Career briefs

Sep. 20, 2013 @ 05:50 PM

Hillsborough office of Coldwell Banker announces sales associate
HILLSBOROUGH -- Kailey Adams has joined the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Hillsborough office as a sales associate, according to a news release. She most recently worked as a teacher in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.
Adams is a graduate of Wake Forest University and is an active volunteer at Duke Children’s Hospital and with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
She is a native of Tampa, Fla., and lives in Hillsborough. 

Federal Capital announces Durham-based project manager
CHEVY CHASE, MD. -- Federal Capital Partners announced that Don Elliott has taken the role of project manager for capital projects for the firm’s operating portfolio.
Elliott will be based in Durham, and will be focusing his work in the Carolinas and the Tidewater region of Virginia.
He brings more than 31 years of experience in multifamily, mixed-use and commercial property management, most recently with Pegasus Residential in Charlotte. He has a background working with large real estate investment trusts.
Federal Capital Partners is a private real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $3 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. The company is the majority owner of the downtown West Village project.

Exec VP announced for Home Builders Association
DURHAM -- Holly Fraccaro of Chicago has been named the new executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. She will start in the role full-time on Oct. 7.
The executive committee and the full board for the association recently approved her appointment. She is filling the role at the nonprofit trade association that was vacated by Nick Tennyson.
“My goal is to capitalize on the upswing we’re seeing in the housing market and to use this momentum to engage, support, and promote our existing members and to increase the recruitment of new members,” she said in a statement.
Most recently, she served as executive director at North West Housing Partnership, a nonprofit in Chicago dedicated to creating and implementing programs to promote economically diverse housing by bringing public and private resources together.
Before that she was executive director of the Single Room Housing Assistance Corp., a nonprofit that provides supportive housing to homeless adults in Chicago.
She received a degree in psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.

Libbie Hough joins Historic Hillsborough board
HILLSBOROUGH - Libbie Hough, president of the Hillsborough-based marketing strategies company Comma, has joined the board of directors of The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough.
Hough is serving as the representative to the board for Hillsborough’s downtown merchants.
The Alliance is a nonprofit that works to preserve, promote and enhance the historical, cultural and natural environment of Hillsborough for residents and visitors.
Hough has lived in the area for more than 30 years, both in Chapel Hill and in rural Orange County. In September of last year, she relocated her business from her home office to Churton Street.
Hough launched the company in 2001 and uses a virtual business model to achieve her clients’ marketing needs.

Bell and Howell announces new VP
DURHAM -- Bell and Howell, a global provider of multi-channel communications solutions for print, online and mobile delivery, announced the hiring of enterprise architecture pioneer Michael Lambert as vice president of the company’s new Enterprise Solutions Group.
In this newly created position, he will oversee Bell and Howell’s Enterprise Solutions Group, which will encompass product lines and operations including Multi-Channel Messaging and Mobile Mail, document Composition and Workflow Automation, Software Sales, and software Technical Solutions.
Lambert spent 23 years at Cigna Healthcare designing and implementing its enterprise customer communications architecture. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of business development for Sefas Innovation, a strategic solution provider for Bell and Howell.

Anuva director appointed to VP role at association
MORRISVILLE -- Anuva Manufacturing announced that the company’s director of business development, Gary Sulski, has been appointed vice president of membership at the Surface Mount Technology Association Carolinas chapter.
Anuva is a Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council-certified minority business that began providing services in 2008 from Morrisville.
Sulski, who brings nearly two decades of technical electronics experience, will be responsible for assisting technical programs and board members to create an ongoing learning environment for engineers to understand future trends in design and overcome challenges in SMT manufacturing.
At Anuva Manufacturing, he is responsible for leading and guiding the company’s strategic directives as well as new business development and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Anuva, he served as national sales and marketing manager for another mid-tier electronics manufacturing services provider.

New State Farm agent opens Durham practice
DURHAM – State Farm announced new agent Antonio Vela has opened a practice in Durham on Sherron Road.
The Antonio Vela Insurance Agency is at 121 Sherron Rd, Suite 106 and officially opened July 1. 
Prior to becoming a State Farm Agent, Antonio worked as a team member for another State Farm agent in Durham. He moved to Durham about six years ago from Ecuador, where he received his business degree with a focus in management and marketing.
Upon arrival to the United States, he worked with nonprofit organizations around the Triangle. 
His office includes two staff members, Molly Nelms and Alex Manzano, who are prepared to help customers with insurance and financial services needs in English and Spanish. 

RTI scientist inducted in medicinal chemistry Hall of Fame
DURHAM — Mansukh Wani, emeritus principal scientist at RTI International, was inducted into the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame for his contributions to medicinal chemistry.
The Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed to medicinal chemistry through research, technology and service to the American Chemical Society, according to a news release. The induction ceremony was held Sept. 10 during the society’s fall meeting in Indianapolis, Ind.
Wani, in partnership with the Monroe Wall, discovered two anti-cancer agents, which was recognized as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society. The discovery led to the development of four prescription drugs that represented nearly one-third of all anti-cancer medications in 2002.
Born in India, Wani earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry before coming to the United States to earn a doctorate degree at Indiana University. He later conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin before joining RTI in 1962.