Linda Charlton, director of marketing, Durham Performing Arts Center, named vice president for marketing and audience development, North Carolina Symphony.
Dennis E. Marstall, former economic development program manager, City of Charlotte, named vice president of community investment, United Way of Central Carolinas, Charlotte.
Matt Sharp, former executive director, SITIA, nonprofit that supports sustainable agriculture and natural resources conservation through development of information technologies, named information-technology director, The Duke Endowment, Charlotte.
Leah M. Devlin, Gillings visiting professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill, and former state health director, named to board of directors, Action for Children North Carolina, Raleigh.
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem, is one of five Goodwill agencies in U.S. selected to received 2011 Goodwill Family Strengthening Center of Excellence Award.
Methodist University, Fayetteville, named a participating partner of North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative, effort to provide practice knowledge and skills for students preparing for positions in public child welfare and other child-serving organizations.
The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter, Durham, acquired 98-acre L.F. Bass Jr. tract in Quewhiffle Township, Hoke County.
Triangle Greenways Council set aside 79-acre wetlands tract on east side of Neuse River in Johnston County, just south of U.S. Highway 70 bypass between Selma and Smithfield for cross-state Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Charlotte, formed partnership with The Harvest Center of Charlotte, a homeless ministry organization, to provide job-readiness preview for its guests.
Wallace G. “Dan” Daniel Jr., financial adviser, Carolina Condrey Group, Northwestern Mutual, joined board of directors, Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, Raleigh.