• Sarah Jeffcoat has joined Palmetto Corp. of Conway as marketing and business development director.
• Siva Balachandran has been named chief of staff at Conway Medical Center; Paul Richardson has been named chief of staff-elect and chief of medicine; and Ross Taylor has been named chief of surgery.
• Bob Wilder of Anderson Brothers Bank has been promoted to mortgage loan originator.
• Angela Edge of Caris Healthcare has been named 2012 Nurse of the Year, Dana Hays of has been named Social Worker of the Year and Brooks Epting has been awarded Administrative Assistant of the Year, picked from all Caris locations.
• David Powers of Ocean Breeze Exterior Remodeling has been recognized by Professional Remodeler magazine as one of its Forty Under 40, the top young remodelers in the nation.
• Neil James, manager of distribution operations with Santee Cooper, has been named a board member of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau.
• Jamont McRae, representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has completed a five-day educational program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.
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