The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 7.20.21

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Heather Mullins Crislip, president and CEO of Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, is leaving at the end of July to lead The Richmond Forum.


Karl Warcholik has joined Spotts Fain as an associate in the real estate section. He has degrees from Grove City College and Washington & Lee University.

Joining Hirschler:

Spencer Allen is an associate with the commercial litigation group. He had been with Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson in Fredericksburg and has degrees from the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Richmond.

Rakesh J. Parikh is an associate in the M&A, finance and capital markets group. He has degrees from North Carolina State University and the College of William & Mary.

Sheherezade C. “Zee” Malik is an associate in the investment management section. She had been with the World Bank and has degrees from University of Pennsylvania, the University of Richmond School and New York University.

Real Estate

Kristan Cole has joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer as director, marketing. She had been with Commonwealth Commercial Partners and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Theresa Pasini has joined Shaheen Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as a Realtor.

Darlene Stewart and Kelsey McCourt joined the Hanover office of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Chris Strattman has joined Mission Realty at eXp as a sales partner.

Jasmine Douglas, Dexter Baxter, Anthony Green, Alexis Harris, Aleena Moore and Sue Langford have joined Keller Williams Richmond West Brokerage.


Meadows, Urquhart Acree & Cook reports the following promotions:

Robin Neas is a director.

Jordan Maynard is a senior accountant.

Hui-Ju Tsai, Ridge Motley and Parker Sorensen are in-charge accountants.


Erika Gay has joined Venture Richmond as marketing and communications manager.

ToniMarie Illuzzi has joined NDP as senior digital specialist.

Joining Golden Word:

Lauren Anesta is a senior publicist.

Kate Domin is a junior publicist.

Promotions with The Hodges Partnership:

Casey Prentice and Meg Irvin are account directors.

Aidan Guilfoyle and Amanda Colocho are senior account executives.

Hannah Robinson is an account executive.


The 2021-2022 board officers for Leadership Metro Richmond: chair, George Forsythe with WellsColeman; chair elect, Rasheeda Creighton with The Jackson Ward Collective;
secretary, Chris Accashian with Bon Secours Richmond Health System; treasurer, Paula Reid with Virginia Retirement System; and immediate past chair, Mona Siddiqui with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Directors, Jeff Conley with Henrico County; and Janet Lawson with Hanover County.


Ryan Zylstra, the 2017 PGA Assistant Professional National Champion, has joined the Lakeside Park Club.


Steven Trotter is an associate underwriters – public entity with Kinsale Insurance Co.


Glavé & Holmes Architecture reports the following promotions:

Steven Blashfield and Andrew Moore are senior principals. Blashfield is with the cultural studio. Moore is with the urban architecture studio.

Jessica Ritter is a principal. She leads the interior design studio.

Susan Reed and Kevin Svensen are senior associates. Reed is with the historic preservation studio. Svensen is an architect.

Katherine Hershey and Gibson Worsham are associates. Hershey is an architect. Worsham is an historic architect.


Chris Short and Kyle Eng have joined UDig as associates. Short is a graduate of the College of William & Mary. Eng had been with Wipro Limited and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

At Assura:

Carolyn Morgan is a fractional information security officer. She had been with Capital One.

Carrie Reynolds is a controller and administrative manager. She had been with Acuity Management Solutions.


Tyler Peart is an account executive, sales and service, with Playfly Sports at University of Richmond. He had been with Learfield IMG at Rice Athletics.

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