The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 8.24.21

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Ryann Lofchie, program director for the Capital Region VA SBDC, is leaving effective Aug. 20. Kiva Duff, formerly of BizWorks, will become program director effective Aug. 23

Real Estate

Kate R. Hosko is vice president in the commercial office brokerage group with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. She had been with Lynx Ventures and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina.

Jessica Collie and Nadeem Khan have joined Shaheen Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as Realtors.

Kandi Hanna has joined Liz Moore & Associates.

Jack Maestri and Dalton Diaz joined Mission Realty at eXp as sales partners.

Joining Long & Foster Real Estate:

Julie Aydlotte joined the Village of Midlothian office.

Frank LaBeaud Jr. joined the Strawberry Street office.

Rebecca Castro-Imobisa joined the Centerpointe office.


Jordan Howerton has joined Vertical Builders as a purchasing and estimating specialist. He had been with Hourigan and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Preston Pezzaro joins Workshop Digital as a senior paid media manager.

At Xponent21:

Dennis Harding is director of operations.

Jillian Broadwell is an account strategist. She had been with Virginia Tech.

Courtney Turrin has been promoted to chief work officer.

Chuck McCarthy has been promoted to client services team lead.


Joining Davenport & Co.:

Justin Corlett is a research assistant.

Ehan Keator is an institutional product specialist.

Gareth Mancini and Thomas Valenza are client services floaters.

Will Sharp is vice president, overlay trading associate.


Joe Dillard Jr. is director of equitable innovation and legislative policy for GRTC. He had been with Hampton Roads Transit and is a graduate of Norfolk State University.


Jessica Woodie has joined McGuireWoods Consulting as vice president for digital. She had been with the Republican National Convention.


Jeff Bridges and Brad Schurman are stockholders with Balzer & Associates.


Isaac Whalen has joined Alice Blue as producer. He had been with Rainmaker Sound Studio.


Mike Ritchie has been promoted to senior digital marketing manager at Richmond Region Tourism.

At Hilton Richmond Downtown:

Stephanie Gasparo and Candace Cindric are sales managers.

Jason Trice has been promoted to complex business travel sales manager.

Business Services

At ChamberRVA:

Kelley McCall has been promoted to senior vice president, leadership, community and resource development.

Maribeth Conrad has been promoted to vice president, marketing and communications.

Sam Mayman has been promoted to senior program manager, talent and workforce development.

Economic Development

Kaylah Hurst is lead generation manager for the Greater Richmond Partnership. She had been with the Dominion Club and is a graduate of Hampton University.


The 2021-2022 board of SOAR365: chair, Clinton Kelly with Atlantic Union Bank; vice chair, Meg Downs with MH and DH Downs Consulting; secretary, Eleanor S. Jones with Honoring Choices Virginia; and immediate past president, Chad Logan with Logan & Logan. Members: Ric Brown; Henry Stokes Carter with Carter & Shands; Jeffrey Conley with Henrico County; Thomas Cricchi with Sycom Technologies; Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn with The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, Wilder School, VCU; Thomas Horsey with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates; Eric Margolin with CarMax; Maureen A. McBride with United Network for Organ Sharing; Chris Mumford with The Martin Agency; Jeff Penny with Marsh McLennan Agency; William Poole; Valerie Fleming Tillies with Chesterfield Learning Center; and Anne Waring with Virginia Department of Human Resources Management.

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