People in the News
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The Office People has hired Steven Lebonville as a project specialist. Lebonville is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in urban planning and a master’s in applied geography with a focus on geopolitics. He joins an expanding team of technology professionals offering a wide range of products, services and support for businesses large and small.
Patrick Bryant, co-founder of the Harbor Entrepreneur Center and Code/+/Trust, and Christina Lock, CEO of Catch Talent, were each recognized at Entrepreneurs’ Organization Charleston’s entrepreneurship celebration in front of nearly 100 guests at Hall’s Signature Events. Bryant was presented with EO Charleston’s inaugural Hall of Fame recipient award. He is a founding member of EO Charleston and serves on the board as community outreach chair. Lock was recognized for her business Catch Talent, being the only female-owned business from the Lowcountry on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list. Congresswoman Nancy Mace presented the award.
Life Cycle Engineering has added Bambi Hoyt and Limuel Sagadraca to its executive leadership team. Hoyt serves as vice president of business development and capture. She is responsible for positioning the company for continued growth and stability in the federal sector. Throughout her 14 years at the company, she has led growth initiatives, including managing IT and technical programs for the U.S. Navy, DISA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and Veterans Affairs customers. Sagadraca has joined LCE as vice president of its reliability consulting group. He has more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently from Rockwell Automation, where he held the position of global manager, business value consulting for the information solutions organization.
FishBait Solutions has hired longtime ESPN executive and collegiate sponsorship veteran Rusty Reed as its new chief revenue officer and equity partner. Reed is known in the industry for his relationships with marketers and agencies, as well as his sponsorship sales expertise, having designed many of ESPN Events’ multi-platform and multi-event partnerships over the last decade. He has spent his entire career in sports, first in management as executive vice president of Pro Players Inc. representing professional athletes (NBA and MLB) in contract negotiations and was key in building the European basketball stable for Pro Players.
The Cassina Group has hired Realtors Ann Coggiola and Brian DeMille. Coggiola has more than 18 years of experience in the Charleston real estate industry and is actively involved in many nonprofits, including Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Be A Mentor, the Charleston Leadership Foundation and the Daniel Island Exchange Club. DeMille began his career building the May River Golf Course in Bluffton and worked on the first three phases of Palmetto Bluff. He has been a Realtor since 2005.
Bridge Commercial has hired Sophie Cumbie as property management assistant. Cumbie is currently enrolled as a student at Trident Technical College and will serve as an integral part of the property management team, providing an additional layer of customer service.
AgentOwned Realty has hired Walter “Wally” Carey as an agent in its Mount Pleasant office. A professional photographer and sailor, Carey came to Charleston in 2007 after a career with a leading Manhattan advertising agency. His primary focuses are home renovation and investment properties.
The Beach Co. has hired Patrick Seignious as a property management assistant and promoted Elizabeth Kennedy to real estate transaction specialist. Seignious will be based at The Beach Co.’s downtown headquarters at The Jasper. He previously served in multiple roles at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in the guest services department. He holds a bachelor's degree in business economics from Wofford College. Kennedy works at The Beach Co.’s downtown headquarters. She joined the company in 2013 as the executive administrative assistant to former CFO Darryl Reyna. In her new role, she will work with the finance and legal teams in the coordination of closing processes. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.