On the Move
Eric Andersen and Kevin Randall joined Northwestern Mutual in Charlotte as financial representatives.
Lauren Bailey, Lori Haas and Roseann Michalowski joined the sponsorship development team of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC). Kanika Ellis also joined CBCC as a business analyst/project manager.
Lawrence Berkovich joined the Charlotte office of Mayer Brown, a global law firm, as a partner in the banking and finance practice.
Caroline Nichols, current CEO Inc. senior finance and accounting recruiter, will manage the new Columbialocation of the Charlotte-based, full-service recruiting firm.
Chad Olmstead was promoted to assistant general manager at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne.
Danny Rodriguez was promoted to regional vice president at Primerica Inc.
Christopher Skibinski joined Avison Young as a principal in the commercial real estate services company’s Charlotte office.
Mike Todd was appointed scheduling manager for Jetpool, a complete private aviation resource.
Rick Stephens Jr. will step down as provost of Catawba College at the end of this academic year and has accepted a position as provost and academic vice president at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., starting July 1.
Argus Fire Control/Suppression Technologies Inc. of Charlotte received the President’s “E” Award for exporting excellence from U.S. Commercial Service.
Larry Armstrong of Indian Trail was recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for 13 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. Safe driving awards are available to all eligible OOIDA members who qualify based upon the number of years the member has operated a commercial vehicle without being involved in a preventable accident.
Eric Dudley, president of digital marketing agency, WebsiteBiz, recently attended NERVE 2013 in Charlotte, the East Coast Regional Conference hosted by Entrepreneurs’ Organization. The annual event brought together nearly 600 entrepreneurs for a chance to network, participate in social activities and learn from sought-after keynote speakers.
Cathy Green Burns of Davidson is the new chair of Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors. Green Burns has served on the board for three years. Members give their time and resources to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, a nationally ranked pediatric academic medical center.
Moore & Van Allen PLLC and Charlotte litigation attorneys Cabell Clay and Mindy Vervais were honored at Safe Alliance’s Legal Representation Project Attorney Appreciation Event, which honors the generosity of the pro bono attorneys. Clay and Vervais were named Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year for their pro bono contributions to MVA’s Domestic Violence (DV) Pro Bono Project. Additionally, Safe Alliance presented the firm with the Commitment to Justice Award.
Charlotte attorney Tricia Derr of Lincoln Derr, PLLC was sworn in as president of the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB). Derr will serve a one-year term, beginning July 1.
Tamera Green, a former vice president for GMR Marketing and senior executive at IMG, has formed her own firm, Viridian Marketing.
Jeff Howard of Consolidated Planning Inc. was recognized as a 2012 Qualifying and Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).
SouthPark mall added Papyrus to its roster of retailers. Papyrus will open a 1,486-square-foot gift store near the food court in June. This new addition follows the recently announced David Yurman and the latest opening of the renovated Ann Taylor store.
Premier Resources, a full-service staffing firm, received national certification from The Women’s Business Enterprise Council.
Primary Integration Solutions Inc. (PI), a mission critical commissioning firm based in Charlotte, launched Continuous Operations Commissioning (OPx), a comprehensive program to provide owners, operators and managers of mission critical facilities with on-site support.
‘Immigration Today: New I-9 and E-Verify Compliance’
Learn facts about tax preparation with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at LACCC Offices, CPCC – Hall Building, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave., Room 215. Free. Details: www.lacccharlotte.com.
‘Power Luncheon - Rock Hill’
Lisa Hollingsworth and Sam Monroe from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina lead attendees in a discussion about expected changes to our health care system. The presentation will provide background on the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact. Cost: $20 for Chamber members; $25 for nonmembers. Noon- 1:30 p.m. at City Club of Rock Hill, 140 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Details: 803-324-7500; www.yorkcountychamber.com
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