Janet Echelman is the new public artist for the Chapel Hill Public Library expansion and Pritchard Park art garden project.

Valerie Jean Bailey and Leah Palmer Preiss of Raleigh are the featured artists at The Clayton Center this month.

Cara Galati, photographer and co-founder of f8 Studios in Raleigh, was placed on the Pinehurst Village resort’s preferred vendor list for her wedding photography.


Katherine K. Thomas was named director of economic development for Progress Energy in Raleigh.

Greta King is the new publicity manager for V.K. Fields & Co., a public relations and marketing firm in Raleigh.

Lorana Price, CEO and creative director of Holy Cow Branding, was the guest speaker at the Dancing Elephants Achievement Group’s Final Friday Forum in Cary.

Emily Cash, co-owner of Porto, a home furnishings store in Raleigh, recently helped raise more than $12,000 for Habitat for Humanity through an in-store gala and art auction

Vanese Clough, co-owner of The Other Edge, a product design studio in Raleigh, debuted her studio's first self-generated product, the Hold-N-One golf bag holder, at the national PGA Merchandise Show.

The Executive Staffing Group, a Raleigh firm specializing in strategic staffing, human resources, payroll services and training, announced the following:
Kathryn Phillips is a new division coordinator. Tina Oakley is a new recruitment manager.
Lorie Garber of Raleigh recently earned her equine sports massage therapy certification and founded Healthy Horses.

DiversityBusiness.com selected Lexair Electronics Sales Corp. in Greensboro as a top small business in North Carolina. Paula Turner is the company president and CEO.

The Hummingbird Creative Group in Raleigh announced the following:
• President Wendy Coulter was named to the Carying Place Board, a Cary-based nonprofit agency serving homeless families.
Cathy Sanita of Cary has joined the firm as director of operations. 

Ragsdale Liggett law firm in Raleigh announced the following:
Ashley Huffstetler Campbell, associate attorney at the firm, served as a facilitator for the 2007 negotiations skills session offered by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. 
Diane Parsons-Salem joined the real estate division of the firm.

Linda Leake, president of execUchange, a national firm that helps clients grow their companies, spoke to the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Breakfast Club of the Triangle. 


Lana Calloway, president of Exhibit Resources in Raleigh, announced that the company hosted a workshop titled “Why Should I Exhibit?” for Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce members. 


Carolina Communities Development Group in Raleigh announced the following:
Nish Egerton is the new vice president of marketing and sales of CCDG and Charleston Homes. Kristy Molinari is a new administrative assistant.


Cynthia Anderson, managing partner of CD Anderson, P.A., a full-service CPA firm, was recognized in Triangle Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 winner. 
Emma Bennet, general manager of Alltel Pavilion in Raleigh, announced that the amphitheatre promoted Candice Kirskey of Cary to marketing director.


Kristi Kanzig has joined MMI Associates, a Raleigh-based marketing and public relations firm, as an account coordinator. 


Carrie Stephenson joined the Forrester & Associates Insurance Agency in Durham as an account manager in the benefits department.


Blue Water Spa President Kile Law was featured in a lead article in New Beauty Magazine, the world’s largest consumer publication about plastic and cosmetic surgery. Kile was interviewed in an article about beauty secrets from the wives of top plastic surgeons.


Jennifer Jabbusch, information security officer for Carolina Advanced Digital in Siler City, earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation.


Mary Cantando, president of Cantando & Associates, was named a Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Southeast. 


Janet Mobley, President of FatCat Strategies in Raleigh, joined the Triangle Net Impact Board as the Business Outreach Chair for 2007.


Kc Coolbaugh of Minding Your Matters Organizing earned the certificate of study in basic Attention Deficit Disorder issues from the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization.


Mary Ann Dalton is a new lawyer at the Raleigh firm of Herring McBennett & Mills.

Stop Studios in Durham provided event management for the Taste of Carolina.

Whitney Wilkerson, principal and creative director of the firm, served as chair of the event.


Jennifer Harris is the first female trooper to be promoted by the State Highway Patrol to the rank of captain.


Dr. Joanne Wilson, professor of gastroenterology, and Dr. Jean Spaulding, associate consulting professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, were awarded the 2007 Trailblazer Award by the Duke University Student Medical Association


Speaking of Women’s Health honored Erika Mangrum, Dr. Angela Baylis and Dr. Lisa Roberts with an award for co-chairing the conference’s executive committee in Raleigh.


The following staff members of Michael Law MD were featured in the lead article of Plastic Surgery Products: Amaris Balkus, Kristyn Phillips, Mari Beth Hedeman, Marie Mantle, Thearadise Beaver, Liliana Guarino, Erica Harper, Erica Roher, Debbie Penny, Kate Brill, Amy Van Vooren, Stacey Tigner, Jaime Denaro, Rana Jallad, Lauren Weiss, Felicia Seligmiller, Shelly Davis and Kim Bagley.


Keelee MacPhee MD, principal of Renaissance Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Raleigh, accepted an invitation to attend “Mentor Master Series: A Summit for Women in Plastic Surgery” in Dallas Texas, sponsored by Mentor, one of only two FDA approved manufacturers of silicone implants.  At the summit, Dr. MacPhee toured the manufacturing facility, participated in hands-on labs, experimented with the new materials and new technology, as well as took part in seminars on the latest trends in breast implant surgery.  Silicone implants were approved by the FDA in November 2006. 

Real Estate

The Lincoln Property Co. named Corinne Lwin, a Greystone at Widewaters leasing agent, a top leaser for the mid-Atlantic region.


Ivana Hanacek of Re/Max United in Raleigh recently earned her realtor e-pro certification.


Billie Redmond, president of Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties, spoke on the impact of Wake County School System’s growth on Triangle real estate on a panel addressing the Triangle chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women.


Laura Kay House joined Alterna Home Solutions in Raleigh as a real estate specialist.


Carole Notch, sales manager for the Strickland Road office of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, announced that Malvina Huynh joined the firm’s Raleigh real estate division.