Career Almanac

On the Move

Beth Cameron joined her father, David Berryhill, and sister, Leigh Wall, at Berryhill Realty Co., a 54-year-old Charlotte real estate firm.

Marketing communications agency Wray Ward hired Katie Moore as writer and Melissa Hartkopf as digital designer.

LS3P hired Marques Moore, as an architect in its Charlotte office.

Real estate agents Caitlen Corbett, Cyndy Stout, Lou Amorose and Robin Steininger joined Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates.

Carolina Business Capital, a non-profit regional certified development company specializing in SBA 504 loans for small and mid-sized companies, changed its name from Centralina Development Corp. and appointed a new president, Scott Anderson.

Community Association Management Services, which serves condominium associations in the Carolinas and Georgia, hired Ben Rhodes as general manager of the Charlotte region.

Lindsey Woodruff was promoted to front desk supervisor at The Spa at Ballantyne.

Staff changes at LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, include Gabe Dalporto, who was promoted to chief financial officer; Nikul Patel, promoted to chief operating officer; Neil Salvage, promoted to chief revenue officer, a new position responsible for sales and lender partnerships; and Paul Onnen, hired as chief technology officer.

Asheville-based HomeTrust Bank hired Pedro Velazquez as assistant vice president, sales and service manager for the bank's Charlotte market retail banking operations.

Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners, a regional apartment development and acquisition firm, appointed Stephanie Cadwalader as project coordinator.

Notable Items

LS3P received six first-place interior design awards at the 2015 ASID Carolinas Design Excellence gala. All the winning projects were located in South Carolina.

Knowmad, a digital marketing firm, won a gold Hermes Creative Award for its work on the website of NCFI, a manufacturer of flexible polyurethane foam used in the furniture and bedding industries.

The Spa & Wellness Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, was named one of the top spas in North America by USA Today, the only North Carolina spa on the 10 Best list voted upon by readers nationwide.

The Legal 500 ranked the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP among the top firms in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, immigration, labor and employment litigation, labor management relations and workplace employment counseling. In addition, Mason G. Alexander, managing partner of the Charlotte office, was among 10 Fisher & Phillips attorneys highlighted for their legal work.

Allen Tate Realtors graduating from Winner’s Edge, their company’s compulsory real estate training program, are Mary Bradley, Deb Holzmeister, Alexis Johnson and Zachary Sparks, Ballantyne; Matthew Fraker, Audra Mangini and David Rinehart, Providence@485; Kristy Parnell, SouthPark; Aver Rouse, Steele Creek; Monique Brown, Anthony “AJ” Jackson and Nicole Occhiato, University City; Tom Leone, Davidson; Jordan Anderson and Emily Richardson, Fort Mill; Danae Caulfield and Monet Howard, Huntersville; Madchen Bedell and Renee Ollis, Lake Norman; Delfinne Burt and Carolyn Partin, Lake Wylie; Virginia Berglund, Matthews/Mint Hill; Teresa Fore and Shaun Hooper, Mooresville/Lake Norman; and Bonnie Heinig, Rock Hill.

Homebuilder Saussy Burbank won the Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction for the fifth year in a row.

Dr. Michael L. Stout received the 2014 Citizenship Award from the 3,600-member N.C. Dental Society for community service reflecting positively on the profession of dentistry.

AvidXchange, which provides automated accounts payable and payment services, was the only company in the Carolinas on Red Herring’s Top 100 list of entrepreneurs creating “buzz” in their respective industries throughout North America. Michael Praeger is the company’s CEO.

Mike Hunter and Andrew Hunter, owners of the Marco’s Pizza franchise at 12820 S. Tryon St., were honored for being among the top performers within Marco’s Pizza. Marco’s is the fastest growing pizza company in the U.S. with 625 stores in 35 states.

The spring edition of the Wake Forest Law School Journal on Business and Intellectual Property Law features an article by Bill Constangy, who recently retired after 26 years on the bench of the N.C. Superior Court. He is now an arbitrator and mediator.

This week


Thwarting Scams:

Tom Bartholomy, CEO of Better Business Bureau of the Southern Piedmont, speaks on “Top New Scams of 2015: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business” at Business Leaders of Charlotte’s Tuesday Talks. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Minimum donation of $7 appreciated.


Federal Employees:

The Charlotte Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees holds its monthly brunch meeting. Legislative updates and voting on changes to the by-laws. 11 a.m. at Light Rail Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd. Details: 704-846-1945.

June 25

Come Tech Out Job Fair:

The N.C. Technology Association, Business Innovation & Growth, Packard Place and Central Piedmont Community College Computer Technology Institute host a technology job fair 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Central Piedmont Community College, Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road. Registration is encouraged:

June 27

The Business of Beer:

Fifty of the state’s breweries and brewpubs are showcased at the first-ever N.C. Brewers Celebration sponsored by All About Beer Magazine and the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Hop and grain farmers will also be on hand to educate enthusiasts about the beer-related agriculture that contributes to the local economy. 12 noon to 5 p.m. General admission ticket, $45, includes unlimited four-ounce samples of over 150 specialty beers. Purchase at

June 27-28

Ag + Art Tour:

Farms across five Upstate South Carolina counties – Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York -- host the Catawba Regional Ag + Art Tour, the nation’s largest, free, self-guided farm tour. Coordinated by Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, the Olde English District Tourism Commission, Arts Council of York County and other organizations and community volunteers. Get an up close view of agribusiness, plus sample and purchase produce and locally made traditional arts. Live music, hayrides and other family-friendly activities both days. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5. Details: Ben Boyles at 803-981-3021 or


Leadership North Carolina:

Applications for Leadership North Carolina Class XXIII are accepted through June 30. Up to 60 current and emerging leaders from across the state are chosen each year to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the state, build networks and turn knowledge into action to benefit their own communities. Details: