Carol HasBrouck Browning
Carol HasBrouck Browning is the new executive director of the Greenville Literacy Association. She replaces Jane Thomas, who retired after fifteen years of service to the organization. Browning most recently served as the executive director of BI-LO Charities Inc. In her prior position, she managed the BI-LO Charity Classic, the largest one-day charity golf tournament in the United States, with over 1,300 golfer participants and the direct distribution of charitable grants of over $3 million annually. A graduate of Boise State University, Browning has also completed additional executive studies at Cornell University. Her past community involvement included service on the board of directors for the Greenville Literacy Association, where she served as president in 2011, as well as holding director positions with Junior Achievement and Trout Unlimited. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Greenville and currently serves on the board advisory council of SC Telco Federal Credit Union.
Named associate regional dean for the Greenville campus of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. In this role, Bender, who is director of pharmacy at Greenville Health System, will serve as the primary representative and administrator of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy at GHS.
William R. “Will” Johnson
Named president of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and chairman of the Leadership Columbia Alumni Association. Johnson, an attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, has served as secretary-treasurer and president-elect of the YLD and was named the state’s Young Lawyer of the Year in 2010.
Jeffrey M. Neuman
Recently joined GMK Associates Inc. as director of marketing. Neuman comes to GMK, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm, from Genesis Consulting Group, where he was the director of marketing and member of the civil engineering and economic development firm’s startup team since 2006.
Caroline Larocque Schoen
Named general manager of High Cotton Greenville. Schoen graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in economics and French and then went on to receive her MBA from Northeastern University. She has worked for Club Med, the Miami Children’s Museum, and Nordstrom.
Received the Charter Business Pulse Volunteer Award for July. Epps is a member of the PULSE Social and Connects Committees. He earned both a B.S. and MBA from Clemson University. He is currently the vice president of Triton Custom Woodworks, a Greer-based firm that manufactures cabinetry and furniture for commercial and high-end residential markets.
Commerce Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, recently announced that executive chef Chris Kirtner has been selected for ClubCorp’s Top Chefs of 2012-2013 and awarded with a weeklong trip to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, Calif.
Lourdes Manyé, Furman University modern languages professor, was recently elected to a two-year term as president of the North American Catalan Society (NACS), a group committed to advancing the study of Catalan language and culture. Manyé has been serving as treasurer of the organization since 2007. She joined the Furman faculty in 1995. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona and a master’s and doctorate from the University of South Carolina.
The University of South Carolina Upstate recently appointed Faruk Tanyel as director of continuing education. Tanyel is a professor of marketing in the George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics and has been on the faculty since 1981. He teaches marketing, economics and business strategy. USC Upstate also promoted Deryle Hope to director of the Center for International Studies. Hope came to USC Upstate in 2007 as associate director of international studies. In addition, he has assisted with numerous initiatives in support of graduate program development and student recruitment, continuing education and precollege academic programs.
The Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation recently announced the following new board members for the 2013-2016 board of directors term: The Honorable Bruce W. Bannister Jr. of Bannister and Wyatt LLC; John Emerson of Michelin North America; and Sanders Lee of CH2M HILL. The GSSM Foundation supports GSSM by giving voice to its needs, providing supplemental funds to augment its programs and informing the public of its accomplishments and contributions to the quality of life and economic prosperity of South Carolina.
The City of Simpsonville announced the addition of Andrew Guest, Christopher Brewer, Sandra Murphy and Adam Semanski as patrol officers for the Simpsonville Police Department; Faith Scruggs as a revenue clerk/team leader; and Til Shipman as a purchasing clerk.
Greenville Health System announced that the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons recently presented Spence M. Taylor, a vascular surgeon, the chapter’s Most Honored Surgeon Award. The award was given during the 2013 South Carolina/North Carolina Chapters of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting. In addition, John Mateka, executive director of supply chain management at Greenville Health System, received the Al Cook Leadership Award from the South Carolina Society of Healthcare Materials Management. It is the highest honor bestowed by the association and is given in memory of Al Cook, an active member and leader of the state and national association.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System recently welcomed physician Neerja Bhardwaj Arya to the Bon Secours Medical Group. Arya is board certified in geriatrics, internal medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine, and has a master’s in public health.
NAI Earle Furman recently welcomed Alex Campbell to its brokerage team. Campbell is joining the Greenville office of NAI Earle Furman and specializes in industrial and logistics real estate. He previously worked for Conway Southern Express, a regional LTL carrier, and served as vice president of business development at Rodgers Builders.
Upstate Web design and development company Engenius recently added Charlie Harrison as a junior account executive. Harrison joins Engenius from ScanSource and before that was an intern with the Upstate SC Alliance.