A merger in Clayton
Clayton Residential Services has joined forces with Long & Foster Property Management, one of the largest single-family property-management and rental-service companies in the country.
The move brings together two family-owned property-management companies and expands the North Carolina presence of Long & Foster, based in Chantilly, Va.
Founded in 1999, Clayton Residential Rentals operates throughout Johnston and Wake counties. The company employs seven full-time staff, including Hensley and Kay Scott, who are responsible for managing more than 400 residential accounts.
“Joining forces with Long & Foster Property Management provides our team with the backing of the powerful Long & Foster brand, as well as the ability to provide our clients with even better services and support,” said Hensley Scott. “We look forward to the partnership and are confident the move will greatly benefit both our clients and employees.”
Long & Foster Property Management and Rental Services, formed in 1981, handles marketing, tenant screening, maintenance oversight and accounting. In 2013, Long & Foster managed more than 6,000 properties for investors and owners throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
“At Long & Foster Property Management, we’re dedicated to helping property owners maximize their return on investments – a commitment that has propelled us to become one of the largest single-family property-management and rental-service divisions in the country,” said Joe Amatangelo, president of Long & Foster Property Management. “The Scotts and the team at Clayton Residential Rentals are truly passionate about property ownership and management, and they will be an excellent addition to the Long & Foster family.”
Emily Lawhorn has been promoted to office manager and financial counselor at KS Bank in Clayton. Her main duties are managing day-to-day operations of the branch and opening new accounts.
Before joining KS Bank in 2010, Lawhorn was relationship banker, head teller and teller supervisor for nine years at various financial institutions.
Lawhorn is a 1996 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School and a 1998 graduate of Halifax Community College. She attended East Carolina University before completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration at N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount.
Lawhorn and her husband, Shane, reside in Kenly with their children, Brayden and Emma Grace. She and her family are members of First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids.
Lawhorn has served on the PTA board at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School for three years and was the group’s treasurer for two years. She also serves on the Glendale Chapel Parks and Recreation Board.
She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Johnston.
Business group elects officers
Clayton Women In Networking has installed its board of directors for 2015. Board members are Martha Stovall, president; Kim Loftin, vice president; Melinda Williams, treasurer; Sara Perricone, secretary; Kay Scott, past president; Sharon Goicoechea, program chair; Teresa Mathis, activities chair; Keri Butler, publicity chair; Maria Bunn, membership chair; and Misty Carroll and Joyce Blackley.
Four Oaks Bank has promoted Dale Montgomery to senior vice president. She has supervised the bank’s deposit operations, data operations and IT departments for 12 years.
Montgomery earned degrees in accounting and computer programming from Johnston Community College.
She joined Four Oaks Bank in 1990 as a teller and spent several years in the bank’s finance department. As information technology became more frequent and technology became a permanent part of banking, Montgomery took on those duties. When the bank brought its core operations in house, she created a data-operations group and later took on managing deposit operations.
“Dale has been a loyal and valuable employee of the bank for the past 24 years,” said Leon Hiatt, executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “She has done an excellent job of growing personally and growing the IT manager position and has certainly proven herself worthy of this promotion.”
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has named Johnston Animal Hospital one of 2014’s Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces.
Johnston Animal Hospital offers its employees up to $3,000 in reimbursement for adoption expenses.