Career Almanac

On the Move

Showcase Realty selected broker Leigh Anne Forlidas as a participant of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association Leadership Academy.

Dana Greshko, Tom LeBorgne, Sunny Patterson, Rena’ Taylor and Bob Tierney joined Wilson Realty.

Robert Fiacco joined Red Moon Marketing as lead account executive on the Harris Teeter account.

Shelly Fullwiley has joined Weichert, Realtors - Rebhan & Associates.

Attorney Angel Oliver of McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC, earned her Master of Laws in taxation from Boston University.

The N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Society recognized Autobell Car Wash, Inc., as its Conservation Business of the Year. Autobell, headed by Chuck Howard, was cited for its water treatment practices.

The following attorneys at Johnston Allison & Hord were recognized as Super Lawyers by Business North Carolina Magazine: Greg Ahlum, David Carson, Kenny Lautenschlager and Gary Welch, construction litigation; Jim Allison, health care; Ray Farris, David Lewis and Darrell Shealy, estate planning and probate; Patrick Kelly, employment and labor; John Morrice, mergers and acquisitions; Rich Potts, banking; and Marty White and Mike Wilson, business litigation.

Adam Bridgers joined the labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Lawrence L. Ostema joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as counsel and will aim to expand the firm’s corporate and energy practices in North Carolina.

Aaron Thornton rejoined Wray Ward, the marketing communications agency, as vice president and creative director.

Lisa LaVigne, an attorney at LPL Financial LLC, has been named to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2015 class of Fellows.

Derek M. Wisniewski, who focuses his law practice on commercial real estate, leasing and finance, was named a partner in Kirk Palmer & Thigpen, P.A.

Bill F. Hensley received North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine for exemplary service to the state. He directed North Carolina’s travel and tourism efforts under two governors and opened his own public relations firm in 1977 where he continues to promote numerous state travel and golf initiatives.

Interstate Roofing Co., Inc. earned the Master Contractor Award from Firestone Building Products.

The Mecklenburg County Bar named Robert E. Harrington, a litigation partner at Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., the recipient of the eighth Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award.

This week


Lunch & Learn for Nonprofits

Networking event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Casa Rita’s, 9727 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. Online registration:


Charlotte Business Guild

The Guild’s Giving Gala and Awards Ceremony features dinner, live music and speakers, including N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson; Rocio Gonzales, executive director of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce; and Charlotte City Councilwoman Lawana Mayfield. Starts at 6 p.m. at Label, 900 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. Reservations:

NARFE Brunch

The Charlotte chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees hosts a monthly brunch which combines networking, legislative updates and a speaker. Free. 11 a.m. at Light Rail Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd. Info: 704-846-1945.