Career Almanac

On the Move

Karen Chisholm and Mark Curbeam joined Modern Woodmen of America as financial representatives.

Tina Dannaker joined the engineering team at Harrington Group Inc.

Michelle Doyle joined Michael A. DeMayo as a negotiator.

Randy Goddard joined Design Resource Group as a principal. He will head its newly formed Traffic Engineering Division.

Nan Gray was named senior vice president of marketing and development for The National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina.

Lara Guretzky joined HDR Architecture Inc. as a project manager. Charlie Meyer joined as an architectural designer.

Brandon Hillis was named national sales assistant at Learfield Sports.

Chad Nelson joined The Bainbridge Crew as an estimator/purchasing agent.

Dr. Megan Price joined the uptown office of Spectrum Eye Care.

Dr. Robert Sullivan joined Southeast Pain Care and will work at Morehead Medical Plaza, Northcross Medical Park and the University Executive Park locations.

Jim Utrata was promoted to general manager/operating partner at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in SouthPark.

Notable Names

The Charlotte section of the American Society for Quality elected officers and committee chairs for the 2008-2009 year. They are: Patricia Trudeau, section chair; Terri Phillips, secretary; Cheryl Johnson, treasurer; Lyle Moose, arrangements chair; Frank Bonk, database/Web site chair; Jena Young, education chair; Robert Groome, placement chair; Larry Parker, certification chair; Kuruvilla Valakuzhy, ex-officio; Tyrone Crossland, newsletter editor; Rhonda Huskins, conference chair & auditing chair; Bradley Brown, recertification chair; Sara Geiselmann, hospitality chair; and John Lynch, publicity chair.

Anju Agarwal, of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, has achieved Certified Diabetes Educator Status.

Linda Kirby, executive vice president of Integraphx, was elected to the board of directors of the Charlotte affiliate of Dress for Success.

Myrtho Moise was awarded Allen Tate Company's Master's Designation.

The N.C. Business and Professional Women elected new officers for the 2008-09 year. They are: Michelle Evans, president; Caryl Sinfield, immediate past president; Joanna Moses-Elliott, president-elect; Gail Harper, vice president; Rhonda Hunter, secretary; and Faye Painter, treasurer.

Brad Smith, of Tull Mortgage, received General Mortgage Associate certification from the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.

This week

SEPT. 15-19

“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 offered are: Microsoft Access 2007, Microsoft Word 2007 Level 1, Microsoft Excel Tips and Techniques, Microsoft Outlook 2003 Level 2, Microsoft Excel 2003 Level 3, Microsoft Excel Recording Macros, Microsoft Word 2003 Level 2, Windows Vista New Features 2007 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Level 2. Each course is $155. Registration required.

SEPT. 16

American Society for Quality dinner meeting. Details, registration:

The Charlotte chapter of the American Society for Quality will meet, 6 p.m., at the Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Brad Hughes is the featured speaker.

SEPT. 16

Charlotte Business Guild meeting

Details, registration: 704-565-5075, or

The Charlotte Business Guild, a business and professional organization for gays and lesbians, will meet, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Tim Hamilton and Ron Wootten, owners of Paper Skyscraper, are the featured speakers. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

SEPT. 18

“Hot Legal Topics”

Details, registration: 704-933-7614 or

The Metrolina CFDD will meet, 11:30 a.m., at Villa Antonio's Restaurant, 4707 South Blvd. James Vann, of Vann & Sheridan LLP, is the featured speaker. $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by noon Sept. 17.