The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 7.6.21

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Hailey A. Wilkes has joined Freeborn & Peters as an associate in the litigation and insurance and reinsurance practice groups. She has degrees from Utah Valley University and George Mason University.

Real Estate

Chris Francoise has joined Sperity Real Estate Ventures as a commercial real estate consultant. He had been with The Wilton Companies.

Daphne Burress and Jessica Baldwin have joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as client coordinators. Burress had been with SVN Motleys and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Baldwin had been with CoStar and has degrees from James Madison University and the University of Dayton.

At Commonwealth Commercial Partners:

Ben Boykin is a sales and leasing associate.

Corey Doucet is tenant services technician.

Rich McDaniel is a financial analyst and asset management intern.

Suganthi Kumareshan was promoted to corporate analyst.

Hunter Huber was promoted to director of property management.

Joining Colliers:

Lori Westerlund is a facility manager.

Joshua Gerena is a technical support specialist.

Brady Hale has joined Shaheen Ruth Martin & Fonville Real Estate as a Realtor.

At Long & Foster Real Estate:

Billy Wells joined the Grove office.

William Spencer joined the Tuckahoe office.


Allen Taylor has joined EDC as superintendent. He had been with Benning Construction.

At H. J.  Holtz & Son:

Sharon Carroll, who is finance and human resources manager, is assuming all billing responsibilities.

Holley Nilson has been promoted to project coordinator.

Jose Orellana has been promoted to painting foreman.

Roxy Reyes has been promoted to project manager.

At Dominion Construction Partners:

Sherri Smith is controller.

Ethan Autry is commercial construction intern.


John Mitchell has joined Enrichmond Foundation as cemeteries community ambassador.

Joining the board of Sportable: Ryan Byrd with Hourigan; Robin Gordon with Gordon and Co.; Alan Lombardo with Sheltering Arms Institute; and Natisha Knight with The Community Foundation.


Elizabeth Magee has joined Dominion Partners as a corporate finance analyst. She is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College.

Joining RiverFront Investment Group:

Bobby Brooks is president, RiverShares division. He had been with DWS.

Jack Tavenner and Claire Allen are sales associates.

David Forrest is a trader/portfolio analyst.


WebStrategies reports the following promotions:

Preston Kendig and Layne Runyon are senior managers of digital marketing.

Adnan Sosic is manager of data and analytics.


Emily O’Brion has joined the government relations team of Kemper Consulting. She had been with Longwood University and is a graduate of Lafayette College.

Matthew J. Baumgarten is managing director for Comprehensive Development Strategies.


H. Benson Dendy III is rector of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors. He is with The Vectre Corp.


Frank Hopkins is director of planning for Powhatan County, effective July 19. He had been zoning administrator for the city of Winchester and has degrees from Christopher Newport University and James Madison University.


Kristen Baietti has been promoted to audit manager with Kimble.


Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Kassie Landry is an underwriting assistant – underwriting operations.

Steve Hurst is a product owner – IT.

Evan Scott is a software developer – IT.

Gloria Evans is a claims examiner.

Jacob Wilson is a security engineer – IT.


Polly Raible is executive director of The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation. She had been corporate social responsibility manager.

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