The Herd: New hires and promotions for 2.24.10

A retiring university president joins the board of one of the area’s biggest companies and a hard-nosed reporter gets shown the door, all in this week’s Herd.

Big Companies:

John T. Casteen III has been elected to Altria Group Inc.’s board of directors. Casteen is retiring August 1 as president of the University of Virginia, a post he has held since 1990.

Financial:

David W. Shoulders and Matthew F. Murphy, Jr. have been promoted to Senior Associate at Matrix Capital Markets Group.

Advertising:

Angeline Vaughn has joined PUNCH, a creative design agency in Carytown. Vaughn has a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Education:

Deborah Sommers has been named executive director of the Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond, effective July 1.

Technology:

Grant Newton has joined Genesis Consulting as Vice President Commercial Services. Newton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Industrial and Operations Management from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Media:

Reporter Chris Dovi was fired by Style Weekly over a much publicized e-mail scandal.

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