Elizabeth Simpson has joined the staff of J. Banks Design Group as Director of Marketing.
Simpson will be responsible for directing brand exposure, managing public relations and providing social media and website content. Additionally, she will be leading email marketing and print advertising campaigns and analyzing all marketing strategies to increase effectiveness and promote the J. Banks brand on a local and international scale.
Simpson has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, public relations and graphic design.
Prior to joining J. Banks Design, she served as marketing director for the Bluffton Center for Dentistry, leading all print and digital advertising, providing content for social media and distributing press releases. She also created and managed the company's website.
Simpson has vast experience with internet marketing through previous employment with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, growing the organization's website traffic to millions of visitors annually.
For more information, visit www.jbanksdesign.com.
- Drew Raitch has joined the Sun City Hilton Head Community Association as its new lifestyle services director.
For the past 10 years, Raitch has been working in the field of recreation, activities and entertainment, most recently with Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise Lines as their cruise and entertainment director.
Raitch holds a bachelor degree in theatre arts from the Ohio State University.
Throughout the duration of his career, Raitch has managed all aspects of entertainment including onboard show productions, entertainment activities and special events.
At Sun City, Raitch will plan entertainment and active adult activities for residents.
Resident and developer Board members as well as management company leadership conducted a national search to fill the position. For more information, visit www.SunCityHiltonHead.org.
Jackie Bates Merritt and Vicky Campbell have joined Century 21 Diamond Realty as real estate professionals.
Merritt is the former Sun City Hilton Head lifestyle director. For the past 14 years Merritt has had the opportunity to meet, make friends and shape the lifestyles of many residents of Sun City.
Merritt credits her high energy and passion for people to her early days as an Air Force brat and former career as a Georgia Realtor.
She can be reached at 843-247-0113 or jackiemerritt firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campbell is a native born New Yorker who moved to New Jersey before landing in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. A graduate of Queens College with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a Master's degree in project management from Stevens Institute, she spent all of her professional career in finance, banking and the pharmaceutical industry.
Campbell can be reached at 843-868-1160 or vickyc21diamondrealty @gmail.com.
Michelle Wycoff has joined the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce as vice president of Partner Advancement and Strategic Development.
Wycoff has more than 20 years of experience in leading teams and client development. She joins the chamber from IBM, where she served as the Global Buyer Lead, leading buyer programs that created insights for IBM's global teams to drive strategic actions.
Previous positions include serving as a senior manager at Accenture, and director of marketing and client services for MarketSource.
Wycoff is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an executive degree in management of technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.
She sits on the board of directors for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.
For more information, visit www. HiltonHeadIsland.org.
Eric Kuhn has joined Foundation Realty as a real estate sales agent.
Kuhn is a second-generation Realtor who combines his undergraduate and graduate studies in business with his passion for helping others.
Previous to real estate, Eric worked at a Fortune 100 company, closing multimillion dollar sales, and being recognized and awarded for his work.
Kuhn can be contacted at 716-785-1570 or Eric@foundationrealtyteam.com
For more information about Foundation Realty, visit www.hiltonhead realestates.com.