Career Almanac

On the Move

Simpson Housing LLLP named Alex Congdon community manager of its new luxury high-rise apartment community, The Encore SouthPark.

New agents joining the Charlotte office of Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates are Clint Bailey, Wyatt Deel, Jessica Fava, Patty Spellman and Bob Zielinski.

Michael Jeffs joined the staff of Mac Sports Travel as an associate and tour host.

Attorney Norris Adams was sworn in as General Counsel to the N.C. Fraternal Order of Police. Adams serves as legal counsel to the organization on a statewide level while continuing his law practice at Essex Richards in Charlotte.

Kathryn Frias was named executive assistant at Ballantyne Business Center.

Notable Items

LeadingAge North Carolina, a network of residential facilities for older North Carolinians, named Amy McCallister, a member of the staff of Southminster for 19 years, as winner of its service excellence award. Southminster also won LeadingAge’s Excellence in Collaboration award for creating a multi-generational play park at Marion Diehl Park in partnership with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department.

Virginia Youngblood of Matthews, founder of the home-staging company DO-STAGE! LLC, earned the Accredited Staging Professional Master designation from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals.

The Charlotte International Cabinet named these individual winners of the 19th annual Mayor’s International Community Awards: Mike Hawley for his role as director and past chairman of the World Affairs Council, a promoter of economic development; Dr. Pinku Mukherjee, an entrepreneur, UNCC faculty member and creator of OncoTab, a breast cancer detection method; and Dr. Maha Gingrich, an entrepreneur who works to bring international educational, cultural and business opportunities to the region.

The Charlotte Chapter of the Professional Construction Estimators Association of America was recognized as chapter of the year.

Fannie Flono, retired Charlotte Observer journalist, and Emily Zimmern, former president of the Levine Museum of the New South, receive honorary doctorates from UNC Charlotte.

This week

Friday (5/13)

Tap your inner entrepreneur:

Catawba College offers a workshop combining the concepts of startup creation and personal development to guide experienced professionals interested in pursuing their entrepreneurial ambitions. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Asbury Park Grove, Charlotte; 8 hrs. CPE credit. Tuition $295. Info at 704-637-4421; registration:

May 17

Worksite Wellness:

American Heart Association sponsors a symposium promoting best practices for heart-healthy worksites, including combating stress, cardiovascular disease and stroke. 7:30-11 a.m. at Piedmont Natural Gas, 4720 Piedmont Row Drive. Free, but RSVPs encouraged by May 10 to or 704-417-5754.

May 17

HR help for small businesses:

Have hiring needs but don’t know where to look? NCWorks Online, a one-stop online resource, offers a workshop for both job-seekers and employers. 9-10:30 a.m., NCWorks Career Center, 1401 W. Morehead St., Suite 100. Free. Details at