The Herd: New hires and promotions for 1.30.18


At Sands Anderson:

Jeffrey F. Geiger has joined the board of directors.  He is the firm’s general counsel.  Cullen D. Seltzer is business and professional liability litigation group leader.

The following attorneys have been promoted from associates to counsel:

W. Hall Carter Jr. focuses his practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax related matters, elder law issues, and corporate law and is with the business group.  He has degrees from the University of Virginia.

Christopher M. Mackenzie represents companies of various sizes, as well as local governments and community associations and handles a variety of transactional and intellectual property matters. He has degrees from James Madison University and the University of Richmond.

David C. Tait defends local governments in tax assessment matters and represents clients in commercial transportation and products liability claims. He has degrees from Randolph Macon College and the University of Richmond.

At Williams Mullen:

Patricia Sager has been promoted to director of marketing and business development.  She had been senior business development and marketing manager.

Rebecca Edwards joins the firm as marketing and business development manager.  She had been with McGuireWoods.


Jenni Booker Baker is the vice president of development for the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She had been with Richmond Montessori School and is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Randolph College).

David Grimm is senior officer of major and planned gifts for UMFS.  He is a graduate of James Madison University.


Tim Hassett has been appointed chief executive officer for TDBBS.  He had been with Beam Suntory.

David Hanny has been named chief operating officer for Virginia Green Lawn Care, effective Feb. 5.  He had been with NB Handy and is a graduate of Wake Forest University.


Don Smith has joined Timmons Group’s construction services department as a senior project manager.


Mark McEwen has been promoted to Goochland general manager for Paramount Builders.  He had been a sales representative.


The 2018 officers for Commercial Real Estate Women – Richmond Chapter are:  president, Virginia “Ginny” Johnston of Commonwealth Architects; president-elect/national delegate, Brenda Elliott Karp of The Breeden Company; secretary/historian, Jessica Ewald of Draper Aden Associates; treasurer, Elizabeth Lewis of Keiter; and past president, Rowena Fratarcangelo of Greater Richmond Partnership. Directors are: CREW network liaison, Chris HairstonWhite of Better Housing Coalition; media director, Monica Marks of Wells Fargo; communications, Renee McDowell of Dominion Service Co.; sponsorship, Meaghan O’Brien of Draper Aden Associates; community service, Lacey Martin of Dewberry; progams, Kaelyn Davis of ECS Limited; and membership, Amelia Wehunt of Timmons Group.

New officers and board members for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce are: chair, Suzy Kelly with Jo-Kell Inc. and first vice chair, Charlie Meyer with O’Hagan Meyer.  Members of the executive committee are:  John Dooley with Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.; Chris Kyle with Shentel; Jim Reinhart with QTS and Fred Thompson with Thompson Hospitality.

Joining the board are: Katharine Bond with Dominion Energy; Montgomery Deihl with Omega Protein Inc.; Gregory W. Gartland with S&P Global; Christine Kennedy with Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance; Nicholas C. Klym with JPMorgan Chase; Neal Lappe with WebStrategies Inc.; John B. Lewis with BB&T Scott & Stringfellow; Dennis Matheis with Optima Health/Sentara Healthcare; Aaron Mathes with CGI; Brandon Mencini with HCA Capital Division; Edward A. Mullen with ReedSmith; Maurice Royster with EQT Corp.; Karen S. Simonton with OrthoVirginia; Thomas Watkins with Cox Communications; Lakshmi Williams with Transurban; Spencer Williamson with kaléo; and Raymond G. Wittersheim with Técnico Corp.


Lucas Mallory has joined Triumph Services as a technical recruiter.  He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.

Joining UDig:

Meredith Lane is a talent acquisition specialist, corporate. She is a graduate of The University of Alabama.  Elizabeth Tubbs is a marketing manager. She is a graduate of James Madison University.


Tim Hanold is president, executive vice president of sales and leader of the personal care division for Care Advantage Inc.  He had been with Humana.


Karen Costello is chief creative officer for The Martin Agency.  She had been executive creative officer.

Brandy Seay has joined Madison+Main as business manager. She had been with Mavalério.


Whittington Consulting has hired Kim Keate as account manager. She had been with ndp.

Real Estate

Shelby Ward and Sarah Keeble have joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Joining Dodson Property Management:

Heather Lavan is a property manager.  Laura Pergerson is an assistant property manager.  Renard Benjamin and Michael Reposa are maintenance technicians.  Anna Doutt is administrative support.  Ricketta Morton and Kia Jordan are leasing professionals.

Kristin Buyalos has joined Clocktower Realty Group as a Realtor.  She had been with Hometown Realty.


Mark Specter has been appointed to the board of directors for Touchstone Bank.  He is the owner and commercial real estate broker with Specter Properties Inc.


Michael J. Early has joined Marcus & Millichap as first vice president investments and director of the national retail group.

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