The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 12.21.21

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Andrew “Drew” E. Hayhurst joined Gentry Locke. He focuses on commercial transactions and has degrees from the University of Mississippi and Wake Forest University.

Imie A. Harber joined the litigation practice group with McCandlish Holton. Harbor has degrees from Western Michigan University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Previously, she served as in-house counsel for one of the country’s largest insurance providers.

Real Estate

Mike Stirling  joined the Rutland Commons office of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Sherry Gibson joined Shaheen Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate as a Realtor.

Jacques vonBechmann and Dawn vonBechmann joined Providence Hill Real Estate as Realtors.


Breeden Construction reports the following promotions:

Jessica Voss is senior project manager.

John Coker is project executive.

Umer Hasan is project manager.


Nikesha Williams was promoted to Director of Neighborhood Services for Petersburg.

Economic Development

Elso DiFranco was named to the board of directors of Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization. He is with AMPAC Virginia and is representing Petersburg.


Zachary LeMaster has joined Gentry Locke Consulting. He is graduate of James Madison University.

Joining JLV Communications:

Maya Buchholz is an executive assistant.

Abigail Smalley is a communications assistant.


Gail Howerton is vice president for finance and administration for the World Pediatric Project, effective Dec. 28. She had been with the Weinstein Jewish Community Center and the Richmond Jewish Foundation. She has degrees from Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Commonwealth University.


Officers for the 2022 Richmond Association of Realtors and Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service are: president, Dare Tulloch with Exp Realty; president-elect, Kristin Krupp with Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate; RAR vice president, Joan Dorsey with Long & Foster Real Estate; CVR MLS vice president, Steve Overgard with Weichert Realtors Brockwell & Associates; and immediate past president for RAR/CVR, Libby Gatewood with Napier Realtors, ERA. Joining the board of directors: John Finn, Claire Forcier-Rowe, Dakia Knight, Heather Placer Mull, Monica Rawles, Jennifer Resnick, Karen Smith and Shanna Story.

Chambers of Commerce

At ChamberRVA:

Beth Weisbrod has been promoted to vice president, talent and workforce.

Rachel Rodney has been promoted to senior program manager, leadership and engagement.

Allison Pollock has been promoted to program manager, RVA Now.

Andrew Knight is program coordinator, RVA Now.

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