Career Briefs

Aug. 30, 2013 @ 06:30 PM

O’Neal Inc. hires senior construction manager
GREENVILLE, S.C. – O’Neal Inc., a Greenville-based integrated design and construction firm, has hired Marshall Blackmon to work as senior construction manager in the company’s Morrisville office.
Blackmon has more than 35 years of professional experience in industrial manufacturing construction management experience with a focus on pharmaceutical facilities, according to a news release. 

Healthy heart coach partners with chiropractic center
DURHAM – The Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Durham announced a new partnership with registered nurse Peggy Gleason, an integrative health coach and the founder of Healthy Heart Coach.
Gleason, together with the Durham chiropractic care team, will be providing enhanced wellness care services. In the role of “Healthy Heart Coach,” she will help patients get to the heart of their health through behavioral and lifestyle changes, stress management, and nutrition and exercise counseling.
Gleason received her integrative health coach certification from Duke Integrative Medicine. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and also holds a degree in natural health.

Health benefits consulting firm announces award
DURHAM -- Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, announced that the company has been named a winner in Carolina Parent’s 2013 Family-Friendly 50 Awards.
This is the 15th anniversary of the Family-Friendly 50, awarded by Carolina Parenting, which owns Carolina Parent magazine as well as Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent.
With the award, Carolina Parent recognizes 50 companies and organizations for their dedication to a family-friendly work culture, according to a news release.
The magazine recognized Hill, Chesson & Woody for its commitment to flexible hours, generous benefits program and concern for employees’ overall health and wellness.
Employees have privileges during health-themed days including free massages from a certified therapist, free lunches, salad days and trail walks.
In addition, the firm reimburses gym memberships and offers a health advocacy benefit that assists employees with questions on topics such as insurance claims and medical records.

Chapel Hill lawyer appointed to NC Advocates for Justice Order of Service
CHAPEL HILL – Laura Noble, a lawyer with The Noble Law Firm in Chapel Hill, has been named to the Order of Service for the NC Advocates for Justice for 2013.
Members of the Order of Service promote individual rights and work to protect the safety of North Carolina’s families in the workplace, according to a news release. They represent people injured by the wrongdoing of others.
To qualify for the order, Noble had to serve a minimum of two areas in the last year with the advocates. She was technology chair for the advocates’ Employment Law Section Committee in 2012-2013, and served on the Small Office Practice Committee. 


Chapel Hill stylist tapped for fashion week
CHAPEL HILL – The Chapel Hill salon db sutton & co. announced that stylist Rachel Radford has been tapped to work backstage with team Bumble and bumble in New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Bumble and bumble is a provider of stylist-inspired hair products. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place in February and September, providing designers a platform to showcase their collections to buyers, editors, retailers, celebrities, and others. 
“We are quite pleased that Rachel's hairdressing efforts are continuously recognized for the hard work that she pours into her craft,” said Cara Andersen, who is also a stylist at the Chapel Hill salon.

RSVP Events names creative services director
DURHAM — Carter Riley, a longtime employee of RSVP Events Inc., was recently promoted from the role of special event coordinator to creative services director.
Carter has been with the business in a part-time capacity for more than 15 years.
“Our recent growth has necessitated another full-time employee,” said Sharon Riley, owner of RSVP Events Inc. “This position is a great fit for Carter, and I know he will bring creativity and fresh ideas to the table.”
Carter Riley is an Appalachian State alumnus, having graduated in 2009. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in recreation management with a focus in commercial, travel and tourism, and a minor in anthropology.

Duke FCU's Sider selected for Filene’s i3 group
DURHAM -- Jennifer Sider, Duke University Federal Credit Union’s development officer, has been selected to join Filene Research Institute’s i3 Innovation program, according to a news release.
The program aims to foster the development of new ideas and innovations for credit unions. Each new i3 member serves a two-year term that kicks off at an event to be held in October at Princeton University.
Sider joins 14 other credit union peers in the group.  Program members commit to ideating, testing and reporting on four innovation ideas, piloting two ideas in their credit unions, attending two national meetings per year, and participating in regular group work.

Law firm announces recognition for partners
DURHAM – The law firm of Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins has announced that all of its partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.
William J. Thomas II earned the distinction in the field of criminal defense, non-white collar, according to a news release. Jay H. Ferguson was named in the field of eminent domain and condemnation law, and Philip A. Mullins IV was named in the field of personal injury litigation, plaintiffs.