The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 3.19.19

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Rachel DeGraba

Steven Lippman.

Rachel DeGraba has joined Owen & Owens as an associate in the family law practice group. She has degrees from James Madison University and the University of Richmond.

Jessica Swauger, Anthony Cottone and Pete Taylor have joined Hancock Daniel. Swauger is with the commercial litigation practice. Cottone is with the medical malpractice practice. Taylor is with the corporate healthcare practice.

Steven W. Lippman and Robert D. Michaux have joined Christian & Barton. Lippman is a member of the business law and health care practice groups. He has degrees from the University of Richmond and James Madison University. Michaux is a member of the firm’s intellectual property and litigation practice areas. He has degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond.

Real Estate

Adam Holbrook.

Joe Pfahler.

Adam P. Holbrook has joined the commercial property services group of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as a portfolio manager. He had been with Nest Property Management and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Joe Pfahler, Kevin Winfree, Colette Rivers-Trotter and Steve Drake have joined the brokerage team of Dominion Commercial.

Kevin Winfree.

Colette Rivers-Trotter.

Andrew M. Pegalis has joined S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. as vice president. He has degrees from Emory University and American University.

Jenny Tat and Paul Liberti have joined Exit First Realty as Realtors.

Michelle Jenkins has joined the Grove Avenue office of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Andrew Pegalis.

Steve Drake.

Joining Shaheen Ruth Martin & Fonville:

Ed Melton is an associate broker.

Kristi Rike is a realtor.

From left to right: Jenny Tat, Paul Liberti, Kristi Rike and Ed Melton.


Cathy Wells.

Cathy Wells joined RCM&D as a client representative in the healthcare department. She has been with Berkley Asset Protection.


Harry M. Moore is the branch manager for Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates Inc. He has degrees from the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia.

Financial Services

Harry Moore.

Joining SBK Financial:

Matt Romeo is operations manager. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Jonathan Bailey is an associate advisor. He had been with Heritage Wealth Advisors and has degrees from Virginia Tech and East Carolina University.


Matt Romeo.

Jonathan Bailey.

Vida Williams has joined SingleStone as data and machine learning solution lead. She is a graduate of Duke University.

Joining UDig:

Ernie Hawkins is a senior consultant. He had been with Fusion and is a graduate of Old Dominion University.

Vida Williams.

Matt Taylert is a consultant. He had been with McKesson and has degrees from James Madison University and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Joining Colab:

Crystal Douglas is a graphic designer. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jessica Wilson is a front end developer.


Ernie Hawkins.

Matt Taylert.

Stephanie Lesniewicz has joined Charles Ryan Associates as a digital media strategist. She had been with Seventh Point Media and Marketing and is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College.


Joining the UMFS board are: Iris Holliday; Jennie Reynolds with Anthem HealthKeepers Plus; N.H. Cookie Scott; and Karen Walker with Physical Therapy Specialists in Winchester.


Brian Brown.

Brian Mandeville is the head brewer for Fine Creek Brewing. He had been with Fullstram Brewery in Durham, N.C.

Joining the Drury Plaza Hotel Richmond:

Brian Brown is the general manager.

Mary Hall is sales manager.

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