Robert T. Skunda, president and chief executive of Virginia Biotech Research Park, will step down upon the naming of his successor. Skunda will become president emeritus and will assist the board and future leadership with the transition as well as with any special projects related to continued development of the research park. He has held the position since 1997.
Joe Dunn, a local loan officer, left Monarch Mortgage to join Fulton Mortgage Corp.
Angela L. Gray joined the Richmond Metropolitan Authority as general manager. She replaces Mike Berry, who retired late last year after 26 years in the position. Gray has more than 20 years of federal, state and local public sector experience, most recently serving as budget officer for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. Gray attended Park University, Texas State University and Georgetown University.
McGuireWoods Consulting announced the following promotions:
Mark Hubbard has been promoted to senior vice president. Hubbard joined the firm as a vice president of strategic communications in 2007. He is also a member of the firm’s state government relations team and serves as the legislative liaison for the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce.
Charles Kelley was promoted to assistant vice president for grassroots issue management. He has been with the firm since November 2011 and was previously a digital media specialist.
Raven D. Sickal has been promoted to supervising broker of Safe Harbor Realty.
Long & Foster announced the following hires:
Allison Springer joined the Midlothian office, where she will specialize in working with buyers and sellers. Springer completed Long & Foster’s Star Builders program, an extensive training course for newly licensed sales associates.
Jeff R. Quarles joined the Innsbrook office, where he will specialize in working with buyers and sellers. Quarles attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
Atlantic Construction announced the following hires:
Mike Bowling joined as division manager. Bowling has more than 20 years of experience in mechanical construction. He was previously vice president of estimating with GJ Hopkins in Roanoke.
Barry Johnson joined as senior project manager. Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in mechanical construction. He received his ME degree from Virginia Military Institute and was previously a project manager with GJ Hopkins in Roanoke.
Al Taylor joined as general superintendent. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in mechanical construction. He was previously a superintendent with GJ Hopkins in Roanoke.
Baskervill announced the following promotions:
Bruce Brooks was named principal. He has 20 years of architecture experience, and he has been the project architect on buildings for clients including the University of Virginia Health System, Valley Health System and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.
Brad Richards was named principal. He has more than 10 years of experience and has worked for clients such as Marriott International, Hilton Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He attended the College of William and Mary and Virginia Tech.
Susan Orange was named associate principal and director of workplace strategies. Her work on the Snagajob Headquarters project has earned numerous awards, including the Interior Design Excellence Award from the International Interior Design Association. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University.
Robert Tierney was named associate principal and director of design. Tierney is a board member of the Richmond Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is active with the Shockoe Design District. He attended Virginia Tech.
T.K. Farleigh was named associate principal and director of engineering. He has more than 23 years of experience designing electrical distribution systems. He is an active member of the Society for American Military Engineers and the American Society of Professional Estimators.
Terri Callaway was named senior associate and architect. Callaway has more than 30 years of industry experience. She focuses her work in the hospitality sector with clients such as Marriott International, Avalon Bay Communities, REVPAR and Apple REIT. She attended Virginia Tech.
Donald W. Piacentini has been selected as a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. The foundation created the fellows program to encourage and recognize excellence in the practice of law and public service. Piacentini is president of Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden, P.C., where he practices in the areas of tax, business and trusts and estate administration.
Bart Farinholt joined RiverFront Investment Group as director of independent registered investment adviser sales. Farinholt has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, focusing on institutional equity sales and investment banking. Prior to joining RiverFront, Farinholt was on the board of directors and managed the institutional equity sales and trading efforts for Davenport & Company.
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