On the Move: May 25, 2018


Karen Gurgew

Has joined Synovus/NBSC as a private wealth advisor serving the Upstate area. Gurgew is from Hendersonville, N.C., and has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Gurgew previously worked with Wells Fargo in Greenville. Gurgew attended Blue Ridge College, Mars Hill College, and Appalachian State University.

Abbie Taylor

Has been named public relations and social media intern for Greenville Area Development Corporation for summer 2018. Taylor is currently a junior at Clemson University majoring in management with a travel and tourism minor. Taylor will graduate in May 2020.

Jane Finney Hall

Has been promoted to vice president of strategy and integration at Infinity Marketing. Hall has more than 20 years of experience in advertising and has helped evolve the agency during her time there. Hall was previously in her role of strategic advisor for more than four years.

George Buell

Has joined National Restaurant Properties in Greenville. Buell spent 25 years in hospitality operations management in Charleston before relocating to Greenville. Prior to that, Buell managed restaurants and lodging properties in Newport, R.I.

Terrance Hawes

Has been hired by the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce as talent & economic inclusion coordinator. Hawes is native to Spartanburg and has been heavily involved in the community for some time. Hawes previously served as assistant manager for Best Cash LLC and earned his B.A. in music business from Full Sail University in 2015.

Doug Erwin joins Greenville pro soccer leadership team

Doug Erwin has been announced as vice chairman and chief brand officer of the ownership group bringing a United Soccer League (USL) D3 team to Greenville beginning in May 2019. Erwin will help to create the soccer team’s branding and oversee the marketing and public relations efforts, as well as merchandising and social media. Erwin will work with Greenville Pro Soccer President Chris Lewis and Chairman Joe Erwin to create the team and the community surrounding it. Erwin previously worked as managing director at Endeavor, a co-working space.

“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge, which blends my love for soccer with my passion for developing and promoting the brand and message of a great product,” Erwin said. “I’m excited about building a fan base around this team in a culturally diverse and enthusiastic community that has an insatiable appetite for the sport.”


Robert Few was awarded the prestigious Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award by the Electronic Security Association. The award recognizes an ESA volunteer who has exhibited exceptional leadership on an ESA committee, professional group, task force, or board.


Infinity Marketing is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The agency has evolved over the years to include the full spectrum of creative and digital services that mix traditional media and the growing digital landscape.


T&S Brass has been named the South Carolina Top Workplace for 2018 by Integrated Media Publishing, publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine. The honor is based on employee survey responses and recognizes employee engagement and workplace culture.



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