Career Almanac

On the Move

Lori Alala, Whalen Brown, Drew Dayton, Alexandria Houk, Lori Beth Johnson, David Mitchell and Jed Wilkerson joined Northwestern Mutual as financial representatives in Charlotte.

Elizabeth Bagwell of Fort Mill, S.C., joined Founders Federal Credit Union as vice president, internal audit.

Diana Blocker joined Ballantyne Magazine as account executive.

Attorneys Elizabeth Buckner and Jacob Roberts joined the Moore & Van Allen PLLC’s Charlotte office.

Kevin Doherty joined Gibson Smith Realty Co. as a commercial real estate broker.

Mike King, RN, was named vice president of sales at Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte.

Jon McCracken was named chief operating officer of InChem Corp., a custom and toll chemical manufacturer based in Rock Hill.

Bob McGriff was elevated to principal and leads the industrial and supply chain group for Cresa Carolinas, a corporate real estate advisory firm.

Robert Notte was promoted to vice president in the Charlotte office of Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm.

Elise Scotto di Carlo joined Derse Morgen Financial Advisors as an executive assistant.

Notable Items

Calvin Brock, Sunny Calhoun, Peggy Dennehy, Crystal Kiker, Anmarie Lamoreau, Tamera Merrill, Melissa Millard, Jordan Miller, Sheri Quinn, Cheri Ritter, Kheena Slaymon and Shelby Warkenthien graduated from Allen Tate Realtors’ Winner’s Edge comprehensive real estate training program.

David Dooley, a Charlotte native, formed Founders Invesco LLC, a new investment venture company based in Charlotte. Dooley will partner with small to midsize private businesses looking to achieve greater operational scale and improve profitability. Joining Dooley will be marketing executive Connie Engelbrecht.

Chris Kallianos of Warren & Kallianos PLLC was named to the 2014 North Carolina Super Lawyers list and to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

This week


Creating a Meaningful Brand:

This seminar will assist you in building your brand strategy and identity. Free. 6-8 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register: 704-330-4223;

Pricing Your Product or Service:

Learn the formulas for determining pricing that ensures both sales and profits. Cost: $89. 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, through April 14 at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;


Healthy Charlotte, Healthy You:

Charlotte Chamber’s SouthPark Chapter Luncheon will feature Michael Tarwater, CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System and 2014 Charlotte Chamber chair, who will discuss how healthy partnerships, healthy lifestyle choices and a healthy business climate impact our community. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details:

LACCC Tapas:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for networking and tapas. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Hampton Inn & Suites – SouthPark, 6700 Phillips Place Court. Register:

Business After Hours:

Join Charlotte Chamber for business-to-business networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hampton Inn & Suites – SouthPark, 6700 Phillips Place Court. Details:


TechBreakfast CLT:

TechBreakfast CLT provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from great panelists. Free. 8:30-9:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Details:

Matthews Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Weather forecaster Terri Bennett will discuss “Weathering the Storm: How to Survive a Personal Identity Crisis.” Bennett will offer practical strategies and tips on dealing with career adversity and reinventing yourself. $15 if registered by noon Tuesday; $20 after. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Register:


LYNX Blue Line Extension Update:

Join the Charlotte Chamber University City Chapter for an update on the LYNX Blue Line Extension and potential construction impact to businesses. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 JM Keynes Drive. Details:

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