The North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners recently approved 112 individuals for licensure as Certified Public Accountants in North Carolina. Local individuals included: Kelvin Michael Anthony, Sara Kathleen Harris and Ian Alexander MacLeod, all of Greensboro; and Kendall Wagoner Einbinder of Summerfield.


Brooks Pierce attorney Kim Marston was recently named to the Guilford Green Foundation’s board of directors.


Patrick M. Kane and Kip D. Nelson, attorneys with Fox Rothschild, have earned certification as appellate specialists from the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. This gives Fox Rothschild five attorneys holding this accreditation, making it the law firm with the most appellate specialists in North Carolina.

Certified appellate specialists undergo an intensive review process and extensive examination by North Carolina’s Board of Legal Specialization, which requires a lawyer to demonstrate special training, experience and knowledge in the field to ensure that recognition as a certified specialist is a meaningful and reliable credential.

Both attorneys joined Fox Rothschild through its recent merger with Smith Moore Leatherwood.


Nancy Schneider Smith of High Point, associate professor of physical therapy at Winston-Salem State University, will receive her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from N.C. State on Dec. 19.

Smith, an honor graduate of Southwest Guilford High School, supervises physical therapy students at the Winston-Salem Community Care Center.


U.S. Rep. Mark Walker honored Greensboro’s Dori Goebel as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for December 2018.

Each month, Walker awards a constituent, business or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.

Goebel recently served as a living organ donor for Cindy Mondello, the founder and executive director of Restoration Place Counseling.

Goebel is a volunteer tutor at Westover Church and also assists with the clothing closet at The Newcomers School.


Tony Sportiello, artistic director of Algonquin Theater Productions, is leading the company in producing two simultaneous versions of a new musical in 2019, one in New York in English and the other in Guadalajara, Mexico, in Spanish. He holds a B.A. in theatre and English from Greensboro College.

The musical is “The Paparazzi,” by Al Tapper.

Sportiello has been artistic director of Algonquin Theater Productions since 2004. Previously he had worked as a television supervisor and video and film editor with WGNO-TV and Bloomberg News.


Hagan Barrett has been named the official legal services provider for the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships which will be held Jan. 20-26 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

The firm’s attorneys also provided these services when the event was hosted in Greensboro in 2011 and 2015.

The seven-day competition will feature the country’s best men’s singles, women’s singles, pairs and ice dancing skaters from the U.S. Figure Skating’s top two skill levels.

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On the Move

  • Columbia Forest Products has appointed Greg Pray as president and CEO of Columbia Forest Products. Pray will succeed Brad Thompson as CEO.
  • John Hocutt, a registered architect, was promoted to design director for Koury Corporation in Greensboro.
  • Martin Skurka, an experienced designer of specialty vehicles, has joined Mickey Truck Bodies in High Point as director of engineering, reporting to Matt Sink, vice president corporate operations. Also, Dean Weldy is the new van body director and the business has named Steven Proctor as director of human resources.
  • The Rev. Maria Hanlin, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro’s CEO, will retire from Habitat Greensboro on May 31.
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