The Herd: Promotions, new hires and departures for 3.5.13


Nancy F. Langston, dean of VCU’s School of Nursing, will retire this summer. Under Langston’s leadership, the school’s enrollment doubled from 444 students in 1991 to almost 1,000 today. A national search for her successor is nearing completion.

Peggy Tyre and Ken Kelly

Peggy Tyre and Ken Kelly


Peggy Tyre and Ken Kelly joined the newly formed Franklin Federal Mortgage Center. Together they have more than 45 years of experience in the mortgage industry. The new subsidiary offers a wide selection of loan programs, ranging from conventional and jumbo mortgages to Federal Housing Administration, Veterans Administration and Virginia Housing Development Authority loans.

Dan Peifer joined First Community Bank as a mortgage loan originator. He was previously a loan officer with Union Mortgage Group and spent 20 years with IBM.

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Real estate

Matt Anderson has been promoted to assistant vice president at CBRE|Richmond. Anderson joined CBRE in 2006. Anderson has served as the president of the VCU Massey Cancer Center Massey Alliance Board, currently serves as chairman of the Richmond chapter of Ducks Unlimited and has been active with the Collegiate School and Hampden-Sydney alumni associations.

Investment management

Brad Wear joined RiverFront Investment as its western regional director. Before joining RiverFront, Wear served as a vice president and financial adviser for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Mark Burris

Mark Burris


Mark C. Burris joined GAI Consultants as director of engineering. Burris has more than 29 years of engineering experience. He served as project manager on numerous VDOT projects, including the Jamestown corridor improvements PPTA project in Williamsburg and Jamestown, the I-81 widening project in Rockbridge County, and the Route 58 arterial widening project in Grayson County.

Capital Results announced the following hires:

Theresa Kostrzewa joined as a lobbyist. She has more than 19 years of government relations and government procurement experience. Kostrzewa is ranked as one of the state’s 10 most influential lobbyists by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.

Angel Sams also joined the firm’s Raleigh office. Sams has worked as a lobbyist alongside Kostrzewa for the past two years and attended Loyola University.

David Brat joined Mangum Economic Consulting as a consulting associate. Brat is chair of the Department of Economics and Business at Randolph-Macon College. Brat attended Hope College, Princeton Seminary and the American University in Washington.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-Cities announced the following hires:

Ann Payes joined as executive director. She has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and was most recently with the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. She attended the University of Virginia and William & Mary.

Rachel Antrobus joined as a board member. She is a CPA working as a consultant with small- to middle-market companies in Richmond and has experience volunteering with at-risk youth through Girls, Inc.

Blair Baud joined as a board member. She has been with Capital One for 13 years, currently serving as vice president of operational risk management. Baud attended the University of Alabama.

The Richmond Fisher House Foundation announced its 2013 board:

L. Holmes Ginn IV, BB&T Capital Markets, chair
James C. Cosby, Vandeventer Black LLC, vice chair
Thomas M. Gates, JoycePayne partners, secretary
Hilbert W. “Bret” Wilkinson III, Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, P.C., treasurer
Wayne H. Walker, Richmond Fisher House, director (ex officio)
Jonathan Price, Davenport & Company, director
Charles Brown, volunteer, director
Chris Durand, Swagelok Dibert Valve and Fitting Co. Inc, director


Martin P. Klein has been promoted to executive vice president of Genworth. Klein will continue in his role as chief financial officer. He has more than 30 years of industry experience.

Higher education

F. Gerard Moeller has been named division chair of addiction psychiatry in VCU’s psychiatry department and will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Moeller comes to VCU from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Veterinary medicine

Terry L. Taylor has been named vice president of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association’s board of directors. A retired veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Taylor attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Tony Russell joined the Virginia Lottery as director of administration. The position oversees lottery security operations, licensing, purchasing, facilities and human resources. Russell has almost 25 years of experience as a senior manager and regional director with FedEx and Kroger.

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