Career briefs

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 04:49 PM

RTI senior manager elected to board

DURHAM -- Richard Brewer, a senior manager in business development at RTI International, has been elected to the board of directors for the N.C. Defense Business Association.

Brewer will serve a two-year term on the board of the association, which promotes defense-related business within North Carolina by providing information and networking opportunities to members. The association represents more than 75,000 employees in 240 businesses with interests in military contracting, government affairs, and supporting the state’s military installations.

At RTI, Brewer develops and expands business in the Department of Defense market sector as a senior proposal manager. Prior to joining RTI in 2011, he managed chemical and biological defense laboratory testing and evaluations.

He has more than 30 years of research and contract management experience. Brewer received both his doctorate degree in environmental engineering and master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Child Care Services Association new president

CHAPEL HILL - The board of directors of the Child Care Services Association has announced the selection of Anna Carter as its new president and CEO.  

Carter officially took the reins July 1 from outgoing president Sue Russell, who announced her plans to step down earlier in the year.

Carter joins the association as it celebrates 40 years of working to ensure affordable, accessible, high quality child care for all children and families. She previously worked as the deputy director of the Division of Child Development and Early Education for 20 years.

 “CCSA is an agency I have worked with for years, and I have great respect for the work and impact of the organization,” Carter said in a statement.  
Russell, who helped found the association and served as its first president, will continue in a part-time role as executive director of its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Technical Assistance and Quality Assurance Center.

Dentist joins Durham practice

DURHAM -- Dr. Dolan Frye is joining Dr. John Christensen to form Durham Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, according to an announcement from the practice.

Christensen is a pediatric dentist and orthodontist. His office is in southwest Durham near Southpoint Mall.  

Frye is a pediatric dentist who grew up in Greenville, S.C. He completed his specialty training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in a program focused on treatment of the well child and patients with special developmental needs. 

Christensen believes patients will benefit from the training Frye has acquired, complementing the practice’s focus on oral health, prevention of dental problems, and facial growth and development in the child and adolescent.