Robert Michaux joined Spotts Fain. He focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation. Before joining the firm, Michaux served as a judicial law clerk for F.G. Rockwell III of the Chesterfield County Circuit Court. He attended law school at the University of Richmond and attended Virginia Commonwealth University as an undergraduate.
Thomas Tichenor was promoted to vice president and business-development officer for Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Tichenor was formerly Wells Fargo’s senior vice president and market president in its Virginia business-banking operations.
Thomas Zamora joined H&A Architects & Engineers as a senior electrical designer. He was formerly a senior electrical design professional at Dunlap & Partners Engineers.
Mike Najafi joined H&A as an energy analyst/modeler. He was formerly a project manager at Artlantic.
Anne Vig joined Commonwealth Architects as an architectural designer. She attended Virginia Tech.
Jeff Huffman joined SyCom Technologies as a senior systems engineer.
Michele Lempke joined SyCom Technologies in its inside sales group.
Robin Heinberg joined SyCom Technologies in its project management office.
Keith Plummer joined Networking Technologies and Support as a senior systems engineer.
Craig Sheedy joined Networking Technologies and Support, Inc. as a deskside support specialist.
Alicia Durham joined Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing to support recruitment, policy and administrative activities.
Dana Hawes joined St. Joseph’s Villa as head of academy for the Dooley Center for Alternative Education. Most recently, he served as principal, assistant principal and instructional leader in both Henrico County and the Capital City Program.
Neal Lappe has been named president of the American Marketing Association’s Richmond Chapter for the 2011-12 term.
Other AMA Richmond 2011-12 board members and appointees include:
Sally Witzky, Traction Group LLC; president-elect
Terry Fink, Planet Central Advertising; past president
Dawn Dantzler, Planet Central; secretary/treasurer
Dana Ailsworth, AQUENT; vice president of programming
Mike Rose, Planet Central; vice president of membership
Erin Corning, C.F. Sauer; vice president of member value
Barbara Slatcher; vice president of sponsorships
Katherine O’Donnell, Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau; vice president of special interest groups
Amanda VandenBroek, Planet Central; vice president of communications
Tim Asimos, Timmons Group; vice president of collegiate
Todd Wilcox, Comcast Spotlight; director
Carol Molis, Elevation; director
Brian Gale, Mondial Assistance; director
Jo Ann Rossi, director
Jordan Hendler, Admin Concepts, Inc.; administrator