Career Almanac

On the Move

Betsey Alley joined NouvEON as a managing consultant. Brian Connor joined as senior management consultant.

Abbie Baynes has opened a new law practice, Abbie G. Baynes PLLC, which will focus on secured lending and corporate advisory work.

Jake Albert and Jason Burns joined The Bainbridge Crew as salespeople.

Cristian Casteñada joined Choice Translating as an interpreting services specialist.

Kristen Cofield joined CEO Inc. as staffing coordinator.

W. Carson Dean was named executive director of the Uptown Shelter.

Stephen Eggles was appointed regional vice president, mid-south, for ACTS Retirement-Life Communities.

Craig Field was named chief financial adviser at Dianne Stewart was named chief marketing adviser.

Khaled Galal joined the Charlotte office of Stantec.

Leroy Gause, James McClain, John Mullis and Gary Spencer joined the operations department at Flynn Transportation Services.

Sandi Guy was admitted into the partnership at BDO Seidman.

Gary Hubler joined the Charlotte office of Perkins Eastman as associate principal.

Dan Jones and Sherrie Young formed We Mean Business, LLC, to help real estate professionals manage their businesses.

Michelle Keener joined Bank of Granite as assistant vice president and office manager of its downtown Hickory office.

Dr. Paul Kim joined Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates.

L. Stephen Kushner joined Rudisill, White & Kaplan as an attorney.

Mike LaRuffa was named president of Builder Services Inc.

Kash Mansori joined Jefferson Wells as manager in the Transfer Pricing Center of Expertise.

Mark Martin was named academic director of the International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charlotte.

Jennifer Matz was named director of community relations at Queens University of Charlotte.

Donnie Moore was promoted to variable operations manager at Toyota Scion of Concord.

D. Mark Rummage joined ECS Carolinas, LLP as southern division manager of the Charlotte office.

Teri Thom joined Springs Creative Products Group, LLC as senior account manager.

Notable Names

Denise Chavanne, a sales associate with Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates, recently earned the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation and e-PRO certification.

Simone Orendain, a WFAE news reporter, received a Green Eyeshade award in the travel writing category.

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of the Allen Tate Company, was named to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Tom Robinson was awarded Allen Tate Company's Master's Designation.

William Russell Jr., president and CEO of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, was designated a Certified Chamber Executive by the The American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Trinity III received a three year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities in several areas of case management/services coordination and community housing.

WFAE received a second-place Green Eyeshade award in the Feature Reporting category and two third-place awards in the Non-Deadline News and Continuing Coverage categories.

Dan Wilson, president of Waypoint Solutions Group, was named to the MSPmentor 250 by MSPmentor and Nine Lives Media.

What's New

Spherion Corporation, a recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, has opened a new Staffing Services Group office at 2219 U.S. 70 S.E. in Hickory.

JC Thomas Marketing Communications Inc. of Charlotte will provide pro-bono public relations and marketing support for The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting has been retained by Charlotte/Douglas International Airport to provide engineering services during the paving phase of the new parallel runway and associated taxiways.

Motorsport Construction, a design/build general contractor, has a new office in Mooresville, in the Talbert Pointe Business Park, at 138 Cedar Pointe Drive.

Moonlight Creative Group recently completed design of corporate marketing pieces for The Great Aunt Stella Center.

Allen Tate was named the Preferred Realtor of the Carolina Panthers.

This week

AUG. 25-29

“Keep Your Computer Skills Current”

Details, registration: 704-522-8011 or

The Employers Association offers one-day computer training courses 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Employers Association Conference Center, 3020 W. Arrowood Road. Courses : Microsoft Visio 2003 Level 1, Microsoft Excel 2003 Level 3, Microsoft Excel 2007 Level 1, Microsoft Word 2003 Level 1, Microsoft Excel 2003 Level 1 and Microsoft Excel 2003 Level 2. Each course is $155. Registration required.

AUG. 25

LACCC August Luncheon

Details, registration: www.laccchar or e-mail events@laccchar

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte holds its August luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hilton Executive Park, 5624 Westpark Drive. Rodney Moore, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief, is the featured speaker. $20 members, $25 nonmembers.