Xenith Bankshares announced that its board chairman, Malcolm S. McDonald, would not stand for reelection to the company’s board of directors at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for May 1. McDonald is the former chairman and chief executive of Signet Banking Corporation.
Michael J. Quinan has been elected managing partner of Christian & Barton. He succeeds J. Edward Betts, who held the position for 23 years. Quinan will maintain his legal practice principally in the areas of business litigation, administrative law and public utility regulation, and Betts will remain a senior partner in the firm’s antitrust practice group.
Justin Sheldon joined Spencer LLP as a litigation associate. Sheldon previously worked at LeClairRyan in its corporate litigation department. At Spencer, he will continue his work on fiduciary duty and general business litigation, as well as assisting in the firm’s defense of carmakers in automobile products liability cases.
Kenneth E. “Ken” Barnhill joined Colliers International as a sales associate on the industrial brokerage team. He previously handled leasing at the Byrd Center for Adler Realty Services.
Dave Ott joined the Duke Property Management team in December. Ott’s background is in investment real estate.
Jeremy Gaudreau joined the Duke Property Management team. He recently worked with New Home Partners in the Richmond Area.
RCM&D announced that former lieutenant governor Bill Bolling joined the firm on a full-time basis when his term ended Jan. 11. Bolling assumed the position of managing director of RCM&D’s Virginia operations, and will have lead responsibility for managing all aspects of the firm’s strategic growth plans in the state.
Gather hired James Crenshaw to be its managing director. Crenshaw previously founded Experience RVA, an event production company that held the inaugural Boulevard Pumpkin Festival.
Baskervill announced the following hires:
Ryan Skupski joined the firm as a mechanical designer in the engineering division. Skupski received a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from Old Dominion University.
James Mercer joined the firm as a mechanical designer. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and previously worked as a mechanical designer at an engineering firm in Indiana.
Commonwealth Architects announced the following new hires:
Michael Stein joined the firm as an architect. He brings more than 20 years of experience and has worked with a variety of building types, including adaptive reuse and new construction projects. He has a master of architecture degree from the University of Illinois.
William Keller joined the firm as an architect. An experienced project manager, his focus encompasses design delivery and construction administration. Keller has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and master’s of architecture in construction management from Virginia Tech.
Marc Edwards joined the firm as an architect. Edwards has more than 13 years of experience for public and institutional clients. His primary focus has been in the design of municipal and educational projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech.
Krystal Reid joined the firm as an architectural designer. She previously worked as an intern architect in Harrisonburg, Va. Reid has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Virginia Tech.
Ben Sady joined Dixon Hughes Goodman as a director in the Richmond office. Sady has more than 10 years of professional experience providing consulting and advisory to public and private companies in a variety of industries. Sady will serve as the firm’s Risk Advisory Services Leader for the Virginia Region.
The Richmond Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) installed its officers and board of directors for 2014:
President, Jenny Pedraza
President-elect, Rachel Beanland
First vice president: Jennifer Guild
Second vice president: Andrew Ryan
Third vice president: Greg Surber
Treasurer: Catherine Gryp
Secretary: Beth Monroe