The Herd: Departures, New Hires & Promotions for 6.29.11

Departures

Richard Ernsberger has left his position as editor at Virginia Living Magazine. Before working for that magazine, he worked for Newsweek.

Joshua L. Wood resigned as executive chef at Ellwood Thompson’s & Ellwood’s Café. He will take over as executive chef at Chez Foushee.

Robert Woltz Jr. will retire as president from Verizon Virginia effective July 15.  Woltz has been with the company for 40 years and served as president for the last 11 years. He attended Hampden-Sydney College. 

Hires/Promotions

Finance

Susan R. McFarland joined Fannie Mae as executive vice president and chief financial officer. She most recently served as executive vice president, finance and principal accounting officer at Capital One. McFarland attended Texas A&M University and Stanford University.

Patteson Branch Jr. has been promoted to first vice president, investments at Davenport & Company. Branch has been with Davenport since 1983 and has over 38 years of investment experience.

Jason A. Brothers has been promoted to first vice president, operations at Davenport & Company. Brothers has been with Davenport since 1999. He attended Pensacola Christian College.

Clinton D. Fendley has been promoted to first vice president, research at Davenport & Company. Fendley has been with Davenport since 2006. He received his MBA from Vanderbilt University and attended Abilene Christian University as an undergraduate.

Heather B. Hall has been promoted to first vice president, training and sales resources at Davenport & Company. She has been with Davenport since 1999. Hall attended Christopher Newport University.

Melvin J. Harley Jr.has been promoted to first vice president, fixed income at Davenport & Company. Harley has been with Davenport since 1999. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University.

Rendall Lawrence Harris has been promoted to first vice president, portfolio services at Davenport & Company. Harris has been with Davenport since 2000. Rendall attended Randolph-Macon College.

Joseph Anthony Lombard III has been promoted tofirst vice president, fixed income at Davenport & Compan. Lombard has been with Davenport since 1999. He attended Randolph-Macon College.

Carrie L. Pierce has been promoted to first vice president, information services at Davenport & Company. Carrie has been with Davenport since 2002. Pierce attended Buffalo State University.

L. Todd Vencil has been promoted to first vice president, research at Davenport & Company. Vencil has been with Davenport since 2007. Vencil attended the University of Virginia.

Paul F. Costello joined Oyster Consulting as director. Costello was most recently a founding principal at Onyx Associates.

Ann M. Griffith joined Oyster Consulting as director. She was most recently with World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.

Restaurants

Gray Carson has been promoted to co-Store manager at Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market.

Megan Jones joined Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market as nourish manager.

Tommy Langford joined Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market as purchasing director.

Kyong Soh joined Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market as has been hired as garden manager.

Todd Taylor has been promoted to co-Store manager at Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market.

Insurance

Rich Coon joined BB&T Insurance Services in their construction risk services team.

Gary Cortellessa has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Southern Title Insurance Corporation. Previously, Cortellessa served as Mid-Atlantic Regional Counsel for the company. He has an MBA  from Northwestern University and attended the University of Brodgeport as an undergraduate.

Technology

Sam Panicker joined Networking Technologies and Support, Inc as the vice president of integration services. Most recently, Panicker was with Massey Energy Company as the director of infrastructure operations.

Telecommunications

Cherie Tew joined Paetec as an account executive.

Arts

Brett Bonda has been selected as managing director of The Richmond Ballet. He first joined the organization in 1985 and has been the director of the Minds In Motion education and outreach program since 1995. Bonda attended Virginia Intermont College.

Associations

Daphne Swanson has been named president of the Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. She succeeds Anne Marie McHugh who is resigning after 10 years with the group. Most recently, Swanson worked as chief executive officer of Junior Achivement. She attended Old Dominion University.

Boards

The following people have been elected to the Children’s Museum of Richmond Board of Trustees:

Chair: Iris E. Holliday, manager – Regional State and Local Affairs for Dominion Virginia Power.

Cynthia Harrison, Community Volunteer

Vishwa Link, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Greg Robertson, Partner, Hunton & Williams

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