The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 3.9.21

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Ryan Starks has joined Gentry Locke‘s commercial litigation practice group. He has degrees from State University of New York and Washington and Lee University.

At Williams Mullen:

Jim Bailey, Joe Blackburn and Jennifer Ligon have been elected partners.

Charles E. “Chuck” James Jr. has been elected to the board of directors.


Matt Fogel has joined Mule-Hide Products Co. as territory manager for the southern Virginia territory. He had been with Roofing Supply Group and is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.


Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Richard Blair is an information security manager in the IT Deparment.

Bradley Jenkins and Ryan McLasky are associate underwriters – small business. Jenkins is a graduate of the College of William & Mary. McLasky is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Chris Frazier is a Windows engineer in the IT department.

John Coleman is a senior data engineer in the IT department.

Devon Battles is an associate underwriter – inland marine. He is a graduate of Radford University.

Ray Spillman is a technical manager in the IT department.

Charlie Pindell is associate underwriter – allied health. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Cecilia Suresh is a senior software developer in the IT department.

Brittany Lebel is a scrum master in the IT department. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Business Services

Susan Hunt has joined Top Line HR as a senior HR consultant. She is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.

Real Estate

Lory Markham is an associate broker with One South Commercial.

Richard Tisdale is technology engagement manager with Liz Moore & Associates.

Eliza Izard, Tucker “Nash” Warren, Nate Krey and Colton Konvicka have been promoted to senior associates in the sales and leasing department of Commonwealth Commercial.

Bobby Kirwin has joined the residential real estate team at Motleys Real Estate.

Haley Beck is a sale partner with Mission Realty at eXp.

Camarin Lomax has joined Virginia Select Realty as a real estate agent.


Kevin F. Hallock has been elected president of the University of Richmond. He will hold an appointment as professor of economics in the School of Business with affiliated faculty appointments in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies and the Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law program in the School of Arts & Sciences. He is currently at Cornell University and has degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Princeton University.


At The Richmond Academy of Medicine:

Dr. Morgan Swanstrom has joined the board of trustees. She is with OrthoVirginia.

Julie Benmosche with the Virginia Poison Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System has joined the board of Access Now.

Joining the board of Centralized Credentials Verification Service: Kevin L. Barger with Anthem; Michele M. Hughes with Bon Secours Mercy Health; Cathy Soffin with CareMore Health; Lynne Robinson wth Geoff McDonald & Associates.


Colin Williams has joined John B. Levy and Co. as an investment analyst. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

Joining Davenport & Co.:

Sam Sweeney and Sara Amiss are client services floaters.

William Sheffield is IT help desk technician.

At Community Bankers’ Bank and CBB Financial Corp.:

Wendy C. Wright is executive vice president, operations and IT.

Stephen R. Kinnier is executive vice president, chief financial officer.

Nancy S. Sullivan is executive vice president, chief credit officer.

Shannon E. Hairfield is senior vice president, operations and IT.

Charles B. Akers is vice president, loan officer, portfolio manager.


Pete Christopoulos has joined Morton as chief operating officer.


Jordan Maroon is the president and executive director of Needle’s Eye Ministries.


Erin Brunner is an account strategist with Big Spoon Co.

Taylor Miles has been promoted to associate media director with NDP.

At WebStrategies:

Shilo Lucyk is a content strategist.

Brian Marsh has been promoted to head of inbound marketing.

Jenny Hughes has been promoted to head of website development.

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