by Jordan Green

Monitoring the economic pulse of the Triad

Womble Carlyle brings on new managing partner

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has introduced Bill Whitehurst as the new managing partner of its Winston-Salem office. Whitehurst, a Wake Forest graduate, has worked for the business law firm since 1983 and is a former member of its Firm Management Committee. He replaces Betty Quick, who has managed the Winston-Salem office for the past seven years.

Womble Carlyle, which was founded in the Camel City in 1876 under the name Watson & Glenn, has 14 offices nationwide, including locations in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and California’s Silicon Valley. With more than 130 attorneys, the firm’s Winston-Salem office is its largest. Womble Carlyle represents Chrysler, Wells Fargo and Bank of America along with Triad-based companies such as BB&T, Krispy Kreme and Thomasville Furniture Industries.