John T. Crawford Jr. appointed by Governor of South Carolina to serve on ReWa Board of Commissioners


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John T. Crawford Jr.

Local attorney John T. Crawford Jr. has been appointed by the Governor of South Carolina to serve on the Renewable Water Resources (ReWa) Board of Commissioners. A Connecticut native who grew up in South Carolina, Crawford graduated from The Citadel with academic and military honors. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he was a Carolina Scholar. He began his legal career with the construction practice group of a large national law firm in Greenville and joined Kenison, Dudley & Crawford LLC in 2005. He is the co-author of “Defenses in Construction Defect Case,” which was published in the ABA Construction Law Journal, South Carolina Mechanics’ Liens and Bonds and South Carolina Construction Law Update.


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Rajni Patel

Joins C. Dan Joyner Berkshire Hathaway as a commercial real estate broker specializing in the hospitality industry. Having management, investment, development and finance experience with a formal accounting perspective, Patel has been in the hotel/motel brokerage business for more than 20 years.


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Lance Byars

Joins Colliers International as a brokerage associate. Byars will be a member of the Greenville retail brokerage team, focusing on the representation of owners, buyers and tenants in purchasing and leasing of retail space in the Upstate market. He will also work alongside Scott Burgess as a member of the Retail Services Group, a select group of brokerage associates focused on retail brokerage in South Carolina.


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Melissa Goodwin

Named vice president of strategic planning and research of DX Marketing. Previously serving as a data analyst at DXM, Goodwin now oversees the company’s strategy and planning teams and processes, which includes category and brand planning for clients, management and integration of leading industry research and partnering with the business development team on acquisition functions.


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JB Schwiers

Named president and CEO of GrandSouth Bank by the board of directors. Schwiers follows Ronald Earnest who recently announced his retirement from these leadership roles. Schwiers has most recently been serving as executive vice president and COO of GrandSouth. He has 36 years of experience in the banking industry.


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Kevin Crittendon

Elected to serve as vice chair of the Carolinas Chapter for the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). Crittendon is director of continuous improvement for GreenWood Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions provider. SMRP is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability, maintenance and physical asset management industry.




O’Neal Inc., a Greenville-based integrated design and construction firm, has hired Chrissy Cooper as structural designer. Cooper has more than 10 years of structural design experience. She previously worked for Ford, Bacon & Davis and Michelin. She earned her associate degree in architectural engineering from Greenville Technical College.




Coldwell Banker Caine recently recognized its top producing agents in property sales and listings from September through the Circle of Excellence program. The Circle of Excellence distinction is awarded to agents within the company’s five offices – Easley, Greenville, Greer, Seneca and Spartanburg – and celebrates $1 million in listing or closing volume, or four units listed or closed. Circle of Excellence agents achieving $1 million in listing/closing volume or four listed/closed units include Beth Beach, Brett Smagala and Pat Loftis, Donna Morrow, Felicia Griggs, Francie Little, Heather Durbin, Helen Hagood, Hilary Hurst, Holly West, Jacob Mann, Jake Dickens, Jane McCutcheon, Jennifer Wilson, JoAnn Williams, Joel Deweese, Judy McCravy, Kim Lyon, Kristi Moon, Linda Wood, Lindsay Blanton, Mike Dassel, Rhonda Porter, Ryan Rosenfeld, Shelly DeVreese, Tracey Cappio, Virginia Abrams and Wanda Stewart. The Circle of Excellence Team achieving $2 million in listing/closing volume or eight units listed/closed was Lewis and Company.



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