Career Almanac

On the Move

Isabel Almeida joined Flxon Inc., provider of products and services to the printing and packaging industry. Almeida will be responsible for increasing awareness of the company in the Mexico and Latin America markets by expanding customer service outreach.

Alexandra Arey, Frank Deaton and Brittany McMeeking joined Keller Williams Realty SouthPark office.

David Brennan and Munashe Magarira joined Johnston, Allison & Hord as associates in the firm’s litigation practice group. David Rugani joined the firm as an associate in the corporate/merger and acquisitions practice group.

Stefan Fencl joined NewBridge Bank as senior vice president, corporate/institutional deposit and investment consultant at the Bank’s office at 5925 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 100.

Richard Fida was appointed director of engineering at Bissell.

Craig Harasimowicz, Caroline Kraich and Cowden Rayburn joined Moore & Van Allen’s Charlotte office corporate team. Glenn Hudson joined Moore & Van Allen’s Charlotte office bankruptcy team.

Stephen Hass was promoted to senior account executive /public relations at Luquire George Andrews, an advertising and public relations agency.

Karen Rogers was named chief financial officer for The Duke Endowment.

Notable Items

Bryan DeGabrielle, vice president of sales and marketing for the Charlotte division of Eastwood Homes, received 2015 Silver Award honors for Sales Manager of the Year from the National Sales and Marketing Council of the National Association of Home Builders.

The Board of Directors of the Executive Women of Lake Norman announces the association’s Board of Directors and officers for fiscal 2015: membership, Kelley Daspit, Iredell Memorial Hospital, and Victoria Turner, Perma Safety Tub; treasurer, Erin Gee, Aquesta Bank; past president, Kathy Holden, Home Helpers & Direct Link; programs/social director, Annie Lewis, Annie Lewis Event Planning and Kathy Maiorana, Kathy Maio’s Phit Life; president, Starr Miller, StarrMiller Interior Designs; vice president, Danielle Ratliff, Serenity Now Massage; secretary, Tricia Sisson, The Range at Lake Norman and Ballantyne. The Executive Women of Lake Norman is an organization of professional women who hold positions of leadership within their organizations.

George Hanna III, a Moore & Van Allen PLLC Charlotte litigation member, received the Mecklenburg County Bar and Foundation’s 2014-2015 Ayscue Professionalism Award, presented to a current or former member of the Mecklenburg County Bar annually.

John Huson, CEO of Carocon, was awarded the Lex Marsh Award for progressive apartment development, industry leadership, and advocacy by the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, a trade association for the multifamily rental housing industry.

This week


Small Business - Big Opportunity:

Join the Travelers Institute, the Charlotte Chamber and City Startup Labs for a complimentary luncheon symposium exploring tools for small business success in the greater Charlotte region. 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Charlotte Branch, 530 E. Trade St. Registration required:

Metro Chapter Annual Holiday Mixer:

Join Charlotte Chamber Metro Chapter for drinks, appetizers and holiday cheer at the Metro Chapter’s after-hours social. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Vanity Charlotte, 500 W. Fifth St. Details:

NAWBO Charlotte Holiday Party:

Join NAWBO Charlotte for a festive evening to celebrate the holiday season, featuring networking and music by jazz pianist Mark Stallings. Cost: $45-$95. 6-8:30 p.m. at One Wells Fargo Center, 41st Floor, 301 S. College St. Register: 704-367-3454;


Monthly Luncheon Meeting:

Emily Gordon, of Seven Step RPO, will discuss “Strategically Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in Today’s Competitive Landscape” at the MBPW meeting. Cost: $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1928 South Blvd. Register:

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