The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 1.19.21

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Nisha Patel has joined Dunlap Law as a partner. She has degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Richmond.

Brennan C. Morrissett and Gibson “Gibby” S. Wright have been named directors with McCandlish Holton.

At Reed Smith:

Alison Wickizer Toepp has been promoted to counsel.

Samantha Sedivy has been promoted to associate.

Real Estate

Jessica Butterworth has been appointed partner with Colliers International Virginia.


Hanover County reports:

Sean Davis of the Henry District was elected to serve as chairman of the board of supervisors in 2021.

Angela Kelly-Wiecek of the Chickahominy District will be the vice chair.


C. Sean Link is chief lending officer for Touchstone Bank. He had been with BB&T Bank.

At RiverFront Investment Group:

Emily Krause has been promoted to chief marketing officer.

Jacqueline Carrico has been promoted to director of internal sales, in addition to her role as western regional sales officer.


Thomas Laughlin has been promoted to senior associate with Draper Aden.


Caroline Patrick has been appointed associate principal with Wendel.


Dianne V. Jewell is president and CEO for Sheltering Arms Corp. She had been with WebPT and has degrees from Williams College, Boston University and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Joe Luck is vice president of business development with Sandpiper Hospitality.

At Shamin Hotels:

Jonathan Bishop and Mitul Patel are project managers.

Eileen Ferreira is an interior designer.

Michael Gundlach is controller.


Kameron Davis has joined CarLotz as a recruiter and graduated from Old Dominion University.


Scot Crooker is chief content officer for Tilt Creative + Production.

Alana Stillitano has joined Commonwealth Public Relations as an account coordinator. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


At Allianz Partners:

Robert Cavaliere is chief sales officer in the U.S.

Emily Hartman has been promoted to chief of business teams.

Begench Atayev has been promoted to chief of product management and innovation.

Joe Scarpa has been promoted to to chief of business execution and performance.

Business Services

Olivia Chappelear has joined Fringe as executive assistant and office manager. She had been with Intercept Health and is a graduate of Emory & Henry College.

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