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  • Monday, July 28, 2014

The board of directors of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) announced its selection of the agency’s new executive director. After a national search that included consideration of more than 85 individuals, the board voted unanimously to offer the position to Peggy G. Boykin, who has accepted the appointment. She will begin her duties in the new post on July 28.

PEBA Board Chairman Art Bjontegard said after the meeting, “We are really excited to have someone of Peggy’s proven leadership, executive ability and experience in pension and benefits issues come on board with PEBA.”

Mrs. Boykin brings to the position of executive director a wealth of experience, having worked with the South Carolina Retirement Systems for 20 years, most recently as director of that agency from 2002 until 2011, and she has been a member of the PEBA Board of Directors since the agency’s creation in 2012.

Mrs. Boykin, a native of South Carolina, is a graduate of the College of Charleston, where she is currently employed, and a certified public accountant.

Carolina One

Grace Borland and Elke Pizzo have recently chosen to affiliate with Carolina One Real Estate in Mount Pleasant. Borland will work from the Long Point Road office while Pizzo has selected the Coleman Boulevard office.

Thurmond, Kirchner, Timbes and Yelverton

Christopher C. Romeo has joined Thurmond, Kirchner, Timbes and Yelverton, P.A., a law firm based in Charleston, South Carolina, representing clients across a wide range of legal matters, as an associate attorney.

Romeo, who previously served as an assistant public defender in Brevard, Hendersonville and Columbus counties, North Carolina, will focus his practice on criminal and personal injury cases. A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Romeo currently resides in Mount Pleasant with his wife Morgan Elizabeth Lee Romeo and their young son.

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center (CVRC) was recently awarded the designation of a Level 1 Certified Veterinary Hospital by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), making it one of only six such facilities in the nation.

CVRC is the only veterinary hospital in the Southeast to receive this designation and now brings the highest level of care to dogs and cats of Charlestonians and residents of surrounding areas.

First Citizens

First Citizens announced that Jeff Johnson has been selected to serve as commercial relationship manager for the bank’s Charleston market. In his new role, Johnson will be responsible for business development efforts and attracting new customer relationships. He will focus on meeting the needs of companies in the manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and service industries, as well as those of medical and legal professional practices.

Century 21

Century 21 Properties Plus is pleased to welcome J.B. Wilson to its Mount Pleasant office. Wilson states, “I am extremely enthusiastic and honored to be a part of Century 21 because of its outstanding reputation of dependability and concern for clients.”

Wilson now lives in Rivertown with her 10-year-old son and uses her experiences and training in her real estate career.

Century 21 Properties Plus is also pleased to welcome Addyson Johnson to its Mount Pleasant office.

“We are thrilled to have Addyson join our team,” said Tim Rash of Century 21 Properties Plus.

Johnson has a long history around real estate having watched her mom work in the business as well as working in leasing herself. She is ready to use those experiences to help her own clients with all of their real estate needs.

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