The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 5.15.18

Departures

Jan Powell is stepping down as producing artistic director with Quill Theatre.  James Ricks has been named artistic director.

David A. Christian is leaving his position as executive vice president and chief innovation officer for Dominion Energy, effective July 1.  Mark O. Webb will become senior vice president – corporate affairs and chief innovation officer.  Emil Avram will be promoted to vice president – innovation.

Financial Services

DeShawn Chapman has been promoted to district director with Northwestern Mutual.  He had been a financial advisor and has degrees from North Carolina A&T State University.

Banking

Becky C. Bareford has been named first vice president and chief operating officers for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, effective June 1.  She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Insurance

Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Carley Wessler is an associate underwriter – construction.  She is a graduate of Radford University.

Lilly Patterson is a services assistant.  She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

David Shiresis a developer. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Consumer Finance

Rajesh Rao has been appointed chief financial officer and chief risk officer for West Creek Financial.  He had been with Beyond Finance and has degrees from the University of Michigan and Cornell University.

Investments

Joshua Togger and Sharon Porter have joined Heritage Wealth Advisors as trading and portfolio operations associates.  Togger had been with Bingham Arbitrage Rebate Services Inc. and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.  

Josh Early has joined John B. Levy & Co. as a financial analyst.  He has degrees from Hampden-Sydney College and the College of William and Mary.

Real Estate

Henry Oshunwusi has joined the Bellgrade office of Long & Foster Real Estate as a Realtor.

Business Services

Kelly Spence has joined Apex Systems as a national recruiter. He is a graduate of Florida International University.

Anthony Miller has joined Apex Life Sciences as a national recruiter. He is a graduate of Virginia Union University.

Joe Kaiser has joined Randstad Professionals as finance and accounting staffing manager. He is a graduate of Lynchburg College.

At Startup Virginia:

Richard Wintsch has been named executive director.  Bryan Bostic will resume his board of directors’ duties.  He has been the interim executive director.

Marketing/Advertising/PR

LaQueta Barnes joined Lewis Media Partners as a channel specialist.  She had been with Crain Communications and is a graduate of Hampton University.

Paul Schmidt is director of partnerships for The King Agency.

Joining Workshop Digital:

Ariana Hooper is a SEO associate. She had been with ChamberRVA and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jane Jeffery is a business development associate. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Danny Robinson is chief client officer for The Martin Agency.  He had been a group creative director.

Jed Grossman and Danielle Flag have joined Arts & Letters Creative Co. as executive creative directors.

At ndp:

Angie Aleksa is 360 media planner.  Liza Miller and Amberly Millis are media coordinators.

Robbie Ludvigsen is a junior digital specialist.  Trakaya Ransom is an account executive.

Bryan Roof is a digital media specialist.  Taylor Miles is a senior digital media specialist.  Amy Morgan has been promoted to senior digital media specialist.

Michelle Ward has been promoted to executive vice president, finance and administration.  Brent Morris has been promoted to executive vice president, consumer engagement.  Jimmy Ashworth has been promoted to executive vice president, creative.

Amy Baril has been promoted to vice president, media services.  Jason Anderson has been promoted to vice president, creative.

Mitchell Jordan has been promoted to director, studio services.  Sarah Sheldon has been promoted to director, digital operations.

Emily Jackson has been promoted to account supervisor.  Rachel Gregory has been promoted to junior media buyer.

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