The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 4.28.20

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Abbey Hauser and Joe Elia Jr. have become partners with J.B. Elia & Associates.


At Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Susan Miller is scrum master.

Joe Skaja is an associate underwriter – commercial property. He is a graduate of Randolph College.

Kara Dye is an associate underwriter-management liability. She is a graduate of Longwood University.

Shelby Thompson and Elliot Levy are software developers. Thompson is a graduate of Marshall University. Levy is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Alice James is an executive underwriter-inland marine. She is a graduate of University of Tennessee.

Judy Morris is and underwriting technician.

Steven Fereday is a systems engineer. He has degrees from Western Grove University.

Tim Stone is a software development team lead. He is a graduate of American InterContinental University.

Madeline Urbanic is an underwriting specialist. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College.

Mackenzie Marcia is an associate underwriter -general casualty. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Emily Brown is receptionist. She is a graduate of Bradley University.


Alex Bust and Ivory Harris have joined Thought Logic Consulting.

Real Estate

Brian Bock has joined Dodson Commercial as director of brokerage services.

Ashlee Crockett and Daerick Wilkerson have joined the Colonial Heights office of Napier Realtors Era.


Matt Dowdy has been promoted to chief financial officer at Old Dominion Insulation.


Marc Meunier has joined Capital Square as regional vice president.


Joining the Virginia COVID-19 Business Task Force are: David Foster, High Point Barber Shop; Lester Johnson, Mama J’s Restaurant; Owen Matthews, Kings Dominion, Doswell; Alex Nyerges, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Chris Ray, Center of the Universe Brewing, Ashland; and Laura Todd, Institute of Advanced Medical Aesthetics, Ashland.


Elizabeth J. Atkinson has been elected a fellow of The American College of Tax Counsel. She is with Whiteford, Taylor & Preston.

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Matt Faris
Matt Faris
7 months ago

So the Governor finally names an Economic Task Force, and as far as I can tell, all are from the RVA / Ashland area. While all the folks may be great, it would seem that representation from outside a 10 mile radius would be in order.

Brian Ezzelle
Brian Ezzelle
7 months ago
Reply to  Matt Faris

Google is your friend. Since this is a Richmond new source they only referenced the local members. As you can see, there’s plenty more members

Matt Faris
Matt Faris
7 months ago
Reply to  Brian Ezzelle

That’s great, Brian. Thank you very much for the clarification. Perhaps the author could note that the list above only includes local appointees.