G. Gilmer Minor III will retire from the board of Owens & Minor. He has been chairman of the board since 1994. Minor will assume the position of chairman emeritus, and the board will appoint Craig R. Smith to serve as chairman after Minor’s retirement.
Ryan Fanelli joined Commonwealth Commercial Partners as first vice president. Before joining the firm, Fanelli was with NVR/Ryan Homes, Edens & Avant and Burroughs & Chapin Companies. He attended Furman University.
Elizabeth Allen joined Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Bankers as a junior private mortgage banker. Before joining Wells Fargo PMB, she was a marketing specialist at Sierra Pacific Mortgage and attended Radford University.
The Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce selected six new members:
Ashley Venable, senior property manager at Chesterfield Towne Center
Tanner Collins, senior vice president and regional executive REDC Community Capital Group (Collins will also be treasurer of the organization)
Pamela Johnson, human resources manager at Alstom Power
Carol Nitz, marketing coordinator at Networking Technologies and Support
Chantelle Bradley, outside sales representative at Goodwill of Central Virginia
Adam Kennedy, executive director at the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership
Matthew Hemmis joined KBS as manager of its Virginia Beach office. Hemmis has more than 13 years of experience in the construction industry. He most recently served as director of preconstruction for Edgewater Construction Services in Chesapeake.
United Methodist Family Services announced the following hires:
Patricia Martinez joined as a bilingual social worker. She was previously with Doorways for Women & Families.
Brent Peebles joined as an evening youth counselor. He was previously with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation.
Kate VanDerbeek joined as a lead therapist. She was previously with Childhelp.
Marjorie Williams joined as a social work trainee. She was previously with La Casa.
Nicole Battle-Farnum joined as a classroom behavior support counselor. She was previously with Bank of America and Kings Kids Academy.
Lauren Krusenklaus joined as a clinical support specialist. She was previously an intern at UMFS.
Ivaco Clarke joined as a part-time youth counselor. She was previously with Wellness Group Youth and Family Services.
Adam Burgess joined as a clinical support specialist. He was previously with Chickahominy YMCA.
Steven Zachary Sisisky joined as a social coach. He was previously with Richmond Public Schools.
ThompsonMcMullan announced the following promotions:
Mark Colombell has been elected shareholder. He has been a trial attorney with the firm since 2003 and was featured in Virginia Business Magazine as one of the Legal Elite. He attended the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law and James Madison University.
Adam Nelson has been elected shareholder. He joined the firm in 1995 after he attended the University of Virginia School of Law. Previously, Nelson was a corporate financial analyst for Ford New Holland, the agricultural subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.
Sarah Warner has been elected director. Warner spent four years at the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative, where she focused on legal development programs in the Balkans and Albania. She attended T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and Auburn University.
Kevin A. White joined Kaufman & Canoles as a partner. White’s business law practice involves serving as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in tax-exempt and taxable bond financings for government, health care, educational and private sector borrowers. He attended Randolph-Macon College and Washington and Lee University’s School of Law.
The Virginia Bar Association elected the following members:
Thomas R. Bagby of Roanoke as president
John L. Walker III of Richmond as president-elect
Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III of Richmond as chair of the Board of Governors
Hugh M. Fain III of Richmond as immediate past president
Bart Farinholt joined RiverFront Investment Group as director of independent registered investment advisor sales. Farinholt has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining RiverFront, Farinholt was on the board of directors and managed the institutional equity sales and trading efforts for Davenport & Co.
SyCom announced the following promotions:
Patrick Miller has been promoted to chief technology officer.
David D’Surney has been promoted to Richmond general manager. He has 28 years of IT experience and joined SyCom in 2001.
Lead Virginia announced its 2013 board of directors:
Chair – Whitt Clement, partner, Hunton & Williams
Vice chair – Bernie Niemeier, president and publisher, Virginia Business
Secretary – Heather Gold, president, Fiber to the Home Council
Treasurer – Debbie Armstrong, senior vice president, SunTrust Bank
Past chair and nominating chair – Hugh Keogh, president emeritus, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
Admissions chair – Adrian Chapman, president and chief executive, Washington Gas
Alumni chair – Carl Mitchell, associate director of development, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, Radford
Communications chair – Scott Schoenborn, national director, Employers, Pfizer: Integrated Health
Curriculum chair – John Thomas, director, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
Finance chair – Theresa Noe, vice president, Clinical Integration, Virginia Quality Care Partners
Development chair – Carl Levander, president, Columbia Gas of Virginia
Personnel chair – Cindy Earhart, vice president of human resources, Norfolk Southern
Scholarship chair – Matt McQueen, vice president, government and industry relations, Northrop Grumman
Matthew Blake joined OrthoVirginia as an orthopedic physician specialist. Blake specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery and sees patients at the Hanover Memorial Regional OrthoVirginia office. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina, VCU and the University of Pennsylvania.
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