The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 4.2.19

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Spencer Katona.

Kristian Gathright and Bryan Peery have announced their 2020 retirement from Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. Gathright is executive vice president and chief operating officer. Peery is executive vice president and chief financial officer.


Spencer Katona has been elected director of Spotts Fain. His practice focuses on lending and financing transactions, commercial real estate services, corporate and business transactions, and land use and development.

Real Estate

Josh Walls.

Helen Fields.

Helen C. Fields has joined Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as an associate broker.

Josh Walls has joined the development team of Rebkee. He had been at Aldi and has a degree from the University of North Carolina.


Bram J. Levy has joined John B. Levy & Co. to lead new business development. He had been with Snag and is a graduate of Harvard University.

Jon McElhaney has joined Davenport & Co. as head of wealth management. He had been with Wells Fargo Advisors and is a graduate of Washington & Lee University.

At C&F Bank:

Phil Hager is senior commercial executive. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Linnett Fortner is portfolio manager.


Joining Data Blueprint:

Melanie Mecca is a master data management consultant.

Sean Rogers is a data management consultant.

Michael Pirron.

Joining Networking Technologies + Support:

Michael Pirron is vice president, client solutions. He had been a founder of Impact Makers and has degrees from Northwestern University.

Paul Raihle is a senior account manager.

Lyndsey Braxton, Rickey Davis, Joshua Lane and Aaron Rivera are deskside support specialists.

Victoria Jones, Shayana Peace and Brandy Temple are call center specialists.

Conor Driscoll.


Conor Driscoll has joined Colab as a front-end developer. He had been with Spotzer Media Group.

Ashley Young has joined Whittington Consulting as digital marketing account manager.

Business Services

At Mercer:

Neil Turnage has been promoted to associate.

Matt Eshach has been promoted to associated i.

Michael Allen and Brad Leer have been promoted to associated IIs.

Jim Gregware, Eric Woods and Susan Woodward have has been promoted to principals.

Kristin Henshaw and Mason Shea and have been promoted to senior principals.

Lisa Oswald has been promoted to partner.

Courtney Scherer is a retirement benefit calculation analyst.

Richard Kannan.

Management Services

Richard Kannan has joined Warren Whitney and will serve as a fractional CFO.


Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Giles Upshur is an associate underwriter in the life sciences division. He is a graduate of University of Georgia.

Trey Grow and Bree King are claims examiners. Grow is a graduate of Longwood University. King is a graduate of Old Dominion University.

Will Carpenter is an associate underwriter – small business. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

At Scott Insurance:

Cathleen Reilly and Andrew Satterfield have been appointed vice presidents. Reilly has degrees from St. Joseph’s University and Catholic University. Satterfield is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Alex Grymes is a risk advisor. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

Kassi O’Brien is a benefits consultant. She has degrees from Converse College and Clemson University.

Heather Carlisle.


Tracy Fry-Longoria has been named vice president of ambulatory services at VCU Health. She had been with UT Physicians and has degrees from the University of Texas and Texas Women’s University.

Heather Carlisle is the clinical manager for KidMed. She had been with HCA and has degrees from Virginia Tech and John Tyler Community College.

Sara-Nelson Steele.

David Voelkel.


David Voelkel is senior curator of historical collections at Maymont. He had been with The Valentine. He has degrees from Mary Washington College and the University of Leicester in England.


Sara-Nelson Steele is studio manager at Boho Fit Studio in Brookland Park.

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