• The Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce will host its Coffee and Connection from 8 to 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, 7 Venture Drive, No. 100, in Buckwalter Place.
The social event is free for chamber members and their associated representatives, and $10 for non-members.
For more information, visit blufftonchamberofcommerce.org.
Horner recently moved to the Lowcountry from Buffalo, New York, where she was the executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York. While in this position, she directed the chapter across eight counties, with $4.2 million in annual donations and $2 million in grant funding; and managed 24 employees and 100 volunteers.
Previously, she spent 17 years working for a national political advertising agency where she led campaigns, ballot initiatives and public affairs for candidates running for office.
Founded in 1997, Memory Matters is a nonprofit organization that provides memory care and services that optimize brain health. For more information, visit mymemorymatters.org.
• Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Director of Technology and Innovation, Tricia H. Kilgore, P.E., will join 17 emerging leaders from water and wastewater utilities across the United States as a 2022-23 Fellow of Duke University’s highly competitive Water Innovation Leadership Development (WILD) executive education program.
Utility managers accepted into the program are faced with multiple challenges, including improving water equity and affordability, developing solutions to aging infrastructure and revenue shortfalls and creating community resiliency to the impacts of climate change.
In her role at BJWSA, Kilgore is the lead for executing the revision of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead & Copper Rule, a regulation to identify and mitigate lead service lines across the country. She also heads the Sustainability Program, currently aimed at adding additional solar arrays at two more treatment plants toward a goal of clean water from clean energy for a carbon footprint reduction.
She serves as the President of the South Carolina Section of the WateReuse Association and received AT&T and GovTech magazine’s Special Districts’ Leadership Award for Technology Innovation in 2021 for her collaboration with the BJWSA Sustainability ad hoc committee.
A graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a degree in Forest Biology, Andreucci is an ISA certified arborist. He launched his career with Bartlett Tree Experts more than 17 years ago in New Jersey, gaining valuable insights and experience providing outstanding scientific tree and shrub care results. He has served as both an arborist representative and local manger.
Andreucci earned a Master’s Degree from Lehigh University and spent 15 years as a science teacher. He enjoys teaching people all about trees and birds at local arboreta and nature centers.
Andreucci is eager to expand his expertise in the Lowcountry. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, birding, music, reading and cooking.
• Two new staff members have joined The Seabrook of Hilton Head.
Don Myhan has joined the team as director of human resources.
Myhan will be responsible for The Seabrook’s employee relations, HR policies, recruiting, benefits, organizational development, and more. His previous experience includes serving as an HR consultant to multiple employers; vice president, HR at Preferred Compounding Corporation; and as HDT Global’s Vice President, HR.
A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Myhan earned his B.S. degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Alabama, and Master’s. Degree in Human Resources Management from the Keller Graduate School of Business.
He currently volunteers with the Society of Human Resources Management and as a board member with the Human Resources Institute. Myhan’s past community service includes the Community Services West-Eldercare Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and as a Little League Baseball Coach.
Sammie Jo Manning has joined the staff as activities director at The Fraser Health Center, the licensed and Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Health Center at The Seabrook.
In her new role, Manning provides a fun, immersive and entertaining environment where residents can express themselves through their favorite activities, use their cognitive skills, and keep physically active.
A native of Greenwood, Manning earned her B.A. degree in psychology with a minor in theatre from Stetson University.
Her previous work experience includes Walt Disney World, where she was an attractions cast member. Manning has also worked as a Bird of Prey trainer at the Irish Raptor Center and as a U.S. Coast Guard Certified Boat Captain at Aqualeisure Tours in the Florida Keys.
The Seabrook of Hilton Head is celebrating 40 years of service this year as a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization. For more information visit theseabrook.com.