive committee for Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, and Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply companies.
ZWERNER LAW WELCOMES ATTORNEY
Attorney Jennie Cerrati has joined Zwerner Law on Hilton Head Island. Cerrati's practice area includes estate planning, wills, trusts, business succession planning, and estate and trust administration. Cerrati is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles). She has lived in the Lowcountry since 2008.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NAMES DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Rebecca Ruggles has joined Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity as its director of development and communications. Ruggles has worked for nonprofits for more than 10 years. Ruggles is a certified nonprofit professional and has a degree in nonprofit management from the University of Central Florida.
HHI SENIOR CENTER WELCOMES DIRECTOR
Christina Menjares has been named the new director of the Hilton Head Island Senior Center. Menjares graduated from the University of Mount Olive in 2014 with a degree in recreation and Leisure studies.
DR. R. SCOTT KING JOINS NEW RIVER UROLOGY
Hilton Head Regional Physician Network welcomed R. Scott King, DO to New River Urology alongside Michael J. Langley, MD and Eric S. Gwynn, MD.
Dr. King earned his medical degree at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his urological surgery residency at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. King is a member of the member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Urological Association.
HOWARD FAMILY DENTAL ADDS DENTIST
Dr. Jamie McWilliams has joined the Howard Family Dental team and will serve patients at the Bluffton and Beaufort locations. She will care for patients in Beaufort on Monday and Tuesdays and in Bluffton on Thursday and Fridays. McWilliams received her undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Kentucky and is a member of the American Association of Women Dentists.
THE FORD PLANTATION NAMES EXECUTIVE CHEF, SALES DIRECTOR
Frank Chiasera has been hired as the executive chef at The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill, Ga. He has more than 20 years of experience. Chiasera was executive chef at several award-winning private clubs throughout the Southeast, including the Peninsula Club in Charlotte, N.C., Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, and Citrus Club in Orlando, Fla.
Danielle Hopper is The Ford Plantation’s new director of sales and marketing. She has worked in the private club industry for nearly 20 years. Previously, Hopper was the national sales and marketing director for the Private Club Division of Billy Casper Golf. She has also served as an area network manager for ClubCorp.
VERITY INVESTMENT PARTNERS NAMED AMONG TOP INVESTMENT ADVISORS
Verity Investment Partners has been named one of the 2020 Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors in the country by Financial Times, according to a news release. The list recognizes top RIA firms across the United States. The firm, which was founded by Paula and Will Verity 18 years ago, said it has $565 million in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2019.
MORTGAGE NETWORK WELCOMES LOAN OFFICER
Alan Perry has joined Mortgage Network’s Bluffton branch as a loan officer. Perry has more than 19 years of mortgage industry experience. Prior to joining Mortgage Network, Perry was a producing sales manager and mortgage loan officer with SunTrust Bank (now Truist).
THE CLEANING AUTHORITY HILTON HEAD UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
The Cleaning Authority Hilton Head has transferred ownership to husband-and-wife team Jim and Teri Pohorsky, according to a news release.
Jim Pohorsky was the COO of a trucking company for more than 30 years and Teri was a special needs coordinator for the past 20 years.
INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM EXPANDS TO LOWCOUNTRY
Tish Mills Interiors, based in Atlanta, has opened a second office in Charleston. It will serve clients in Charleston and the coastal islands, including Kiawah, Hilton Head, Sea Island and St. Simons. The firm has worked on projects throughout the Southeast and West Coast, as well as China and Africa.
NEXSEN PRUET NAMES MARKETING OFFICER
Tina Emerson was named chief marketing officer at Nexsen Pruet, a business law firm in the Carolinas. For almost 20 years, Emerson has worked developing business and building client relationships for law firms.