The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 3.16.21

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Greg Peters, CEO of UMFS, is retiring effective in April.


Peter J. Leyh joined Ford Richardson as an associate. He has degrees from Drew University and the University of Richmond.

Real Estate

Mikki Martin is controller with Porter Realty Co. She had been with Boone Homes.

Alex Nicholas is a loan officer with Southern Trust Mortgage.

Daphne Page is an estate agent with Small & Associates Real Estate.

Victoria Hall and Anthony Hamilton have joined the Midlothian office of Joyner Fine Properties as Realtors.

Ramon Serpa has joined Mission Realty at eXp as a sales partner.

At Commonwealth Commercial Partners:

Thomas Hatcher was promoted to managing director of asset management.

Hunter Huber was hired as managing director of Virginia.


At W. M. Jordan Co.:

K. Brooks Ballance is vice president.

William “Bill” L. Lucas Jr. has been promoted to director of estimating.


Steve Donohoe is the assistant director of planning for Chesterfield County.

Business Services

Elisabeth Klughardt has joined Open Eye as the branch lead.


Angel Clarke with Bank of America and William H. Talley IV with William H. Talley & Son have joined the board of directors for Virginia’s Gateway Region.

The 2021 board of directors for Housing Opportunities Made Equal of VA: chair, Marianne McGhee with J. Sargeant Reynolds; immediate past chair, Agustin Rodriguez with Troutman Pepper; vice chairs: Eric Dunn with the National Housing Law Project; Thomas Fitzpatrick with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Meghan Coates with Henrico County; Anthony Yanez with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Monica Brown. Directors: Carol Brown with University of Richmond; Kimberly Dickerson with Capital One; Marcia DuBois with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; Michael Herring with McGuireWoods; Kate Howell with Virginia Commonwealth University; Chris Jefferson with Ridge Point Real Estate; Linda Melton with Fulton Bank; Dessie Nash with Bank of America; Adam Northup with Virginia Community Capital; and Michael Thorne-Begland with Altria.


Benjamin Hodges is a recruiter with CarLotz. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.


Danny Laub has been promoted to partner with Poolhouse. He is a vice president and political director.

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