On the Move: April 6, 2018


Jessica Blais

Has joined the staff of the University of South Carolina Upstate as associate vice chancellor for strategic communications and marketing. Blais recently served as director of communications and marketing at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Blais is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

Megan Early-Soppa

Has been selected to the Hispanic Alliance of South Carolina 2018 board of directors. Early-Soppa is a member of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP’s transportation and logistics industry group and the cybersecurity and data breach team. Early-Soppa graduated from Wofford College and received her law degree, cum laude, from the Southern University Law Center.

Brooks Manley

Has been promoted to project manager at Engenius. Manley previously served as the company’s production assistant. Manley joined the Engenius team full time after graduating from Clemson University in 2016 with a degree in business management.

Stephan Toto

Has joined Colliers International as a property manager in the real estate management services division in Greenville. Toto previously worked in property management in Washington, D.C. Toto will be responsible for the management of a portfolio of office and industrial properties.

Mike Kamouyerou

Has been selected as the 2017 Rookie of the Year at 84 Lumber. Kamouyerou is the co-manager of 84 Lumber’s Greenville store. Kamouyerou was one of more than 20 nominees selected from more than 250 stores around the country. Kamouyerou started with 84 Lumber as a manager trainee at the Bridgeville, Pa., store in 2017. He was promoted to co-manager of the Greenville location in October 2017.


The Westin Poinsett was recently awarded Four Diamond status from AAA. The Westin Poinsett was the only hotel in Greenville to achieve this award.

Medical Imaging Express has earned accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility. The IAC accreditation measures the level of patient care provided by evaluating the staff, equipment, facility, and reporting practices.

United Community Bank has been named to Forbes List of America’s Best 100 Banks for the fifth consecutive year. The list ranks 100 of the largest publicly traded banks nationwide.


euphoria Food, Wine and Music Festival presented by Lexus has announced Morgan Allen as its new executive director. The selection was made after an extensive nationwide search and selection process. Allen has been a part of the euphoria team since 2016. She will manage euphoria’s full-time staff, expand the corporate sponsorship base, and serve as the year-round community representative. Allen first joined the euphoria team as event director of food and beverage. Prior to joining euphoria, she served as the food and beverage manager at The Grille at Mahogany Run & Mahogany Run Golf Course in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Allen has held various leadership roles for the last 11 years in the restaurant industry as well as the marketing and nonprofit sectors.



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