Charlotte, NC — Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce Shalanna Pirtle was named one of the best diversity and inclusion officers of the year. Readers of Columbia Business Monthly, Charleston Business Magazine, and Greenville Business Magazine voted for Shalanna as part of the 2023 South Carolina Best in Business awards. She earned a silver, second place recognition in the best diversity and inclusion officer category.
Shalanna is Parker Poe’s executive overseeing all aspects of talent management, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in South Carolina and across the firm's broader footprint.
She sets the strategic vision and oversees implementation of the firm’s efforts related to DEI, professional development, and recruiting and retention. She also cultivates strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals outside the firm to help further DEI in the legal profession and the broader community.
In addition, she serves as general counsel of the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance. In that role, she is the primary source of legal counsel, guidance, and advice as the economic development organization works to promote growth and prosperity across the Charlotte region.
Shalanna is also a trusted mediator and employment attorney. Certified as a mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, Shalanna mediates disputes of varying subject matters at the state and federal levels, both before and during litigation. She also represents employers in all industries and aspects of the employment relationship.
Shalanna will be featured among the 2023 SC Best in Business award winners in the December issues of all three publications.
Earlier this year, Shalanna was named among the Power 100 by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of "the region's leading players in building a more diverse and inclusive Charlotte."
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 225 lawyers in eight offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides legal counsel to many of the largest companies and local governments in the Southeast.
Parker Poe is a member of two leading international legal networks: TerraLex and the Employment Law Alliance. TerraLex and the ELA have chosen Parker Poe to help guide clients through the challenges of global business.