The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 4.9.19

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Will Shewmake.


Will Shewmake has joined Woods Rogers as Of Counsel. He is a member of the real estate and land use, construction and litigation groups. He has degrees from the College of William and Mary.

James V. Davidson has been promoted at Hunton Andrews Kurth. He focuses his practice on all aspects of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on REITs. He has degrees from Miami University and New York University.

Real Estate

Todd Johnson.

Bob Lavoie.

Bob Lavoie has joined Exit First Realty as a Realtor.

At Long & Foster Real Estate:

Todd Johnson has joined the Grove Avenue office.

Brendan M. Scanlon has joined the Bellgrade office in Midlothian.

Brendan Scanlon.

Kathy Perry.


N. Kathy Perry has joined TowneBank as vice president and branch manager at the Libbie Mill office. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Luxon Financial reports the following promotions:

Michael J. Ellermeyer is senior accounting advisor, vice president.

Patricia A. Hall is branch compliance and operations manager, vice president.

James C. Salyer is senior compliance analyst, assistant vice president.

Monica A. Spaulding is operations systems manager, vice president.

Stephanie G. Wallace is senior accountant, assistant vice president.


Mark Brown was promoted from brand director to senior brand director at Joe Smith, a division of Padilla.

Miranda Morgan.

Elyssa Mackey.

Elyssa Mackey has joined The King Agency as social media manager. She had been with Commonwealth Partnerships and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Miranda Morgan is senior creative/copywriter at Barber Martin Agency. She had been with The Martin Agency.

Emily Riggan is brand manager for CreativeMktGroup.

Emily Riggan.

Seletra Sutherland.


Seletra Sutherland has been promoted to Capitol Square transaction manager with the Virginia Department of General Services, Division of Real Estate & Facilities Management. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland.


Linda Birtley.

Allia Carter.

Allia L. Carter has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for Virginia Union University. She has degrees from Siena Heights College, Southern Illinois University and Bowling Green State University.

Linda Birtley has joined Union Presbyterian Seminary as director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. She had been with Virginia Commonwealth University and holds degrees from VCU, Dominican University, and University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Ben Wunder.

Austin Kitchen Bailey.


Austin Kitchen Bailey is director of membership for Common House. She had been with ChamberRVA.


Ben Wunder has joined UDig as a senior consultant. He had been with Connexus Secure and is a graduate of Florida State University.

Toni Ardabell.

Allison Andrews.


Allison Andrews has joined the Monroe Park Conservancy as director. She has degrees from Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Joining the board of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation: Toni R. Ardabell with Bon Secours Richmond; Richard K. Bynum with PNC Bank in Greater Washington and Virginia; Sandy L. Chung with Trusted Doctors and Health Connect IPA; and James W. Dyke with McGuireWoods Consulting.

James Dyke.

Richard Bynum.

Joining the 2019 Virginia Service Foundation board are: Elizabeth Childress Burneson with Hirschler; Mark Fero with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Jessica Bowser with the Fairfax Education Association; Maggie Bowman with McGuireWoods; Ross Airington with Washington Strategic Consulting; Steven Valdez and Emily Good with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and Janet Brooking with Drive Smart Virginia.

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