On the Move: May 4, 2018

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HIRED
Catherine Eberly

Has joined Hughes Agency as graphic design coordinator. Eberly was previously a graphic design intern in fall 2017 and was then offered a full-time position. She previously worked for Aspen Heights in Clemson and Coast Apparel in 2016. Eberly will graduate from Clemson University with a degree in graphic communications in August 2018.

HIRED
Michael Malsch

Has joined The Heirloom Companies operations team as project coordinator. Malsch brings more than 30 years of experience in construction and previously worked as project coordinator for The Cliffs for 18 years.

NAMED
Jessica Donan

Has been named as managing partner of the Greenville office of Ernst & Young LLP. Donan has 19 years of experience in public accounting among other services. Donan received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Memphis as well as a Masters in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

HIRED
Daniel Lovelace

Has been hired by Rick Erwin Dining Group as the director of sales and marketing. Lovelace brings more than a decade of experience in brand activation and business development.

HIRED
Steve McNeely

Has joined HS Pharmaceuticals LLC as director of business development and business relations. McNeely is a graduate of Clemson University and started his own business, Global Sales Group, shortly after.

HEALTH CARE

Bon Secours has received the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award, which honors organizations dedicated to optimizing employee engagement. Bon Secours was among 39 organizations from around the globe to receive the award.

MARKETING

FUEL won a Digital Marketing Award for “Best Integrated Campaign” for the work they did on the Blue Ridge Mountain Club SOAR Campaign.

VIP

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has named Jim Lovinggood as president and CEO. Lovinggood assumed the role in February 2018 and is only the third person to hold the top position during the company’s 77-year history. Lovinggood has worked for Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative for 36 years. He was the second employee the previous CEO hired in 1982 and most recently served as the cooperative’s vice president of engineering.

“We didn’t need to look very far to arrive at the individual we see as best suited to take this co-op into the future,” said Kenneth Southerlin, chairman of the Blue Ridge board of directors. “Jim has a proven record as a tireless and productive employee. My fellow directors and I are full of enthusiasm for Jim’s success in this new role and believe in his ability to keep Blue Ridge moving in a positive direction.”

“I am honored by the board’s confidence in me, and I am thrilled to continuing working alongside the dedicated and talented team at Blue Ridge,” Lovinggood said. “Operationally, we will continue to be member-driven and deliver reliable service from our highly trained workforce. In addition, we will remain very active in giving back to our community, especially through our annual fundraising event, Blue Ridge Fest.”

Lovinggood currently serves on several boards including Anderson University Board of Visitors, Central Electric Power Cooperative, Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply, The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, New Horizon Electric Cooperative, and Tri-County Technical College Foundation.

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