The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 10.19.21

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Real Estate

Brandi N. Weiser is a portfolio manager in the commercial property services of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer. She had been with PRG Real Estate.

Gina Keesee and Charlie Lively joined Shaheen Ruth, Martin & Fonville as Realtors.

Crystal Fitzgerald, Nick Ungerleider, Melissa Eide, Jason Johnson and Melissa Smith have joined Keller Williams Richmond West.

Wendy Pond has joined the Innsbrook office of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Joining The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty:

Allison Schutzer, Greg Walter, Tiffany Bach, Peter Webb and Andy Reinhardt have joined the Fan office as Realtors.

Debbie Amrhein has joined the Patterson Avenue office as Realtor.


Kelly Ragland has joined ACIMA Private Wealth as client service associate.

Antonita C. Parham has joined Cary Street Partners as an accountant. She had been with Insight Global.


Darren Foot is chief client officer for West Cary Group.

Hallie Catron has joined NDP as a junior designer. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Jane Tidwell and Mitchell Rowland III have been promoted to associate principals with Commonwealth Architects.

Bob Lapinksy has joined ENV as a project manager. He had been with Glavé & Holmes.

Business Services

Lindsey Downes has joined Mercer Health & Benefits as a senior health and benefits consultant.


Tyler Rowland has joined Vertical Builders as a project manager. He had been with Dan Ryan Homes in Charleston, South Carolina and is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Joining Kinsale Insurance Co.:

Timothy Crumbly is a data analyst – IT.

Sivaprasad Suram is a data architect – IT.

Patrick O’Hare is a business analyst – IT.

Jackie Lee is an associate underwriter – Health Care.


Natalie Spillman has been named Chesterfield County’s intergovernmental relations administrator.


Dion Ellis has joined Sports Backers as a graphic designer. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University.

Joining SOAR365:

Michelle Alford is director of annual giving.

Mark Braithwaite is director of assembly and logistics. He had been with Integrated Global Services.

Lisa Coates is director of children and youth services.

Ron Essex is director of financial planning and analysis. He had been with LL Flooring.

Dana Wilson is director of major gifts.


The 2021-2022 board of directors for National Association of Women in Construction, Richmond Chapter 141: president, Kristi Smith with Johnson Controls; vice president, Jaclyn McCormick with VCU Construction Management; treasurer, Amy Atkins with Fast Glass; recording secretary, Stephanie Aurand with MBP; corresponding secretary, Lori Butler with Butler’s Landscaping. Directors: Kathy Case with Takeoff Co., Jennifer Hamby with MBP; Tammylee Pastelnick with American Door & Glass; Wendy Pike with ColonialWebb; Kelly Schips with Castle Glen Winery; Tina Showalter with W.M. Jordan; and Sarah Wilkerson with ECS Mid Atlantic.

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