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William De Leo was appointed clinical director of the Pfeiffer Institute at Pfeiffer University.

La Vondra Farquharson was named assistant director of public relations at Johnson C. Smith University.

Corrine Green was named senior administrator for Good Clean Fun LLC.

Kelly Hanrahan and Hannah Miller joined the law offices of Michael A. DeMayo as workers' compensation paralegals.

Chuck Hardin joined Yates-Chreitzberg-Hughes Architects as a project architect.

Sam Hawkins joined NouvEON as business development representative. Steve Morgan joined as managing consultant.

Daryl Hollnagel and Jeff Kuykendal joined the SouthPark office of Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman.

Brian Humphrey was appointed to vice president of strategic planning and business integration at Riverhawk Aviation Inc.

Van King was named dean of the School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte.

Lisa Ku was named tax director of the Charlotte office of RSM McGladrey.

Ange Lefler was promoted to senior vice president at Morehead Associates.

Pamela Lezotte joined Rich Campe International LLC as senior account executive, corporate division.

Rick Montgomery was promoted to managing broker of REO properties at Weichert, Realtors - Rebhan & Associates.

Pat Morrah joined The FWA Group as project architect. Jim Palmieri joined as project manager.

James Robards was promoted to senior vice president at Wachovia.

Marty Viser joined Piedmont Natural Gas as community relations manager.

Jeffrey Weil joined Cozen O'Connor as chair of its commercial litigation department.

Notable Names

Bluegrass Promotional Marketing, a Charlotte-based marketing firm, was named one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Work” for 2008 by Counselor Magazine.

Carolinas Medical Center was honored with three Gold Seals of Approval by The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations for its heart failure program, stroke program and end-stage renal inpatient hemodialysis program.

Karen Lawrence, entrepreneur and owner of It's My Affair LLC, a Charlotte-based meeting and event planning company, was a recipient of the Sam's Club Emerging Entrepreneur Award.

Dr. Francis Robicsek, of Carolinas HealthCare System, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

What's New

ECS Carolinas has opened a new satellite office in Concord.

KnowledgePoints Learning Center has a new location at 1605 Galleria Blvd., Suite 120.

Decus Communications LLC has opened a new Charlotte office.

This week

OCT. 21

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. Wade Pitts is the featured speaker. LEAN Sigma is the topic.

OCT. 21

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. The founders of MikWright Cards are the featured speakers. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers.

OCT. 23

National Association of Women Business Owners

Details, registration: 704-517-8724 or

Event for women business owners interested in learning more about NAWBO, 5:30 -7 p.m. at RedSky Gallery, 1244 East Blvd. Free.