Career Almanac

On the Move

Crosland Southeast hired Stephanie Repak as director of finance and accounting.

Luquire George Andrews hired Ellen Dykes as digital designer/developer.

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) hired Máire Reynolds as event coordinator.

Pariss Coleman joined Bissell as digital communications specialist.

Myers & Chapman, Inc., construction firm hired Charlie Smith and Jim “Hutch” Hutchison as project superintendents, Kyle Mullens as assistant project superintendent, and Sherrie Grisham as field office administrator.

Dr. Rebecca R. Hall, a chiropractic physician, opened Health By Design at 558-B Williamson Road, Mooresville. She is certified by the Mayo Clinic as a health coach, clinical hypnotist and tobacco treatment specialist.

Crescent Communities, a real estate investment and operating firm, hired Kendra Speed as consumer research director.

Notable Items

The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg honored Sandi Vizner, president of Lapis Financial Strategies, Inc., of Cornelius as Rotarian of The Year.

Cornelius-based Artisan Signs and Graphics, an advertising and marketing company specializing in brand promotion, made’s 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the first time. The listing reflects a three-year growth of 79 percent since 2012, according to owner Scott Crosbie.

CoaLogix, a provider of catalyst regeneration and management for the coal and gas industries, received SHARP certification from the State of NC Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for its exemplary worksite safety and illness and injury prevention program.

Charlotte architecture firms ADW Architects and Ware Bonsall have merged to share a focus on justice architecture, including the design of jails, courts and prisons. ADW Architects also serves faith-based, government, entertainment and other sectors.

Three attorneys from DeVore, Acton & Stafford PA were selected as 2015 North Carolina Super Lawyers: Fred W. DeVore, III, William D. Acton, Jr., and Troy J. Stafford. DeVore was also listed in the Top 25 Charlotte Super Lawyers Top 100 N.C. Super Lawyers. F. William DeVore, IV, was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Allen Tate Company opened an office in The Village Commons shopping center at 6330 Weddington Road, Suite A-2, in Wesley Chapel.

Tom Bullock of WFAE Radio was selected for a 2016 political reporting partnership, a collaboration between National Public Radio and 17 public radio stations across the country to strengthen local and national coverage of the elections next year. Bullock will focus on tracking financial contributions to candidates and analyzing how the money is used to craft messages and get voters to the polls.

MetLife raised $30,000 for Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia to support the nonprofit health agency’s therapeutic, educational and residential services for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other permanent disabilities.

JHE Production Group of Harrisburg, specialists in live shows, special events and corporate meetings in the motorsports industry, recently promoted the following: Kristin Thompson to director of client services; Jordan Black to senior manager of experiential activations; Larry McMahan to senior manager of live shows; John Autry to manager of FOX Sports and NBC Sports partnerships; and Tim Kurek, Joe Sullivan, William Rutherford and Jimmy Wenz to senior coordinator positions.

Michigan-based Frankenmuth Insurance recently recognized Catawba Insurance Agency as its Diamond Achiever for the state of North Carolina for attaining the highest overall percentage rating in profitability, growth and policy retention.

This week


Federal Employees:

The Charlotte Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees holds its monthly brunch meeting. Ericka Ellis-Stewart of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board is guest speaker. 11 a.m. at Golden Corral Restaurant, 11025 Independence Blvd., Matthews. Meeting is free; meal is $8. Details: 704-846-1945.


LACCC Workshop: Run Your Own Business with State Farm

Todd Gill with agency recruiting will talk about how you can receive a salary plus benefits while training to run your own business. Free. 6-8 p.m. at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte, CPCC Central campus Hall Building, Room 201, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register at

Oct. 2

C3 Fall Summit - The Best Advice I Ever Got:

Speakers will address “The Best Advice I Ever Got” at the Charlotte Christian Chamber’s Fall summit. Fee. Early bird ticket sales end Sept. 25. 8 a.m - 2 p.m. at Project 658, 3646 Central Ave. For details, go to

Oct. 6-7

Charlotte Data Day:

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond present the third annual Charlotte Data Day, “The Changing Face of our Region: Using Data to Understand Shifting Demographics.” Oct. 6: Pre-sessions and reception, Federal Reserve, Charlotte Branch, 530 E. Trade St. Oct. 7: Full day of presentations, panel discussions, workshops and networking, UNC Charlotte Cone Center. Email or for registration details.