On the Move
Will MacBain joined the Charlotte office of The Shopping Center Group as tenant representative for the Carolinas.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty, which specializes in residential real estate, hired sales associates Kellen Mooney, Robbie Johnson, Scott Gardner and Steele Jackson for its SouthPark office, Shannon Pittman for its Ballantyne office, and Cortney Griffin, Erik Sparks, Lindsay Gallegly and Miranda Steele-Sobon for its Lake Norman office.
Boys & Girls Clubs of York County hired Kim Keel as interim executive director.
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Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA named Sam Kline as commercial brokerage associate for the firm’s Belmont office.
Owens Realty Services, a management, maintenance and janitorial firm which services 1.1 million square feet in Mecklenburg County, including all library and parks and recreation facilities, hired Dhiraj Khosla as chief financial officer.
Robinson Bradshaw elected five new shareholders: corporate attorneys Ranbir Bhatt-Hira, Ashley Carter Durbin, Emily Sherlock and Jason Wright, and litigator Ty Shaffer.
Jonathan Buchan of the law firm of Essex Richards was elected chair of WFAE's Board of Directors, University Radio Foundation, Inc. Other new executive officers are Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs, La Piana Consulting, vice chair; Martha Schweppe, Wells Fargo Advsors, LLC, treasurer; Ed Williams, community volunteer, secretary; and Joe O’Connor, WFAE president, ex officio. All will serve one-year terms. Elected as directors for three-year terms were Charles Johnson, Robinson Bradshaw; Carolyn Shaw, KPT Attorneys at Law; and Anasa Sinegal, Central Piedmont Community College
Robinson Bradshaw attorney Brandon Lofton was appointed president of the board of directors for Council for Children’s Rights, a Charlotte nonprofit providing advocacy and legal representation services for children in North Carolina. He will serve an 18-month term.
Marie Gray of Hawthorne Management was elected president-elect of the N.C. Chapter of Community Associations Institute board of directors.
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare CEO Richard Topping was elected chair of the nominations and bylaws committee for the board of directors of the Medicaid Health Plans of America, a trade association representing Medicaid health plans.
Fourth-quarter sales leaders achieving top closed volume honors at Weichert Realtors-Rebhan & Associates were Carrie Brighton, Tommy Williams, Keona Francis, Denise Chavanne and Bernadette Holloway.
Saussy Burbank won a Best of American Living Award at the International Builder Show for the company’s model home at Nexton in Summerville, SC.
Seven attorneys from Hedrick Gardner’s Charlotte office were named to the 2016 N.C. Super Lawyers list: David Neal Allen, Mel Garofalo and Hatcher Kinchelow, civil litigation: defense; M. Duane Jones, appellate; Jeffrey Kadis, workers’ compensation; Mark Michael, insurance coverage; and Allen Smith, personal injury general: defense. Garofalo, a partner in the Charlotte office, was included on the N.C. Top 100 list. Recognized as Rising Stars by the rating service were J. Douglas Grimes, David Levy and Gerald Stein II, all of whom were cited for their practice in the area of civil litigation: defense.
The retina researchers at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. received the Diabetic and Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Site of the Year award. The network involves over 120 sites in the U.S. and over 400 retina specialists. Sharing in the recognition were Dr. Andrew Antoszyk, Dr. David Browning and Dr. Omar Punjabi.
Strategic Management Decisions, a human resources management and assessment firm based in Charlotte, was named the fastest-growing business owned by University of Georgia alumni during the annual Bulldog 100 celebration. The company was co-founded in 2008 by Scott Mondore.
Wednesdays, Feb. 10-24
Great Decisions series tackles global topics:
The free 2016 series hosted by UNC Charlotte’s Office of International Programs in partnership with the World Affairs Council continues on consecutive Wednesdays. The remaining topics are shifting alliances in the Middle East, the rise of ISIS and Cuban-American relations. 6:30-8 p.m. in Room 204 of the UNC Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth St. Registration not required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Candidates:
Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast to meet local elected officials, legislators and business leaders and discuss issues important to the business community. Cabarrus County candidates and incumbents are invited. Program features speakers Julie White, executive director of the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition; Joe Stewart, executive director of the N.C. FreeEnterprise Foundation; and Ross Sullivan, partner with McGuireWoods Consulting of Washington, DC. 7:45-10:30 a.m., Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Cost is $25. http://Cabarrus.chambermaster.com/events/details/legislative-breakfast-5105670.