The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 6.6.17

Thierry Dupuis

Thierry Dupuis


Union Bankshares Corp. has announced the retirement of D. Anthony Peay, Executive VP and Chief Banking Officer, effective August 31. He joined Union in 1994 as the CFO after 13 years as a CPA with Deloitte. Fredericksburg Regional President Jon Wallace will be interim head of the commercial teams.

Col. Thierry G. Dupuis, the chief of police for Chesterfield County, is retiring, effective Sept. 1.  He joined the Chesterfield County Police Department in 1979 and was appointed chief in 2007.

Elizabeth Olcott

Elizabeth Olcott


Elizabeth S. Olcott has joined Christian & Barton as an associate in the health care and corporate practice groups.  She has degrees from the University of Florida and the College of William & Mary.

Collin Atkins has joined Gavin Law Offices as an associate. He focuses his practice on corporate and business law and has degrees from Presbyterian College and William and Mary.

Mark Zaruba has joined Williams Mullen as an associate in the business and corporate practice.  He had been with the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Divison of Investment Management at the Securities & Exchange Commission.  He has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Valerie Cassel Oliver


Valerie Cassel Oliver has been named the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, effective July 7.  She is the senior curator with the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.  She has degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and Howard University.


Pient Tran has been promoted to assistant vice president in supervision, regulation and credit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.  He will lead the team responsible for supervising BB&T Corp. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

At Union Bank & Trust:

Martin J. Rust is corporate banking executive, managing director.

Andrew J. Dolson is vice president and senior counsel.  He had been with SunTrust Banks Inc. and he holds two degrees from the College of William & Mary.


Becky Crump has joined Glass Smith as partnership and communications consultant.  She had been with The Frontier Project and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Joining Networking Technologies + Support:

Yaribel Driver is a senior clinical applications associate.

Dennis Via is an account manager.

Davonte Brooks is a helpdesk support specialist.

Robert Love and Corey Smith are desktop refresh technicians.

Chetaura Jones, Aisia Woodard, and AhKisha Smith are medical call center specialists.


Emily Mayer has joined Kinsale Insurance Co. as an associate underwriter.  She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Joining Franklin Street:

Cole Freudenthal is video editor and composer.

Charlie Arnold is controller.

Heather Hartman is project manager.

Katina Powell is the office manager.

Desiree Davis is digital content analyst.

Johnny Utterback is a designer.

Joan Barnes

Joan Barnes

Mortgage Banking

Joan Barnes has joined our Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group as a mortgage banker.


Melvin D. Carter has been named Richmond‘s Chief of Fire and Emergency Services.


Wayne Huggins has joined Ippon Technologies USA as the Mid-Atlantic regional director.

Audrey Ramseur

Audrey Ramseur

Investment Banking

Audrey L. Ramseur has joined Davenport & Co. as a senior vice president – investments.  She had been with Wells Fargo Advisors.

Gubernatorial Appointments

Joining the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors are Ed McCoy with Eaheart Industrial Service Inc. and Todd P. Haymore, the Virginia secretary of commerce and trade.

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