CAREER BRIEFS

Feb. 10, 2013 @ 05:14 PM

Morningstar Law announces partner
MORRISVILLE – Morningstar Law Group is pleased to announce that Keith P. Anthony has been promoted to partner. 
He is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on real estate litigation, contract disputes, business torts, fraud, insurance coverage disputes and licensing board matters, according to a news release.
Prior to joining Morningstar Law Group, he practiced at K&L Gates. Keith earned a J.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina in 2002.
Comma announces recertification
HILLSBOROUGH – Comma, a Hillsborough-based strategic marketing company, announced a recertification with Green Plus, a sus¬tain¬abil¬ity cer¬ti¬fi¬ca¬tion and edu¬ca¬tion pro¬gram of the Institute for Sustainable Development in Durham.
Comma moved from a home office to downtown Historic Hillsborough. The company said that was as an environmental sustainability opportunity. The firm’s president, Libbie Hough, kept in mind her desire to be centrally located and within the walking distance from local restaurants and meeting spaces.
The firm also announced that Hough has joined a group effort to evaluate the Orange County Schools Career and Technical Education Program. The program will be undergoing an outside source evaluation in order to gain information for future programming.
Durham public works engineer named fellow
DURHAM – The City of Durham Public Works Department civil engineer Sujit Ekka has been named an International Jennings Randolph Fellow by the American Public Works Association and the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College, according to a news release.
As one of three Jennings Randolph Fellows, Ekka will conduct a topical public works study tour, and make a presentation at an APWA partner association’s annual membership meeting in Australia in 2013. 
While in Australia, Ekka will attend the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia International Public Works Conference in Darwin, where he will present a session at the Conference and collaborate with Australian public works professionals on stormwater management.  He will do further study in Melbourne with public works officials and Melbourne Water.
Ekka’s goal is to translate knowledge about advanced stormwater conveyance and treatment techniques between Melbourne and Durham.
In his current role as a civil engineer, Ekka manages a variety of stormwater projects and contracts for the city. His technical skills include stormwater engineering, drainage, water quality, watershed management, and civil design.
Consulting firm announces client manager
CHAPEL HILL – Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, announced that the firm has named Jason Walter as client manager.
In the role, Walter will be responsible for managing company resources to address client issues and execute benefit strategies for client employers, according to a news release.
Prior to joining the firm, Walter worked as a human resources generalist for Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein and was promoted to human resources manager in 2011. He serves as vice president of programs for the Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association.