Wishnek to chair Charlotte Regional Partnership

A Park Sterling banker will chair the Charlotte Regional Partnership a year ahead of schedule, after the current chair was recently promoted and moved.

Judy Wishnek had been vice chair of the group, which recruits businesses to the region. She is regional president for Park Sterling, a position she’s held since 2012. Wishnek had been in line to chair the partnership’s board in 2017.

“Judy’s vision and long-time involvement with the Partnership make her a great leadership choice during this milestone year for our organization,” said the group’s CEO Ronnie Bryant, in a statement. The partnership is 25 years old this year.

Linda Stanley of Bank of America had been the group’s chair, but she was promoted to a new job in Richmond.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo