President Obama announces intent to nominate Furman University professor as member of the board of directors, Corporation for Public Broadcasting


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Brent F. Nelsen, Ph.D.

President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Furman University professor Brent F. Nelsen, Ph.D., as a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Nelsen was first appointed to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 2013. Nelsen is chair of the South Carolina Educational Television Commission and a professor of political science at Furman, positions he has held since 2011 and 2002, respectively. From 2003-2009, Nelsen served as chair of the department of political science at Furman and has held various teaching positions there since 1990. He is a member of the South Carolina American Political Science Association, where he previously served as president from 2009-2010.


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Pete Needham

Named senior project manager of Spartanburg-based Tindall Corporation’s

Georgia division. Needham has more than 22 years of experience in the precast manufacturing industry.


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Rosie Worthen

Named public relations and social media intern for the fall with the Greenville Area Development Corporation. From Simsbury, Conn., Worthen is currently a senior communications studies major and business administration minor expecting to graduate from Clemson University in May 2017.


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Emanuel “Manny” Clark

Joined Smith Moore Leatherwood’s business group in the Greenville office. Clark will focus in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities matters and corporate law.


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Kelly Mendez-Scheib

Named vice president of human resources of Tindall Corporation of Spartanburg. In this role, Mendez-Scheib oversees workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits administration, development and training, employee relations and more.[/ezcol_2third_end][break]

Real estate


South Carolina Realtors named Greenville real estate agent and executive vice president of The Marchant Company, Gordon Seay, as its 2016 Realtor of the Year during the association’s annual conference Doing the Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston. Seay has been in real estate for more than 22 years. He is a National Association of Realtors region 4 vice president.




Betty Montgomery of Spartanburg County has joined the Upstate Forever board of directors. Montgomery is well known for her syndicated garden column and has published a book, “A Four-Season Southern Garden,” illustrated with photographs by fellow Upstate Forever board member Dick Carr. She is a master gardener and a member of multiple prestigious horticultural societies.




The Greenville office of Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc. (CEC) recently hired three new employees. Justin R. Kile, a senior CADD designer in the firm’s civil engineering practice, will serve the manufacturing and industrial real estate markets by providing project support and leading any field or site data collection efforts. Brad P. Cain, P.E., project manager III, is a mechanical engineer in the firm’s environmental practice who will support the office’s industrial ventilation, building services and combustible dust clients in the manufacturing market. Stephanie M. Hoelbling, a staff consultant also in the environmental practice, will provide client support regarding state and federal compliance issues with a primary focus on NFPA and OSHA compliance.




Infinity Marketing has hired Shea Jury as marketing coordinator and promoted Rebecca Kennelly to senior marketing coordinator. Jury is a graduate of College of Charleston and the University of Georgia where she earned a master’s degree in sports management. Kennelly manages design teams to ensure that projects run smoothly and achieve client goals. She earned her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Texas.


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