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Joe Erwin Honored by Clemson

Joe Erwin received Clemson University’s Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Innovative Spirit Award; Dr. Robert London has been named medical director for South Carolina for WellCare Health Plans Inc.; and more news on the Upstate’s movers and shakers.

February 18, 2014

by Staff



Dr. Robert London

Named medical director for South Carolina for WellCare Health Plans Inc. Prior to joining WellCare, London was the national medical director for Walgreens, and served as the general manager of ikaSystems. He has also been the chief development officer for D2Hawkeye, and served as the chief clinical officer for TriZetto.



Kate Venuto

Joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas as director of development and marketing. Venuto previously worked as a media relations strategist for Crawford Strategy and as a public relations coordinator for Erwin Penland.



Amanda Hamet

Joined Coldwell Banker Caine as vice president and sales leader of the Greenville office. She began her real estate career in 2005 and has more than 15 years of leadership experience. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Caine, she worked as a manager for a local real estate firm.



Bethany M. Sparks

Appointed development director for Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) Greenville. Sparks previously worked as director of development for the Upstate Homeless Coalition and development and marketing manager for Georgia Shakespeare in Atlanta.



Joe Erwin

Received Clemson University’s Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s Innovative Spirit Award. Erwin is the president and cofounder of Erwin Penland. He began his career at Greenville’s Leslie Advertising and soon was recruited to join DMB&B in New York.



Andreas Guecker

Named vice president for total vehicle, quality management and engineering at BMW Manufacturing. Guecker returns to South Carolina from Munich and previously worked at the Spartanburg factory from 2008-2012.


DP3 Architects Ltd. recently announced that Anna K. King has been named an associate. King has been with the firm for more than 12 years.


Pinnacle Bank of South Carolina recently announced the appointment of Marshall Franklin, chief operations officer at Bob Jones University, to the bank’s board of directors. Franklin was a CPA and an auditor with Ernst & Young and served as a partner for nearly 12 years.

Scott and Company LLC recently welcomed Casey Gilbert as a staff auditor. Gilbert currently interns with Scott and Company and is a senior at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she will assume a position as staff auditor.


The Mauldin Rotary Club recently honored four Mauldin citizens at its annual Charter Night banquet. Gary Brinkley received the Firefighter of the Year Award. He has spent 18 years with the Mauldin Fire Department and has been a lieutenant since 2008. Ginger Ernst and Oana Willmon received the Service Above Self Award. Both are science teachers at Mauldin High School and serve as counselors for the Interact Club, which is a Rotary-sponsored program. George Miller was honored as the Policeman of the Year. He serves on the K-9 unit and in 2011 received the 13th Circuit Alcohol Enforcement Teams (AET) Office of the Year award for “outstanding dedication to the enforcement of underage drinking laws and for keeping this community safe and alcohol free.”


Global Location Strategies (GLS) has named Woody Hydrick as senior principal. Hydrick joined GLS in 2013 from his most recent position as managing director of Cushman and Wakefield Global Business Consulting. He has also previously served as a senior consultant for Fluor Corporation.


Infinity Marketing recently promoted Brandon Candler to graphic design supervisor and Karli Freeman to client services supervisor, and hired Austin Finley as a media assistant. Candler originally joined Infinity Marketing as an intern. Freeman previously served as an intern for Comcast. Finley joined the Infinity team as an intern from Bank of America in Charlotte.


Coldwell Banker Caine recently welcomed Sabrina Latimore as a residential sales agent to its Greenville office. Latimore joins Coldwell Banker Caine with experience in higher education. She previously worked as an academic advisor and college business professor for Brown Mackie College.

Spectrum Commercial Properties recently welcomed Richard L. Cox III as a broker-associate. Before joining Spectrum, Cox worked at the Florida based Ginn Company in Charleston and as a development consultant for FOX Commercial Properties in Greenville.


Greenville Office Supply recently announced the addition of Hayes Johnson as marketing manager. Before joining GOS, Hayes was the marketing coordinator for Nashville-based Bristol Development Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina.


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