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.


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


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.


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


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.


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

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