The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 2.13.18


David C. Moore is retiring as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Universal Corp., effective Aug. 31.  Johan C. Kroner will succeed Moore as chief financial officer, effective Sept. 1.


Michael J. Braggs has joined Freeborn & Peters as an associate.  He focuses his practice on personal injury defense and has degrees from North Carolina State University and the University of Richmond.



Cheryl Shanahan is a business development manager. She had been with The Blue Book Building & Construction Network and is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

Nick Akens and Dylan Szalankiewicz have been promoted to assistant project managers.  Nicole Brown is now a senior project coordinator.  Chris Walsh is now a senior project manager.

Joining UrbanCore:

Samantha Kanipe is property and asset manager and a graduate of Rutgers University.  Caitlin McBride is director of business development and a graduate of Virginia Tech.  Josh Teets is director of pre-construction and a graduate of Virginia Tech.  Emily Gusti is assistant project manager and a graduate of Randolph-Macon College.  Jason Horton is senior site superintendent.  Frank McKnight is site superintendent and graduate of West Chester University.

Real Estate

Geordie Breidenbach has been promoted to real estate manager at CBRE | Richmond.

Eleni Filippone has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Abigayle Holt joined NAI Dominion as director of marketing.


Steve Law is business manager for St. Andrew’s School.  He has degrees from Houston Baptist University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University.

Steve Farbstein has been elected chair of the March of Dimes National Volunteer Leadership Council.  He is with Cornerstone RPO.


At The Mom Complex:

Emma Drennan has been promoted to director of engagement.  Jamie Kohler has been promoted to strategist.


Travis M. Sparrow has been appointed director of the department of information technology with Henrico County, effective Feb. 17.  He is the information technology manager.  He is a graduate of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.


Rod Knowles and Dell Claiborne have joined Network Data Security Experts.  Knowles is service manager.  Claiborne is an outside sales associate.

Management Services

Matt Davison and Alicia Young are technology recruiters with Vaco.  Davison is a graduate of the University of Richmond. Young is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.


Joining Watkins Nurseries Inc.:

Cory Busic is operations manager.  Renee McDowell is director of special projects. She had been with Dominion Service Co.

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