The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 1.26.21

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Lauren E. Fisher White has been elected a partner of Christian & Barton.

Patricia Lankenau has joined Peake Law Group. She focuses on commercial real estate and business transactions and has degrees from the University of Virginia.

David J. Gundlach and Christopher F. Quirk have been promoted to counsel at Sands Anderson.

Joining Moran Reeves Conn:

Katherine Morley has joined the litigation team.

Crystal Geller is a nurse paralegal.

Kia Mines is a paralegal on the litigation team.

Daniel Zoellner is a paralegal in general commercial litigation.

Real Estate

Michael Morris and Chris Jenkins have been promoted to first vice presidents with Commonwealth Commercial.

Joining Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate:

Lauren Duguay Jordan is an associate broker.

Mark Gormus is a Realtor.

At Long & Foster Real Estate:

K.C. Terkper and Scherrie Jones have joined the TriCities/Southpark office.

Jane Mashinski has joined Virginia Properties.

Amy Towne has joined the Harbour Pointe office.

Glen Schott, Lorie Battiata Ryan Mabie, and Forrest Clarke have joined the Grove office.

Wallace Hutchinson has joined the Strawberry Street office.

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer reports the following promotions:

Eric B. Robison is an executive vice president.

Graham Stoneburner is a senior vice president.

Alex T. Wotring is a first vice president.


Leah Hopper has been promoted to compliance and due diligence officer with RiverFront Investment Group.

Robert M. Blue has been elected a class B director with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He is with Dominion Energy.


Lottie Coleman joined Addison Clark as an account manager. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Ellie Forkins has joined Commonwealth Public Relations as a senior account coordinator. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

At Padilla:

Joel Erb has been promoted to vice president in the creative and digital group.

Neil Cox has been promoted to senior director of digital production with the creative and digital group.

Emily Valentine was promoted to senior director in the insights and strategy group.

Bryn Snyder was promoted to senior brand strategist at Joe Smith.

At Workshop Digital:

Emily Kirk has been promoted to director of paid digital marketing.

Larissa Williams is director of SEO.

Derek Gleason is SEO lead analyst.

At WebStrategies:

Howard Deskin has been promoted to senior director of strategic development.

Emily Niedermaier has been promoted to head of digital advertising.

Kelly Browning has been promoted to director of operations.

Miles Hayter joined as manager of digital marketing.

Christina Odom joined as manager of digital advertising.

Business Services

Ali Pino is a consultant and principal with Spherient Advisors.

Colleen Crist is vice president of business development at Paymerang.

At Fringe:

Elizabeth Tubbs is director of vendor partnerships. She had been with Impact Makers and is a graduate of James Madison University.

Steven Young is client success manager. He had been with iCIMS.


The officer and directors for the Bryan Park Civic Association for 2021: president, Tony Rolando; 1st vice president, Erik Roth; 2nd vice president, Melanie Leavitt; treasurer, Tom Tazza; and secretary, Katherine Lewis. Directors: Erica Gervais, Gail Beaman, Faith Hobson, Jessie McCollum, Peg Mohar, Justin O’Neill, Susan Plunkett, Erica Ross, Melissa Kniceley and Sarah Oertel.

At the Virginia Chamber of Commerce: elected chair of the board of directors, Alan Witt with PBMares; first vice chair, Fred Thompson with Thompson Hospitality; immediate past chair, Paige Clay with Mercer; and treasurer, Linda Stanley with Bank of America. At large officers: Gil Bland with The GilJoy Group; Ben Davenport with First Piedmont Corp.; Robert Duvall with Virginia Natural Gas; Tammy Finley with Advance Auto Parts; Chris Kyle with Shentel; Stewart Leeth with Smithfield Foods; Mike Melo with ITA; Jennifer Siciliano with Inova Health System; Eric Sisco with Virginia International Gateway; and Lakshmi Williams with Transurban.
Joining the board of directors: Nicole Barranco with Volkswagen Group of America; Susan Dewey with Virginia Housing; Terry Ellis with Comcast; Teresa Hammond with Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism; Donald “Blue” Jenkins with WGL Holdings; Ryan Jensen with Henrico Doctor’s Hospital; D. Jermaine Johnson with PNC Financial Services Group; Matthew McQueen with Peraton; Charlene H. Mowery with Red Hat; Matthew Rash with Apple Hospitality REIT; Doug Wagoner with LMI; Jack L. White with FH&H; and Robert “Bob” Wills with The Branch Group.

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