Has been promoted to shareholder of NAI Earle Furman. Sims joined NAI Earle Furman in 2007 and has been a vital member ever since. Sims is a graduate of Clemson University and has over 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Anna T. Locke
Has been appointed to the Countybank board of directors. Locke has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of fields. Locke attended Clemson University and later earned her CPA.
Has been hired as a performance service specialist by Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events. Young will provide inventory and sales support for the International Motor Sports Association racing series.
Has been hired as marketing and communications coordinator at the Greenville Chamber. Talley will assist with the Chamber’s marketing and communications efforts, especially in digital outreach. Talley attended the University of Georgia.
Has been promoted to project manager at Engenius. Edgar previously worked as Engenius’ premium services coordinator. Edgar has been with the company since 2015 after he graduated from Furman University.
Greenville Tech Foundation has added several members to serve a three-year term from 2018 to 2021. The new members are Lynn Faust, Steve Hall, Luke Hardaway, James D. Jordon, and Dmitry Kopytin.
Crawford Strategy received three ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Greenville. The awards were silver ADDYs for Haywood County – Website Redesign, The Innovate Fund – Website Development, and United Community Bank – “United” Culture Video.
Dave McQuaid, vice president of creative and digital at VantagePoint Marketing, has been awarded the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation of Greenville. The Silver Medal Award, the highest honor awarded by the AAF’s local clubs, recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to advertising, been active in furthering industry standards, exhibited creative excellence, and supported community development.
BRIGHT + CO Marketing received twelve ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Greenville. The awards are Highlands Food & Wine Fiddle Ad (Gold), Highlands Food & Wine Banjo Ad (Gold), Highlands Food & Wine Trumpet Ad (Gold), Highlands Food & Wine Drum Ad (Gold), The Avant Launch Video (Gold), Highlands Food & Wine Ad Campaign (Gold & Special Judges Award), Lowes Foods Polar Beer Poster (Silver), Harper Corporation Video (Silver), Miliken Breathe Video (Silver), JVC Fundraiser Video (Silver), and Highlands Food & Wine Generous Pour Logo (Silver).
Jackson Marketing received five ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation of Greenville. The awards are Harlem Globetrotters – Integrated Brand Identity Campaign, Senior League World Series – Sequential Billboard Campaign, Stoney’s Barbeque – “Bigger Belt” Stoney’s Barbeque T-shirt, Trijicon Optics – Regional/National TV Campaign, and Trijicon Optics – Electro Optics Launch.
Alice Ratterree joined the Metropolitan Arts Council in July 2017 as director of operations. Ratterree is responsible for MAC’s quarterly project grant application process and oversees the annual programs of Open Studios and Flat Out Under Pressure. She is also a member artist and an award-winning children’s book illustrator. Ratterree is also a regular contributor to Community Journals.
“When Kim Sholly, our previous director of operations, resigned to move to Buffalo, N.Y., I was convinced there was only one appropriate replacement, Alice Ratterree,” said Alan Ethridge, executive director of MAC. “She has a comprehensive knowledge of both visual and performing arts, and her organizational skills are superb. MAC is very fortunate to have her on its team, and she has stepped into the position with efficiency and aplomb.”