Hilton Head Hires: FEBRUARY 2020

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SONESTA RESORT NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF FINANCE 

Peter Conboy has been named the new director of finance at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. In his new role, Conboy is responsible for overseeing the accounting staff, negotiating contracts and preparing financial statements and analyses of hotel operations. Previously, he served as director of finance at Wild Dunes Resort near Charleston. 

TOWN OF HILTON HEAD EMPLOYEE ELECTED TO NATIONAL COMMITTEE 

McEwenJennifer McEwen has been elected to the Americans for the Arts’ Advisory Councils. She currently serves as director of cultural affairs for the Town of Hilton Head Island. McEwan will advise the council staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and network membership. As part of the Private Sector Council, McEwen will work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector. 

USC DIRECTOR JOINS SECOND HELPINGS BOARD 

Latoya Robinson is joining the board of directors for Second Helpings, a food rescue organization. Robinson currently serves as the student support services director for the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. She has 23 years of experience at all levels of education. 

ARTS CENTER APPOINTS NEW CEO 

ReevesJeffrey S. Reeves has been named the new chief executive officer and president of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. He previously served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer after joining the Arts Center in 2001. Reeves has held leadership roles for more than 30 years and has worked in banking, corporate and consultant environments. 

PARTY CYCLE BOAT TO SET SAIL SOON 

Bluewater Adventure company will soon be offering a party cycle boat, Hilton Head Island’s first-ever pedal tavern. The floating party boat will operate on Broad Creek and can accommodate 20 people. Passengers are invited to bring their own booze on board for the two-hour cruise. The shaded pontoon-style boat features sets of paddles operated by bicycle pedals. 

LED LOWCOUNTRY HIRES MASTER ELECTRICIAN, EXPANDS SERVICES 

thomasNathan Thomas, a master electrician, has joined the team at LED Lowcountry. Thomas has 16 years of experience in the electrical trade and became a master electrician before the age of 30. Thomas’s expertise expands LED Lowcountry’s services to include installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. 

MOBILE FLOOR SHOWROOM NOW OPEN 

Scott and Cathy Ramsland of Fripp Island have opened Floor Coverings International of Hilton Head Island, a mobile operation that will serve customers throughout the Lowcountry and the Savannah area. The mobile showroom is stocked with thousands of flooring samples from top manufacturers. Scott Ramsland has 25 years of experience in retail and human resources. 

GARZILLI JOINS FREY MEDIA 

GarzilliAnthony Garzilli has been named managing editor at Frey Media. He previously served as editor of the Jasper County Sun Times. Garzilli has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and has won 23 S.C. Press Association awards. He has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. 

CYCLE STORE NOW OPEN IN BLUFFTON 

Bill Tomiso has opened Lab Cyclery in Bluffton. Tomiso has 30 years of experience in the cycling industry as a certified bike fitter and authorized repairman. His new store carries new bike and trike lines, including Catrike three-wheelers, Felt performance bicycles and Benno hybrid-inspired cruiser bikes.