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Britax Child Safety Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium car seats, strollers and accessories, today announced the appointment of Maria Montaño as president of Britax Americas, effective July 6.

That division of the company is based in Fort Mill.

Montaño replaces James Priestley, who served as interim president for Britax Americas since January.

“Britax has led the industry in innovation for more than 70 years and continues to maintain its number one status in child passenger safety technology,” said Paul Gustavsson, Britax CEO.

“Maria has a deep understanding of the needs of parents and their children, and her leadership and experience will help build upon the existing Britax heritage and bring new ideas to life.”

Montaño comes to Britax with over 15 years of executive experience in general management and strategic planning with Nike, Univision and most recently Bugaboo.

“Britax is one of the most forward-thinking and well-respected child safety companies in the world,” said Montaño. “I plan to offer my passion and knowledge – which includes being a parent – to help Britax accelerate its mission and expand the business.”

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Cahill & Miller welcomes Richardson

Tracey Miller and Kelly Cahill, of Cahill & Miller Realty Group and Allen Tate Realtors, recently added Emily Richardson to their team as client liaison.

“Emily will be assisting us in ensuring our clients receive the best customer service possible and helping us to continue to provide a great experience when they are buying or selling a home,” said Miller.

Richardson is relatively new to the business, having her license for just over a year. “She has been a Realtor with Allen Tate for the entire time, recognizing the benefits the company provides to buyers and sellers, as well as to its agents,” said Cahill.

Richardson has called the Carolinas home for more than 30 years. She and her husband moved from Charlotte to Fort Mill nearly a decade ago to raise their two daughters.

“The real estate profession gives me the opportunity to meet new people and help them achieve their homeownership dreams,” Richardson said. “I am thrilled to be a part of the Cahill & Miller Realty Group and look forward to getting started.”

In addition to hiring Richardson, the Cahill & Miller Realty Group was awarded Monthly Top Performer for the month of May at Allen Tate Realtors, reaching a level of sales that indicates they are not only one of the top performers for their office, but their region as well.

“We also achieved both first and second quarter VIP awards for our level of sales,” said Miller. “Each of our offices has monthly and quarterly goals that are set by our leadership. We have been very fortunate to have achieved these awards and thankful to our clients for helping us make these goals.”

For more information, call Miller at 803-389-0080 or Cahill at 803-487-2357, or follow them on Facebook. The office is located at 870 Gold Hill Road, Suite 105, Fort Mill.

Get free answers to legal questions

The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, in conjunction with the York County Bar Association and the City of Rock Hill, will sponsor a free Ask-A-Lawyer clinic 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23, at the Rock Hill Municipal Court,120 E. Black St., Rock Hill.

Attorneys will be available for 15 minute appointments to answer questions on contracts, consumer issues, employment, benefits, wills/trusts, probate, patents/trademark/copyright, business formation, family law issues, criminal law issues, personal injury, housing, adoption, DSS, divorce and real estate.

The program is free for anyone who would like to attend. Call Chisa Putman at 803-339-0797 to make an appointment. A schedule of other upcoming seminars throughout the state is available online at