Career almanac

On the Move

Jennifer Braccia joined the litigation team at Moore & Van Allen, practicing as an attorney in the Charlotte office.

Stephen Colberg, Joseph Germano and Zachary Kamm joined Carolina Premier Bank Home Mortgage as residential mortgage specialists.

Walter Fisher Jr. will be the managing partner of Troutman Sanders LLP’s new Charlotte office. Fisher will be joined by partners Lee Cory Jr., David Jones, Patrick Ridinger and Paul Steffens.

Samuel Henderson Jr. assumed the role of president for Charlotte Paint Co. Inc., a commercial paint contractor located in Mount Holly. Former President Doug Bess remains active as chairman of the board and working in project management and sales.

Lori Lennon joined Moonlight Creative Group, a Charlotte creative studio, as a summer intern.

Broker/Realtor Nancy Muzichuk joined the sales team of Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates in Charlotte.

Charlotte attorney Phil Summa has moved his intellectual property law practice to join Kevin Parsons. The new firm, Parsons Summa, is located in the Brixham Green One building in the Ballantyne Office Park. Parsons and Summa are joined by associate Phil Hinson and paralegals Beth Barnhart and Vickie King.

Todd Wilson, CBI partner and executive vice president of business development for North Carolina, will be relocating from Charlotte to the Raleigh market. The move is the result of Wilson accepting a new role within CBI, in which he will lead new business development and workplace strategies for all of North Carolina, supporting CBI’s largest and most strategic accounts across the region.

Notable Items

Shally Chacko, a Subway restaurant owner in Charlotte, received the 2013 Operator of the Year Award from N.C. Subway Group Inc. Sean Clark of Kings Mountain received the 2013 Remodel of the Year Award. Charlotte Subway franchise owners Paul and Phyllis Curtis received the 2013 N.C. Subway President’s Award. Claudia Wedderburn of Salisbury was named Manager of the Year for 2013.

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois and his wife, Lisa Lewis Dubois, are the inaugural recipients of the WINGS (Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarship) Founder’s Award given by Charlotte’s Women Executives. The award recognizes their support for the WINGS scholarship program, which supports female college students age 25 and older who are pursuing a degree at Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, UNCC and Central Piedmont Community College.

Erick Hutson, of ECS Carolinas’ Charlotte office, earned his North Carolina Asbestos Air Monitoring license.

Sonda Frattini, of Park South Group, received the “Moving America Forward” award, given to entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves in their industry.

Scott Linch, partner-in-charge of Dixon Hughes Goodman’s national private equity and transaction advisory services, was named a winner for the Service Provider Category by M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Recognition.

Plato’s Closet, a fashion reseller franchise, honored owner David Farmer from Plato’s Closet of Charlotte and Plato’s Closet of Matthews with the company’s Sales Excellence Award.

Professional Builders Supply LLC, a North Carolina-based building materials supplier with operations in the Triangle, Wilmington and Charlotte, was recently ranked No. 37 in the ProSales 100, an industry listing of the largest building material dealers in the country. The company reported 58 percent growth from 2012 to 2013.

Dr. Richard Rolle Jr., an oral and facial surgeon with a practice in Cornelius, was appointed to the UNCC 49ers Sports Medicine Team as the official oral surgeon of athletics.

Brian Simpson, CommunityOne Bancorp CEO, was named as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Southeast, which recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

This week


GreenWorks Committee Tour - Carolina Raptor Center:

Join Charlotte Chamber’s GreenWorks Committee for a tour of the Carolina Raptor Center, an organization dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey. 9-10:30 a.m. at Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details:

Prepare Your Business for the New Healthcare Supply Chain:

Kevin Price of Novant Health will address the recent procurement changes to help minority owned and operated businesses compete more effectively. Cost: $10 for nonmembers. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 330 S. Tryon St. Register:


Update on Uptown Development and Revitalization:

Join the Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter for its monthly luncheon featuring an update from Charlotte Center City Partners regarding uptown Charlotte development and revitalization. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College St. Details:


Community Listening Session:

Charlotte Chamber, in partnership with the Immigrant Integration Task Force, Latin American Chamber and Black Chamber, is hosting a Community Listening Session. The Task Force is composed of 29 community members who are meeting throughout 2014 to research and recommend policies that facilitate access to city services for all residents of Charlotte. 2-3:30 p.m. at Charlotte Chamber Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Register:

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