The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 11.10.20

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Bill Chapman, executive director of The Richmond Forum, has announced his intention to retire in 2022.


Patrice L. Lewis joined Gentry Locke Attorneys as a government affairs specialist. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and Regent University.

Brandy Brown is a corporate and business law attorney with Dunlap Law. She has degrees from the University of Central Florida and the University of Richmond.

Joining the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society:

Michaela Ross is the Hunton Andrews Kurth law fellow. She has degrees from Harvard University and Stanford University.

Morgan Colonna is a staff attorney. She been with Hunton Andrews Kurth.

Rhonda Earhart is the Chesterfield Domestic Violence Attorney. She had been a sole practitioner at Law Office of Rhonda L. Earhart.

Real Estate

Marshall French has joined Sauer Properties as a development manager. He had been with National Real Estate Development.

Tavian Anderson and Stephen Spiers have joined Exit First Realty as Realtors.

Dena Spruill has joined River Fox Realty as a Realtor.


Jessica L. Thompson has joined Cary Street Partners as chief compliance officer and corporate counsel, managing director. She had been with Harris Williams.


Ben Virts has joined VHB as the Virginia Natural Sciences service leader.


Brian W. Trader has been named president and CEO of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, effective Jan. 4. He is with Delaware Botanic Gardens and has degrees from Virginia Tech.


Joining Poole & Poole Architecture:

John Daly is a senior project manager.

Ann Michele Sweeney is the controller.


Donna Wood has joined Fortitude Commercial Contracting as operations manager.

Joining Riverstone:

Sydney Wheeler is a project coordinator.

Jason Edwards is project superintendent.


Joining Networking Technologies + Support:

Supreme Brown is a field engineer.

Jerrell Johnson is a systems administrator.

Trevon Branch and Bryce McClain are deskside support specialists.


Austin Newman is Virginia chapter president for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. He is with S.L. Nusbaum.


Joining Madison+Main:

Marita Cardenas is an account executive.

Kennedy Heidel is a junior communication specialist.

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