The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for Oct. 20, 2015


James E. Sok, president and chief executive officer for Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, is retiring effective Dec. 31. Mary Zweifel will assume the position of interim CEO.

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan

Public Relations

Sean Ryan has been promoted to vice president, media relations, at The Hodges Partnership. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond.


Joining Networking Technologies + Support:

Elias Getaneh is a deployment technician.

Michael Brownley, Fransheska Lebron Velaquez, Briana Matthews, Portia Taylor and Kiara Thomas are medical call center specialists.

Brian Dill

Brian Dill


Brian Dill has joined Cherry Bekaert as a tax principal in the international tax practice.

Dixon Hughes Goodman reports the following promotions:

Kelly West is manager in the Chester office.

Leisan Aslan, Thomas Bailey, Patrick Marek and Stephen Waters are senior associates in the Richmond office.


Chip Hendricks is director of sales for TPS Displays Richmond.

Dawn Werry has joined Chief Outsiders.

Real Estate

Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Barbara Henderson, Joe Henderson and Theresa Cash have joined Jefferson Properties as Realtors. Cash had been with Keller Williams.

Katie Williams has joined the Westham office of Long & Foster Real Estate. She had been with The Steele Group.

Joining CBRE|Richmond:

Franklin Bell is a vice president of industrial brokerage services. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. He served in the United States Marine Corps with the 5th Force Reconnaissance Company in Okinawa, Japan.

Vera Magdeeva is a public relations and communications specialist. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jenni Booker Baker

Jenni Booker Baker


Jenni Booker Baker is director of advancement at Richmond Montessori School. She had been with Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.


Artrianna Morris has joined FocalPath Coaching as a business and leadership coach. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.


Joining Hourigan Construction:

Brad Seay is a superintendent. He had been with Kjellstrom & Lee.
Matthew Sevinsky is an estimator with a degree from Virginia Tech. He had been with MGT Construction.
Keith Callis is a superintendent. He had been with Kjellstrom & Lee.
Josh Hostinsky is an assistant superintendent. He is a graduate of J Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
Marlene Vos is a project administrator. She had been with Branch & Associates.
Rich Murphy is a senior superintendent and a graduate of Florida International University. He had been with Manhattan Construction.
Scott Woodward is an assistant superintendent and a graduate of East Carolina University.
Taylor Hahn is a virtual construction coordinator. She has degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee.


New officers for the Richmond Real Estate Group: president, Russell T. Aaronson III with GrayCo Inc.; vice president, Brett McNamee with Divaris Real Estate Inc.; treasurer, Wayne A. Chasen with Gumenick Properties; secretary, Blaine Garrett with Dominion Resources Services Inc.; and assistant secretary, Diane M. Linderman with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc.

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