Career Almanac

On the Move

Annie Arntz joined Bissell as graphic designer.

Sun Breza was promoted to transportation initiative director for ECS Carolinas LLP, a provider of environmental, engineering, facilities and construction services.

Marianne Chaney was promoted to executive vice president, director of commercial real estate for NewBridge Bank in Charlotte. Tim Ignasher was promoted to executive vice president, director of commercial banking.

Jonathan Cobb, Reid Fronk and Mary Baker Maund joined Northwestern Mutual as financial representatives.

Joe Diggs was named managing director of SBA Lending for CommunityOne Bank in Charlotte. Misty Mobley was appointed the chief loan review officer.

Reynaldo Gonzalez Jr. joined The Seals, a Charlotte-based distributor of gaskets for commercial appliance doors, as lead technician for the Charlotte market. Brandon Wolfe was promoted to general manager.

BJ Hamilton, Derinda Mercer and Sabrina Mueller joined Keller Williams Realty’s SouthPark office.

Billy Jarrell joined iMortgage as the Charlotte area sales manager with the builder division.

Katie Koppelmann, Teresa Mutakabbir, Margareete Nellon and Jon Scroggins joined the sales team at Weichert, Realtors - Rebhan & Associates.

Ben Thornton joined the design firm of LS3P in Charlotte as an intern architect.

Virginia Wooten joined Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP in Charlotte as an associate attorney.

Notable Items

Andrea Bierce, managing director at Gupton Marrs International, was named a trustee for the Committee of Economic Development in Washington, D.C. The CED addresses national priorities that promote sustained economic growth.

Jody Carpenter and William Culp Jr., of Culp Elliott & Carpenter PLLC, were named Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year 2015 Charlotte in their respective practice areas. Curtis Elliott Jr., Paul Hattenhauer and Mark Richardson were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Gregory Hatcher, managing partner of Hatcher Law Group, was named to the Kilah Davenport Foundation’s board of directors. He will initially serve a one-year term. The Kilah Davenport Foundation is a nonprofit that advocates against child abuse and provides educational programming and financial assistance to families affected by child abuse.

Carl Howard, chief operating officer of Charlotte-based Autobell Car Wash Inc., was elected to the board of directors of the International Carwash Association for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Moore & Van Allen attorneys Karin McGinnis and Cabell Clay were appointed to serve in leadership roles on local philanthropic boards. McGinnis was elected the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Board of Directors’ chair. Clay was named to the Council for Children’s Rights board of directors.

Angelique Vincent-Hamacher, an attorney with Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson P.A., was recognized as an honoree of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Leaders in the Law. Vincent-Hamacher’s practice focuses on employment counseling, employment litigation and serving as a third-party mediator for parties in employment disputes.

This week


The Check is in the Mail - Affordable Marketing Solutions:

Discover how to reach new customers, build a loyalty program for existing customers and learn the best ways to ship your products. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;

Social Media Marketing Seminar:

John McCann & Associates will present a seminar on using an iPad. Free. 3-4:30 p.m. at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. Register:


International Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Meeting:

The Office of International Relations, in partnership with the city of Charlotte’s Neighborhood and Business Services, will host an event for entrepreneurs and small-business owners from Charlotte’s international community who started their business in the last five years. Learn about the opportunities and resources available to small businesses. Free. 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267, 600 E. Fourth St. Register:


Speakers from the Plaza Bridge Group will join BIG members for DealDesk. Schedule a one-hour consultation for your company to receive feedback that will help support your business in dealing with issues, such as funding strategies and leveraging partnerships. Free to BIG members; $75 for nonmembers. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Technekes, Flight Deck Conference Room, 1927 S. Tryon St., Suite 310. Register:

Global Laws in Hiring and Employment Termination:

Fisher & Phillips LLP will host an International Employers Forum Webinar. Presenters will discuss employment law and human resource issues for Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and many other jurisdictions, to help HR professionals, business managers and in-house attorneys. Free. 4-5 p.m. Email: Samina Weil,

Networking for Young Professionals:

BMA Carolinas will host an informational meetup for those interested in Young Professionals membership. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at VBGB at the NC Music Factory, 920 Hamilton St. Register at


Power of Women Event:

Join Charlotte Chamber for Power of Women, featuring a panel discussion about authentic leadership, the art of negotiation and the importance of mentors. The keynote speaker will be Carla Harris, managing director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and chair of the National Women's Business Council. 3:30-7 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Details:

Make Your Art Work For You:

Turn your dream of creating a business using your talents as a musician, dancer, artist or actor into a reality. Learn how the skills of entrepreneurs match the skills of the arts. Free. 6:30-8 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register: 704-330-4223;


Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon:

Join the Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne 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 Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy. Details:

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