The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 8.25.20

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Karen Costello, chief creative officer of The Martin Agency, has returned to Deutsch LA. Danny Robinson has been named to replace her.

Christopher F. Ferguson, president/CEO of RetailData, is retiring. Jacob Blondin replaces him.


Amy L. Austin has joined Consumer Litigation Associates. She has degrees from Marshall University and Ohio Northern University.

Real Estate

Ericka Johnson has joined Icon Realty Group as a Realtor.

Laikyn Severson has joined Dark Horse|CRE as a sales and leasing partner. She had been with Divaris Real Estate.

Beth McCombs is an associate broker at Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate.

JJ Oliver has joined Small & Associates Real Estate as a Realtor/sales associate.


John Stuart has been promoted to associate principal for Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering.


James D. Worsley is deputy county administrator for Human Services with Chesterfield County, effective Oct. 1. He is the county’s director of Parks and Recreation.

Joining the Library of Virginia Foundation:

Officers for 2020-2021 are: president, Lucia Anna (Pia) Trigiani with MercerTrigiani in Alexandria; vice president, Julia Marsden from Burke; treasurer, Corynne Arnett with Dominion Energy; secretary, Lara Wulff with St. Catherine’s School; and immediate past-president, Steve Rogers. Joining the board are: Jack Catlett with Middleburg Financial; Jordana Kaufman with Owen and Owens in Chesterfield.


A. Lynne Puckett joined the board of directors of Markel Corp. She is with Celanese Corp.

Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Kathy Czerwonka is product owners – IT department. She is a graduate of University of Dayton.

Frank Guthrie is an associate underwriter – products liability division. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama.

Andrew Blankenship is and associate underwriter – excess casualty division. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Antonia Jackson and Kelly Domaleski are services assistants – services department. Domaleski is a graduate of Roanoke College.

Anne Stewart Freeman is an associate underwriter – construction division.

Loree Boebinger is a business analyst – IT department. She is a graduate of University of Arizona.

Ben Woo is an associate underwriter – general casualty division. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.


Zirkle Blakey has been named chief financial officer for CornerStone Bank. He had been with Peoples Community Bank.

Jeffery O. Smith has joined the board of directors of C&F Financial Corp., effective Sep. 15.

At The Roseline Group:

Kevin Klein has been promoted to partner. He had been senior manager.

Dan Berlin has joined the firm as a senior associate.

Rebecca Gage has joined the firm as an administrative assistant.

At Village Bank:

Roy Barzel has been promoted to executive vice president and chief credit office.

Joe Lewis has been promoted to senior vice president, retail area manager.

Chris Parker has been promoted to vice president, human resources generalist.

Donna Moran has been promoted to assistant vice president, administrative assistant and utility team manager on the retail team.

Jodi Parker has been promoted to assistant vice president, controller in accounting and finance.


John Hall joined Kimble CPA as a tax senior. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.


Michael Walsh has joined Familiar Creatures as associate creative director. He had been with Digitas in Boston.

Emily Shane has joined Dotted Line as communications director.


Richard Newcomb has joined Shades of Light as purchasing manager. He had been with Alton Lane.

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