Choreographer in Residence Zali Raffael has been promoted to Carolina Ballet Co-Artistic Director alongside Robert Weiss.
Gene Kirtser was named President and Chief Operating Officer of dental support organization, Affordable Care. Gene has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ROI (Resource Optimization and Innovation), a division of Mercy Health.
Babette Stone has been announced the Senior Vice president and Director of Credit Administration at North State Bank. She’s worked for various banking companies in the last 30 years, including Fifth Third Bank, RBC Bank, First Charter Bank and most recently, First South Bank.
Sean Nock, North State Bank Mortgage’s markets loans officer, was elected to the Raleigh Area Development Authority (RADA) board of directors on account of the passion and expertise he’s exhibited in his role. Nock received a degree in management from Liberty University and is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Megan Snowdowne was recently named Marketing and Communications Manager of the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina. Previously she was a marketing manager for the top real estate brokerage in southern California. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications and is currently working on her master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University.
17-year industry veteran June Sadowski was selected as the new Vice President and Commercial Banker at North State Bank’s Wake Forest office. She has previously worked in a variety of business development roles at Capital Bank, RBC Bank and BB&T, and most recently as the vice president and commercial business development officer for Fidelity Bank in Raleigh.
Dickens Sanchez, Lera Germaine and Lindsay Beavers, three staffers at Clean, an award-winning branding agency, were recently accepted into the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s annual professional development programs, Leadership Raleigh and Emerging Leaders. These three women were chosen because of their contributions to the community and their great professional successes within the Clean company. Through the classes they attend during the nine-month programs they will continue to build on their leadership and networking skills while advancing their knowledge on the industry.