Career Almanac

On the Move

Family law attorney Julia Kirby was named a partner at Church Watson Law.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP added four new attorneys in its Charlotte office: Wanda Townsend, William (Rich) Potts, Jr., Brian Koontz and Shelia Loring, all of whom work on the firm’s banking and capital markets team. They are joined by paralegal Connie Kern and legal professional assistant Tania Gomez.

Professional Service Industries, Inc. promoted Steven Putnam to laboratory manager for the I-77 toll lanes project based in the Charlotte office.

Fortalice Solutions, a company specializing in cyber security for government and commercial clients in the sectors of energy, finance, retail and health care, hired Mike Holland as vice president for business development, and Colleen Winslow as chief administrative officer.

The accounting firm of PwC US added the following to its Charlotte office: Tim Carpenter as a partner and East Region leader in the indirect tax operations practice; Michael Gardner as a principal in the financial services advisory practice; and Chris Lucado as a partner in the risk assurance practice.

Huntersville-based franchise AdvantaClean named Matt Phillips as chief strategy and marketing officer.

Myers & Chapman, Inc., hired Britt Butler as project manager, Bert Mundy as project superintendent, and Jimmy Smith as assistant project superintendent.

ProStead Realty added five agents to its roster: Robin Hensel, Paris Hunt, Chris Nordyke, Paige Sweet and Stephanie Thomas.

J.D. Goodrum Co. of Cornelius hired Van Bosefski as superintendent and Cory Blair as assistant project manager to manage new construction and renovation projects for the company’s growing commercial portfolio.

Jeremy Dunn joined Beacon Partners as the commercial real estate development company’s controller.

Carolina Lift Stations, a York, S.C., company specializing in repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems, promoted Neal Bryant to business development director.

Notable Items

DecisionPathHR, a custom staffing and recruiting agency with four Charlotte area offices, won Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client Award for the second year.

The Ballantyne area Keller Williams Realty office was named the most profitable among the 700 market centers in the Keller Williams system nationwide, posting $2.7 million in profits in 2015.

Robinson Bradshaw attorney Benjamin Baldwin received the Distinguished Service Award from the N.C. Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

Family law attorneys from Hatcher Law Group recognized as N.C. Super Lawyers by Business North Carolina magazine were J. Gregory Hatcher, managing partner; Paul A. DeJesse, Jr., partner; and Daniel A. Lewis, associate, who was named a rising star. Hatcher and associates Courtney Hamer Smith and Kyle LeBlanc were named among the state’s Legal Elite.

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