The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 2.25.14


Sarah P. Bridges of Hunton & Williams’s Richmond office was promoted to counsel. Bridges’s practice focuses on asset securitization and structured finance transactions.

Suzanne Long rejoined McGuireWoods’s Richmond office as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice, where she will focus on representing clients in connection with financings and mergers and acquisitions. After five years as a lawyer in the firm’s capital markets and public finance groups, she joined the Virginia Resources Authority as executive director in March 2012 for a two-year term ending in January 2014.

Kate Lee

Kate Lee


Food & beverage

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery hired food scientist Kate Lee to head the company’s new quality assurance department. Lee has more than 12 years of experience running labs across the country for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Cory Chaney was promoted to executive chef of Bistro 27. Before joining Bistro 27, Chaney’s worked at Montana Gold Bread Company, Helen’s and Sushi-O before working with Kevin LaCivita to open the Blue Goat.

Margueritte Britton

Margueritte Britton



Margueritte Britton joined Richmond-based CPA firm PIASCIK as tax manager. She was previously a U.S. tax consultant and manager for MG Partners in Paris and Thomas St. John in London. Britton has a J.D. from University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, Calif., and a master’s degree from the Université de Paris.

Ed Cole joined PIASCIK as international senior tax manager. He was previously tax director at Deloitte Tax in their Washington national tax practice. Cole has a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.


St. Michael’s Episcopal School chose Michael G. Turner, currently director of upper and middle school admission at St. Christopher’s School, as associate head of school/head-elect. Turner will become St. Michael’s sixth head of school upon Edgar O. Hubbard III’s retirement July 1, 2015.

Mike Smith

Mike Smith



McClung-Logan Equipment Company appointed Mike Smith vice president of sales. Smith began his career at McClung-Logan in 1992 as a sales manager covering the Northern Virginia region.


Petra Coffey joined Heritage Wealth Advisors as an associate. Coffey was previously a tax associate for PMB Helin Donovan in Austin. Coffey has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Ohio State University.

BB&T Wealth promoted Christin Kennedy to wealth advisor. Kennedy was previously an associate relationship manager for the Central Virginia/Martinsville wealth team. Kennedy received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and her graduate certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Morgan Trible

Morgan Trible


Real estate

Commonwealth Commercial Partners promoted C. Morgan Trible to first vice president. Trible received his bachelor’s of science degree from Hampden-Sydney College.

Christi Keck joined Long & Foster Real Estate in its Short Pump office.


McGuireWoods Consulting promoted Patrick Wallace to assistant vice president. Wallace received a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in information technology from Furman University.

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