The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 1.11.22

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Michael Meehan, former president and CEO of VSC Fire & Security, is now CEO and transitioning to retirement. Tommy Clements, former chief operation officer, is president.


Christopher J. “Chris” McDonald has joined the Virginia State Government Relations group of Williams Mullen as director of government relations.

Mary Kathryn “Kate” Hall has joined the immigration practice group at McCandlish Holton. She has degrees from James Madison University and the College of William and Mary.

Brandt Stitzer, Kelly Bundy, Brian Daly and Erin Deal Johnson have been named partners with Hirschler.

Real Estate

Rodney Clark has joined the Bon Air office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty as a Realtor.

Sean Stilwell and Darren Brown have joined the Main Street office of The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty as Realtors.


Alison Rogish has been named Central Virginia marketplace leader for Deloitte.

Economic Development

Jerrine Lee is vice president of sales for the Richmond Region Tourism.


Joining Davenport & Co.:

Larry Sherman is an IT help desk technician.

Conrad Robinson is a central supervision analyst.

Tyler Clark is vice president – financial services.

At RiverFront Investment Group:

Az Arunachalam as chief data architect.


Kevin Nicholson is global fixed income chief investment officer.

Cheron Smalls has been appointed to serve on the executive committee.

Claire Allen is regional sales consultant.

Chris Boyd is head trader.

Mary Genevieve Cadow is senior marketing and events specialist.

Scott Hays is lead portfolio manager and director of operations, RiverShares.

Owen Nott is regional director mountain region.

Jack Tavenner is regional sales consultant.


Petula Burks will lead Richmond’s Office of Public Information and Engagement.

Brian A. Moore is director of economic development for Petersburg.


Jovan Burton has been promoted to executive director of the Partnership for Housing Affordability.


Joining Hickok Cole:

Katie Horan and Laura Heeter are interior designers. Horan had been with Baskervill and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Heeter is a graduate of George Washington University.

Taylor Clark is an architect. He had been with SMBW and Virginia Tech and University of Virginia.

Joining SMBW:

Rick Fisch is an associate and architectural designer.

Kelsey Levitt is an interior designer.

Emma Butterworth is a marketing associate.


Joining Shades of Light:

Heather Drakulich is an associate art director.

Song Pak is DC shipping supervisor.

Madeleine Bryant and Grady Ray are customer service supervisors.

Mariah Martin is home furnishing buyer.

Vanessa McCauley and Floyd Young are human resources specialists.

John Fitzsimmons is a senior software developer.

Timothy Myrick is a customer service trainer.

Derrick Anderson is facilities coordinator.

Jim Lucas is DC supervisor.


The 2022 officers for the Home Builders Association of Virginia: president, John W. Ainslie with Ainslie Group; first vice president/treasurer, Brian Davidson with Van Metre Homes; second vice president/membership chair, Scott Williams with Crescent Development Group; associate vice president/secretary, Tracey Jameson with TowneBank; associate vice president, Scott Hine with Union Home Mortgage; and immediate past president, David L. Owen.

HBAV Local Association Representative:

Home Building Association of Richmond: Kevin McNulty with LifeStyle Home Builders.


HBAV Legislative Committee, Hans Klinger with HHHunt Communities.

BAV BuildPAC Committee, David L. Owen.


Nate Davis is chief revenue officer for First Arriving.


Directors joining the Virginia Bio Board: Gerry Brunk with Lumina Ventures; Jessica Foley with Focused Ultrasound Foundation; Craig Gill with Pfizer; Nikki Hastings with QDS Capital; Conaway Haskins with the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corp.; and Garry Warren with ivWatch.


Samantha Oliver joins Workshop Digital as a paid media manager.


Corbin Matacunas has joined Breeden Construction as marketing manager. He is a graduate of James Madison University.

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