Alan Perry

Alan Perry has joined Mortgage Network Inc. as a loan officer in its Bluffton branch.

Perry has more than 19 years of mortgage industry experience. Previously, he was a producing sales manager and mortgage loan officer with SunTrust Bank (now Truist). He has also held roles as a mortgage originator with Synovus and as a mortgage consultant with Coastal States Bank.

Perry has lived in the Hilton Head Island area for nearly 50 years and is active in the community. Among other roles, he currently serves as a planning commissioner for the Town Of Hilton Head Island, past president and current executive board member with the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association, and fundraising chair for People for Parks.

Mortgage Network is one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S.

Perry can be reached via email at, by phone at 843-836-4340, or through his website at



Carol Weir

Carol Weir of Bluffton has joined the University of South Carolina Beaufort as interim senior director of communications.

A journalist and educator who was previously chief content officer at Hilton Head Monthly and special sections editor at the Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette, she has lived in the Lowcountry since 2000.

For more information, call the communications office at 843-208-8030 or visit






Jennie Cerrati

Attorney Jennie Cerrati has joined Zwerner Law on Hilton Head Island.

Cerrati’s practice area includes estate planning, wills, trusts, business succession planning, and estate and trust administration. Cerrati is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, and Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles). She has lived in the Lowcountry since 2008.

Zwerner Law, founded in 2017, is a boutique law firm that offers a broad range of services. The local office is located at the Village of Wexford, Suite F12. For more information, call 843-686-3700 or email






Drew Davis has recently joined Sea Pines Real Estate, Beach Club office, as a real estate sales agent specializing in finding and selling resort property for locals and visitors. 

Davis, an Auburn University graduate, was born and raised on Hilton Head Island and is also known for his fishing guide business, Out of the Blue Fishing Charters. He has extensive knowledge of local waters, marshes and views, along with his expertise in the area market.

Davis can be reached at 843-422-5438  or 






• Verity Investment Partners, a boutique investment advisory firm serving individual investors and their families, has been named as one of the 2020 Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors in the country by Financial Times.

Paula and Will Verity founded Verity Investment Partners 18 years ago in Beaufort. Today, Verity’s 10 team members serve clients across the United States with $565 million in assets. For more information, visit