The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 5.11.21

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John Danyluk has joined the criminal and government investigations practice with Gentry Locke. He had been with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Texas and Germany and has degrees from the University of Richmond.

Real Estate

Ryan Murchison has been promoted to senior human resources manager with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer.

Rachel Blackburn has joined Small & Associates Real Estate as a Realtor/sales associate.

Nidhi Bhagat has joined Mission Realty at eXp as a sales partner.

Sean Lavery has joined Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as a Realtor.

Monique Kuntz has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Joining Long & Foster Real Estate:

Denise Conway is with the Village of Midlothian office.

Eric Brown and Michael Amrhein are with the Innsbrook office.

Ronnie Robbins is with the Hanover office.

David Brookins and Brittanie Stanley are with the Grove office.

E. Jaye Crawley is with the Harbour Pointe office.


William “Billy” Harper is senior vice president, regional market executive, for Touchstone Bankshares.

Petra Coffey has been promoted to tax manager with Heritage Wealth Advisors.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond:

Niranjan Mowli has been promoted to group vice president in the Currency Technology Office.

Jonathan Martin has been promoted to vice president of the Currency Technology Office.


At CarLotz:

William “Bill” Vallier is senior vice president of technology for CarLotz. He had been with Amazon Web Services.

Dan Lowery is a senior recruiter.

Sarah Woodfin and Ashley Hyman are talent sourcers.

Jeannette Guidotti is a talent coordinator-acquisition.

Kenya Gray is a talent coordinator-growth and development.


Irene Herold has been appointed dean of the VCU Libraries and university librarian, effective Aug. 1. She is with the College of Wooster. She has degrees from the University of Washington, Western Illinois University and Simmons College.


Gresham Smith reports the following promotions:

Liz Amaral has been named a senior associate.

Krystal Anderson has been named an associate.

Economic Development

Joining the board of directors for Virginia’s Gateway Region: C. Eric Fly Sr. of the county of Sussex and Chris Gullickson from the Port of Virginia.


Joining Networking Technologies + Support:

Justin Fleenor is a field engineer.

Justin DiNardo is a deskside support specialist.

Shanice Cook and Simone Davis are call center specialists.


Jay A. Brown has been appointed deputy county administrator for administrative services for Hanover County. He had been with the city of Richmond and has degrees from Hampton University, Virginia Tech and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Kevin Holland has been promoted to director of sales at the Hampton Inn Glenside – Richmond.


Nicole Stewart joined Elevation as social media manager. She is a graduate of the University of Texas.

At Red Orange Studio:

Alison Robertson is a graphic designer. She had been with Mountain High Media in Charlottesville.

Lauren Lawson is an account manager. She had been with The Martin Agency.

Melissa Dolly is a senior web developer.

Business Services

Jerry Kikwebati has joined Mercer Health & Benefits as an actuarial analyst. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.


At ACG Richmond: chapter president, Matt Hannay with Markel. Joining the board of directors: Drew McNulty with M&T Bank and Rob Hagerty with Farragut Capital Partners.

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