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Jan. 27, 2013 @ 02:54 PM

Project managers join Integrated Audio Video team at Southpoint
DURHAM – The president of Integrated Audio Video at Southpoint announced recently that David Steffens has joined the company’s team as a senior project manager, and Garrett Seybert has been hired as a level one project manager.
Originally from Troy, Mich., Steffens has more than 20 years of experience in electronics  As senior project manager at Integrated Audio Video, the Hillsborough resident will be responsible for the overall installation process working with clients, staff and vendors, provide business knowledge and technical skills for design project installation strategies, oversee project proposal development, and provide leadership and guidance in the day-to-day operations for Integrated Audio Video installations.
Originally from Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Seybert has served the real estate and development markets as a project manager for more than seven years. As level one project manager at Integrated Audio Video, the Cary resident will provide business knowledge and technical skills to design project installation strategies, assist with bidding and budgeting, and schedule installers and equipment for new installation projects.
RTI scientist elected to National Academy of Social Insurance
DURHAM – Leslie Greenwald, a chief scientist at RTI International, has been elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance for her work in Medicare program and payment system evaluation.
Election to membership in the National Academy of Social Insurance is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a social insurance professional, according to a news release. Academy membership recognizes those who have made distinguished and continuing achievements in the field.
Greenwald has more than 20 years of experience conducting health services research. She has focused her research efforts on a wide range of subjects including health care reform, Medicare payment systems, pay for performance and value based purchasing. She is a lead author of “Pay for Performance: Methods and Approaches,” which was published by RTI Press last year. 
At RTI, Greenwald serves as a deputy division vice president, project director and task leader for a range of projects related to health care reform, pay-for-performance, Medicare payment, program evaluation, as well as service delivery, cost and utilization analysis. Prior to joining RTI, she spent 11 years at the Health Care Financing Administration, now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Architecture and Design firm announces staff
DURHAM – Little, an architectural and design firm, announced that Todd Benner and Rob Byers have joined the firm’s Durham office as leaders in its workplace interiors practice. 
Both Benner and Byers have regional, national and international expertise and have completed projects in the following market types: corporate workplace, retail, hospitality, healthcare, research /technology, critical facilities, civic and education, according to a news release. 
With more than 17 years of experience, Benner will serve as interiors studio leader. He will be responsible for advancing the interiors practice in the surrounding market. Although having worked most recently with a firm in Dubai, he has roots in North Carolina and has worked on local projects including Quintiles Plaza at Imperial Towers.
Byers joins Little as senior designer for the Durham interiors studio. He has 20 years of experience in a variety of architecture and interior design projects. Some of his notable clients include Porsche, Turner Broadcasting, Invesco, Coca-Cola and Hewlett Packard.    
Chapel Hill resident promoted to president of Sageworks
RALEIGH – Sageworks, a financial information company and the developer of ProfitCents and Sageworks Analyst, announced today that Juan Sistachs has been promoted to the position of president. 
Sistachs has been with Sageworks since 2010 and has most recently served as vice president in the company’s financial institutions division. As president of Sageworks, Sistachs will be responsible for overseeing sales and services in both of the company’s key vertical markets – financial institutions and accounting firms – as well as the evaluation of new market opportunities. 
Prior to joining Sageworks, he founded and served as CEO of Backroom Enterprises Inc., a technology and consulting firm that provided fraud prevention solutions to the banking industry.
Through BEI, Sistachs developed the first check fraud prevention program of its kind, which detected millions of dollars in fraudulent checks for top financial institutions. BEI was sold to Carreker. BEI's signature product is still widely used by financial institutions across the country and abroad.
Durham family lawyer certified as specialist
DURHAM – Julie Woodmansee, a partner in the Durham family law firm of Woodmansee & Szombatfalvy, was recently certified by the N.C. State Bar as a specialist in family law.
She is one of 163 lawyers state-wide to achieve the distinction, according to a news release. For more than two decades, she has advocated for individuals in family law matters in Durham and Orange County courts. She is a mediator and collaborative divorce practitioner.
She is a 1990 graduate of the UNC School of Law, a member of the N.C. Bar Association, the N.C. State Bar, the 14th Judicial District Bar, the 14th Judicial District Bar Association, and the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys.
To be certified as a specialist, a lawyer must have practiced for at least five years, devote a significant portion of his or her practice and continuing legal education to the area of specialty, receive favorable peer reviews, and pass a written exam.
Woodmansee & Szombatfalvy handles family law matters, including divorce, separation, property settlement, spousal support and alimony, child custody and support, and prenuptial agreements, and represents individuals in  Durham, Orange, Chatham and Wake County courts.