Create Digital announced the following hires:
John Woodruff joined Create Digital as director of client service. Woodruff was previously account director of integrated marketing at IMC Marketing in Detroit. He has more than 15 years of experience in agency account direction for such clients as Cadillac, SAAB, Miller Brewing, and McDonalds.
Brad Perry joined Create Digital as a strategist. Perry is a recent graduate of VCU’s Brandcenter, and he has more than 10 years of experience in data analysis and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations.
Liza Brings joined Create Digital as director of analytics. Brings was previously a data analyst at Swedish Match. She has more than two decades of experience in developing and interpreting complex analytical and financial strategies in both agency and corporate settings.
TowneBank Richmond announced the following promotions:
Ben Burkett has been promoted to assistant vice president. He is a mortgage loan officer based in Richmond and has more than 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry.
Mary White has been promoted to vice president. She is a Richmond-based mortgage loan officer and has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry.
Christopher Mondoux joined Assura as a cyber-security consultant. Prior to joining Assura, Mondoux was a cyber-security analyst at General Electric and Scott & Stringfellow. He is a Regis University graduate.
Emerald Construction Company announced the following hires:
Robert M. Skipper was hired as director of pre-construction. Skipper has more than 20 years of estimating, project management and business development experience in the commercial construction industry.
Tyler Atkins was hired as assistant project manager. Atkins is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is a LEED Green Associate.
The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors announced four new members following their appointments by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Nancy C. Everett is managing director for BlackRock and head of U.S. Fiduciary Management Solutions. Everett, a VCU accounting graduate, is a founding member of the VCU School of Business Foundation.
John W. Snow is chairman of Cerberus Capital Management. Snow served as secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush. He also was chairman and chief executive of CSX Corporation.
George Richard “Rick” Wagoner is former chairman and chief executive of General Motors. Wagoner served as former chair of the Duke University Board of Trustees and is a member of several international business advisory boards.
Steve Worley is president and chief executive of Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, which includes Children’s Hospital, New Orleans. Worley graduated from VCU with a B.S. in business management and a master’s degree in business administration.
The VCU Business Alumni Society announced the following officers for the 2013-15 term:
President: David J. Stirrup of Mutual of Omaha
Vice President: Frank J. Shortall Jr. of Collegiate Marketing Concepts and CMC Printing & Graphics
Treasurer: William B. Thompson of Techead
Secretary: Don Richard Dame of Dominion Resources
Gayle Goodson Butler has been elected president of the University of Richmond Alumni Association. Goodson is editor in chief of Better Homes & Gardens magazine and executive vice president and creative content leader of Meredith Corp.’s National Media Group. She is a 1973 Richmond graduate.
The URAA also elected the following officers:
Vice president for planning and operations: Craig W. Flinn, a 1987 graduate from New Vernon, N.J.
Member at large for membership: Mary Ranson Gorman, a 1990 graduate from Richmond
Vice president for membership: Camille T.C. Hammond, a 1997 graduate from Reisterstown, Md.
Immediate past president: Samuel J. Kaufman, a 1999 graduate from Midlothian
Vice president for outreach: Connor C. Marsden, a 1999 graduate from Leesburg, Va.
Member at large for planning and operations: Frederick T. Naschold, a 1975 graduate from Richmond
Secretary: Generra Joyce Peck, a 2009 graduate from Richmond
Treasurer: Brandt D. Portugal, a 2002 graduate from Tokyo
Member at large for outreach: Andrew R. Setterberg, a 2006 graduate from Arlington, Va.
The Richard Bland College Foundation Board added the following members to its board of directors:
Philip B. Hager is vice president and senior relationship manager with M&T Bank. He is a University of Virginia graduate.
Annette Parker is Richard Bland College’s COO and former CFO of Dickinson College. She is a Dickinson graduate.
William H. Talley IV is president and chief executive of William H. Talley & Son. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute.
Lea Tatum Rowsey is vice president for Leete Tire and Auto Center. She is an Averett University graduate.
SWACHA, a Dallas-based not-for-profit electronic payment association, named Peter Davey to its board of directors. Davey is vice president and director of enterprise payments at Capital One Bank in Richmond. At Capital One, he is responsible for cross-functional governance, risk and strategy for its payment systems and processes.
Jeannea Spence joined Richmond 2015 to head its global development efforts. Spence is a leadership development coach at indiSPENCEable Coaching, which she founded in 2011.
Beacon Tree Foundation has elected new officers. Michael Dalton is the vice president, and Anne Moss Rogers has been elected secretary. The foundation provides information and support for families with children who have mental health issues.
The Junior League of Richmond named its 2013-14 board of directors:
President: Michelle Miller, Rutherfoord, a Marsh and McLennan Agency LLC company
President-elect: Monica Brinkley Davis, MWV
Assistant to the president: Heidi Vaiksnoras, community volunteer
Vice president, membership: Joanne Frye, Court of Appeals of Virginia
Vice president, community: Katherine Jones, BB&T Insurance Services
Vice president, fund development: Erin Shafer, Erin Shafer Interiors
Vice President, Sustainers: Sue Taylor, VCU faculty, retired
Director of communications: Sara Shelton, CapTech Ventures
Director of Training Institute for Leadership Impact: Christy Counts, Counts’ Hallmark
Director, finance: Nicole Peterson, Capital One
Elected board member: Erin Sutton, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Elected board member: Kindra Kirkeby, NewMarket Services Corporation
Elected board member: Laura Jarrett, RE/MAX Commonwealth
Elected board member: Jennifer McNeil, MWV
Elected board member: Catherine Haas, Court of Appeals of Virginia
Nominating chair: Jennifer White, TowneBank Mortgage
Sustainer advisor: Kim Daniel, Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
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