James Albert (Jimmy) Kimbell III
Named the new Anderson market president for Park Sterling Bank. Previously, Kimbell was president and CEO of Bank of Anderson. He has 25 years of banking experience. A native of Clemson, Kimbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in financial management from Clemson University in 1987.[/wpcol_2third_end]
Earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Bishop is the finance director for the City of Simpsonville.
Joined First Citizens Securities as financial advisor and vice president for the Anderson area. Kirkwood previously worked at SunTrust as vice president of investments. He also served as assistant vice president of investments at Wachovia Securities, now Wells Fargo.
Dr. Robert Stinson
Recently joined Spartanburg Methodist College as a microbiology, anatomy and physiology faculty member. Stinson most recently taught at Barstow Community College in California. Previously he taught at Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas.
H. Mills Gallivan
Reelected as a senior director of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Gallivan will serve a one-year term as a senior director of FDCC, beginning this year. He manages Gallivan, White & Boyd P.A.’s Workers’ Compensation practice.
Barry Blakely has joined First Citizens Securities as a sales assistant. Blakely comes to First Citizens from SunTrust, where he served as a sales assistant for more than five years. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in marketing.
A. T. Locke recently announced the addition of Vicki Bell as a client services coordinator and Beth Campbell as an accounting specialist. Bell has served as both an accounting manager and operations manager in prior roles. Campbell studied interior design at Winthrop University and architecture at UNC-Greensboro before her accounting career.
Greenwood Partnership Alliance recently announced that Heather Simmons Jones will succeed Mark Warner as CEO. Jones is CEO of Opus 3 LLC, a Columbia-based economic development consultancy. Her economic development career has included leadership roles for Allendale, Beaufort and Anderson counties.
O’Neal Inc. has hired Chris Partin as structural designer and Jonathan Smith as senior engineer. Partin has more than 15 years of structural design experience with Bennett & Pless in Atlanta and Stewart Engineering in Raleigh, N.C. Smith has more than 20 years of professional experience in structural design.
The Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc. (GMC) Environmental Engineering Division recently relocated its regional vice president and environmental department head Jof Mehaffey to the firm’s Greenville office.
Legacy Charter School recently announced the addition of LaCheryl Smith as assistant athletic director and parent/Title 1 coordinator for the school’s middle and high school Parker campus. Smith joins Legacy with 17 years of athletic coaching experience, most recently at Furman University.
Marriott Greenville recently announced that Niki Parris has come to the Upstate to lead the sales team. Parris has been with JHM Hotels since 2011 as the director of sales at the Charlotte Plaza Uptown Hotel.
GreenvilleConnect has hired Harold Metzel as its first executive director. Metzel brings almost 30 years of experience in the world of ministry to GreenvilleConnect, an organization with the goal of building and unifying the area’s Christian community.
The South Carolina Bar Foundation recently announced the addition of Chet Chea to its board of directors. Chea is director of supplier diversity and small business development at Michelin North America Inc.
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System recently welcomed physician Travis Greer, MD, of Palmetto Pulmonary & Critical Care to the Bon Secours Medical Group (BSMG). Greer’s specialty is pulmonary medicine.
SynTerra recently welcomed Matt Huddleston as a senior technical expert. Huddleston holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Eastern Kentucky University and a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from Clemson University.