The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 9.17.13

John Erbach

John Erbach



John Erbach joined Spotts Fain’s litigation section, focusing on intellectual property litigation, employment disputes and commercial litigation.


Genworth Financial announced the election of Melina E. Higgins as an independent director.

Joseph E. “Jay” Spruill, formerly of Reed Smith, joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s Community Banking Practice Area and Banking Industry teams.


Paul Fletcher, publisher and editor in chief of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has been elected national secretary-treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists.


The YMCA of Greater Richmond announced the following appointments:

David Kunnen, left, and Skip Long

David Kunnen, left, and Skip Long

David Kunnen has been promoted to executive director of the Downtown YMCA.

Skip Long has been named director of community engagement for the Downtown YMCA.

The Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Foundation announced its board of directors:

Chair: Thomas G. Snead Jr., retired chairman and chief executive, Wellpoint Inc. Southeast Region

Treasurer: Kirsti A. Goodwin, community volunteer

Secretary: Norman A. Scher, retired president and chief executive, Tredegar Corporation

Lawrence L. Gray, chief executive, GrayCo Inc.

Thomas J. Dillon III, Hirschler-Fleischer

Gary S. Powers, Aon Hewitt

Kelly Armstrong, community volunteer

Duane Deskevich, Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin

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