Career Almanac |

On the Move

Kristina Allen was promoted to communications manager and exhibitions manager at The Hickory Museum of Art. Candace Semmel was named marketing assistant and AmeriCorps ACCESS representative. Ronni Smith was promoted to HMA shop & visitor services manager.

Jeff Bame, Jennifer Dillon, Keith Frankel, Dianne McNeff and Vincent Spencer were named associates at LS3P Associates. Kevin Bryant, Marcus Copolillo, Bill Petzold and Dana Reed were named senior associates.

Tamesha Bendaw, Dewana Looper, Michael Kay Mabe, Zachary Renegar and Brandon Williams joined Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo as associate attorneys.

Ben Clousher, Zachary Fay and Sean Fogner joined GCG Wealth Management as financial professionals.

Gorden Fleming joined Spectrum Properties as a marketing representative. Brent Reel was promoted to chief financial officer.

Tracy Frick and Jeffrey Trent opened a real estate law practice, FrickTrent.

Leah Haines joined Tribble Creative Group as a graphic designer.

Erin Hanelin and Julie Miller joined Living Simply as associates.

Denise Reis was named chief marketing officer at Elliott Davis.

Paul Stratos joined LeChase Construction as regional director of business development.

Carrie Tish joined Platinum Communications as senior sales client executive for the south east region.

Notable Names

Joe Almeida, of FLXON Inc., received Sandler Certification after completing advanced Sandler Sales and Customer Services training.

Ruth Hallmark, clinical quality management coordinator for Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital, was named North Carolina Practitioner of the Year by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Herbert Hamilton and William Henry Sipe III, of Hamilton Martens Ballou & Sipe, were named to the 2009 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Kitchen Solvers of Charlotte was awarded for being Kitchen Solvers “Top Five in Annual Sales for Large Markets.”

Lyerly Agency received the “Best in North Carolina” ProAd Award from the Business Marketing Association. Powell & Partners Creative received the “Best of Show” award and “The Allen Barney Agency of the Year” award.

Robert Marcus and Larry Sitton, of Smith Moore, were named to the 2009 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”

This week

NOV. 7

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 the Baxter Hood Center, 452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Bill Arledge is the featured speaker. $20, includes lunch.

NOV. 8

“Age of Turbulence: A Look Ahead at 2009”

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. Dennis Stearns, president of Stearns Financial Group, is the featured speaker. $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers, free for first time visitors.