The Herd: New hires and promotions for 8.29.17

Fred Freeman

Fred Freeman

Law

Fred Freeman has joined Gavin Law Offices as an associate. Freeman focuses his practice on intellectual property and transactional law. He has degrees from Virginia Tech and the College of William and Mary.

Brendan C. Horgan has joined Midkiff, Muncie & Ross.  He represents insurance carriers in workers’ compensation law. He has degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of Connecticut.  He had been a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

Consumer Finance

At West Creek Financial:

Boomer Muth is chief risk officer and president.

Rob Finnegan has been named chief executive officer.  He is a board member and major shareholder.

James Sedlar

James Sedlar

Banking

Jim Sedlar is senior vice president, commercial banking, for Virginia Commonwealth Bank.  He had been with First Capital Bank.

Accounting

At Mitchell Wiggins:

Lea Rasmussen and Melissa Sikes have been promoted to partners.  Rasmussen is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington.  Sikes is a graduate of Bridgewater College.

Carman Faison and Robert Saur have been promoted to senior managers.  Faison is a graduate of Longwood University.  Saur is a graduate of LeMoyne College.

Josh Morrison has been promoted to manager.  He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Tyler Bennett and Kelly McGinnis have joined the firm as staff accountants.  Bennett is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.  McGinnis is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Wealth Management

Christina Todd has joined the financial advisory group of Cary Street Partners.

Banking

At First Citizens Bank:

Jack Sorrells is area executive.

Clif Williams is a commercial banker.  He has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Richmond.

Rick Gonzales and Laura McCombs are business bankers. Gonzales had worked for Wells Fargo and is a graduate of Florida State University.  McCombs is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The following individuals have been promoted:

Greg Neel is manager of commercial banking.  He has degrees from North Carolina State University and Duke University.

Matt Plaugher is manager of business banking.  He had been a commercial banker and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Ben Farmer is a business banker.  He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Education

Jay Davenport has been named vice president for development and alumni relations for Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Sept. 25.  He is currently associate vice president of individual giving and campaign management at Wake Forest University.  He has degrees from Xavier University and Ball State University.

Insurance

Jennifer Anderson is senior vice president of human resources for Genworth‘s U.S. Life Insurance division. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College.

Justin Bauersachs has joined Kinsale Insurance Co. as an associate underwriter – products.  He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Elizabeth Weis

Elizabeth Weis

Real Estate

Elizabeth Weis has been promoted to managing director and director of agent development for United Real Estate | Richmond.

Candace Rodriguez has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Nonprofit

At the United Network for Organ Sharing:

Stuart Ruiz is a senior software engineer. He had been with PIEtech  and has a degree from Virginia Tech.

Christopher Tanner is a software engineer. He had been with Worldview Solutions.

Trade Associations

Danielle Fitz-Hugh is president/chief executive officer for the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce. She had been with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Government

Darnetta K. Tyus is deputy city manager and director of community affairs for the city of Petersburg, effective Sept. 5. She had been manager of community outreach and engagement for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Washington. She has degrees from Depaul University and DeVry University.

Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations

Scott Morrison is president of the customer experience division of Direct Choice Inc. He had been with Fulcrum Analytics and has degrees from the University of Miami and Widener University.

Fred Freeman

Fred Freeman

Law

Fred Freeman has joined Gavin Law Offices as an associate. Freeman focuses his practice on intellectual property and transactional law. He has degrees from Virginia Tech and the College of William and Mary.

Brendan C. Horgan has joined Midkiff, Muncie & Ross.  He represents insurance carriers in workers’ compensation law. He has degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of Connecticut.  He had been a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps.

Consumer Finance

At West Creek Financial:

Boomer Muth is chief risk officer and president.

Rob Finnegan has been named chief executive officer.  He is a board member and major shareholder.

James Sedlar

James Sedlar

Banking

Jim Sedlar is senior vice president, commercial banking, for Virginia Commonwealth Bank.  He had been with First Capital Bank.

Accounting

At Mitchell Wiggins:

Lea Rasmussen and Melissa Sikes have been promoted to partners.  Rasmussen is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington.  Sikes is a graduate of Bridgewater College.

Carman Faison and Robert Saur have been promoted to senior managers.  Faison is a graduate of Longwood University.  Saur is a graduate of LeMoyne College.

Josh Morrison has been promoted to manager.  He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Tyler Bennett and Kelly McGinnis have joined the firm as staff accountants.  Bennett is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.  McGinnis is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Wealth Management

Christina Todd has joined the financial advisory group of Cary Street Partners.

Banking

At First Citizens Bank:

Jack Sorrells is area executive.

Clif Williams is a commercial banker.  He has degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Richmond.

Rick Gonzales and Laura McCombs are business bankers. Gonzales had worked for Wells Fargo and is a graduate of Florida State University.  McCombs is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The following individuals have been promoted:

Greg Neel is manager of commercial banking.  He has degrees from North Carolina State University and Duke University.

Matt Plaugher is manager of business banking.  He had been a commercial banker and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Ben Farmer is a business banker.  He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Education

Jay Davenport has been named vice president for development and alumni relations for Virginia Commonwealth University, effective Sept. 25.  He is currently associate vice president of individual giving and campaign management at Wake Forest University.  He has degrees from Xavier University and Ball State University.

Insurance

Jennifer Anderson is senior vice president of human resources for Genworth‘s U.S. Life Insurance division. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College.

Justin Bauersachs has joined Kinsale Insurance Co. as an associate underwriter – products.  He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Elizabeth Weis

Elizabeth Weis

Real Estate

Elizabeth Weis has been promoted to managing director and director of agent development for United Real Estate | Richmond.

Candace Rodriguez has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Nonprofit

At the United Network for Organ Sharing:

Stuart Ruiz is a senior software engineer. He had been with PIEtech  and has a degree from Virginia Tech.

Christopher Tanner is a software engineer. He had been with Worldview Solutions.

Trade Associations

Danielle Fitz-Hugh is president/chief executive officer for the Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce. She had been with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Government

Darnetta K. Tyus is deputy city manager and director of community affairs for the city of Petersburg, effective Sept. 5. She had been manager of community outreach and engagement for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Washington. She has degrees from Depaul University and DeVry University.

Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations

Scott Morrison is president of the customer experience division of Direct Choice Inc. He had been with Fulcrum Analytics and has degrees from the University of Miami and Widener University.

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