Career Almanac

On the Move

Emily Brandewie joined the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as catering sales manager.

Randi Cashion was appointed director of sales and marketing at Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City.

Ryan Doherty was promoted to associate principal of ai Design Group, an architectural and interiors firm, which recently moved to a new office at 330 S. Tryon St.

Kevin Henry joined Extended Stay America as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

Attorney Evan Holst joined Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, P.A. as an associate in Charlotte.

Tony Jarrett was named vice president of operations for Allen Tate Co.

Attorney Joseph Raad joined Morton & Gettys LLC as senior counsel. The practice has also moved to Fountain Park Place in Rock Hill.

Scott Regene joined Allen Tate Realtors’ Lake Norman office.

Notable Items

Mason Alexander and Kevin Dalton of Fisher & Phillips LLP were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.

Attorney Robert Cox Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Charlotte office was listed in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Charlotte attorney James Hardin III was selected by his peers in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Robert Phifer and James Spears Jr. of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s Charlotte office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Spears was also named the 2015 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte.

Barry Porter Jr., an attorney based in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was elected to the Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Porter will serve a three-year term on the committee ending in 2017.

Poyner Spruill Charlotte attorneys Haywood Barnes, William Belcher, Nancy Brower, Thomas Eatman Jr., Eugene Griggs, Richard Kane, Fitzgerald Parnell III, David Terry and Cynthia Van Horne were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. attorneys Everett Bowman, Patrick Bryant, Peter Buck, John Carmichael, Karen Gledhill, Julie Griggs, Edward Hennessey IV, Charles Johnson, Haynes Lea, Stephen Lynch, Mark Merritt and John Wester were named 2015 Charlotte Lawyers of the Year for work in their respective practice areas. Stephen Cox and Benjamin Johnson of the firm’s Rock Hill office were named The Best Lawyers in America for 2015.

Michael Wielechowski from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Charlotte office was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015.

Monica Wilson, an associate in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Charlotte office, was recognized by the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) as its 2014 Individual Member of the Year. The award honors an ABC Carolinas member who has contributed an exceptional level of service to the chapter, which represents the construction industry in North and South Carolina.

Winston & Strawn Charlotte partners David Batty, Michael Booe, Jo Ann Brighton, Jack Cobb, Tom Cottingham, Jack Knight Jr., Wood Lay, René LeBlanc-Allman and Molly McGill were recognized in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

This week


‘Networking: A Tool For Business Success’

Free session on networking. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;


‘Business Organization and Record Keeping’

Discuss the differences between a sole proprietor, partnership and corporation; the importance of record keeping; what you should keep and for how long. The purpose of this workshop is to help business owners understand basic tax responsibilities, which promote business success and longevity. Participants will also get an overview of their tax responsibilities as a small business. Free. 6-8 p.m. at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. Register: 704-330-4223;

‘Funding Your Business’

This seminar will review the various forms of equity and debt financing, including conventional bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, private loans, venture capital, factored receivables, credit cards and supplier trade credit. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. Online. Register: 704-330-4223;


‘Power of Women Kickoff’

The Charlotte Chamber will launch a new program series and networking platform called Power of Women (POW). 5:30-8 p.m. at Label Charlotte, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. Details:

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