The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 4.30.19

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Mary Kay Huss


Jane V. Helfrich, chief executive officer for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, will retire in May. Mary Kay Huss has been selected to replace her. Huss had been with Rebuilding Together Richmond.


Lee Downey has joined the global economic development, commerce and government relations group at Hunton Andrews Kurth as director of economic and business development. He had been with the city of Richmond.

Daniel Webster

Callie Gibson

Michael Mueller, Jennifer McLemore, Gus Epps and Bennett Eastham have joined the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice at Williams Mullen.

Callie Gibson and Daniel Webster have joined Boleman Law Firm as attorneys.

Judy Tat

Debi Colgate

Real Estate

Tony Beck has been appointed senior managing director and market leader for CBRE’s Southern Virginia markets, which include the Richmond and Hampton Roads metropolitan areas, effective May 6. He is with CenterPoint and is a graduate of Old Dominion University.

Thomas Dale

Sead Ramicevic

Debi Colgate has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Judy Tat, Thomas Dale and Sead Ramicevic have joined Exit First Realty as Realtors.


Kevin Seay

Kevin Seay has been promoted to shareholder with Kanawha Capital Management.


Ashley Simard is marketing specialist with Lyft. She had been with O’Connor Brewing and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.


Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Ted Lacy is technical manager in IT. H is a graduate of James Madison University.

Will Groth is an associate underwriter – allied health. He is a graduate of Roanoke College.

Tyler Chocklett is associate underwriter in the excess casualty division and is a graduate of Radford University.

Statia Gibson

Economic Development

Statia Gibson has joined the Greater Richmond Partnership Inc. as business development manager. She had been with Harrison & Bates/Colliers and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Nicole Brown


Nicole Brown has been promoted to assistant controller with EDC. She had been senior project coordinator and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Shivangi Pokharel Perkins


Shivangi Pokharel Perkins is the new development director for The Doorways. She had been with The Family Place in Dallas, Texas.

Joining the board of directors of the YMCA of Greater Richmond:

Mark A. Christian with Corporate Living Solutions; Michael B. Eason with Capital One; John T. Lancaster with Weinstein Properties; Christopher M. Shockley with Virginia Credit Union; Ryan E. Stuhlreyer with Bon Secours Health System; Fitz R. Totten with Find The Right College; Nicholas G. Walker with Roslyn Farm Corp.; and Karen A. Wilson with Bank of America.

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