Britt Landrum III becomes President of Landrum Human Resources
H. Britt Landrum, III was recently named President of Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc. In making the announcement, CEO Britt Landrum, Jr., remarked, “I think this is an important move to assure continuity of leadership and the continued success of our family owned company. I have every confidence that the company will be in good hands under Britt’s leadership.”
Landrum III began working for the company after graduating from college in 1992 and has taken on increasingly more technical and managerial responsibility over the last twenty-two years, most recently serving as Landrum’s executive vice-president. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has broad experience with the company including sales, technology, operations and management.
Britt Landrum III is a graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. He is married; has three sons, and resides in Gulf Breeze.
Now in its 45th year, the Landrum organization began as a small job placement agency and has grown from two internal staff members to over 150 human resource professionals. Through its various subsidiaries the company provides comprehensive staffing services, human resources training and consulting, as well as PEO services. The company is a past recipient of the Florida Governor’s Sterling Award recognizing organizational excellence and for five years in a row was named by the national Society for Human Resource Management as one of the Top Twenty-Five Best Small Businesses to Work for in America. For more information about Landrum, visit our website at LandrumHR.com or subscribe to our blog at LandrumHRBlog.com.
Miller Named Development Director at Palmetto Health Foundation
For eight years, Miller worked at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in both sales and events. In her most recent roles, she was senior event manager and interim director of events. At Palmetto Health Foundation, Miller will manage the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers Board and lead Walk for Life/Race for Life, the signature fundraising event benefiting Palmetto Health Breast Center as well as the McDaniels Golf Classic, signature event benefiting Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. Miller also will have an active role in the Foundation’s annual employee giving campaign.
Miller is a graduate of Clemson University with a BA in Marketing. She is a member of Jr. League of Columbia, a graduate of Leadership Columbia and has been a community volunteer for several years.
Palmetto Health Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, engages community partners to enhance health care for patients and families served by Palmetto Health. For more information, visit PalmettoHealthFoundation.org or call 803-434-7275.
Lindsay Joyner Elected Secretary/Treasurer of the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. is pleased to announce that firm attorney Lindsay Joyner has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. Joyner had previously served the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division as iCivics Chair and Co-Chair from 2013 to 2015 and currently serves the South Carolina Bar on the Attorney Wellness Taskforce as the Chair of the Subcommittee for the creation of a Statewide Wellness Plan. She has also been recognized by the Young Lawyers Division as a Star of the Quarter in 2012.
Joyner practices law from Gallivan, White and Boyd’s Columbia, South Carolina, office. Her practice places an emphasis on banking, business and commercial litigation, professional negligence, and economic development. A significant portion of Joyner’s legal practice is devoted to banking. She handles a wide variety of banking issues, including advising bankers on policy and customer issues that arise as well as litigating matters from an offensive and defensive perspective. Additionally, Joyner represents corporate and individual clients in business and commercial litigation matters.
Managing Partner John T. Lay stated, “We are proud of Lindsay’s continued involvement and leadership in the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. Her work with the Bar and development as a lawyer has been and will continue to be a great asset to the firm, its clients, and the legal community.”
The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 15,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law. The Young Lawyers Division includes all members of the SC Bar under age 36 and those with less than five years membership.
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. has offices in Greenville, Columbia and Anderson, SC and Charlotte, NC. Practice areas include business and complex litigation, strategic risk assessment and counseling, and corporate representation. For more information about the firm, see www.GWBlawfirm.com.
Midlands Housing Trust Fund Receives Grant from United States Department of the Treasury
The Midlands Housing Trust Fund (MHTF) received a $124,040 Technical Assistance grant from the CDFI Fund of the United States Department of the Treasury. MHTF, a Columbia, SC revolving loan fund that finances affordable housing development in the Midlands region, was one of only about three dozen organizations across the United States to be awarded Technical Assistance support from the CDFI Fund in the recent competition, according to MHTF Executive Director Brian Huskey, who stated, “Only about one in three organizations that applied were awarded, so it’s quite an honor given how competitive the field was this year.”
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are niche finance entities that specialize in getting economic development capital into areas not always served by traditional lenders. CDFIs provide low-cost financing to underserved populations for micro-enterprise lending, affordable housing development, healthy food financing, and construction of community facilities such as schools and health clinics.
The Midlands Housing Trust Fund, created as an initiative of the United Way of the Midlands in 2011, will apply for certification as a Community Development Financial Institution in 2016, a designation provided by the United States Department of the Treasury. According to MHTF’s Executive Director Brian Huskey, “Receiving a CDFI Technical Assistance grant is considered an essential step toward the full CDFI certification. There are two other great regional housing trust funds in South Carolina, Community Works Carolina and the South Carolina Community Loan Fund, so we are following in their footsteps to be the “go-to” resource for affordable housing finance needs in the Midlands region of the state.”
The Midlands Housing Trust Fund will use the grant to hire additional staff, conduct a comprehensive economic impact study on the benefits of and need for affordable housing in the region, and development a capitalization strategy to ensure the organization’s stability as it expands its lending activities. To date, the Midlands Housing Fund has provided $488,000 in financing to create more than 70 units of housing now affordable to households making less than 80% of area median income, about $54,000 for a family of four. MHTF investment has leveraged more than $2.2 million of financing from other public and private sources.
EDTS Promotes Eight to Leadership Roles in Technology Organization
Information technology firm EDTS, which provides managed IT services, network security, and advanced infrastructure solutions to businesses across the Southeast, has promoted eight professionals to leadership roles within the organization. With a team of more than 50 professionals, they will support EDTS customer needs across the firm’s Augusta, Columbia and Greenville office footprint.
Will McGee has been named Chief Operating Officer for EDTS. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina who joined EDTS in 2000, Mr. McGee has more than 15 years in the technology industry designing networks, wide area networks and security solutions for a diverse client base. A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, he previously served as Chief Information Officer.
Delano Collins has been promoted to Chief Information Officer. Mr. Collins joined EDTS in 2006 and previously served as Director of Network Operations. Mr. Collins holds numerous certifications including Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ITIL v.3 Foundation for Service Management, and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP).
Craig Tarkenton, formerly Director of Engineering, has been named Chief Technology Officer. He joined the organization when Augusta IT merged into EDTS, and has been with the organization since 2007. A graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Science, he holds a Masters in Computer and Information Systems Security from Western Governors University. His numerous certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).
Lynn Mays has been named Director of Communication Technology. She previously served as Communications Technology Manager, and has spent nearly a decade with EDTS. Her professional background includes sales and leadership positions with Sprint and BellSouth. She will lead the growth of EDTS’ voice and data line of business as well provide project management for many large scale projects.
Doug Rankin has been promoted to Automation Services Manager. The Graniteville, South Carolina native has more than a decade of experience in IT, and joined EDTS in 2010 as a network engineer. He holds several high level certifications and leads EDTS’ Network Operations Center.
Stephen Luster has been named EDTS Service Desk Manager. He joined the organization when Augusta IT was acquired by EDTS, and previously served as a Network Engineer. His certifications include Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and he has been with the combined organization since 2009.
Shannon Person has been promoted to Sales Support Manager from Inside Sales Manager. She is a graduate of the Laurel Business Institute in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and joined the organization in 2006. She holds numerous sales and product related certifications and leads the inside sales team.
Emily Logan has been named as Client Services Manager. Formerly a Professional Service Coordinator with EDTS, she joined the organization in 2009. She leads the service coordination team and ensures prompt client service and satisfaction.
“We are extremely proud and privileged to have these talented individuals step into key roles in our organization as we continue to accelerate our growth and expand our client capabilities,” said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS. “Each of these individuals contributes significantly every day in meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations, and we are delighted to honor their contributions with these well-deserved promotions.”
Founded in 1999, EDTS has over 50 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Columbia and Greenville, SC. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in networking, security and managed IT services for business. The firm helps customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology. EDTS has been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for five consecutive years, and honored among the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina on multiple lists. Learn more at www.edtsolutions.com.