Career Almanac

On the Move

Geoffrey Acker and Brandon Kelly joined Wright McGraw Beyer Architects as intern architects. Aaron Compton and Collier Ward joined as project managers. Richard Freyer Jr. joined as CAD Technician. Heather Hogan joined as senior administrative assistant. Robert Lattanzi joined as construction administrator. Thomas Nunez joined as project coordinator.

Jeff Anderson joined Bankston Partners as business development manager.

Greg Collard joined WFAE as news director.

Joshua Davey joined the Charlotte office of McGuireWoods LLP as an associate in its Financial Services Litigation Department.

David Deal was promoted to vice president at Bank of Granite's Morganton office. Glenda Taylor was promoted to customer service and sales manager.

Matt Francois was named the new senior director of engineering for the Detection and Countermeasure Systems Strategic Business Unit at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.

Will Galloway joined MACTEC as a staff engineer. Sarah Millington joined as a project scientist.

Syreeta Garner and Sofia Schaale were promoted to customer contact center managers with Allstate Customer and Enterprise Services.

Lauren Graham joined Lippi & Co. Advertising as an account executive.

Neil Harty was appointed to associate director of business sales at Verizon Wireless.

Amanda Jones was named broker/sales manager for the Providence/485 office of Allen Tate Company.

Matt Melago joined Anderson LeNeave as a senior analyst. Peter Wright joined as a director.

Kimberly Melton was appointed executive director at Hospitality House of Charlotte.

Kelsey Richards joined The Bainbridge Crew as a salesperson.

Lynn Roberson was named director of marketing and business strategy at Queen Associates Inc. Jack Sutherland was named director of development for its new technology development division.

Greg Smith was named vice president of sales at ATDynamics, Inc.

Mike Smith was named vice president/general manager for the Charlotte market of Time Warner Cable.

Germaine Stewart founded the Homeless Aid Program Inc.

John Van was promoted to president of Briggs Construction Equipment.

Ellen Verhaagen joined CEO Inc. as executive assistant.

Notable Names

Kendall Andrews, Michael Blansett and Jim Mullis, truck driver's based out of the Charlotte Frito-Lay, were each honored for reaching 1 million accident-free miles.

CN2, a television station that serves York, Lancaster and Chester counties, received a Golden Palmetto Award from the South Carolina Cable Television Association.

Compass Group North American Division was honored with the PRISM award for technology by the American Payroll Association.

Lou Hanson was awarded Allen Tate Company's Master's Designation.

Kellie Harney, manager of the Forensics Program at Presbyterian Hospital, was named as one of North Carolina's Top 100 nurses by The Great 100 Inc.

Raymond Jones, director of public relations at Carolinas HealthCare System, received the 2008 Infinity Award from The Charlotte Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

NouvEON was named one of the top five companies for sales growth in the second quarter of 2008 by The Private Company Index.

Patricia Skinner, president of Gaston College, received the 2008 Southern Regional Chief Executive Officer Award from The Association of Community College Trustees.

Edward Tashjian, vice president of marketing at Century Furniture, received the Women in the Home Industries Today WOW Award for Mentoring.

Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates has been certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation.

What's New

S&ME Inc. celebrates its 35th anniversary.

TITAN Technology Partners has acquired Pinnacle Group Worldwide. Burke Communications has redesigned Direct Marketing Solutions' logo, Web site, corporate folder, brochure and collateral marketing materials.

Homeless Aid Program Inc. is beginning its housing project for group homes, board housing, financial and babysitting assistance.

Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates has opened a new office in Statesville at 300 E. Broad St., Suite 103.

This week


NAWBO September Meeting

Details, registration: 704-367-3454 or

The National Association of Women Business Owners will meet, 11:30 a.m. at Byron's South End at The Design Center of The Carolinas, 101 W. Worthington Ave. Lou Solomon, veteran broadcaster, columnist and owner of Interact, is the featured speaker. $40 for members, $50 for guests. Register by Sept. 1.


“The Word from a Master on Word-of-Mouth Advertising, Geno Church”

Details, registration:

The Charlotte chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators will hold its monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, 1201 Greenwood Cliff, Room 315. Geno Church, an expert on word-of-mouth marketing, is the featured speaker. $20 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Register by Sept. 1.