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Susan Tillis is new branch leader for Allen Tate in Statesville

Allen Tate has announced that Susan Tillis is the branch leader for the company’s Statesville office. She will manage branch operations for 18 Allen Tate agents and staff in Statesville as well as Allen Tate’s Davidson office, where she has served as branch leader since January 2017. Tillis, whose husband is US Sen. Thom Tillis, is […]

Concord Airport will be renamed in honor of Mayor Padgett

Concord Regional Airport will get a new name, Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, in honor of J. Scott Padgett, the four-term mayor of Concord. He was Concord’s mayor from 2001-2017, after first serving on City Council from 1995-2001. The retired principal at Coltrane-Webb and Beverly Hills Elementary Schools has recently been appointed by Gov. Cooper to the Local Government […]

Bilodeau exits retirement to open office for Charlotte firm

Denis Bilodeau, a first-term member of the Cornelius Town Board, is opening a Cornelius sales office for Hood Hargett & Associates, one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in Charlotte. “It’s just me for now,” said Bilodeau, the retired president of Aquesta Insurance. Hood Hargett’s Charlotte staff will provide support. A former Rotary Club […]

Concord promotes from within, Payne is new City Manager

Lloyd Wm. Payne Jr. has been named Concord City Manager, after serving as Assistant City Manager since May of 2015. The City Council appointed Payne, who is the city’s eighth city manager. He replaces Brian Hiatt who retired after 19 years of service. “It is an honor to be selected by the Mayor and City […]

Kannapolis scientist wins federal grant for choline biomarker study

Feb. 16 – Kannapolis scientist Dr. Steven H. Zeisel has been awarded a $2.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to develop a panel of laboratory tests that assess a person’s choline status. Dr. Zeisel is director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the North Carolina […]

Robbins named CEO of SpeakAbility, Inc.

Feb. 16 – Frances Gregory Robbins has been named CEO of SpeakAbility, Inc., a Mooresville company providing speech therapy services to children and young adults. Robbins has served as the company’s vice president since 2009.

Catalyst Academy appoints new board member

Feb. 15 – ​The Catalyst Academy has appointed Deborah S. Bosley to its four-member Board of Directors. The Catalyst Academy, located in Huntersville, is a non-profit organization providing personal financial education and individual coaching to help develop financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency. Bosley, a professor emeritus of English at UNC Charlotte, is owner and principal […]

New member relations director at LKN Chamber

Justin Allen has joined the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce as a director of member and investor relations, in charge of engaging local businesses, looking for opportunities to provide exposure and building relationships.  He was previously a sales designer with Audio Advice, a large company in the home theater and home audio business. Allen and […]

Novant Health announces new chief compliance officer

Feb. 8 – Novant Health has named Lee Decker as its chief compliance officer. In this new role, Decker will ensure Novant Health has a comprehensive, high-quality compliance strategy and culture. Decker will also continue to address the organization’s growth, competitive landscape and regulatory challenges. “The chief compliance officer is one of the most critical […]

Lane shift for ‘Late Shift’ host

Brad Gillie, who has been a part of Speedway Motorsports for two decades, is the new programming and affiliate manager for Performance Racing Network. PRN, a unit of Concord-based Speedway Motorsports, is one of two NASCAR licensed multi-broadcast radio networks which produces and distributes motorsports programming year ‘round. Gillie, who started as public address announcer […]

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