Gillam promoted to manager
South Carolina accounting firm, McGregor & Company, LLP, announced the promotion of Franklin Gillam Jr., from CPA to manager. In his new role, Gillam will be overseeing audits of school districts, towns and non-profits, as well as providing tax services.
“Franklin has become a vital member of our team of professionals within the firm, and it has been a pleasure to oversee his growth both within the firm and the profession over the past eight years,” said McGregor & Company’s managing partner Elizabeth Inabinet. “We are excited to see him continue this growth in his new role with the firm.”
Gillam joined the company in 2011. He graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting from the University of South Carolina in December 2009 and earned a masters of accountancy in May 2011 also from USC. He received his CPA license in 2013 and is currently a member of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Gillam works out of our Orangeburg office and provides both audit and tax services to the firm’s clients. In addition, he currently serves as a member on the firm’s IT committee.
McGregor & Company has offices in Columbia, Orangeburg, and Barnwell.
South State Bank on Forbes list
COLUMBIA -- South State announced it has been named to Forbes' 2019 "Best-in-State Banks" list for South Carolina for the second consecutive year.
"As the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, we are especially proud to have earned this designation," said Greg Lapointe, president of South State Bank. "With more than 1,800 employees and more than 90 branch locations in the state, we're all across South Carolina. For more than 85 years, our bankers have been building relationships and helping customers in our S.C. communities achieve their financial goals. This recognition is a credit to our talented and hardworking team."
The "Best-in-State Banks" list, developed by Forbes and partner Statista, resulted from surveying more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their opinions on current and former banking relationships. Respondents ranked banks on overall recommendation and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.
In total, only three banks in South Carolina made Forbes' list.
Warmack featured in higher ed publication
Incoming Claflin University president, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, was one of three HBCU presidents featured in a recent article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education titled "Young HBCU Leaders Look to Carry the Torch."
In the article, Warmack stated "the future of HBCUs is bright, raising a need for presidents who are on fire to serve our student population, who are able to connect with students on many levels and who can be bold with their vision for the HBCU and its students, faculty and staff. HBCUs will continue to grow with intentionality and continue to be a space that cultivates and educates students that desire a transformational educational experience."