On the Move
Ernest Adoryan and James Ernst were promoted to vice presidents at Jones Lang LaSalle. Pedro Vasquez was promoted to senior vice president.
Austin Atkins joined Clayton S. Parsons III, CPA, PA as senior audit consultant.
Pam Bauer has reopened Quid Pro Quo, training and development consultants.
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Nicholas Beamon joined Whitehead Associates Inc. as a principal consultant.
Margaretta Blackwell was named assistant vice president of the Payments Studies Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Charlotte office. Kelly Stewart was reassigned as assistant vice president of the Charlotte office's Cash Operations and the Regional Check Adjustment site.
Hailey Cobb was promoted to public relations account executive at Luquire George Andrews.
Cori Dison, an account manager for Sherpa, has transitioned into its Project Solutions division.
Doug Hendrix was promoted to city executive of Statesville at Piedmont Bank.
Tony Hopson was named vice president of franchise operations at Bojangles' Restaurants Inc.
Dr. Ciamack Kamdar, a urologist, joined Gaston Urological Associates.
Ben Knight, owner and president of Ben Knight & Associates, acquired FASTSIGNS Rock Hill.
Dr. Shuxin Li joined the Huntersville and University offices of Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates.
Ben Mandon joined Andrew Roby Inc. as project manager.
Lauren Medlin was named director of the Arts Council of Chester County.
Tricia Payne was named project coordinator and herding dog at Tyler 2 Construction.
John Rizzo joined Prodigy and Diagnostic Devices, Inc. as engineering director.
Michael Suthers joined Elliott Davis as an assurance senior manager in its Charlotte office.
Cecil Thomas joined POWERTEC Industrial Motors, Inc. in Rock Hill as general manager.
Cliff Vaughn joined SkillStorm as the senior account manager for the Charlotte area.
All The Right Moves for Seniors, Inc. joined The National Association of Senior Move Managers.
Tony Almeida, vice president for large business customers at Duke Energy, joined the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation board of directors.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charlotte Chapter named the winners of the 2009 National Philanthropy Day Awards. They are: Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Barber, Outstanding Legacy; Nick Goudes, Outstanding Philanthropist; Marc Gustafson, Outstanding Emerging Philanthropist; Johnson & Wales Student Alumni Association, Outstanding Student Philanthropy; Elaine Lyerly, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; Merriman Schmitt Architects, Outstanding Philanthropic Small Business; EJ Underwood, Outstanding Professional Fundraising Executive; Deborah Whitfield, Outstanding Champion of Diversity and Women's Impact Fund, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization.
Linda Atz, senior change consultant at Bank of America, was elected president of Altrusa International, Inc. of Charlotte.
James Basinger, a member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, achieved Realtor Emeritus status from the National Association of Realtors.
Ralph Breeden and Craig Radke were named to the regional advisory board at Paragon Commercial Bank.
Dawn Newsome, co-founder and partner of Moonlight Creative Group, was selected for Class XXXI of Leadership Charlotte.
Presbyterian Hospital received 27 awards at the 2009 Professional Research Consultants National Excellence in Healthcare Awards.
Residential & Support Services, Inc., a Charlotte non-profit serving individuals with developmental disabilities, has received four-year accreditation from the Council for Quality and Leadership.
Dana Rhodes, instructor for the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association's Mingle School of Real Estate, was named the Real Estate Educators Association 2009 Educator of the Year.
Joe Sferrazza, a BIM expert at Lake Architectural, received Revit Architecture's 2010 Certified Associate accreditation.
CEO Healthcare has opened in the CEO Inc headquarters building at 412 Louise Ave.
Insignia Group, headquartered in Rock Hill, launched a marketing partnership with CIMA Systems.
Charlotte-based Passe Consulting has launched at www.passeconsulting.com.
GAI Consultants, Inc. opened a Charlotte office at 6047 Tyvola Glen Circle.
The Rendleman Company, at 8419 North Tryon Street, now offers a variety of insurance education courses.
UNIGLOBE Gateway Travel & Cruises, a Charlotte-based international travel management company, has relocated to 9882 Rea Road, Suite E, at the Blakeney Village shopping center in Ballantyne.
Bell Communications has opened a new office at 116 Gasoline Alley, Suite 103, in Mooresville.
VisionCor, Inc. has relocated to 1901 Roxborough Road, Suite 110.
BurnsAdler Pharmaceuticals, Inc. opened at 516 Griffith Road.
Crisis Assistance Ministry's Furniture & Appliance Store has relocated to 803 Pressley Road, Suite 102.
AUG. 31 – SEPT. 4
Management and Leadership Training. Details, registration: 704-522-8011 or www.employersassoc.com.The Employers Association offers management and leadership training courses at the Employers Association Conference Center, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Courses offered are: Change in the Organization (Bend or Break), Time & Life Management, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Principles of Management III, Leadership for Lead I and Leadership for Lead II. Registration required.
“Crisis Communications, Pirate Style.” Details, registration: www.ciabc .com. The Charlotte chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will hold its monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, 1201 Greenwood Cliff, Room 315. Mary Ann Kotlarich, director of external communications at Maersk, and Jefferson Campbell, general manager of communications technology at Maersk, are the featured speakers. $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Register by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31.