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Kaitlyn O’Connor has been named partner at Nixon Gwilt Law.
Patrick T. Andriano and Christopher M. Mackenzie have been elected shareholders of Sands Anderson.
Theodore (Ted) I. Brenner, Alexander (Alex) S. de Witt, Joel W. Morgan and Anna E. (Beth) Gould have joined the tort, transportation and specialized litigation group of Butler Snow.
Caitlin McBride has been named senior brand ambassador for Commonwealth Commercial Partners. She had been with Dominion Construction Partners.
Jamie Thomas has been appointed executive managing director and brokerage market leader for Virginia with Colliers. He had been with Commonwealth Commercial Partners.
At Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer:
Kristan Cole has been promoted to vice president, marketing and brokerage services.
In residential property services:
Beth Zinsky is associate director of operations – systems support.
Lindsey Melton is associate director of operations – engagement.
Tanya Battle has joined C&F Bank as senior vice president and business development program director.
Dr. Arturo P. Saavedra has been named dean of the VCU School of Medicine, effective April 15. He will also serve as VCU Health System executive vice president for medical affairs. He is with the University of Virginia and has degrees from Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania.
At Sandpiper Hospitality:
John Barrar is senior vice president of IT and systems integration. He had been with InterVision Systems and is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University.
Nathan Beck is senior vice president of operations.
The 2023 officers for the Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America: president, Taya Jarman; president-elect, David Bass; first vice president of professional development, Sarah Murphy; second vice president of awards, Abby Kittrell; third vice president of membership, Kenita Matthews; secretary, Taylor Thornberg; treasurer, Hannah Robinson; immediate past president, Diana Miller; and director at large, Greg Surber.
Louis Gomez with DuPont USA and Eric Sprehe with 1219 Capital have joined the board of Rebuilding Together Richmond.
Dulani Bligen has joined Assura as a virtual information security officer.
Michael Mancini is vice president of entrepreneurship & ecosystem development for Activation Capital. He has degrees from the University of Rochester and Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.
Rob Loftis has been promoted to director of land with D.R. Horton.
At Old Dominion Group:
Robin Carr is a business analyst.
Megan Harrell is an internal communications specialist.
Zeph Frankart was promoted to assistant project manager.
Hunter Griffis joined Old Dominion Specialties as an estimator.
Heath Backus was promoted to senior project manager at Old Dominion Firestopping.
LaTesha S. Holmes is chief of staff for Richmond City Council. She had been with the Raleigh Department of Planning Development/Raleigh Department of Diversity Equity band Inclusion in Raleigh, N.C. She has degrees from the University of Phoenix and Rutgers University.
At Estes Express Lines:
Webb Estes has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.
Rob Estes remains chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
Billy Hupp is vice president of the board and corporate executive vice president.