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Kathryn Leonard, of Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte, was honored by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association with the Stars of the Industry Lodging Employee of the Year Award.

Steve Partridge, president and CEO of Charlotte Works, was elected to serve as second vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council. In this role, Partridge will oversee the policy direction and advocacy strategy for the Ccouncil before assuming its presidency in 2017.

Dave Wedding was re-elected by Grant Thornton LLP’s partners and principals to the firm’s Partnership Board. In addition, Wedding was re-elected as chairman. Wedding has served as chairman since December 2012.

WFAE’s board of directors, University Radio Foundation, Inc., has elected executive officers and five new directors to its governing body. Each executive officer will serve a one-year term: Chair Jonathan Buchan, McGuireWoods, LLP; Vice Chair Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs, La Piana Consulting; Treasurer Martha Schweppe, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Secretary Ed Williams, community volunteer; President Joe O’Connor, WFAE, ex officio. Each new director will serve a three-year term unless otherwise noted: Scott Anderson, Womble Carlyle; Mark Ethridge, Carolina Parenting, Inc. (two two-year term); Richard Lancaster, Carmel Country Club; Moira LoCascio, McLaughlin Young Group; and Nick Wharton, Urban League of the Central Carolinas. Other directors include Linda Greenwell, community volunteer; Ronald Lamberth, Cherry Bekaert LLP; Barbara Laughlin, community volunteer; Melissa McGuire, Sherpa; Bilal Soylu, Verian Technologies; Glenn Stewart, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey; and Stephen Ward, UNC Charlotte.

Attorneys David Boggs, Lew Glenn, Steve Horowitz, Carolyn Lovejoy and Jennifer Nancarrow joined the law firm of Milazzo Schaffer Webb Law PLLC.

Sharon Foote joined Wingate University as the assistant director of marketing and communications.

Sales associates Diana Borg, Corey James, Trish Nystrom and Kristina Smith joined the BHHS Carolinas Huntersville office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, a residential real estate firm.

Bethany Early joined Jaffe, a marketing and PR agency, as an account executive of public relations in Charlotte.

Eric Gay joined the team at Re/MAX Executive Realty, Leigh Brown and Associates, in Concord.

Rob Horton joined Wray Ward, a marketing communications agency, as vice president and director of client engagement.

Tyler LaCross was promoted to the graphic design team at Classic Graphics, a privately held commercial printing company. Jay Radford joined Classic as project manager/business analyst. Scott Wilkinson joined as designer to its structural design team.

Crystal Palmer joined Ballantyne Business Center as general manager.

Scot Sibert was named a senior principal technical specialist in the Charlotte office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization.

Gary Taylor was appointed vice president and chief operating officer for SERC Reliability Corporation.

Notable Items

Shelley Abel, Paul Baynard, James Gatehouse and John Miller Jr. of Rayburn Cooper & Durham P.A. were listed in Business North Carolina’s 2015 Legal Elite publication.

Corey Baran, Mack Bryant, Kristen Conner, Sue Glaze and Jonathan Scroggins of the Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates sales team have successfully completed the company’s Weichert Fast Track training.

Robert Bowers, a Moore & Van Allen PLLC Charlotte litigation member, was elected as Mecklenburg County’s new State Bar Councilor.

Steve Moore with Applied Building Sciences Inc. has earned the certification Registered Exterior Wall Consultant from RCI Inc., a construction association.

This week


National Active and Retired Federal Employees:

The Charlotte chapter of NARFE hosts a monthly brunch meeting which combines networking, legislative updates and informative speakers the third Saturday of each month. Free. 11 a.m. at Light Rail Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd. Details: 704-846-1945.

Feb. 24

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Women’s Conference:

Keynote speaker Astrid Chirinos of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte headlines the third annual Lake Norman Chamber Women’s Conference. All participants will receive Pamela R.H. Lue-Hing’s book, “Pink Slip to POWERHOUSE: 12 Steps to Next.” Event includes speakers, an afternoon wine and cheese reception, and sessions on networking and the best ways to market your business. Cost: $75. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. Register:

March 18

CPCC’s Global Competitiveness Summit:

Hear from manufacturing and commerce leaders presenting at Global Competitiveness Summit IV at CPCC’s Harris Conference Center. Speakers include Berend Bracht, regional president of Bosch Rexroth Americas; N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla; S.C. Commerce Secretary Robert Hitt III; and others. Cost: $65. Register:

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