Career Almanac

On the Move

Richard Huitt has joined Statesville Roofing and Building Restoration as sales account manager. The company has also been approved as a licensed applicator for Neogard coating systems.

Crystal Palmer joined Ballantyne Business Center as general manager.

Mike West joined Professional Builders Supply LLC as an account manager for its multi-family division in Charlotte.

The David Hoffman Group Inc. of Charlotte, associated with Keller Williams Realty International, has opened an office in Charleston, S.C. The new branch, led by Realtor Brittany McMeeking, specializes in vacation properties from waterfront condominiums to historic homes. The firm also has offices in Lake Norman, SouthPark and Ballantyne.

Showcase Realty promoted Mike Maniace to director of HUD and REO Operations, and hired Sally Taylor as a HUD accounts specialist and Stephanie Earl to focus on retail clients.

Several members of the law firm of Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC are included on the 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers list: William R. Culp Jr. and W. Curtis Elliott Jr. were chosen in the area of tax; John J. (Jody) Carpenter, Christopher E. Hannum, Paul M. Hattenhauer, Carl L. King and Mark L. Richardson, estates and probate. Benjamin H. Ellis is included on the list of 2015 North Carolina Rising Stars in the area of real estate.

Angela Autovino was appointed secretary of the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation for a second year. She was elected to the foundation’s board of directors in 2013.

Ally Hunter joined the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, as a patient services manager.

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission appointed Grant Thornton LLP’s Bailey Jordan as an adviser for the project to review and update the 2004 Enterprise Risk Management-Integrated Framework.

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of the Allen Tate Company, was installed to a two-year term as chairman of the board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), a global network of Realtors. Thirteen members of Allen Tate’s leadership team joined Riley at the annual conference in Las Vegas, including two who made presentations: DJ Stephan, president, Allen Tate Relocation and Corporate Services, on the topic “Fire Up Your Team with a Fountain of Fresh Ideas,” and Stephanie Fessel, director of professional development, on the topic “Professional Development Management Forum: Best Practices for Next-Level Engagement.”

Hector Cruz, Jay Dent, Bernadette Holloway and Randall Lee of the sales team at Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates have completed the Weichert Fast Track training program.

Unity FI Solutions, a provider of electronic payment services, hired Scott Haynes as solutions architect, Bill Finn as controller, Deb Good as senior director of project management and Charlotte Hargett as client support analyst.

Twelve Charlotte-area employees were among 1,445 drivers inducted into UPS’s worldwide Circle of Honor, an organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Globally, UPS’s 102,000 drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3billion miles while delivering more than 4billion packages annually. Area drivers recognized for their safety records: James Byrd Jr. of Huntersville, Mark Hankins of Concord and Timothy Sustar of China Grove, all of the Charlotte hub; Olin Childers Jr. of Rockwell; Larry Cline and Eddie Mull, both of Hickory; Michael Goins of Monroe; David Heaton of Kings Mountain; Glen Lane of Statesville; Rickey Hoffman of Connelly Springs; Harry Marlon Maye of Granite Falls; and Scott Triplett of Lenoir.

Michael J. Denny, who practices corporate and securities law, joined the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.

Notable Items

York County Arts Council seeks entries for its fourth annual Underexposed Film Festival, which showcases independent filmmakers and “undiscovered talent” from Rock Hill and beyond. Deadlines and criteria for submissions may be found at

Kitchen Tune-up, the South Dakota-based kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, awarded its Project of the Year Award to Charlotte franchisees Tom and Debi Taube at the company’s convention in January.

Paladin Furniture of Hiddenite, a manufacturer of medium- to higher-priced custom-order upholstered furniture in fabric and leather, was named Haverty’s Vendor of the Year for 2014.

The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge was honored again by Forbes Travel Guide with several Forbes Four-Star Awards for 2015, including The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Gallery Restaurant and The Spa at Ballantyne.

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-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.