Business Briefs - May 11, 2017

Kate Jerome launches two new children’s book collections

Daniel Island resident Kate Jerome, a seasoned publishing executive and award-winning author who has written more than 100 children’s books, can now add two more book series to her long list of works. Both are part of her “Read Together/Do Together” collection.

Jerome has penned “Lucky to Live in South Carolina,” part of a series in which each title serves as a cross between a storybook and a memory book. Read-aloud rhymes and fill-in-the-blank prompts are designed to capture a child’s story - customized to area in which the child lives. Jerome has written additional “Lucky to Live” books showcasing other states and regions. The left-hand pages set the stage for an interesting topic and the right-hand pages invite children to record their own views to create a personal history book.

“It’s no secret that kids thrive when they have meaningful conversations with caring adults,” said Jerome. “But in our busy world, it’s not easy to find ways to make this happen, so I developed ‘Read Together/Do Together’ to help parents and grandparents create those magic moments.”

Jerome has also recently released her new “Wise Animal Handbook” series, a collection designed to help parents and grandparents capitalize on the power of laughter to foster intergenerational connections. Each book features engaging color photos of animals in humorous situations while read-aloud rhymes open the door for meaningful conversations about everything from honesty and grit to perseverance and play.

“My sincere hope is the books inspire the kinds of conversations that bring out the laughter and love that already exists between kids and their favorite adults,” added Jerome. “…I strongly believe these kinds of ‘vertical connections’ are mutually beneficial to both.”

Jerome completed a Fellowship in the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford University in 2015, an experience that served as inspiration for her newly published works, she said. Jerome was selected to present a TEDx talk on the subject of intergenerational communication in 2016. More information can be found on both of her new book series collections, published by Arcardia Publishing, at

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys recognized

Thirty-two attorneys with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. have been listed in the 2017 edition of South Carolina Super Lawyers.

“Of the 32 attorneys recognized, our firm had 11 attorneys in the publication’s Rising Star category and nine attorneys who have been listed for more than 10 years,” states Nick Nicholson, the firm’s managing director. “This blend of up-and-coming and established attorneys speaks to our firm’s depth of resources and talent.”

Each year, Super Lawyers publishes its research-driven, peer-influence rating for attorneys who have attained professional recognition and achievement. Daniel Island resident Mac McQuillin, who works in the firm’s Charleston office, is recognized on the list as a “rising star” in business litigation. To see the complete list of honorees, visit www. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd also has offices in Columbia, Greenville, Florence and Myrtle Beach.

Blackbaud announces promotions

Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, recently announced that Patrick Hodges has been promoted to senior vice president of global sales and has joined the company’s executive leadership team. Additionally, seasoned executive Jeff Moses has been named vice president of sales at Blackbaud for its general markets group, effective April 18.

Hodges, who will report directly to President and CEO Mike Gianoni, will lead Blackbaud’s overall sales strategy and global sales operating model. He will be tasked with driving sales excellence across vertical and horizontal markets, overseeing Blackbaud’s growing presence in regional engagement centers across North America, strengthening the company’s international footprint and building a cohesive sales process and experience across market groups to optimize performance and customer experience.

“To fully capitalize on Blackbaud’s rapid growth and recent expansion into adjacent markets, we intend to increase our focus on sales velocity and effectiveness,” said Gianoni. “Patrick brings nearly two decades of sales acumen and a deep understanding of our customers to this role. He has the depth and breadth of experience to increase market share and drive healthy topline growth while delivering a leading customer experience.”

Moses, who brings more than 25 years of sales experience to Blackbaud, will lead the general markets sales business. He will report to Kevin Mooney, president of Blackbaud’s General Markets Group. For more information, visit

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