The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures: 11.3.20

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Tim Joyce, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Richmond, announced his retirement in 2021.

Richmond Kickers Pro Soccer President Matt Spear has stepped down from his role to focus on his family.

Lara Fritts has resigned as president and CEO of the Greater Richmond Partnership, according to news reports.


At Hirschler:

Jillian A. Bates is an associate in the commercial real estate section. She has degrees from the College of William and Mary and North Carolina Central University.

Aleksandra Croft Johnson joined the business section. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond.

Real Estate

Maury Defreitas is CEO for Genesis Properties. He has degrees from James Madison University and American University.

Kay Pangraze has joined Main Street Homes as a land acquisition manager.

Rebekah Simmonds has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Mary Jordan Amend and David Goulding have joined the Stony Point office of Long & Foster Real Estate.

At Small & Associates Real Estate:

Mary Anne Schensky is an associate broker.

Linda Bradley is a sales associate.

At Colliers International:

Julius Moore was promoted to property manager.

Cortney Dees is a property manager.

Maggie Habeeb is an assistant property manager.

Rob Pickeral is a building engineer.


Lacey Huszcza is executive director of the Richmond Symphony, effective Dec.1. She had been with the Las Vegas Philhrmonic and has degrees from the University of Colorado and Pepperdine University.


Stephen Edwards has been selected to serve as the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority.


Kara Sigmon is director of radiology for the MEDARVA Imaging Center. She has degrees from Stony Brook University and SUNY Brockport.

Marcelle Wilson Davis is director of diversity, equity and inclusion with VCU Health. She had been with Booz Allen Hamilton.


Charles Davis has been appointed as assistant vice president with responsibility for the supervision team for Bank of America in the Supervision, Regulation and Credit department with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


Joining the 2020-2021 board of directors of Housing Families First: Cinnamon Baker with Williams Mullen; Jovan Burton with Partnership for Housing Authority; Harvey Chambers with Anthem; Lauren Leggett with CarMax; Patricia Perry with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Altise Street with 2-1-1 Virginia; and Tim Timmons with Cristo Rey.

Business Services

Sumeet Saini joined as an entrepreneur-intern-resident.


Danielle Morin is an account strategist for Xponent 2.

Kennedy Street is fall intern with Red Orange Studio. She is a student at the Savannah College of Art & Design.

At Arts & Letters Creative Co.:

Sara Kastner is director of creative operations.

Marcus Deliote is director of IT.

Cerra Buckholz, Jordan Choutaeu and Molly Jamison are creative directors.

Jamie Yang is a business director.

Keith Jamerson is an executive producer.

Ralph Lee has been promoted to director of inclusion.

Allison Oxenreiter, Phil Williams and Suzanne Stovall have been promoted to group business directors.

Emily Jackson, Hill Shore, Jen Makulowich, Julie Carroll and Kate Reaves have been promoted to business directors.

Zack Stergar and Zach Wootton have have been promoted to strategy directors.

Lauren Albee and Neil Ramanan have been promoted to creative directors.

Jason Sheldon, Libbie Crane, Momo Berg-Munch, Nicole Lederman and Rachel Acors have been promoted to senior producers.

Griffin Morrow and Mel Calabro have been promoted to producers.


The 2020-2021 officers of the Virginia Association of Community Banks: chairman J. Michael Thomas with Select Bank in Lynchburg; chairman elect, Dennis A. Dysart with First Bank in Strasburg; vice chairman, Jay A. Stafford with Benchmark Community Bank in Kenbridge. The 2023 class of directors are: James E. Hendricks with Village Bank of Midlothian; and Thomas L. Rasey Jr. with The Farmers Bank of Appomattox.

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