The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 4.16.19

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Alex Mejias


Alex Mejias has founded his own practice, which will focus on emerging companies in the tech industry. He had been with Foster Made and has degrees from the University of Virginia.

He is the founder of the Business Coalition for Justice and helped launch the Richmond Community Bail Fund.

Real Estate

Ted Tremain

Ann Hineline, Brooke Ireland and Debbie Jordan have joined Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as Realtors.

Ted Tremain has joined Project Solutions Group Inc. as vice president. He had been with Capital One.


Annie Cole has joined Davenport & Co. as a compliance assistant.

Annie Cole

Tom Powell is a first vice president, LPL financial advisor, with C&F Wealth Management.

At West Creek Financial:

Eric Miles joins the technology department as chief architect. He had been with Capital One.

Donna Harmer is the director of collections.

Daniel Hamburg is the vice president of national accounts.


Chris Walsh

Bryan White

Christian Reinke is founder and president of Fortitude Commercial Contracting Inc. He had been with JLL and is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Bryan White and Chris Walsh have been promoted to vice presidents at EDC. Both had been senior project managers. White is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Walsh has degrees from Virginia Military Institute and Georgia Tech.


Ellen Sanders Pelstring has joined Draper Aden Associates as senior director of marketing and business development. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama.


Dan Morrison

At Padilla:

Dan Morrison has joined Joe Smith as vice president. He had been with Facebook.

Rosalie Morton has been promoted to senior director in the social media and digital group. She had been director.

Monica Janelli has been promoted to senior brand designer at Joe Smith. She had been brand designer.

Candra Parker

Erin Frye


At CultureWorks:

Erin Frye is director of programs and outreach. She had been with the Richmond Symphony and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Candra Parker is director of grants program and development. She had been with the Neighborhood Resource Center and has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh.

Gary Ometer

Steve Humble

At the Virginia Foundation for Public Media, parent company of Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corp.:

Steve Humble is chief content officer. He had been with The Martin Agency.

Gary Ometer is chief financial officer. He had been with the Virginia College Savings Plan.

Aidan Guilfoyle

Jason Faulk

New directors on the board of Richmond Volleyball Club are: Aidan Guilfoyle with The Hodges Partnership; Jason Faulk with Longwood University; and Leith Ellis with St. Gertrude High School.

Leith Ellis

The board of directors for the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association: chairman, Dr. Michael P. McDermott with Mary Washington Healthcare; vice chairman, Steven C. Arner with Carilion Clinic; secretary-treasurer, Peter M. Mulkey with Clinch Valley Medical Center; immediate past chairman, Mark H. Merrill with Valley Health System; and Sean T. Connaughton with VHHA.

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