May. 26, 2013 @ 02:32 PM

Consulting firm announces employee recognition
DURHAM – Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, announced that Stephanie Clark, marketing specialist, has received the 2013 40 Under 40 Leadership Award from Triangle Business Journal.
Each year, the awards recognize professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and dedication to community service.
Clark was selected among more than 300 nominees for her commitment to continuing the success of the firm, her leadership within the company and her devotion to improving the quality of life in the Triangle through her nonprofit work.
Clark joined the firm in 2009 and was promoted from marketing coordinator to marketing specialist within her first two years. She is responsible for designing, delivering and tracking the firm’s lead generation campaigns to build the firm’s brand identity.
She joined 39 other award winners at an awards luncheon on May 16 at the Durham Convention Center.
Durham Plato’s Closet franchisee gets sales award
DURHAM – Scott Cline of Plato’s Closet in Durham received a sales excellence award at the company’s annual conference in Austin, Texas.
At the conference, the company focused on ways to help franchisees maintain the momentum that resulted in another record sales year in 2012.
Fidelity Investments receives award
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, honored Fidelity Investments for efforts to promote a healthy workplace and encourage healthy lifestyles, according to a news release.
The Boston-based company, which has operations in the Research Triangle Park, was among 65 U.S. employers that received the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy
Lifestyles award at a Leadership Summit held in Washington, D.C.
Fidelity received a Gold Award for its commitment to offering a variety of programs and resources to help its more than 41,000 employees and their families manage their health and maintain work/life balance, among other benefits programs.
RTI executive receives achievement award
DURHAM – Josephine Mauskopf, vice president of health economics at RTI Health Solutions, a business unit of RTI International, received the 2013 Avedis Donabedian Outcomes Research Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.
According to a news release from RTI, the award honored her for contributions to the science of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.
The award was presented at the 18th Annual International Meeting of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in New Orleans on May 20.
Hatteras Group names VP of business development
DURHAM – The Hatteras Group has announced that Rod Randolph has been named vice president of business development.
In the role, Randolph will focus on connecting with business owners in the Carolinas who are ready to exit their business and retire or partner with select private equity groups who assist owners in growing their businesses for a later sale and exit.
Targeting business owners in transportation and logistics, precision machining and niche manufacturing industries, he will apply more than 30 years of experience in management and consulting to help educate business owners on the process of evaluating and marketing their businesses for sale as well as on their range of exit options.
Prior to joining the Hatteras Group, he consulted and worked with companies, government agencies and small business owners throughout the Southeast. In addition, he served as the vice president of Prudential Bache Securities and established the special investments department of Bear Stearns in Atlanta.
Established in 1998, the Hatteras Group is a network of professional intermediaries and acquisition advisers leading business owners and entrepreneurs through the buying and selling of businesses.
Washington Duke announces appointment, promotions
DURHAM – The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has announced an appointment and two promotions. 
Anna Lawson has been appointed director of special services. She will manage Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Special Guest Program, ensuring all its special guests receive exceptional, personalized and confidential service. This program is specifically designed for distinguished guests visiting the hotel.
Lawson filled the role of director of special services when Peggy Baker retired after 25 years of service at the inn. She has promoted two members of the senior executive staff.
Don Ball has been promoted to director of operations for food and beverage and Daniel Lotz has been promoted to director of operations for the rooms division.