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Lucy W. Brenner has joined Johnson & Lanning CPAs as a tax manager. She has eight years of public accounting industry experience. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting, both from East Carolina University.


Brandi Hansen and Laverne Morris has joined CresCom Bank.

Hansen is a deposit operations specialist. Previously, she was a records imaging coordinator for First Florida Credit Union.

Morris is a teller. Previously, she was an office assistant at A. H. Schwacke & Associates Inc.


Leslie Bogstad has joined Terressentia as customer relationship manager. Previously, she owned a graphics and design company.


Donnie Yavelak has been promoted at Frampton Construction Co. LLC to project manager. He is based in the Charleston office and has been with the company since .


Kate Lilly has joined The Charleston Catholic School as communications associate. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the College of Charleston.


Josh Bauer has joined Weston & Sampson as a transportation project manager based in the Charleston office. He has more than 17 years of experience as a lead design engineer and project manager for roadway projects.

Financial services

Linda O’Connor Pullano has joined Prudential Insurance Company of America‘s South Carolina Financial Group in Mount Pleasant as a financial professional associate. She has a bachelor’s degree in geology and marine science from Long Island University.


Ryan Quinlan has joined Hotel Bennett as director of engineering. Previously, he was director of engineering with The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. He has more than 20 years of hotel industry experience.


William “Bill” Turbeville III has joined Turbeville Insurance Agency as a producer. He is based in the Charleston office.

Land planning

Mike Kittrell has been promoted to associate at DesignWorks. Previously, he was a senior designer. He has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Texas.


Stephen Bittinger has joined Nexsen Pruet as a health care attorney based in the Charleston office. Previously, he was managing partner at Bittinger Law LLC in Westlake, Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Kent State University, a master’s degree in English from John Carroll University and a law degree from Akron School of Law.


Jill Hirsekorn has joined the Lowcountry Food Bank as director of communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis on advertising and public relations from the University of Kansas.

Real estate

Deborah “Debbie” Allen, Cindy Najera and Tyler Day Garvin have joined Carolina One Real Estate Services as associates.

Allen is based in the Main Street office in Summerville, She has an an associate’s degree from Trident Technical College. Previously, she worked in the medical field and as a substitute teacher in the Dorchester II School District.

Najera is based in the Highway 17 North office in Mount Pleasant. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has previous experience in real estate sales and new home construction.

Garvin is based in the Johns Island office. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel. Previously, he worked in the hospitality industry.

Gerri Franchini has joined Seabrook Island Real Estate as broker-in-charge. She has more than 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. Previously, she was a team leader at Keller Williams in the New York City area.


Veronica D. Washington has joined Hannah Solar Government Services as a drafter. She has 10 years of drafting industry experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.


Catherine Cook LaCour has been promoted to chief marketing officer at Blackbaud Inc. Previously, she was senior vice president for marketing. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in business administration from the American Graduate School of International Management.

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