On the Move: May 18, 2018


Michael Estes
Has joined Jeter Hrubala Wealth Strategies LLC as financial adviser. Estes has been a financial adviser for 18 years. He attended James Madison University and earned a bachelor’s degree in media arts and design with a concentration in corporate communications.

Joe Farmer
Has been hired as community relations director at Thrive Senior Living. Farmer is a Greer native and a Furman University graduate. He has more than 25 years of experience in the local medical community.

Tony Calvin
Has been hired as director of sales at Ballentine Food Service Equipment. Calvin brings extensive experience in the industry and worked at the Omni Grove Park Inn for 15 years, and then worked at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for 13 years, among other employers. He is a graduate of Montreat College in North Carolina.

Melissa Morales
Has joined Southern Community Services as chief financial officer. Morales has more than 20 years of operations and accounting experience. She previously worked for Southern Community Services from 2008 to 2012.

Trey Ingram
Has been named partner at Holliday Law Firm. Ingram is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and brings more than a decade of legal experience to the firm. Ingram focuses on real estate law, but also practices adoption law and legislative foster care reform.


Milliken & Co. has been named one of the country’s best midsize employers in 2018. The list is compiled by Forbes magazine. The list recognizes highly rated employers with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S.-based employers each year.


Crawford Strategy was awarded four Mercury awards and one Silver Wing award at the annual Mercury Awards ceremony held by the South Carolina chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Crawford Strategy received two Mercury Awards of Excellence for the team’s work for Southern Wesleyan University (marketing consumer services category) and North Myrtle Beach (crisis communication and issues management category). They received two Mercury Awards of Merit for their work on the Greenville Tech Foundation’s event with automotive executive Carlos Ghosn and their work on United Community Bank Ice on Main. Lastly, they received a Silver Wing Award of Merit for the 2017 United Community Bank Ice on Main opening ceremony invitation.


The HBA of Greenville has honored U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan with the Defender of Housing Award, acknowledging him as a federal legislator who recognizes housing’s significant role within the U.S. economy.


The Don Pilzer Law Firm has announced that it has changed its name to Pilzer/Klein PC.  Attorneys Don Pilzer and Kevin Klein have decades of experience in Social Security disability law and will continue to provide the same legal services to the community.


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