On the Move
John Callaway joined Northwestern Mutual in Charlotte as a wealth management adviser. Seth Edwards, Marcela Liscano and Tina Munroe joined as financial representatives.
Tim Clark, director, optimization; Philippe Dore, senior director, digital services; David Garlinski, director, mobile products; Stu Hothem, director, content; and David Murnick, managing director, ad services; have joined NASCAR Digital Media to bolster its staff in preparation for the launch of the new NASCAR.com in January. SapientNitro, part of Sapient, was selected to design and build the company’s new digital platform.
Kim Graham was named Community Reinvestment Act program officer for CommunityOne Bank.
Louise Lippi returned to the sales team at Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates as a full-time Realtor.
Annette Metcalf joined CEO Inc. as executive administrative assistant to the CEO/president.
Karen Morgan was promoted to partner in PwC US’s Charlotte office.
Brian Paules joined Shultz Engineering Group as a mechanical engineering intern.
Tiffani Ross joined Griffin Home Health Care Inc. as a customer service representative.
George Simon joined McKim & Creed, an engineering firm with offices throughout the South, as a project manager.
Mercer Stanfield was elected president and chief operating officer of Brame Specialty Co. Inc., a distribution company with offices in Charlotte, Rocky Mount, and Wilmington, as well as Roanoke, Va. Stanfield, formerly of Brame’s Charlotte office, resides in Durham.
Matthew Bare of McKim & Creed has earned his professional engineer license from the N.C. Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
Karen Dortschy, president of Open the Door Group in Cornelius, was named Toastmaster of the Year by the Advanced Communicators of Charlotte Toastmasters Club. She has been a member of the club since 2009 and a Toastmaster since 2007.
Benne Hutson, a partner with McGuireWoods LLP’s Energy and Environmental Department in Charlotte, was appointed by N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis to serve a two-year term as a member of the state’s Environmental Management Commission. The 19-member commission is responsible for adopting rules for the protection, preservation and enhancement of the state’s air and water resources.
Moore & Van Allen’s Intellectual Property team and Charlotte Intellectual Property Member Henry Ward were recognized in the first edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Moore & Van Allen was one of five North Carolina firms named, and Ward was one of five North Carolina attorneys ranked.
Elfred Pinkard, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Johnson C. Smith University, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long presidential vocation and institutional mission program for prospective college and university presidents. Pinkard will engage in seminars, participate in consultations with mentors, and undertake a series of readings about the vocation of college presidents and the role of vision and mission in institutional leadership.
William Toole, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., was named “2011 Eugene O. Daniels Volunteer of the Year” by the Catawba Lands Conservancy at the environmental advocacy group’s recent annual meeting.
‘Manufacturers Council Hot Topics’
Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, will speak on the latest issues facing manufacturers nationally. The event is for Chamber member manufacturers and council sponsors only. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Duke Energy Paul Anderson Auditorium, 400 S. Tryon St., first floor. Free, but registration is required. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘SouthPark Chapter Lunch’
Join Charlotte Chamber’s SouthPark Chapter for its monthly lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
Tuesday and Thursday
‘Business Women’s Networking Event’
Center-City Charlotte Heart Link Network holds networking events for women with facilitator Babette Cauble, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m., in the Park Road area (physical address is emailed to attendees upon registration). Registration includes a light meal, three minutes to showcase your business, and an event packet. Cost: $25 per attendee, $40 for an attendee and guest. Details: 704-451-2749; www.28209.TheHeartLinkNetwork.com.
‘Meet & Greet’
Charlotte Chamber will hold a speed networking event at Costco Wholesale, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 500 Tyvola Road. Cost: Free for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers (includes continental breakfast). Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Survive & Thrive Breakfast’
Charlotte Chamber members will address issues relevant to small business at the monthly Survive & thrive Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
‘Workplace Issues Committee’
The Workplace Issues Committee’s quarterly meeting will include a speaker discussing the Affordable Healthcare Act. 8 to 9 a.m., Charlotte Chamber of Commerce – Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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