On the Move
Emma Merritt joined the Charlotte office of Hunton & Williams LLP as an associate in the firm’s litigation group.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty added new sales associates Kelley Smith and Tarka Walter to the company’s Ballantyne area office; and Ann Serafin, Beth Lange, Mary Howard and Randy Belk to the Lake Norman office.
Allen Tate Company named Cindy Fowler sales manager of the real estate company’s two Rock Hill locations.
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Amanda Singleton joined Bissell as a property assistant.
Craig D. Richardville, senior vice president and chief information officer of Carolinas HealthCare System, was named the 2015 John E. Gall, Jr., CIO of the year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the global information technology nonprofit organization HIMSS.
Brian Pace, principal of Pace Development Group of Charlotte, was installed as president of the 13,000-member N.C. Home Builders Association.
Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Adam Bridgers, an associate in the Charlotte law office of Fisher and Phillips, to the N.C. Board of Chiropractic Examiners; and Steven J. Rowlan, director of environmental affairs of Nucor, to the N.C. Environmental Management Commission.
Allen Tate Realtors Michele Early and Diane Wolfe earned the MAESTRO Leadership Certification from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Early, sales manager in the company’s Charlotte-SouthPark sales office and Wolfe, branch leader in the company’s Charlotte-Providence@485 sales office, were among 26 branch sales managers from top brokerages around the country who completed the inaugural program. Phyllis Brookshire, president of Allen Tate Realtors, was among the program’s faculty.
NAIOP Charlotte, the commercial real estate development association, presented its 2015 Award of Excellence to past president Chris Thomas of Childress Klein. New board officers for 2016 are Jim Gamble, Bohler Engineering, president; Brendan Pierce, The Keith Corporation, president-elect; Sherrie Chaffin, Trinity Capital Advisors, secretary; Dan Warren, Elliott Davis Decosimo, treasurer; Clifton Coble, Bissell Development, immediate past president; and Chris Thomas.
For the first time in its 68-year history, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant, worth $10,000.
Harris Teeter donated $135,000 to American Red Cross for ongoing recovery and relief in South Carolina for victims of the October flooding.
David Shuford, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, was named to the board of Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.
Homebuilder Eastwood Homes’ annual golf outing raised $58,000 for Levine Children’s Hospital.
Realtor Ray Munroe of Allen Tate Realtors’ Wesley Chapel office earned Tate’s Master’s Designation.
Wills on Wheels, an event hosted by Charlotte nonprofit Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and Shamrock Senior Center, recently marked 10 years of service by providing 40 lower-income seniors with free simple wills and advance directives. Contributing their expertise were volunteers from the Bank of America legal department; U.S. Bank Law Division; Culp Elliott & Carpenter, P.L.L.C.; Mayer Brown LLP; Davies Law P.L.L.C.; Law Offices of Jim Hardin III, P.L.L.C.; Harwell Law Firm, P.A.; Hickmon & Perrin, P.C.; Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, P.A.; Parker Poe; and Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
‘New Tsar’ examined:
Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times will discuss his new book, “The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin,” at the Gorelick Theatre on the campus of Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Road. Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and The Magellan Society. 6:30-8 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Duke Energy insights:
President & CEO Lynn Good of Duke Energy will share insights into its growth and direction both home and globally. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Charlotte at the Hilton Charlotte Center City, 222 E. Third St. VIP reception, networking and check-in, 11:30 a.m.; lunch and presentation, 12 noon-1:30 p.m. WACC members: $50; non-members $65; students/educators $30. RSVP online at bit.ly/1HYGflZ or call 704-687-7762.
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