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Career Almanac

On the Move

Angela Amos was hired as director of marketing and communications for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont.

DJ Barksdale, Ross Bielamowicz, Dominick Campo, Kimberly Cassarino, Melissa Chambers, Jim and Sabrina Corcoran, Jennifer Johns, Ed Sullivan, Stephanie Vester, Melanie Wilson and Amy Worland joined Wilson Realty as agents.

Connie Fogleman was named operations manager by Premier Resources and Premier Healthcare Resources.

Cat Francis was named marketing administrator and Sean Munger as assistant director of marketing and business development at SouthPark mall by Simon Property Group.

Katie Hallaway joined Moore & Van Allen public affairs team as director of communications and media relations.

Dr. Bryan Loeffler joined the OrthoCarolina Hand Center located at 1915 Randolph Road.

Ron Messenger was admitted as an audit partner in Grant Thornton LLP’s Charlotte office.

Chris Rio joined Senior Living Communities, an owner/operator of retirement communities throughout the Southeast and Midwest, as executive vice president of operations. Katie Huffstetler was promoted to vice president of operations.

Jeremy Selan was promoted to accounting manager at Luquire George Andrews, the advertising, digital and public relations agency.

Notable Items

The Brennan Law Firm PLLC leased 1,812 square feet in the Kemp Building at The Park - Huntersville, according to Dillard Williams of Spectrum Properties Inc., the leasing and management company for The Park.

Edward Davis from the Charlotte office of Bell, Davis & Pitt P.A. was selected to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Dorrier Underwood, a Charlotte-based management consulting firm that specializes in organizational consulting and executive development, was granted certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.

Curtis Elliott Jr. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Thomas Griffin III, Max Justice and Michael Tobin of Parker Poe’s Charlotte office were selected as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers 2014 in their respective practice areas.

James Hardin III, a board-certified specialist in estate planning and probate law in North and South Carolina, was selected by his peers as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Charlotte Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” Hardin was also selected in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, where he has been listed continuously for more than 25 years.

Perry Hicks, a partner in the Charlotte office of Mayer Brown, was appointed vice chair of the Business Law Section’s subcommittee on investment securities for the American Bar Association.

Louise Pistole of Accounting Plus in Charlotte was installed as president of the North Carolina Society of Accountants.

This week

Tuesday

‘SouthWest Chapter Luncheon’

Join the Charlotte Chamber’s SouthWest Chapter for its monthly luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

‘Expanding Charlotte’s Possibilities’

Join National Association of Women Business Owners and Ronnie Bryant, president and CEO of Charlotte Regional Partnership, who will discuss Charlotte’s expanding possibilities. Bryant leads the team that promotes the 16-county Charlotte region as a business location. Cost: $40 for NAWBO members; $50 for nonmembers. Includes dinner. 5-7:30 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave. Details: 704-367-3454; www.nawbocharlotte.org.

Thursday

‘State of the City’

The Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon will include an update from City Manager Ron Carlee, who will discuss economic development in Charlotte, focusing particularly on the Ballantyne area. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

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