Career briefs

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 04:48 PM

Dewberry announces promotions
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Dewberry, a Virginia-based private architecture, engineering, management and consulting firm, announced promotions of employees in its Chapel Hill office.
The firm promoted Shepard Hockaday to vice president of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services in the firm’s Raleigh and Chapel Hill offices, according to a news release.
He has more than 20 years of experience managing engineering teams from all over the world. Currently, he serves as the MEP service line leader.
Robert Wolff has been promoted to senior associate in the Chapel Hill office. He has more than 25 years of health care experience. He currently serves as the senior project manager for large-scale PME healthcare projects.

Chapel Hill resident named underwriting director at Rockhill Holding Co.
DURHAM -- Joe Dittmar has been named underwriting director for Rockhill Holding Company, a subsidiary of State Auto Insurance Companies, working out of the Durham office.
In the role, he is responsible for the program division’s commercial property underwriting oversight and development.
He has 35 years of insurance experience and previously held leadership positions with Argo Group/Colony Insurance, AIG/Lexington insurance, Allianz Global Risks Insurance and CNA Insurance, according to a news release.

Employees announced by Durham health care benefits consulting firm
DURHAM -- Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has named Kayla Herring and Lindsay Hiatt as enrollment specialists.
In their positions, Herring and Hiatt are responsible for providing support in benefit education, eligibility maintenance and bill reconciliation for a diverse group of clients, according to a news release.
In addition, they are responsible for using data collection templates and benefit rules specific to each client, and providing education and support to clients during open enrollment periods.
Herring, a Raleigh resident and native, received her bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a focus on human resources. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management.
Hiatt graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. with a bachelor’s of science degree in marketing and communications. A native of Elizabeth, Colo., she lives in Durham.

Hillsborough physical therapist recognized
ALEXANDRA, Va . – Victoria S. Tilley of Hillsborough, a physical therapist and American Physical Therapy Association member, has received the association’s Lucy Blair Service Award, according to an association announcement.
The Lucy Blair Service Award honors members who have made exceptional contributions to the association through district, chapter, committee, section, task force, or national activities. Tilley received the award during a conference and exposition held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 26-29.
She is president and founder of ElderFit Physical Therapy & Consulting Inc., a geriatric-based practice in Hillsborough that offers in-home and community-based skilled physical therapy and occupational therapy services, wellness consultation, senior exercise classes, and reimbursement consultation.
A board-certified geriatric clinical specialist, she has held numerous leadership positions at the N.C. Physical Therapy Association. She also co-founded the Special Olympics FUNfitness screening program and currently serves as its North American clinical services coordinator.