The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 5.10.22

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Richard R. Whitt III, co-CEO for Markel, will retire by March 31. Upon his retirement, Thomas S. Gayner will become CEO.

Real Estate

Roslyn Cousins is manager of the Strawberry Street office of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Joining Colliers:

Celina Abboud is team business operations manager for the investment sales team.

Erik Jordanger is a lease administrator.

Pedro Ramirez is a day porter.

Amira Albeitawi is a project manager.

Joining Coldwell Banker Avenues:

Olivia Coleman is marketing manager. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Mary Krumbein and Cheryl Lacks are real estate agents.


Clare Miller is chief human resources officer for Atlantic Union Bank, effective late May. She had been with Huntington National Bank.

Andrea M. Leslie has joined Cary Street Partners as a branch supervision manager. She had been with Fidelity.

At C&F Bank:

Dante Brown is Sandston branch manager.

Eric Baboorian is Midlothian branch manager.

Stephen Cowan is Wellesley branch manager.

Jennifer Bell is Varina branch manager.

At Davenport & Co.:

Shane Cason has been elected to the board of directors.

Read Branch has been promoted to managing director.

Pat Branch, Will Charlet, Wortie Ferrell, Matt Henderson, Hal Howren, Daniel Mizell and Courtney Orensky have been promoted to senior vice president.

Kristine Becker, Ryan Blankenship and John Gammon have been promoted to first vice president.

Laura Lee Adams, Jameson Eddy, Heather Folk, Evan Gilbert, Kathy Griffin, Herb Hargroves Jr., Alex Hock, Kelly McDonald and Michael Richmond have been promoted to vice president.

Stephen Abbott, Natalia Batsukova, Stacey Berkley, Runtao Deng, Stephen Geisz, Laura Gottschalk, Kim Martin, Jenna Pitt, Chrissy Robles, Kelly Rowland, Kim Skowysz, Tyler Smith, Walker Smithson and Lianne Valenza have been promoted to associate vice president.

Jessica Ebeling-Gulley has been promoted to AML officer.

Andy Hargroves has been promoted to annuity product manager.

Jon Stratton has been promoted to compliance manager.

Justin Charnock is assistant vice president, trading associate.

Sarah Grammer is client service associate.

Tyler Burgess is communications associate.

Brian O’Neal is vice president, head of central supervision.

Krystyn Young-Benham and Scott Zawadzki are operations associates.

Mary Autry is human resources associate.

At Markel:

Michael R. Heaton is executive vice president.

Andrew G. Crowley is president of Markel Ventures.


Victor J. “Vic” Carpenter is county administrator for Goochland County, effective June 20. He is with Kershaw County, South Carolina.


Bill Droste is sales director for Cross Timbers Roofing. He had been with First Choice Quality Services.

Jason Jordan is project superintendent with DCP.

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