The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 1.10.23

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Lisa H. Sharpe, executive director of the John Randolph Foundation, has retired. Kevin S. Foster is her replacement.


Kenneth T. Stout has been elected principal with Miles & Stockbridge.

Abbey Philips is director of policy for the Legal Aid Justice Society.

Emily K. Bowles has joined the health care section of Williams Mullen. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond.

Suzanne M. Lim and Anthony S. Cottone have been promoted to partners with Byrne Canaan Law.

Holly K. Pratt and Mallory K. Chesney have joined Winslow, McCurry, & MacCormac. Pratt is counsel and has degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond. Chesney is an associate. She has degrees from North Park University in Chicago and the University of Richmond.

Melissa Reading, Kyle René, Jessica Swauger and Ben Traynham have been named partners with Hancock, Daniel & Johnson.

Real Estate

Karen Berkness and Kate Svendsen have joined the Patterson Avenue office of The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

At SteelHead Management:

Rebecca Bryan has been promoted to chief executive officer.

Eddie Duke has been appointed chief operating officer.


Scott Bracey joined Agili as a portfolio analyst. He had been with Morgan Stanley and has degrees from James Madison University and Duke University.

Kristi Fulcher has joined Davenport & Co. as a client service associate.


At Keiter:

Richard Lewis has been named practice leader of the assurance department.

Asif Charania has been named practice leader of the valuation and forensic services department.

At Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook:

Matt Thorpe was promoted to director of operations.

Patrick Cureton was promoted to tax director.

Natalie Forssenius was promoted to executive manager.

Hui-Ju Tsai and Parker Sorensen were promoted to senior accountants.

Miranda Gassmann was promoted to in-charge accountant.

Ronda Harris was promoted to administrative assistant.


David Doré has been named chancellor of the Virginia Community College System. He has degrees from Gannon University, Erie, Penn.; Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, Calif.; Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.; and Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif.


City of Petersburg reports:

Sam Parham has been re-elected mayor.

Darrin Hill was elected vice mayor.

At the board of supervisors for Chesterfield: chair, Kevin Carroll, Matoaca District Supervisor; vice chair, Jim Ingle, Bermuda District Supervisor.

Fabio Spino is senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, effective Jan. 26.


Joining the Children’s Hospital Foundation:

Jorge Salgado is special events manager.

Destiny Lee is a communications specialist.

Margaret Long is development coordinator.

Jessica Kalista is a reporting and integrations manager.

Claudia Brookman is a prospect development manager.

Payton Hardinge is director of development.


Glenn Gray has been selected as an at-large member of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Development Council. He is with Buffalo Groupe.

At the 2023 officers and directors for the Virginia Economic Developers Association: president, Christina Winn with Prince William County; vice president, Linda Green with Southern Virginia Regional Alliance; treasurer, Gregory Hitchin with the city of Waynesboro; secretary, Garrett Hart with Chesterfield County; immediate past president, David Manley with Wythe County. Joining the board: Ryan Touhill with Arlington County; Jamie Gillespie with Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance; and Leonard Sledge with the city of Richmond.

Business Services

Regina Gustke and Jeb Heavenrich have joined ProspectBlue as national recruiters.

At RTS Labs:

Ryan Williams and Connor Overturf joined salesforce development.

Greta Schrader was promoted to HR generalist.

Ryann Lofchie is chief people officer.


Joining DCP:

Bill Trezenka is a project superintendent.

Nick Collins is an assistant project superintendent.

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