Hilton Head Hires: October 2018

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HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL NAMES NEW WOMEN’S SERVICE DIRECTOR

Jodie Mays has been named the new Women’s Services Director for Hilton Head Hospital. In her new role, Mays will be responsible for labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery services at Hilton Head Hospital. Previously, Mays worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah and Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from McKendree University and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE RENOVATION EARNS CERTIFICATION

Peacock Automotive has earned new manufacturers’ certifications at its recently renovated collision center in Ridgeland. The center specializes in all types of collision repair. The 36,000-square-foot facility features precision equipment and computerized paint-mixing systems. Other recent improvements include a new customer lounge with a big-screen television, leather chairs and cafe-style high-top tables.

rebeccaINTERN JOINS MONTHLY

Rebecca Hamilton is Frey Media's new editorial intern. She is majoring in communication studies at the University of south Carolina-Beaufort and is from Peachtree City, Ga. She plans to study in Europe after receiving her bachelor's degree.

PARALEGAL JOINS OLIVETTI, MCCRAY & WITHROW

Patricia Yount has joined the team at Olivetti, McCray & Withrow as an estate planning and probate paralegal. Yount brings 12 years of paralegal experience to the firm. Previously, she worked at the family law-focused Jones Law Firm in Marshall, Texas, and with Beacon Hill Legal Staffing in Austin. In her new role, Yount will assist the firm’s probate team and provide client support with decisions involving estate planning. Yount is originally from Hilton Head Island.

LATITUDE MARGARITAVILLE WINS AWARDS

Latitude Margaritaville by Minto Communities has been recognized with five Grand Aurora and Silver Awards at the 2018 Southeast Building Conference in Orlando. The SEBC is the largest industry trade show in the Southeast and over 400 entries in 12 states were considered by industry leaders. The Aurora Awards are presented annually for community planning, product design and interior merchandising. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head won a Grand Aurora Award and Silver Award for Best 55+ Living Community.

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM ADDS EDUCATOR

Rebecca ShannonRebecca Shannon has joined the Coastal Discovery Museum as an educator. Shannon has been active in youth education throughout her adult life, in organizations such as 4-H and Future Farmers of America. She has a bachelor’s degree in zoo science from the Animal and Botanical Science Academy. In her new role, Shannon will be caring for the museum’s educational animals, leading a variety of educational experiences for school groups and the general public, and helping create new guest experiences.

NEW BALLROOM OPENS ON HILTON HEAD

Armando Aseneta and Sandro Virag, former owners of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio, are now the owners of the Hilton Head Ballroom Dance Studio in Bluffton. Both are instructors with more than 25 years of experience teaching ballroom dance. The studio at 1300 Fording Island Road offers personalized dance instruction, including private lessons, group classes, private party dances, competitive ballroom dance, wedding dances and custom group classes. Dance styles include waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, swing, salsa, merengue, jive, hustle and shag.

HIRINGS AND PROMOTIONS AT TOWN OF HILTON HEAD

Dr. Carolyn Grant has joined the Town of Hilton Head Island as Communications Director. In her new role, Grant will develop and administer a comprehensive public information and engagement program to communicate with the public and media about town priorities and activities. Previously, Grant was director of public relations for the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun counties. She is from Hilton Head Island and has a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College.

Angie Stone has been promoted to human resources professional with the Town of Hilton Head Island. She replaces Nancy Gasen, who retired in August after 25 years of service with the town. Stone joined the staff in 2001 as human resources administrator and advanced to senior human resources administrator in 2005. In her new role, Stone will be responsible for strategy development for all HR initiatives, oversight of all HR programs and activities, employee relations, policy development and workforce planning. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in personnel and employee relations from the University of South Carolina.

STOCK FARM ANTIQUES TO CLOSE

Bluffton’s Stock Farm Antiques is closing after nearly 65 years in business. Owners Emmett and Teddy McCracken will be retiring at the end of the year and closing the store. The store was originally opened in 1953 by Emmett’s mother, Naomi McCreary McCracken, and called the Bluffton Pine Shop.