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Cooper nominates 4 to NC Business Court

March 18. Gov. Roy Cooper announced four nominations to serve as Special Superior Court judges with designations to the Business Court. Two of these nominations are for re-appointments of current Business Court judges, the Hon. Adam Conrad and the Hon. Michael Robinson, and two nominations are for new appointments. —Hon. Adam Conrad to be re-appointed […]

New business development director at Piedmont HealthCare

Anna Messick is the new director of business development at Piedmont HealthCare in Statesville. In addition to being responsible for provider, practice and organizational growth, she will support physician outreach and recruiting, on-boarding and communications. She has 15 years’ experience in marketing and public relations at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville where she was […]

New broker-in-charge at Allen Tate/Concord

Cindy Ryan is the new branch leader and broker-in-charge at Allen Tate’s Concord offices. She will oversee branch operations and lead and grow a team of more than 40 Allen Tate Realtors® and staff. Ryan, who has worked as a Realtor for 11 years, and before that, in retail management. She served as 2020 president […]

New Secretary at NC DEQ

Feb. 18. Dionne Delli-Gatti is the new Secretary of the NC Department of Environmental Quality, having most recently served as the Director of Southeast Climate and Energy at the Environmental Defense Fund. She holds a B.A. from Wright State in Environmental Geology and a Master of Science from the University of North Texas in Environmental […]

Machelle Sanders new head of NC Commerce Dept.

Feb. 12. Machelle Sanders is the new NC Secretary of Commerce, replacing Tony Copeland who stepped down at the end of January. She was previously Secretary of the NC Department of Administration. “I plan to execute on a bold vision for economic restoration and progress for our state and its people in the wake of […]

New CEO at Meck County Library

Feb. 10. Marcellus “MT” Turner becomes the new CEO and chief librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML) effective April 1. He comes from the Seattle Public Library where he was executive director and chief librarian, managing a system of 27 libraries, a staff of 679 and more than 500 volunteers. In addition to fundraising, Turner will […]

Jeff Jackson will run for US Senate in ’22

Jan. 26. NC Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Democrat, will run for North Carolina’s open US Senate seat in 2022. Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican, is not seeking re-election. Jackson became the second-youngest senator in the NCGA in 2014. A captain in the Army National Guard, he is in his 18th year of military service. In […]

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. […]