Career Almanac

On the Move

Matt Anderson joined Park Sterling Bank as the senior vice president, Lake Norman market executive. He will be responsible for commercial business in Mooresville, Denver, Cornelius, Huntersville, Davidson, Statesville and surrounding markets.

Cameron Brobst was promoted to director of outlets at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge.

Terry Callahan joined Mulkey as principal and director of construction services in Charlotte.

Charles Cole joined the management team at Moss & Associates as vice president of business development for the Carolinas division.

Neal Deaton took the position of investment and operations manager for Rinehart Wealth Management in Charlotte.

Scott Gadd joined Asheville Savings Bank as the bank’s newest commercial lender, responsible for developing new relationships in the Charlotte market.

Realtor/broker Missy Highsmith joined the team of agents at Charlotte-based Dickens Mitchener.

Walter Nurmi joined the Charlotte office for HDR Architecture as a senior project architect.

Miguel Panizo and Christie Streu joined the sales team at Charlotte-based Weichert, Realtors – Rebhan & Associates as broker associates.

Lisa Pim Peterson joined Weber Murphy Fox, a regional architecture and construction management firm with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Charlotte, as a business development representative. John Shurley joined as associate and Brian Weber joined as senior associate. Colin Barish, Kurt Nelson, Alex Petruso and Caitlin Wilkins will join the firm as summer interns. Bethany Drab and Cody McKean of the firm have completed Penn State University’s five-year professional bachelor of architecture program.

Bill and Tara Sherbert joined Carolina Dance Capital in Charlotte as partners. Fritz Schulte will continue to serve as managing member. Annette Schulte will continue to manage the day-to-day affairs of the dance school.

Notable Items

Arts & Science Council president Robert Bush will be honored with the Selina Roberts Ottum Award, presented jointly by Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts for outstanding contributions in the local arts agency field.

Eastwood Homes was recognized as the 45th-largest builder nationwide, with a total of 862 closings in 2013, in Builder Magazine’s annual rankings report.

Fontaine Modification Fleet Services opened its own headquarters at 2718 Salisbury Highway in Statesville. The headquarters and modification center will provide modifications for vehicles built at Freightliner’s Cleveland manufacturing plant. Roger Carroll will serve as facility manager.

Jayne Frazier, a partner in Charlotte-based accounting firm Scharf Pera & Co., PLLC, was been awarded an honorary life membership in the North Carolina General Federation of Women's Clubs. The award is in recognition of her 17 years of service to the Charlotte Women’s Club, the GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Charlotte and the Charlotte community.

Johnson & Wales University’s School of Business has earned endorsement by IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

This week


Capital Ideas – Entrepreneurs, Expansion and the New Financing Landscape:

Network and engage with experts in the business financing and legal industries and learn about loans and other types of business financing you can use to strengthen and grow your small business. Cost: $20. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at UNCC Center City, 320 E. Ninth St., second floor. Register: 704-336-6924;

East Chapter Luncheon:

Join the Charlotte Chamber East Chapter for its monthly luncheon where featured speakers address and provide updates to topics that affect businesses across the chapter's geographic footprint. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the VanLandingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza. Details:

MSI Chamber Networking Lunch Buffet & Bowling:

Mooresville – South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host a networking lunch buffet with bowling. Cost: $10 (includes buffet, drinks, darts, pool and/or bowling). 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at George Pappas Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville. Details: 704-664-3898;

Awards Gala-Celebrating Possibilities:

NAWBO Charlotte will host the Business Women of the Year Awards Gala to recognize the significant accomplishments of professionals and women business owners. $95 for members; $110 for nonmembers. 6-9 p.m. at the Charlotte City Club, 121 W. Trade St. Register: 704-367-3454;


Business Before Hours:

Join Lake Norman Chamber and John Gillette of Carefree Boat Club for networking. Free. 8-9:30 a.m. at Carefree Boat Club, Morningstar Marina, 18020 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius. Register:

Picnic at SouthPark:

Picnic at SouthPark is Charlotte Chamber SouthPark Chapter’s signature event, featuring food from area restaurants, live entertainment, corporate sponsor offerings and networking. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pavilion at Symphony Park, SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Road. Tickets:

LACCC Monthly Luncheon:

Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter will be the guest speaker at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon. Register by Monday. Cost: $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road. Register: 704-343-2525;

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