On the Move
Robert Aquilino joined Newport Board Group as a partner in its Carolinas practice group.
Moore & Van Allen has elected the following attorneys as firm members: Evan Bass, John Gilson, Joshua Lanning, Renee Miller, Nicholas Naum, Charles Rayburn III and Emily Reynolds.
Cathy Dickey is the new health information management director at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, and Julian Bell is the environmental service director.
Roger Bell was promoted to coordinate and manage business development of loans and deposits for Carolina Premier Banks South Carolina branches.
Todd Bywalski was promoted to northeast regional manager for Murata Machinerys Turning Division.
Robert Engle was appointed CEO of Otto Environmental Systems North America Inc., a manufacturer of waste containers for residential and commercial markets. Anthony Hardwick was named vice chairman of the board of Otto Industries North America Inc.
Jessica Ernstberger joined Carolina Public Relations/Marketing Inc. as administrative coordinator. Amanda Kirkpatrick was promoted to account supervisor.
Cameron Ferguson was appointed a property and casualty risk adviser in Scott Insurances Charlotte office.
Stephanie Fessel was named director of professional development for Allen Tate Company.
Stephen Hagood was appointed vice president and chief information officer for Ingersoll-Rand.
Tyler Herman joined Smith Turf & Irrigations Commercial Equipment Division as territory manager commercial turf products. Brent Miller was promoted to sales manager commercial turf products.
Simeon Jackson and Hilary Maskas were hired as recruiters at CEO Inc., a full-service recruiting and business resources firm.
Daniel Merlin, Holly Norvell and Kerry Traynum were elected as partners at Johnston, Allison & Hord P.A..
Vickie Miller was promoted to senior vice president at Peoples Bank.
Melissa Kelly, director of sales for the Fairfield Inn Charlotte Northlake, earned Hotel Equities Sales Award of the Quarter.
Hannah Little, Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm supervising attorney, is now a Certified Immigration Law Specialist.
Ryan Marsh, sales manager at HF Financial, a General Agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, was recently featured in a Black Enterprise article titled Financial Services Careers Should Get a Second Look.
Dr. Michael Mozayeni, a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cornea specialist at Providence Eye & Laser Specialists, was named one of the Best Doctors in America for 2013.
Todd Moss, a structural project engineer for the Pease Division of LaBella Associates, recently passed the Engineering Licensing Exam to become a North Carolina-licensed engineer.
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson P.A. named four new shareholders (who were previously associate attorneys at the firm): Carl Beattie, Heyward Bouknight III, Danielle Conrad and Henry Riffe III.
American Subcontractor Association
Hickory attorney David Hood will speak about the 2013 N.C. Lien Law Revisions at the American Subcontractor Association meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the Box Car Grille, 3140 N. Oxford St., Claremont. $5 for ASAC members; $10 for nonmembers. Registration recommended. Details: 828-612-9334.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
SCORE presents an introductory workshop focusing on the basics of testing business ideas. Cost: $25. 6-9 p.m. Ben Craig Center, 8701 Mallard Creek Road. Details: http://charlotte.score.org/events.
TSA leader speaks
Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole will speak with business travelers. 4-5 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber Belk Action Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
The Faith Communicators, an informal group of communicators who work for houses of worship and nonprofits, meets on the fourth Friday of each month. This months speaker is Observer staff writer Michael Gordon, who has written about Charlottes faith community. Anyone who works in public relations, marketing, development or other field for a charitable institution is welcome. 10 a.m. at the Cornwell Center at Myers Park Baptist Church, 2001 Selwyn Ave. Details: Ken Garfield, 704-295-4819; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Power Up Challenge
This Charlotte Chamber SouthWest Chapter event will help cultivate high-potential small businesses and entrepreneurs to support the growth of Charlottes economy. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events.
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