The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 1.8.19

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Robert Rideout Jr. has retired from Christian & Barton as firm administrator, a role he had for 25 years. Paul Mustian has been named as his replacement. Mustian has degrees from Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Bobby Turnage Jr. has joined Sands Anderson and will lead the cybersecurity and technology team. He had been with Venable and has degrees from VCU and the University of Mississippi.

Thomas “Duggan” O’Dea has joined ThompsonMcMullan as an associate. His practice focuses on corporate governance and general business counsel, including real estate matters and corporate finance transactions. He has degrees from the College of William and Mary and the University of Richmond.

Joseph McNally Jr. has joined the workers’ compensation group at McCandlish Holton.

At Troutman Sanders:

Brooks Smith is managing partner.

Tiffany Bagwell, Peter Strup, Marshall Tucker and Virginia Bell Flynn have been promoted to partners.


At VCU Health System:

Deborah Davis has been appointed chief of strategic initiatives. She has served as CEO of VCU Hospitals and Clinics.

Shane Cerone is interim CEO of VCU Hospitals and Clinics. He is the founder of Health Market Solutions.



Kylie Bransford has been promoted to senior vice president at Virginia Commonwealth Bank. She is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.


At Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook:

Desiree Bryan has been named partner. She had been a tax director for the past four years and focuses her practice on high net worth and self-employed individuals.

Matt Thorpe was promoted to manager.

Kris Jones was promoted to in-charge accountant.

Joining the firm:

Jennifer Murphy is a manager.

Sean Rutherford is a senior accountant.

Patricia Mullins is an administrative assistant.


Joining M.L. Bell Construction:

Chris Maslyk is controller. He had been with C.W. Wright Construction Co. in Chester.

Carter Robertson is senior estimator. He had been Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville.

Financial Services

Sarah Remo Simmer is a senior client service associate with Heritage Wealth Advisors. She had been with PwC in Pittsburgh and she is a graduate of West Virginia University.



Catherine Kiesel has joined Kelley as a director. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.


Commercial Real Estate Women Richmond Chapter 2019 board of directors: president, Brenda Karp with The Breeden Co.; president-elect, Amelia Wehunt with Timmons Group; immediate past president, Ginny Johnston with Capital One; treasurer, Elizabeth Lewis with Keiter; secretary/historian, Chandra Lantz with the Office of the Attorney General; director of membership, Lee Ann Gudorp with Timmons Group; director of communications, Debbie Wake with Divaris Real Estate; director of media relations, Monica Marks with Wells Fargo Bank; director of community service, Christina Creswell with Wendel | Evolve; director of programs, Statia Gibson with Colliers International; network liaison, delegate, Meghan O’Brien with Draper Aden Associates.

At the Richmond Association of Realtors:

RAR and Central Virginia MLS: president, Curt Reichstetter with Joyner Fine Properties; RAR, president-elect, Wayne Gauthier with Joyner Fine Properties; CVR MLS president-elect, Steve Overgard with Re/Max Commonwealth; RAR/CVR MLS vice president, Libby Gatewood with Napier Realtors Era; and RAR/CVR MLS immediate past president, Susan Swink with Long & Foster Real Estate.

Joining RAR/CVR MLS board of directors as members: Dawn Bradley with Long & Foster Real Estate; Kathy Edwards with Keller Williams Midlothian; Kristin Krupp with Long & Foster Real Estate.

Joining CVR MLS board of directors as members: Hayden Barnard with Certified Appraisals; Baker Ellett with Blue Dog Properties; Larry Lewis with Long & Foster Real Estate; Laura Waite with One South Realty Group.

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