The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for June 23, 2015


Marshall Butler, president of the Greater Richmond ARC, is stepping down after 37 years. He will be succeeded by John B. Walker.

Emily Scott

Emily Scott


Emily M. Scott has joined the healthcare practice of Hirschler Fleischer as a partner. She had been with Hancock Daniel Johnson & Nagle. She has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas and the University of Richmond.

Samuel T. Bernier has joined Moran Reeves & Conn. He focuses his practice on the defense of healthcare providers against medical negligence claims. He has degrees from the Hawaii Pacific University and UR.

Paige Wilson

Paige Wilson


At SunTrust:

Paige Wilson is managing director of mid-Atlantic corporate banking.
Marsha Sompayrac is global trade solutions officer. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.


Steve Cornwell

Steve Cornwell

Rebecca S. Holt has joined VisionQuest Wealth Management as an executive support specialist.

Steve Cornwell has joined Chesapeake Investment Group as senior investment consultant for their soon-to-open Richmond office and as a representative of Infinex Investments Inc. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College.


John A. Luke Jr. has been elected to the VCU Board of Visitors. He is the chairman and CEO of MeadWestvaco Corp.

Marsha Rappley

Marsha Rappley


Dr. Marsha D. Rappley has joined Virginia Commonwealth University as vice president for health services and CEO of the VCU Health System, effective Aug. 15. She is the dean of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She has degrees from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.


David Bratton has been promoted to general manager of Bay Diesel.


Greg Bullivant has been hired as a mechanical designer for Dunlap and Partners Engineers.


Allan Altholz has been named director of marketing and communications at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He had been with the Virginia Lottery. He has degrees from University of Miami and the New York Institute of Technology.

Dr. Christopher Richardson is director for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the director for both Union Presbyterian Seminary libraries, William Smith Morton Library in Richmond and the Charlotte campus library.

Chris Beach is executive director of First Things First, effective June 29.

The Greater Richmond Chamber reports the following promotions:

Christy McCurdy is principal staff officer and corporate secretary.
Chrystal Neal is senior vice president of strategy and brand.
Caitlin Kilcoin is senior manager of sponsorship development and investor relations.
Richard Wintsch is vice president of leadership development and engagement.
Mark Hickman is being promoted to senior manager of government and community affairs.

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