Chairman and CEO of Altria Group Michael Szymanczyk will retire in May after working 23 years for the company. Vice Chairman Martin J. Barrington will become chairman and CEO. Szymanczyk was chairman and CEO of the company for four years and president and CEO of Philip Morris USA for 12 years.
Susan Motley has left the Virginia Nurses Association.
Kelly Smith has left the YWCA of Richmond.
Carol Anne Lajoie is no longer with the YWCA of Richmond. Lajoie joined Communication Design, Inc. as the business and marketing manager.
Edward Blair has left Witt Mares. He started his own accounting firm, Blair & Assoc.
Sheila deLa Cruz was promoted to member at Hirschler Fleischer and focuses on bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights. She attended law school at Syracuse University.
M. Ryan Jenness was promoted to member at Hirschler Fleischer and focuses on commercial leasing, sales and acquisitions, and borrower representation. He attended law school at Villanova University.
C. Brandon Spalding, Jr. was promoted to member at Hirschler Fleischer and focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private securities. He attended law school at Emory University.
Paige S. Fitzgerald was promoted to counsel at Troutman Sanders in its regulatory compliance and government litigation group. Fitzgerald joined Troutman Sanders in 2004. She attended law school at the University of Virginia and William and Mary as an undergraduate.
Matthew J. Murcko was promoted to counsel at Troutman Sanders in its real estate finance group. Murcko joined the firm in 2006. He attended law school at the University of Baltimore. Murcko has an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and attended S. Bonaventure University as an undergraduate.
Laura D. Windsor was promoted to counsel at Troutman Sanders in its labor and employment group. Windsor joined Troutman Sanders for a second time in 2004. She attended law school at Georgia State University the University of Michigan as an undergraduate.
Terry Frank was promoted to partner in Kaufman & Canoles and focuses her practice on bankruptcy issues. Frank attended law school at the University of Richmond and attended Mary Washington College as an undergraduate.
Zachery D. Cohen joined ThompsonMcMullan with a focus in on trademarks, copyrights, e-commerce and advertising law. Prior to joining the firm, Cohen worked for McGuireWoods. He attended law school at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia as an undergraduate.
Sarah Petty joined Snipes Properties as a property manager. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University.
Rick Gorrell joined Commonwealth Architects as a senior associate. He attended West Virginia University.
Charles E. Ayers was promoted to partner at Dunlap & Partners. Ayers attended Virginia Military Institute.
Paul Cimaglia, was promoted to partner at Dunlap & Partners. He attended Penn State University.
Nicole M. Colomb joined Virginia Commonwealth University as the enterprise and economic development executive. Colomb was previously with Virginia Life Science Investments and the Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center. Colomb has an MBA from VCU and attended Fredonia State University as an undergraduate.
Margaret Johns joined Heritage Wealth Advisors as an associate. She previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Potomac Supply Corporation. She attended the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Laura Beckett joined Kinsale Insurance as a senior underwriter. Beckett was previously with Travelers Insurance. She attended the University of Toledo.
Greg Howard joined Kinsale Insurance as an associate underwriter. Howard was previously with Wachovia. He attended Hampden Sydney.
Jonathan Grissom joined Kinsale Insurance as an associate underwriter. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kristina Burkhardt joined Kinsale Inusrance as an associate underwriter. Burkhardt attended Virginia Commonwealth University.
The following were elected to the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2012:
Suzanne Etherington, Community College Workforce Alliance
Brian Harding, United Parcel Service
Patrick Magee, Divine Staffing, Inc.
David Saunders, Madison+Main