Career Almanac

On the Move

McKim & Creed, Inc., an employee-owned engineering, surveying and planning firm with offices in six states, hired the following professionals for the company’s Charlotte office: Beth Bailey as a senior landscape architect, Kristin Beamer as corporate marketing director, and Kyle Crowe is a project manager. In related news, McKim & Creed was ranked among the top 200 environmental firms in the U.S. based on revenues in its field, according to Engineering News-Record magazine.

Danielle Freeman joined Bissell as property assistant.

Attorney B. Taber Cathcart joined Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney as head of the firm’s Charlotte office and shareholder in the law firm’s financial services practice group.

Yellow Duck Marketing hired Angela Vogel Daley as director of strategy to create strategic marketing plans for clients, including branding, public relations, digital and social media, as well as heading up operations.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center named Lillian Logan, MSN, RN, as the hospital’s director of case management.

Carolina Trust Bank of Lincolnton elected Jennifer Marion Mills to its board of directors. Mills is an executive with Randy Marion Automotive, the largest volume GM dealer in the Southeast.

Erika Cox joined Rutherfoord, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, as a senior technical account manager.

Luquire George Andrews promoted Stephanie Spicer to vice president, director of brand strategy.

James Duncan joined the Rock Hill law firm of Morton & Gettys as an associate. His practice will focus on family law.

Notable Items

Corporate LiveWire recognized Moore & Van Allen PLLC’s transportation law practice in its 2015 Global Awards Guide.

Herbert Hamilton of the Rock Hill firm of Hamilton Martens, LLC, was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

Six partners in the Charlotte office of Winston & Strawn were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016: David Batty, Jack Cobb, T. Thomas Cottingham, III, Jack Knight, Jr., Wood Lay, and René LeBlanc-Allman.

David Ferguson of HF Financial, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, received the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation from The American College.

Jose Vega, an associate with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Mecklenburg County Hispanic Latino Lawyers Bar.

Kristy Teskey, executive director of John M. Belk Endowment, was named to the board of Leadership North Carolina, the state’s leadership engagement program. Teskey was one of 55 civic and community leaders who graduated from LNC’s latest class. Other Charlotteans from Class XXII were Jeff Baker, chief of police, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Nars Eechambadi, president and CEO, Quaero; Johan Eslin, director of EPIC at UNC-Charlotte; Ebenezer Gujjarlapudi, Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Service Agency; Alvaro Gurdian, vice president, LaNoticia; Robyn Hamilton, director of corporate relations, Novant Health; Chris Kwiatkowski, senior vice president, Yadkin Bank; Michael McAllister, director marketing and PR, Southern Piedmont Community College, Monroe; Vaughn Reynolds, senior vice president, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Mary Stokes, vice president/corporate strategy, Premier; Jason Wheatley, communications specialist, Piedmont Natural Gas; and Tamara Williams, dean of the Merancas campus, Central Piedmont Community College.

Mark Antonich, a private wealth adviser with Ameriprise Financial, received the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Award.


Sept. 17

Access to Justice:

Charlotte School of Law hosts a fair to showcase pro bono and clinic programs that offer free legal services to area citizens, including immigration asylum, criminal-record expungement and domestic abuse representation. Free; parking is validated. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte School of Law, 201 S College St. Registration requested: Dallas Bragg at 704-618-6951 or

Sept. 29

Common Sense Communication:

Learn the styles and best practices to reach your target audience across email, phone, face-to-face and social media. 6:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth Estate Carriage House, 400 S. Summit St. Sponsored by Charlotte Business Guild. Free. Details:

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