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Career Almanac

On the Move

The marketing agency GMR promoted Cameron Wagner to executive vice president of client services. Continuing to be based in Charlotte, Wagner will lead the international marketing firm’s client services network in the United States.

Richard Fischel joined the financial services team in Moore & Van Allen PLLC’s Charlotte office. The firm also hired Kimberly McMillan as deputy director of communications and media relations on its public affairs team.

Erin Hunter opened Welcomemat Services of Charlotte. Welcomemat Services, founded in Charlotte in 2003 and now based in Atlanta, is a marketing strategies and technology company specializing in turning new movers into loyal customers. Hunter’s franchise, the company’s 59th location, is the first one in Charlotte since relocating to Atlanta.

Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) promoted John Fargher, P.E., to regional transportation geotechnical engineer in the Charlotte office. He serves a dual role as special project manager for the I-77 HOT Lanes project.

Beth Perry was promoted to marketing and business development manager for Smith Moore Leatherwood.

Alfred Williams & Company promoted Emily Burroughs to design manager; named Elizabeth Wallace as project manager for the Charlotte region; and hired Katie Hill and Matthew Esposito as interior designers in the firm’s Charlotte office.

Bergmann Associates, an engineering and architectural design firm, hired Shawn Meach as a mechanical engineer.

Notable Items

Fort Mill-based Domtar, the only Fortune 500 Company with headquarters in South Carolina, was recognized for its 2015 Sustainability Report by two communications organizations. The report, which details the company’s performance in energy use, emissions, water use, byproducts, transportation and safety, won top honors in PR News’ Corporate Social Responsibility Awards and received honorable mention from PR Daily’s 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Domtar worked with Eric Mower + Associates to create the report, which can be viewed at www.domtar.com.

The North Carolina Main Street program, an initiative of the N.C. Department of Commerce to help small towns revitalize their central business districts through preservation and redevelopment, presented the following awards for achievement in 2015: best endangered properties rescue, the 1820 Fulton-Mock-Blackmer House rehabilitation, Salisbury; best public-private partnership, Lee Street Theater and Performing Arts Center and streetscape improvements, Salisbury; best innovation, the Small Business Success Project, Kings Mountain; best public relations effort, Cherryville; best image-building and rebranding campaign, downtown Concord.

Individuals in the region recognized as Main Street Champions for their efforts in the program were Vince Hill and Neil Brock, Belmont Main Street; Concord Rotary Club, Concord Downtown Development Corp.; Tony and Margaret Jackson, The Jackson Group, Hickory Downtown Development Association; Wayne Hoyle, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Inc.; Jerry Hodge, Downtown Newton Development Association; Lynn Raker, Downtown Salisbury Inc. Austin McInnis and Boy Scout Troop 100, Uptown Shelby Association Inc.; and Jeff Archer, Downtown Statesville Development Corp.

The Orrell Team, Keith Thompson, Team Fatone-Tavares, Jason R. Culbreth, The Ward Team, Tracy Gentry, Candy La Monica and Carol Blair of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty received the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President’s Circle Award. Sales associates receiving this award are among the top 4 percent of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales professionals nationally.

Daniel A. Lewis, a family law attorney with Hatcher Law Group, was certified as a family financial mediator by the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission.

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