The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 12.15.20

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Philip O’Connor, formerly executive director of VCU College of Engineering Foundation and Corporate Relations, has joined SPARK Product Development as a business relationship manager.

Linda Tiller is retiring as executive director from Hanover Habitat for Humanity, effective the  end of the year. Renee Robinson has been named her replacement. Robinson has been with the Partnership for Housing Affordability.


David Allen has joined the corporate section of Williams Mullen. He has degrees from Duke University and the University of Virginia.

Real Estate

Angie Christensen was promoted to senior property manager with Colliers International.



Arun Rajappa has been promoted to partner — risk management.

Mark Waller and Mike Wirth have been promoted to managing directors — advisory.


Michael Chapman has been appointed chief marketing officer for CarLotz.


Charles E. Marston has been appointed director of Real Property for Henrico County, effective Dec. 19. He has been acting director.


Marie Fernandez is delivery manager for Simple Thread. She had been with EZLinks Golf and is a graduate of the University of Richmond.


Ronald A. Crutcher has been elected chair of the board of directors of the American Council on Education, effective in March. He is the president of the University of Richmond.

Fulton Montessori School board of directors: president, Cindy Moussavou; joining the board, Miata Brown, Emma Cox and Sharon Reilly.


Joining Dominion Construction Partners:

Will Bynum is executive vice president. He had been with Hourigan and is a graduate of Eastern Carolina University.

Dylan Szalankiewicz is project manager. He had been with EDC and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Kaylee Brooks has been promoted to account manager with Addison Clark.


Tracy Douglas-Wheeler is CEO of the Virginia Community Healthcare Association. She had been with Meridian Health Services Corp. in Muncie, Indiana.

Home Building Association of Richmond: president, Daniel Jones with East West Communities; joining the board, Duke Dodson with Dodson Property Management; Adam Gregoire with Covenant Building & Design; Tony Kilic with Classic Granite & Marble; Vanessa Poe with Richmond Hill Design + Build; and Carlon Zanders with Zan’s Refuse.

The 2021 officers and directors for the Richmond Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women are: president, Meaghan O’Brien with Dominion Energy; president-elect (delegate), Elizabeth Lewis with Keiter; immediate past president, Amelia Wehunt with Timmons Group; secretary/historian, Statia Gibson with CoStar; treasurer, Chelsea Carroll with M&T Bank; network liaison (delegate), Laura Lee Garrett with Hirschler; media relations, Caitlin McBride with Dominion Construction Partners; communications, Mary Harris with PermitZIP; sponsorship, Liz Amaral with Gresham Smith; community service, Alyssa Budlong with Froehling & Robertson; programs, Lee Ann Gudorp with Timmons Group; and membership, Laura Anderson with Kimley-Horn.

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