Career Almanac | On The Move

On the Move

Irina Antonova joined Choice Translating as a sales support specialist for interpreting and translating services.

Aleksandra Antoynuk and Bradley Calvert joined FMK Architects as intern architects.

Harry and Christine Chilcot are the new owners of the Charlotte franchise of SIGNARAMA.

Erin Dennehy joined The Bainbridge Crew as a planning coordinator.

Rodney Garner has opened a new Charlotte office of Allstate Insurance Company.

Todd Ginder joined HDR Architecture as an architectural coordinator. Clair Hamela joined as an interior designer. Patrick Slattery joined as a project architect.

Jerome Hopper was named store manager of the Autobell Car Wash in Harrisburg.

Stephanie Horn joined Planet Central Advertising as an account executive.

Nelda Leonand Diane Rogers were promoted to senior associates at Moseley Architects. Carolyn Kibler, Kevin McDade, Robert Smith Jr. and James Stockwell were promoted to associates.

Jim Mandeville has opened a Charlotte franchise of Billboard Connection.

David Martin joined American Tire Distributors Inc. as director of sales for equipment, tools and supply products.

Dana Palmer joined the Charlotte office of Marsh Inc. as an assistant vice president and client representative in its casualty practice.

Kathy Ramsbottom has launched Point of Motivation Business and Personal Coaching.

Cybil Range joined the capital markets team at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

John Rider joined Brian Gaddis Architects as a senior associate.

Charlotte Smith has launched a “Secrets of Slim People” coaching practice in Charlotte.

Elizabeth Taylor joined the Charlotte branch of AXA Advisors as a financial professional.

Richard Wheelahan joined the Charlotte office of Moore & Van Allen.

Tina Wirth joined McKim & Creed as a receptionist and administrative assistant.

James Woodruff Jr. was promoted to civil designer II at ColeJenest & Stone, P.A.

Robert Zeiller was named vice president of Crescent Resources' new urban mixed-use division.

Notable Names

Mary Ann Althouse, Carissa Borra, Jacqueline Bryant, Jade Chong, Marshall Gatlin, Shelli Gray, Joyce Greiner, Alana Howie, Michael Metallo, Christi Minhinnett, Charlie Neilson, David Pearson, Lucy Rojas, Tracie Smith and Jean Vogtli graduated from Allen Tate's Winner's Edge Training.

Charles Bregier, medical director of Presbyterian Urgent Care, was named chair of the Reimbursement Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dwayne Campbell, Tammy Dixon and Gwen Simmons, of Mecklenburg County Information Services & Technology, completed the National Certified Governmental Chief Information Officers program sponsored by the North Carolina School of Government and GMIS.

Jerald Carson, general manager of the Red Lobster in Hickory, Kim Jones, managing partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Gastonia, Sean O'Brien, managing partner of The Capital Grille in Charlotte, and Dan Wakefield, general manager of the Red Lobster in Concord, all received the Diamond Club Award.

Robert Fish, CFO of Integra Staffing and president of Bankston Partners received the EO Hall of Fame Award from the Charlotte chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.

Jason Hopkins, of Moseley Architects, successfully completed the Architectural Registration Exam and is now a registered architect.

Carl Johnson, of FMK Architects, successfully completed the Architectural Registration Exam and is now is licensed to practice architecture in North Carolina.

Joe Kinsey, a civil designer for the land planning and development group at McKim & Creed, earned the designation of LEED Accredited Professional from the Green Building Certification Institute.

John Lassiter, president of Carolina Legal Staffing, was elected president of the Mecklenburg County Bar for 2008-09.

The Lincoln County JobLink Career Center earned a level III charter from the The North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Daniel McGlamery, of ColeJenest & Stone, earned the designation of LEED Accredited Professional.

McKim & Creed was ranked No. 196 among the top 500 design firms and No. 147 among the top 200 environmental firms in the United States for 2008 by Engineering News-Record. It also was included among the top 50 architecture, engineering and construction firms in the July issue of Public Works magazine.

Dr. Al Osbahr III, Catawba Valley Medical Center's medical director of Occupational Health Services, was re-elected to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health. He was also selected for the North Carolina Review Panel.

Michael Rizer was honored by NeighborWorks America for supporting affordable housing development and improving quality of life in Charlotte's revitalized neighborhoods.

Shiptransportal received the Supplier of Excellence award for Outstanding Performance in the 2007 Supplier Quality Program from Idearc Media.

Superior Healthcare Services received accreditation from the Council on Accreditation.

Tribble Creative Group and Rick Fitts, vice president of production services at Tribble, won five Bronze Telly Awards for videos produced for The North Carolina Conference for Women, the Charlotte Green Team and Assa Abloy.

The Union County Chamber of Commerce received an award of merit for its annual Year in Review from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

What's New

Myers & Chapman has moved to 1101 Woodridge Center Drive, Suite 160.

The National Bookkeepers Association has a new Charlotte area chapter.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group has selected LandCraft to oversee development of the Stonebridge community in Union County.

LandDesign Inc. and Audubon Lifestyles LLC, formed a new strategic partnership aimed at helping businesses and municipalities implement green design and development.

Smith Moore and Leatherwood Walker Todd & Mann have combined practices to form Smith Moore Leatherwood.

Allen Tate Realtors has moved its Matthews sales office to 101 E. Matthews St., Suite 100.

A new Autobell Car Wash has opened in Harrisburg at 12162 University City Blvd.

This week

AUG. 5

Identity Theft Awareness

Details: 704-424-5997 or

Shred-it Charlotte and the Pineville Police Department are sponsoring an event that will include free shredding, 4 -7 p.m. at Carolina Place mall, 11025 Carolina Place Parkway, in Pineville.

AUG. 8

Southeastern Inter-Relational Database Users Group Meeting

Details, registration: or

The Southeastern Inter-Relational Database Users Group will meet, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Dave & Buster's at Concord Mills mall, 8361 Concord Mills Blvd., in Concord. Bonnie Baker is the featured speaker. $210.

AUG. 9

“Highway to Wealth: How to Read the Map”

Details: 704-622-4621 or

The Charlotte Chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors will meet, 9:30 a.m. – noon, at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road. Cy Lynch, director of Better Investing, is the featured speaker. $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers, $5 for students.

Next week

AUG. 12

Incumbent Worker Grant Program Orientation

Details, registration: 704-336-6270, or e-mail

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board will hold Incumbent Worker Grant Program Orientation, 10 – 11:30 a.m., at 700 Parkwood Ave. Free.