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Gold Profiles


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Frank Bullard IIIs
City Executive

Building on a tradition of excellence in community banking that stretches back to 1872, BB&T continues to offer clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust, and wealth management solutions.


Ray August
President and COO

Before 2000, choosing benefits meant sifting through piles of paper, not having the resources to understand or compare plans and then hoping you picked the right one. That’s why when we launched Benefitfocus, we had one goal: to give people the knowledge, options and freedom to protect what they love most. This idea is what has propelled Benefitfocus to become the most trusted benefits management platform in the world.

BlueCross BlueShield of S.C.

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Scott Naumoff
Director-Key Accounts Marketing

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association which includes more than 20 subsidiaries involved in health insurance services, U.S. DOD health plan and Medicare contracts, and other insurance and employee benefits services.

The Boeing Company

Willy Geary
Director, 787 Aft and Mid Body Assembly and Integration

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Charleston Branch Pilots Association

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Whitmarsh Smith, III

The Charleston Navigation Company (NAVCO) is chartered by the State of South Carolina to perform a number of functions which assures consistent logistics and administrative services for the member pilots of the Association.

Charleston School of Law

J. Edward Bell III, Esquire
Charleston School of Law: Where Traditions Meet Opportunity

The Charleston School of Law offers students the unique opportunity to study the time-honored practice of law amid the beauty and grace of one of the South’s most historic cities.  Students at the Charleston School of Law study law as a profession and find a faculty focused on using the law as a calling in the public interest.

Chernoff Newman

Peter Wertimer
President, Advertising

Whether it’s a website, marketing strategy, media plan or social campaign, our people will make magic happen for you. Chernoff Newman likes to say we speak human, because that may be the one thing that we all have in common. And really, in communications, that’s what it’s all about – finding the commonalities that bring us together.

College of Charleston

Glenn McConnell

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful and historic campus, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.


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David Symonds
Site Leader

CreateSpace has become the publishing and manufacturing on-demand leader for independent writers and film makers, traditional publishers, film studios and music labels. Our innovative free tools and top-notch professional services make publishing and distribution easier than ever.

East Cooper Medical Center

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Jason Alexander

East Cooper Regional Medical Center was the first South Carolina hospital to be recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program, is dedicated to providing quality and professional care with compassion and respect for all.

KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC

Bruce Hoffman
VP of KapStone Mill System Operations

Kapstone Charleston Kraft LLC is an industry leader in unbleached paper and packaging providing the best value proposition to our customers through quality products and innovation, sound environmental practices, engaged employees, and a strong financial portfolio.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

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Marco Wirtz
President & CEO

In 1896, Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler both recognized the need for a vehicle that could carry heavy loads and invented the first commercial vehicle: Daimler built the first motorized truck, Benz the first motorized delivery van. Through the years, Mercedes-Benz has kept that pioneering spirit alive by developing vans that make working easier, safer, and more efficient. Today, Mercedes-Benz Vans is once again leading the way with the introduction of the 4×4 Sprinter and 2016 Metris Van.

Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. David Cole
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a public institution of higher learning providing a diverse and inclusive interprofessional environment for learning and discovery through education of health care professionals and biomedical scientists, research in the health sciences and provision of comprehensive health care.

PNC Bank

Michael Baker
Regional President

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we’re sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success.

Rawle Murdy

Rawle Murdy is where strategic thinking, digital, brand communications and social connections converge to help businesses thrive. And thriving is what it’s all about. When an idea strikes, we have an integrated team that will bring it to life.


Robert Bosch LLC

Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are “Invented for life.” More at

Santee Cooper

James E Brogdon Jr.
Interim President & CEO
Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power producer, the largest Green Power generator and the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper powers South Carolina.


Daniel Kassis
Vice President, Customer Service

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to approximately 688,000 customers in 24 counties in the central, southern and southwestern portions of South Carolina. The company also provides natural gas service to approximately 338,000 customers in 38 counties in the state.

Singular Private Wealth, P.C.

B. Heath Beam, CFP, AEP, ChFC, CLU

Singular Privale Wealth, P.C. is warm and welcoming, yet sophisticated. Singular Private Wealth, P.C. is designed to create a better advisory experience. Managed by an experienced team with deep technical expertise, they are fueled by a heartfelt desire to serve as advocates for their clients. They have developed a name for this experience we seek to deliver. It is “Authentic Wealth Management.”


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Glenn T. Starkman

SOTERIA, a Disabled Veteran owned Cyber Security firm headed by experienced former members of the NSA, CIA, DoD, as well as private sector security firms. With backgrounds rooted in Incident Response (IR), Computer Network Exploitation & Attack, and Large scale data analytics, Soteria’s staff lead the way in Security Threat mitigation, remediation, and beyond.

South State Bank

Jennifer Murray
President & CEO

Simply put, South State Bank values its customers. Backed by a philosophy of service and a commitment to supporting the communities we call home, we realize we’re not just managing people’s money — we’re fueling their dreams and guiding their way.

Stasmayer Incorporated

Richard Krenmayer
CEO and Co-Founder

is an IT support company based out of Charleston, South Carolina. We offer comprehensive IT services designed to alleviate IT concerns, avoid technology disasters and help organizations maximize their productivity. Stasmayer’s Managed IT Department is the realization of our core beliefs- IT exists to give productive time back to real business people. Our clients include law firms, medical practices, construction firms, manufacturing companies and corporations of all sizes throughout Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester & Beaufort Counties.


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Edward Vaughan
Charleston Market President

Synovus Bank serves 27 communities in South Carolina from 42 locations. NBSC offers diverse lines of business and personal financial services including Business Banking, Investment Services and Mortgage Lending.

Trident Health

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Todd Gallati
CEO & President

Trident Health System, comprised of three facilities – Trident Medical Center, Summerville Medical Center and Moncks Corner Medical Center, focuses on providing our community the most advanced services, improved quality and patient outcomes, and unequaled customer service.

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