Career Almanac

Broker associates Corey Baran, Parry Currier and Margareete Nellon joined the sales team of Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates in Charlotte.

Cristina Becker and Nathan Rubenson are new attorneys with the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office.

Kala Brewer was hired as a staff optometrist for Horizon Eye Care.

Ryan Carver was hired as designer/project manager for Narmour Wright Architects in Charlotte.

Quincy Foil was promoted to associate vice president of the Central Piedmont Community College Services Corp., resource development & sponsorship.

Greg Halpin joined Homeowners Mortgage Enterprises, a full-service, regional mortgage-banking firm serving the Southeast, as a mortgage loan officer. He’ll serve the Charlotte and Columbia markets.

Amandeep Kochar was hired by Charlotte-based Baker & Taylor, a worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, to lead its new software division.

Kelly Lynn will join Supportive Housing Communities as development director. Linda Miller was promoted to volunteer and community partnerships coordinator. SHC is a nonprofit with a mission to provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness.

Brenda Mash joined Newton-based Peoples Bank as vice president and business center manager for the Denver business center.

Kiella Molden was named sales manager at Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa in Concord.

Sheila Mullen was selected by McColl Center for Art + Innovation as the Innovation Institute’s new director.

Carl Smith joined J.D. Goodrum Co., a commercial general contractor based in Cornelius, as project superintendent.

Tiffani Tedder was named commercial relationship manager for CommunityOne Bank in Charlotte.

Patrick White joined Moonlight Creative Group, a Charlotte creative studio, as a summer intern.

Lauren Woodruff was promoted to Charlotte market manger for Bank of America.

Notable Items

Ballantyne Magazine was honored with a Communicator Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in the consumer magazine category.

Courtney Hamer, Charlotte native and a family law attorney with Hatcher Law Group, received the 2014 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, which recognizes lawyers for excellence in quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability based on actual client reviews.

KSQ Architects, a national planning, architecture and interior design firm, welcomes Peterson Associates to the firm. The Charlotte office will be known as KSQ/Peterson. Doug Burns, Wayne Gregory and Michael Rogers of the Peterson leadership team will join director Armand Quadrini as principals of KSQ/Peterson.

LS3P was named one of the top 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. Rankings for the 2014 Hot Firms List are based on an annual survey conducted by the consulting firm ZweigWhite. LS3P ranks at number 93, up from number 174 on the 2011 list.

Weichert, Realtors-Rebhan & Associates has announced the company’s second quarter sales leaders (by rank): Gary Espin, Bill Allen, Carrie Brighton, Tommy Williams and Tony D’Agostino.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 5

Financial Advice from a Fellow Entrepreneur:

Rodney Pitts, president/CEO of Southern Elevator, will speak to NAWBO Charlotte. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at Byron’s South End, 101 W. Worthington Ave., #110. Register:

SouthWest Chapter Luncheon:

Join Charlotte Chamber’s SouthWest 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 Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive. Details:

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business:

Charlotte SCORE will present a seminar to help evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a marketing/business plan. Free. 5:45-9 p.m. at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register:

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