Ariail published by the South Carolina Bar

  • Monday, June 3, 2013

Bright Ariail, an attorney with Rosen Hagood, is a principal editor and contributing author of the South Carolina Construction Law Desk Book, which was recently published by the South Carolina Bar – CLE Division.

The South Carolina Construction Law Desk Book is the only S.C. Bar CLE publication covering construction law in South Carolina. The book addresses many complex facets of construction law including licensing, public procurement, drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts, insurance and bonding, payment issues and resolution of construction and design disputes.

She is the immediate past chair of the S.C. Bar Construction Law Section and active in both the Carolinas Association of General Contractors and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Prior to attending law school and joining Rosen Hagood she was an assistant resident engineer in charge of construction for the Southern Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.


9Round Kickboxing is a specialized fitness center dedicated to serving clients who want a unique, fun and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a 30-minute kickboxing fitness program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular and circuit training regimens.

The programs are developed around a proprietary system of nine challenging workout stations developed by World Champion Kickboxer, Shannon Hudson, CEO and founder of 9Round. 9Round delivers total body results in a quick and convenient 30-minute circuit format with no class times, no person-to-person hitting and a trainer with you every step of the way.

9Round opened up its first location in Mount Pleasant on Dec. 10, 2011. Since opening in Mount Pleasant the gym has grown to 400 members and is continuing to expand their memberships.

The Mount Pleasant gym is located off of Long Point in the shopping plaza that’s right behind Sonic.

On Dec. 15, 2012 9Round opened up another location in West Ashley.

The West Ashley location is off of Sam Rittenberg Round in the Outback Shopping Plaza.

This location already has close to 150 members in just a few months. An added bonus about the 9Round program is you can use either location at no extra cost.

9Round has a month-to-month membership for only $59/month and a nine-month membership for only $49/month. With you membership you also receive nutrition, membership key tag and unlimited workouts. Your first workout is free. For more information please contact owner Daniel Woodrum at 843-725-8899 or 843-566-2099.


Blackbaud, the leading global provider of software and services for nonprofits, announces industry veteran Wendy Fox will head up its new information management and strategic services group.

The team will focus on delivering strategic business information that is timely, reliable, complete and actionable to help nonprofits make data-driven decisions in key areas such as multi-channel marketing.

Drawing on her passion for helping nonprofits succeed through increased access to information and analysis, as vice president of the group, Fox will be responsible for refining solutions and services for Blackbaud’s enterprise clients in the areas of data warehousing, business intelligence, reporting and data analysis.

Fox, based in the company’s Cambridge office, has more than 20 years’ experience working with nonprofits.

After a career with Epsilon in the 1990s, she joined Target Software in 2001 to build the data management services group which went on to become an industry leader. She continued to grow and expand these services after Target Software was acquired by Blackbaud in 2007.

Celerian Group

Five companies that have long served the federal government are uniting under a new brand.

The group of companies, known as Celerian Group, will branch out to the private sector in this era of health care reform.

“We’ve developed this brand to better position the business process outsourcing services these five companies collectively can offer private health plans in addition to their traditional government contracts business,” said Bruce Hughes, president of Celerian Group.

“The companies – CGS Administrators, InStil Health, Palmetto GBA, PGBA and TrailBlazer Health Enterprises – will continue to operate as individual companies and retain their names but they’ll be marketed together as Celerian Group,” Hughes said. “Each company’s logo has been updated to complement the new Celerian Group logo.”

Hughes said Celerian is a combination of the Latin roots celer (meaning swift) and ian (meaning experience). Together, Celerian means “expertise in action,” an apt description that captures the essence of the affiliate companies.

Celerian Group companies employ more than 5,000 people. The companies provide expertise and services in specialties such as high-volume claims and transaction processing, contact center operations and technological connectivity.

“Given the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act, the health plan market is in need of partners that can respond to new market conditions and regulatory demands in a way that’s both agile and dependable,” Hughes said. “Celerian Group-affiliated companies can come together under this shared brand to showcase their respective areas of expertise to respond to emerging program administration needs.”

For more information about Celerian Group companies, visit http://www.CelerianGroup.com.


Ashley Paulowsky comes to Pleasant Family Dentistry as collections manager. She started on March 20. Paulowsky attended high school in Greenville at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and recently moved to the area.

She attended undergrad at USC Upstate. She gained her experience by working in a pediatric dental office in Greenville. She is signed up to attend Trident Tech’s hygiene program in a couple of years.


Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, a full service regional mortgage-banking firm serving customers in South Carolina and North Carolina, has relocated its Charleston branch from downtown to Mount Pleasant. The new branch opened in December and is located at 654 Coleman Blvd., Suite 102.

”After three months we are settled in to our new location and enjoying being part of the Mount Pleasant community,” said branch manager and regional area manager for Homeowners Mortgage, Forrest Edwards. “We have a strong team that is dedicated to customer service and we look forward to continued success in our new branch.”

In addition to branch manager and regional manager, Forrest Edwards, other team members at the Mount Pleasant branch include: Michelle Long, Donna Mozingo, Clay Hughes and Debbie Berry, who are all mortgage loan officers and office manager, Terry Williams. For more information about Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises please visit www.homeownersmtg.com.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Advisors has designated Leo McLaughlin, CFP, ChFC, CLU, Financial Advisor, Associate Vice President - Investments, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program, a distinction that reflects McLaughlin’s achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors’ high standards as measured by one or more of the firm’s criteria for revenue generation, educational attainment and client-service best practices.

McLaughlin has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors for 15 years and has 27 years experience in the brokerage industry.

He has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Management from Georgia Southern University.

McLaughlin lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Barbara. He is on the board of directors for the Charleston County Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and is a member of the Exchange Club of Mount Pleasant.

Carolina One

Anna Allen and Andrew Smiths have recently signed on to represent Carolina One Real Estate and will be working from the Mount Pleasant Longpoint Road office.

Anna Allen was born in Baton Rouge, La., and has a BA degree from LSU and a Master’s degree from the College of Charleston.

Prior to joining Carolina One, Allen worked in the mortgage business in Charleston. She resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband Del and their two young daughters.

Charleston native Andrew Smith graduated from Clemson University and worked for a large, local landscape architectural firm before deciding on a career in real estate. Smith is married to wife Amelia and they reside in Mount Pleasant.


FrontDoor Communities is bringing its custom-quality and commitment to sustainability to yet another Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

The company is joining a select group of homebuilders at Watermark, a community located in the Central Mount Pleasant development.

FrontDoor is currently poised to begin construction on four new, single family homes. Two will be located on interior lots, and FrontDoor is designing new house plans for its two lake front home sites. Homes will feature custom detailing and a reliance on local craftspeople. The same spirit infuses the company’s new Tributary at RiverTowne development.

“We want people to identify FrontDoor with high quality construction,” said Mark Lipsmeyer, vice president. “Our focus is on in-fill projects that bring needed new construction to Mount Pleasant without contributing to sprawl.”

For information, contact the local FrontDoor Communities office at 843-849-2353.


Kelsey Johanson has recently joined Glasspro’s corporate staff as executive assistant and human resources coordinator. Johanson will be responsible for various administrative, customer service, marketing and training activities, as well as internal communications with Glasspro managers and agents.

Johanson is a recent graduate of the College of Charleston.

According to Glasspro President Paul Heinauer, “In addition to her outstanding administrative skills, Kelsey’s high level of enthusiasm and professionalism will be valuable assets to Glasspro’s entire corporate staff.”

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