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New SCORE vice president for HR

Karisa Smith has been named vice president of human resources for SCORE Charlotte. In her position, she will oversee talent acquisition and learning and development programs that certify mentors in various skillsets. A native of Cheshire, CT, Smith joined SCORE Charlotte in May, 2020. For information on SCORE Charlotte services or to volunteer as a […]

New budget director in Cabarrus

The new Cabarrus County Budget Director is Rosh Khatri. He has 30-plus years of government budgeting, finance and audit experience. He was formerly director of budgeting for Seminole County Public Schools in Florida. A Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant, he joined Cabarrus County in September 2020.

In bipartisan letter, all former US Treasury secretaries endorse Yellin

Jan. 19. All the living former US Treasury Secretaries have signed the letter urging the US Senate to confirm President-elect Biden’s Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen. In part, the letter says: “As former Treasury Secretaries, we are well aware of the demands of the job and the steepness of the learning curve for new officials. […]

New senior VP at Sotheby’s International

Jan. 18. Premier Sotheby’s International has a new senior vice president. Kristine Newell will be responsible for directly overseeing the $7 billion real estate company’s operations in Central Florida, North Carolina and Tampa Bay. Previously she was part of the leadership team at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, where she led multiple offices in Connecticut […]

New agents at Sotheby’s

Jan. 17. New agents at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty are Leslie Fisher and Saideh Brown, in Charlotte, and Thomas E. Underwood, in the Cornelius office.

Lind Goodman new president of BSI

Jan. 10. Lind Goodman has been named president of BSI Builder Services, Allen Tate’s new home sales and marketing division. Goodman succeeds Mike LaRuffa, who retired in December. LaRuffa served BSI as president from 1994-2004 and from 2008-2020. BSI represents local, regional and national builders and developers in the sales and marketing of new home communities. […]

Lindsay Manson will be Concord’s new spokesperson

Dec. 23. Lindsay Manson, previously the deputy chief of staff for a Washington congressman, is the new spokesperson for the City of Concord. As Concord’s public affairs and project manager, Manson will serve as the chief spokesperson for the city and direct strategic communications efforts, including management of external communications and media relations. Manson’s former […]

NC Commerce Secretary Copeland will step down

Dec. 13. NC Commerce Secretary Anthony Copeland will step down at the end of January. During the four years Copeland served as Gov. Cooper’s commerce secretary, the state of North Carolina announced the creation of 78,877 jobs, attracting more than $17.4 billion in capital investment. The department also launched and expanded workforce programs like Finish […]

Morris, Honeycutt are chair, vice-chair of Cabarrus County Board

Dec. 13. The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners re-elected Steve Morris as board chair and Diane Honeycutt as board vice chair. Morris first joined the Cabarrus Board of Commissioners in 2012 and became chair in 2014. He owns and operates The Gem Theatre in Kannapolis. He attended NC State University, and received a Bachelor of […]

The Pines announces new CEO

Dec. 10. Vernon M. Baker, a 30-year veteran of the senior living business, becomes the new president/CEO at The Pines at Davidson effective March 15, 2021. Currently, he is executive vice president/COO of Williamsburg Landing, in Williamsburg, Va. The Pines is currently being led by interim president/CEO Heather McKee, who replaced Steve Jewell in November. […]