The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 11.20.18

Correction: An earlier version of The Herd incorrectly listed new hires at circle S studio under the architecture heading. Circle S is a marketing firm. 


Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham will retire, effective Dec. 31.


Sanya Taylor and Rachel Butcher have joined circle S studio. Taylor is an account manager who has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond. Butcher is an accounting manager who had been with Wendel Evolve and is a graduate of Western Michigan University.


Andrew Hayhurst has joined Spotts Fain as an associate in the corporate and business transactions section. He has degrees from the University of Mississippi and Wake Forest University.

Joining Hancock Daniel:

David Abel is an associate who focuses his practice on the defense of insurance companies. He has degrees from Longwood University and the University of North Carolina.

Kyle René is an associate who advises clients in corporate transactions and regulatory compliance matters. He has degrees from the University of Portland and Georgetown University.


Joining Village Bank:

Kim Karamarkovich is vice president and risk management officer.

Dan Jackson is senior vice president of capital markets and product development.


Dr. Danny Avula is dual health director for the Virginia Department of Health‘s Central Region, which includes the city of Richmond and Henrico County. He has degrees from University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.

Reginald Gordon is deputy chief administrative officer for human services for the city of Richmond, effective Nov. 26.


James Hoffman has joined Verizon Wireless as a network real estate manager. He had been with KVCF Solutions.

Real Estate

Joining Dodson Property Management:

Shalane Haynes is an assistant property manager on the single family team.

Lloyd Johnson is a part-time assistant property management on the portfolio management team.

Joining the multi-family team:

Carla Cleaton is an assistant property manager.

Jenelle Lewis, Kathryne Jansen and Carrie Iracheta are leasing professionals.

Jorge Valera, Arthur Sutton and Richie Gary are service technicians.

Gavin Rowe and Adam Boyd are groundskeepers/tenant turn.


Aziz Ahmed has joined Draper Aden Associates as utilities team leader and program manager. He holds degrees from Bangladesh University and Texas Tech University.


Kathryn Gaines has joined Gresham Smith as an interior design project coordinator in the corporate and urban design center. She is a graduate of Harrington College of Design.


Jayme Swain has been named chief executive officer for the Virginia Foundation for Public Media, which oversees the Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corp., effective Jan. 2. She is presently with PBS and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.


Joining Watkins Nurseries:

Alyssa Torre and Kyle Douglas are plant center associates.

Avery Crain is a landscape designer and wholesale sales associate.

Business Services

Kati Hall has joined Seneca Resources as an account manager. She had been with Apex Systems and is a graduate of Longwood University.


Lauren Bell has joined TBL Networks as marketing manager.


Sarah Scott Thomas has joined Solutions Advisors as account director. She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College.

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