The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 11.6.18


Barry Matherly, president and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership, is leaving his position for a similar job in Detroit, effective Dec. 31.

Jay Burnham is leaving The Flying Squirrels to become the radio play-by-pay for UMass men’s basketball.


Brandon Smith is director of technology and innovation at the Science Museum of Virginia. He had been with G&H International Services Inc.


Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Katie Savino is an underwriting technician. She is a graduate of James Madison University.

Rebecca Van Huss is a claims services assistant. She is a graduate of Longwood University.

Joining Marsh & McLennan Agency:

Keele Smith is marketing multimedia specialist.

Shariah Richardson is business insurance processor.

Meghan Anderson is business insurance learning specialist.

Real Estate

Katie Chalmers has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as a project manager. She had been with Newmark Knight Frank in Washington D.C. and is a graduate of Miami University.


Joining Colonial Downs Group:

Aaron Gomes is chief operating officer. He will continue his responsibilities with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, the parent company of Colonial Downs Group. He has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

John Marshall is senior vice president and general manager. He has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Waynesburg University.

Stephanie Gilliard is vice president, legal affairs and general counsel. She has degrees from the State University of New York at Albany and Union University.

Jeff Townsend is vice president of operations. He has degrees from Vermont Technical College and Indiana Wesleyan University.


Chuck McCarthy has joined Xponent21 as an ad specialist. He had been with Summit Media.


Drew Holtzman is president of Holtzman Solutions.

Damien Lehfeldt has joined Thought Logic as a principal consultant. He had been with Capital One and is a graduate of Brandeis University.


At VCB Financial Group:

Mark Herndon has been appointed to the board of directors.

Russell Carter is vice president, senior trust representative in the trust and wealth management department.


Constance Jones has joined WRIC and 8News as weeknights co-anchor.


Joining Fahrenheit‘s business advisory and business development practice:

Laura Bacon is a managing director. She had been with Heritage Wealth Advisors.

Kim Gunst Prado is director of business development.

Larisa Sandford is office manager. She had been with Capital One.

Marten Jonsson is an analyst.

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