June 2019

On April 24, more than 350 people gathered at Angus Barn for the North Carolina Symphony’s 2019 Friends of Note luncheon, raising more than $93,000 in support of its music education program. The symphony’s music education program serves almost 70,000 students in the state each year.

North State Bank Mortgage hired Amy Womack as Mortgage Loan Officer for their Wake Forest office. Womack, who began her mortgage lending career with Harrington Bank and then HSBC, aims to connect borrowers with the resources needed to make informed decisions.

CBS 17’s morning news program welcomed Bill Young, an award-winning television professional, to their team last month. Young brings 15 years of television experience to his role, most recently working as a morning and midday anchor for the ABC affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. Michelle Roughton joined Davis & Pyle Raleigh’s team of surgeons. Roughton received her medical degree from UNC Chapel Hill and is a board certified plastic surgeon with almost 14 years of experience, dominating the breast reconstruction scene for a large part of her career.

Matt Ludwig was named Assistant Vice President – Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for PNC Bank’s Greater Triangle region. Ludwig, who is currently in the process of completing his MBA at North Carolina State University, will focus on serving the banking needs of businesses in the Triangle while developing relationships.

BBVA Compass, a commercial bank service, hired David Correa as Commercial Relationship Manager for their Raleigh office. Correa possesses ten years of banking experience, with a main focus on International Corporate Banking across the U.S.

Jack Clayton joined Paragon Bank, a division of TowneBank, as President of Business Strategies in North Carolina, and will also serve as Vice-Chair of their Raleigh board. Before joining Paragon, Clayton worked with Wells Fargo and its precursor, Wachovia, for 40 years.

Heather Denny joined the Board of Directors at McKim & Creed, Inc., one of the largest engineering firms in the U.S. Denny previously served as a strategy and process leader for Wells Global, an integrated power systems engineering firm.

Slalom Build, a “Build as a Service firm” Slalom Consulting integrated last year, selected Mike Cowden, who helped found Slalom Build, as President. In this role, Cowden will oversee over 1,000 employees and lead the firm’s expansion across North America and into Europe and Asia, with the hopes of expanding the Build as a Service movement worldwide.

Kelly Dixon will serve as a Commercial Relationship Manager for Regions Bank, bringing four years of experience in commercial banking to the role. Her focus will be on banking relationships that with sales revenues between $5-$500 million.

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