The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 5.4.21

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Taylor Fisher has joined Evolution Divorce & Family Law as an associate. She has degrees from Emory & Henry College and the University of Richmond.

Real Estate

Jarrod Houp has joined Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as a Realtor.

Rondell Canada and Dudley Stainback have joined Exit First Realty as Realtors.

Kimberly Lee has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Joining Commonwealth Commercial:

Kelly Lacy is an accounts receivable specialist.

Brent Altaffer is a sales and leasing associate for land sales.


Randall Swift has been promoted to general manager with Precision Walls.

At Vertical Builders:

Stan Whitlow has been promoted to warranty manager.

Matt Fillman is an operations manager. He had been with StyleCraft Homes.


Joining River City Consulting:

Kristen Held O’Shaugnessy is a sales executive in new business development and consulting.

Kayla Follin is a website and graphic designer.


Deborah E. Goode has been named director of development for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She had been with Communities in Schools, Arlington, Virginia, and has degrees from Virginia State University and the University of Phoenix.


At Davenport & Co.:

Holly Crockett has been elected to the board of directors.

Shane Cason, Ginny Wortham Kehlenbeck, Gaillard Owen and Church Young have been promoted to managing director.

Mark Reams, Amanda St. John, Jim Smythe and John Vetrovec have been promoted to senior vice president.

Stefanie Boykin, Jamey Davidson Jr., Rutherfoord Ferguson, Wortie Ferrell II, Geoff Glisson, Kevin Hopkins, Chris Kelley, Courtney Orensky, Eddie Terzimehic and Brian Ward have been promoted to first vice president.

Eric Brendle, Carly Carmichael, Rene Erskines, Kim Garcia, Melinda Greene, Kristin Leuschen, Joanna Nelson, Brian Proffitt and Elizabeth Yancey have been promoted to vice president.

Dianne Carter, Jessica Ebeling-Gulley, Zach Lucanie, Ryan Poland, Michael Richmond, Shreve Rohle, Nathan Tyler and Jesse Uriss have been promoted to associate vice president.

Stefanie Boykin has been promoted to compliance manager.

Jessica Ebeling-Gulley has been promoted to compliance officer.

Xena Altair has been promoted to helpdesk technician II.

Annie Cole has been promoted to compliance analyst.

RiverFront Investment Group promotes the following:

Cole Elliott is regional director, south central.

Tori O’Shea is regional director, mid-Atlantic.

At Mission Lane:

Zeenat Sidi is business head, digital banking and financial services. She had been with Galileo Financial Technologies.

Krishna Venkatraman is chief data science officer. He had been with Nubank.


At Padilla:

Kathryn Canning was promoted to senior digital strategist in the creative and digital group.

Lauren Llewellyn was promoted to director in the corporate advisory group.

Perry Lowder was promoted to brand manager at Joe Smith.

Economic Development

Anita C. Saunders has been promoted to vice president of operations for the Greater Richmond Partnership.


At Virginia Commonwealth University:

Matthew A. Conrad has been promoted to vice president for government and external relations for VCU and VCU Health System.

Karah L. Gunther has been promoted to vice president of external affairs and health policy.


Brad Sucher has been named an owner with Gresham Smith.

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