The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 11.16.21

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Stephen Moret, president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, is stepping down to become president and CEO of Strada Education Network, effective in January.


Sarah E. Gallo is an associate in the litigation practice group with McCandlish Holton. She has degrees from Gettysburg College and the University of Richmond.

Lauren Walker has joined both the health care and corporate sections of Williams Mullen. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and William & Mary Law School.

Joining Hirschler:

Scott Miller and Marieke van Rijn have joined the commercial real estate practice.

Evan Reid has joined the general corporate practice.

Matthew Sarfan has joined the labor and employment practice.

Real Estate

Carter Wells has joined the brokerage division of S.L. Nusbaum Realty as an associate. He had been with Colliers International and has degrees from James Madison University and George Mason University.

Leslie Keating, Shania Banks and Shayna Reavis have joined Icon Realty Group as agents.

Joining Long & Foster Real Estate:

Peyton Jester joined the Hanover office.

Tara Cornett joined the Centerpointe office.

Kaitlyn Moak joined the Virginia Properties office.


Desirée Roots has been named co-artistic director of community for Virginia Repertory Theatre. She has degrees from Virginia Union University and the University of Michigan.


At Evergreen Enterprises:

Paul Abugattas was promoted to vice president of customer engagement and experience.

Leah Dole was promoted to vice president of creative services.

Emily Shannon was promoted to vice president of e-commerce.

Marcela Johnson was promoted to director of inventory control.

Rose (Virginia) Tyree was promoted to director of customer service.


Claire O’Connor has joined christopher consultants as business development manager.

Bill Randall joined Draper Aden Associates as a project manager.


Steve Girard has been named regional president, southeast region, for Markel.

Taylor Longacre has joined Kinsale Insurance Co. as an associate underwriter – product liability.

At the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency:

Madelyn Hauck and Sally Nutsford are account managers.

Adam Swierczewski is an account coordinator.

Susan DeMola has been promoted to assistant vice president of property and casualty.

Sean Liverman has been promoted to director of sales.


Ariana Gucciardi is business development officer for Chesapeake Bank.


Joining WebStrategies:

Kristen Vertakis is digital marketing specialist.

Austin Redden is business development manager.

Meg Burford is digital marketing manager.


Tom Loftus is vice president of marketing for Richmond Region Tourism.


At Ocean Drywall:

Ned Kegan has been promoted to director of preconstruction.

Donald Searle has been promoted to field supervisor.

Andrew Parham is senior project manager.

Will Robbins is an estimator.


At SteelHead Management:

Sue Anderson is director of marketing and public relations.

Alisha Harvey is commercial property manager.

Karen Hudgins is controller.

Krystina Reyes has been promoted to new development manager.


At the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation:

Amy Waters is the Virginia mental health access program engagement specialist.

Denise Kranich has been promoted to senior director of development.

At the Medical Society of Virginia:

Taylor Cepeda has been promoted to public relations and communications manager.

Amber Salter is an executive assistant.

Andrew Densmore is the political advocacy manager.


Joining Networking Technologies + Support:

Jonathan Asien is an access control technician.

David Arthur, Conner Fish, Benjamin Pearson, Dave Richards and Adam Sowder are deskside support specialists.

Charlotte Stanberry is a receptionist/administrative assistant.

Nicholas Commodore is a senior systems cloud engineer.

Calvin McGuire is a structured cabling technician.

Mustafa Idris, James Tuppince and John Woike are systems administrators.

Adam Burgh is a systems analyst.

Derrick Ford is a technical support specialist.

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