The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 8.31.21

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Lenora Reid, former acting chief administrative officer for the city of Richmond, announced her retirement effective Sept. 1.


Robin E. Walker has joined Moran Reeves & Conn as counsel in the commercial real estate and finance practice. She has degrees from the University of Alabama and the College of William and Mary.

At ThompsonMcMullan:

John O’Malley is an associate with the litigation practice group.

Rebecca Bowen and David Ruby have been elected to the executive committee.

Real Estate

Wes Atiyeh has joined Joyner Fine Properties as managing broker of the Westhampton Commons office.

Scott R. Keeton has joined Commonwealth Commercial Partners as managing director of sales & leasing.


Danny Nokes is communications manager for VPM. He had been with Williams Mullen.


Jason P. May is director of Richmond‘s Department of Budget and Strategic Planning. He has been the interim director.

Debbie Preston has been named director of community resources for Hanover County, effective Sept. 16.


Russell Wiles III has been promoted to sales manager with North American Senior Benefits.

Sheena Griffin has been promoted to agent with Russ Wiles Insurance Group.

Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Eli Gottlieb is a claims counsel.

Daniel McNally is an associate underwriter – allied health.


Michelle Mead joined Wildfire as the assistant social media specialist.


Jennifer Boyle has been named president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia. She had been with MENTOR Virginia.


Paul E. Fletcher is executive director and CEO for the Virginia Bar Association, effective Sept. 20. He is publisher and editor-in-chief of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

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