On the Move
Bryant Brewer joined the investment advisor group at Fifth Third Bank in Charlotte as vice president, senior private banker.
Thomas Taylor was named vice president of brand activation by Bespoke Sports & Entertainment, a Charlotte-based marketing agency.
Real estate agents Liz Alshatat and Ralph Davis joined Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates.
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Wray Ward hired Jessica King as a project manager and Ashton Nichols as a project management coordinator in the marketing communications agency’s client engagement department.
Digital agency Myjive, Inc., hired Erica Ryan as marketing designer.
Daniel J. Ballou joined the Rock Hill law firm of Morton & Gettys as senior counsel.
Matthew Krueger-Andes joined the Charlotte office of the law firm of Smith Moore Leatherwood.
Luquire George Andrews, the advertising and public relations agency, promoted Gretchen Voth to vice president, director of content strategy.
John “Jody” Carpenter and William Culp, Jr., of Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC. were named Lawyers of the Year in Best Lawyers in America 2016. Other members of the firm listed in the publication are W. Curtis Elliott, Jr., Christopher Hannum, Paul Hattenhauer, Mark Richardson, and Benjamin Ellis.
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 recognized 68 Robinson Bradshaw attorneys, ten of whom were named Lawyers of the Year. They are Peter Buck, John Carmichael, Robert Fuller, Robert Harrington, Charles Johnson, Haynes Lea, Stephen Lynch, Mark Merritt, Allen Robertson, and Julian Wright.
Travis Moon and Richard Wright, partners at Moon Wright & Houston, PLLC, are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
Joseph Raad, senior counsel with Morton & Gettys, Rock Hill, is included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
James Hardin III is included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the practice area of trusts and estates.
Matthew Phillips of the Wake Forest University School of Business faculty, who teaches in and oversees the MBA program in Charlotte, was named the Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Kelly Hughes and Robert Phifer, Charlotte-based lawyers in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
Five sales professionals from Charlotte-area FASTSIGNS centers were recognized at the company’s national sales summit. Paula Yorick of the South Tryon store received the Silver Sales Award for employees with sales of $500,000 to $699,999. Charles Summerfield of the Independence Boulevard store, Phillip Broome of Matthews-Ballantyne, Chris Miller of South Tryon and Drew Jackson of Rock Hill each received the Bronze Sales Award for sales between $300,000 and $499,999. The South Tryon and Matthews-Ballantyne stores are owned by Betsy and Ben Knight. The Independence store is owned by Tom Rogge.
Attorneys from the Charlotte office of Hedrick Gardner were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016: David Neal Allen, Mel Garofalo, Shelley Coleman, Matthew Glidewell, Jeffrey Kadis, Hatcher Kincheloe, Paul Lawrence, Thomas Page, Martha Surles, and Allen Smith
Attorneys from the Charlotte office of Smith Moore Leatherwood were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016: Lynn Chandler, Jonathan Heyl, Bailey King Jr., Robert Marcus, and Larry Sitton, antitrust law, bet-the-company and commercial litigation.
Grant Thornton LLP promoted Russ Daniel to tax partner, Erin Lentz to advisory services partner and Josh Pittman to audit partner in the firm’s Charlotte office.