Achievers & Accolades

Nov 12, 2019

WDI Recognized For OverFlo Campaign Work

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 12, 2019

Wilmington Downtown Inc. has been recognized for its work related to the OverFlo Hurricane Recovery Campaign. WDI received the Downtown Achievement Pinnacle Award (right) in the category of Leadership and Management from Washington, D.C.-based International Downtown Association (IDA), according to a news release.  The IDA recognizes projects as wi ...

Nov 12, 2019

UNCW Professor Named To College Board's National Academic Assembly

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 12, 2019

​Stephen Meinhold, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named to the College Board's national Academic Assembly, according to a news release. The Academic Assembly works to expand academic standards and standards for curriculum and instruction, stated the release. The College Board is a nonprofit organizatio ...

Nov 12, 2019

Dosher Welcomes Mark Wagaman

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 12, 2019

Dosher Memorial Hospital has named Mark Wagaman as its Surgical Services clinical nurse manager, according to a news release. Wagaman has 10 years of experience in nursing leadership in an operating room, officials said. He has certifications as a certified nurse-operating room and as an RN first assistant. Wagaman recently relocated from Coatesville, Pennsylvania ...

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Diane Durance
UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Masterstroke — the Art of Venture Creation

Posted Oct 30, 2019
British venture capitalist, John Whatmore, is on a quest. He’s working to unearth the alchemy of creativity and use it to drive innovation and build the United Kingdom’s golden future.

And we’re following him on this journey. After being introduced to John’s blog by Bill Knowles, our local innovation guru and board member for the Center for Creative Economy, entire article
Nov 12, 2019

2 People Join Apiture’s Executive Team

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 12, 2019

Wilmington-based Apiture has named Chris Babcock as chief technology officer and Matt Ellis as chief revenue officer, according to a news release. Babcock joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience in financial services technology, business, sales and delivery, officials said in the release.  He was a co-founder of the Americas office of Clea ...

Nov 12, 2019

Susan Heaton Named CEO Of Canines For Service

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 12, 2019

Wilmington-based nonprofit Canines for Service has welcomed Susan Heaton as CEO, according to a news release. Heaton brings to the organization a range of operational and development experience in both for-profit and nonprofit industries, stated the release. Canines for Service (CFS) trains and provides service animals for individuals with disabilities in the U.S. ...

Nov 5, 2019

Ann Hardy Receives Order Of The Long Leaf Pine Award

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2019

Retired Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, according to a news release. The award was presented to Hardy at the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting on Oct. 21. Hardy on Nov. 1 retired as the county's manager, a role she held since May 2013. Hardy had previously served the county in many other ...

Nov 5, 2019

Wilmington CVB Earns Marketing Award

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2019

Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has received a N.C. Travel Industry Association award for its Comeback campaign, according to a news release.  Wilmington CVB has earned the Platinum Award in the Meetings & Conventions category as part of the 2018-2019 Tourism Marketing Achievement Awards presented by the N.C. Travel ...

Nov 5, 2019

​John Downing Named Vice President Of Continuing Education At CFCC

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2019

John Downing has been named vice president of Continuing Education at Cape Fear Community College, according to a news release. Downing's new role with the college began Nov. 1, officials stated in the release. Downing has served as dean of Continuing Education since April 2018. He joined CFCC as director of Workforce Training and Development in August ...

Nov 5, 2019

Chad Kimes Named NCDOT's New Division 3 Engineer

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2019

Chad Kimes has been appointed as the N.C. Department of Transportation's Division 3 engineer, according to a news release. Kimes previously served the division as deputy engineer. He started his new role last week, replacing Karen Collette, who retired this month. Collette, who began her career with NCDOT in June 1990, was the agency's first an ...

Nov 5, 2019

McKim & Creed Promotes Tim Cawood

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2019

McKim & Creed has announced that Tim Cawood has been promoted to president of geomatics, according to a news release. The new role comes with a restructure of the company’s leadership team announced by the firm’s CEO John Lucey Jr. In his new role, Cawood will oversee geomatics services companywide. Prior to the role, he served the firm as a senior vi ...

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