The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 3.30.21

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Craig Thomas Merritt has founded Merritt Law. The firm will focus on trials and appeals in state and federal courts, with a focus on complex business disputes, defamation and media-related claims, lawyers’ professional liability, and service as a neutral in ADR.

John Erbach has been elected shareholder of Spotts Fain.

Angela R. MacFarlane has joined Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman as an associate. She has degrees from the University of Connecticut.

Real Estate

Ryan Berry is a commercial real estate analyst at Barber & Associates. He is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington.

Hermann Krebs has joined Motleys Real Estate as auctioneer and associate broker.

Dina Rommel has joined Exit First Realty as a Realtor.

Ann Dee Soderberg has joined Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as a Realtor.

At Colliers International:

Nikki Maitland is an assistant property manager.

Megan Wade is a lease administrator.

Michael Sirois is a project manager.

Diamond Williams is an IT technician.

Joe Magera is a lead building engineer.

Terrence Linton is an accounts payable specialist.

Val King is a property manager.

Rebecca Black is an assistant property manager.

Khai Ouk is an accounts payable specialist.

Annette Lawrence, Jessica Parnell, Whitney Canty and Lyndsay Daniels have been promoted to senior lease administrators.

Tyler Lambert was promoted to lease administrator.


Keith A. Hoelzer has joined Atlantic Union Bank as head of business banking.

At Blue Ridge Bank:

Steve Farbstein is chief development officer. He had been with Cornerstone RPO.

Brooke Ullman is director of marketing. Ullman had been with The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


Stephen Weir joined RCG CPAs Advisors as a principal and fractional CFO.


Josh Hryciak has joined Flourish Spaces as procurement manager.

Joining Thomas Hamilton & Associates:

Becky Hunt is a senior interior designer.

Allie Smith is a junior interior designer.

Maddie Waschko is an interior designer.


Erin Fauber has joined CarLotz as a recruiter.


Joining New Hope Benefits & Consulting:

Mike Stid is an agency development manager.

Rebecca Wolfe and Wilda Jones-Carr are account managers.

Andrea Yeager is a benefits counselor.


Rian Chandler-Dovis is a managing partner with Brand Federation.

Martha Miller and Kristin VanStory are strategists with CreativeMktGroup.

At Workshop Digital:

Leah Shapiro is a senior SEO analyst.

Hannah Budnik is an SEO analyst.

Jessica Brock is a paid digital marketing analyst.

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