Career Almanac

On the Move

Ryan Beaver was named partner for Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Charlotte office.

Thomas Belk was hired as a project coordinator in the client services department of Luquire George Andrews, an advertising and public relations agency.

Matthew Brown will be the senior managing broker of their new SouthPark office for luxury real estate specialist, Ivester Jackson Christie’s International.

Michael Cecka was named partner in the finance group for Alston & Bird’s Charlotte office.

Benjamin Fryer, Jeffrey Gray, Patrick Horne, Matthew Mitchell, Benjamin Pickett, Brennan Sheedy and Melinda Vervais have been elected members in Moore & Van Allen’s Charlotte office.

Robbie Horn joined Keller Williams Realty’s SouthPark office.

John Johnson was promoted to of counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP.

Bradley Kline and Janelle Lyons were named partners for Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP’s Charlotte office.

Carlos Macias Caicedo joined The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge as assistant director of housekeeping.

David Morton takes on a new role as director of business development and strategy for Fifth Third Bank’s motorsports banking initiative.

Will Putnam joined Northwestern Mutual as a financial representative.

Notable Items

Carolina Avionics & Aircraft Interiors has moved into its newly constructed headquarters office in Salisbury at Rowan County Regional Airport.

Cenero, a leader in audio visual, unified communications and IT solutions, has acquired Collaborative AV Systems, a Charlotte-based audio visual and video conferencing company.

The annual Lowe’s Pride Awards, which honors accomplishments in the African-American community, has named its 2015 recipients for work in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) field. The winners are Sharrell Howard, teacher award winner; Patrick Hill, small business innovation award winner; Clyde Higgs and the P2EP Program at the N.C. Research Campus, winner of the corporate or institutional leadership award and Jordan Eggleston, youth achievement award winner.

Jason Evans, Trevor Johnston, Lynwood Mallard, Brian Troutman and Scott Vaughn of McGuireWoods’ Charlotte office were selected by their peers to be included on Business North Carolina magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite list.

Patrick Flanagan, a litigation attorney in Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP’s Charlotte office, was recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as part of the magazine’s Legal Elite program.

The Law Firm of Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene was ranked in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers Law Firm in the area of criminal defense and DWI defense. Michael Greene, Rob Heroy and George Laughrun II of the firm were elected for inclusion to North Carolina’s 2015 Legal Elite in the area of criminal practice.

This week


Charlotte Sports+Business:

This monthly networking event connects members of the Queen City sports industry. The event will feature a keynote from F3 Nation founders Dave Redding and Tim Whitmire, as well as opportunities to engage with prominent members of Charlotte’s sports business community. Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Johnson & Wales University. Details:

Business Works:

Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, co-founder and senior vice president of sales for the Brandgarden, will discuss how to achieve your career goals. Free. 8-9:30 a.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register:

SouthPark Chapter Luncheon:

Charlotte Chamber’s SouthPark Chapter invites you to find out what global companies are located in Charlotte, why they came here and what’s on their radar. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details:

Business After Hours – Concord:

Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a networking event for business professionals. 5:30-7 p.m. at M/I Homes – Brookvue, 10513 Skipping Rock Lane, Concord. Register: 704-260-8110;

LACCC Tapas:

Join the Latin American Chamber of Commerce for tapas and networking. 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Cost: Free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Register: 704-343-2525;

How to Do Business with Mecklenburg County:

Business opportunities with Mecklenburg County include purchasing opportunities, construction projects, professional services and procurement programs. Find out how to become a registered minority, woman and/or small-business enterprise vendor, and how to prepare to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities with Mecklenburg County. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC Central Campus, 1112 Charlottetowne Ave. Register:



PitchBreakfast provides a friendly atmosphere where aspiring tech-entrepreneurs can get feedback from panelists. Free. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Register:

Strategic Business Introductions:

eWomenNetwork invites you to participate in an extraordinary business development experience with an intimate group of dynamic women. Cost: $55-$85. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Regus Meeting Room, Linville Building, 10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 200. Register: 704-560-6788;

Chamber Monthly Business Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber will host a luncheon. Cost: $15-$20. 11 a.m.-1 pm. at Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville Matthews Road, Matthews. Register: 704-847-3649;

Ballantyne Chapter Luncheon:

Michael Brown, an economist for Wells Fargo Securities, is responsible for tracking national and regional economic trends. Join Charlotte Chamber Ballantyne Chapter for an economic forecast for 2015. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ballantyne Country Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave. Details:

LinkedIn Secrets to Prospecting Painlessly:

Steve Gatter, LinkedIn copywriter and author of “The Best Ever LinkedIn Profile for Networking,” will reveal the secrets to using LinkedIn to locate and meet the best hidden prospects for you and your business. 6 p.m. at AZN Azian Cuizine, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive. Register:


Love & Passion at Work:

Author and relationship specialist Lori Ann Davis and author, speaker and coach Glenn Proctor will discuss a variety of relationship and communication issues for couples and singles, including working together in a family business, in the same workplace and office romance. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at AZN Azian Cuizine, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive. Register:

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