Anne Conner, named president of public finance and community investment, a new division of TowneBank, Suffolk. She was the president of TowneBank, Williamsburg. Brian Skinner, president of TowneBank, Peninsula, will lead the Williamsburg region as well. (News release)

Polly Chong, a sole practitioner in Newport News, has been named Local Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations. (News release)

Deborah Christie of Onancock, executive director of the Wallops Research Park, and Thomas W. Meehan of Newport News, President of C.D. West & Company Real Estate, named to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission board. (News release)

Bryan D. Cuffee, promoted to vice president of development, Gold Key | PHR, Virginia Beach. He was director of development. (Inside Business)

William Fralin, president and CEO of Medical Facilities of America in Roanoke, plans to step down as chairman of the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners at its July meeting. He had been chairman since November. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Ruth D. Hill, named executive director, The Healing Place of Hampton Roads. Hill was executive director of a national nonprofit organization and before that was executive director of Samaritan House in Virginia Beach. (Inside Business)

Andrew Roper, named chief technology officer, Virginia Eye Consultants, Norfolk. He worked for a local technology integrator where he was the lead systems engineer and director of data technology. (Inside Business)

Leonard Sledge, named economic development director, Hampton. Sledge was director of economic development at The College of William & Mary. (The Virginian-Pilot)

James A. Squires, named president of Norfolk Southern Corp. Squires was executive vice president administration. In his new role, Squires will be responsible for the corporation’s administration, finance, law and corporate relations, and planning and information technology divisions. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Ray Amoruso, the chief planning and development officer at Hampton Roads Transit, has won the 2013 Julian F. Hirst Award for distinguished service. (News release)

Robert M. Stanton, chairman of Stanton Partners Inc., Norfolk, presented with The 2013 Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads. (News release) 


Clark Draper III resigned as town manager of Mount Jackson. Finance Director Neil Showalter will serve as interim town manager until a replacement can be found. (The Shenandoah Valley-Herald)

DuPont Community Credit Union has elected three new members to its board of directors. They are Margaret Hersh of Waynesboro, W. Roy Barksdale of Albemarle County and Leslie E. Ramsey of Augusta County. (Northern Virginia Daily)

Former Elkton town manager Reid Wodicka, named town manager of Woodstock. (The Shenandoah Valley-Herald)

Anne Whiteside, named vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Winchester Medical Center. Whiteside was the executive vice president and chief nursing officer at Tomball Regional Hospital in Houston. (Northern Virginia Daily)

William B. Holtzman, honored as the 33rd recipient of the Virginia General Assembly’s “Outstanding Virginian of the Year.” Holtzman turned a small distributorship in Mount Jackson into Holtzman Corp., a regional gas, oil, construction and food conglomerate. (Shenandoah Valley Now)


Lisa Fultz, named executive director of the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board, which serves Martinsville and Danville and the counties of Henry, Patrick and Pittsylvania. Fultz worked for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. as the director of its small, minority and entrepreneurial division. (WorkItSoVa.com)

William H. “Bill” Garrett of Garrett Studios Ltd. in Danville placed first in all entries at the Southeastern Professional Photographers Regional Photographic Competition in Athens, Ga. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Alfred D. “Denny” Hardee, elected chairman of The Citizens Community Bank, based in South Hill. Hardee, 58, is the retired owner of Hardee Ford, now managed by sons Shaun and Chris. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Vera H. Primm, named chief financial officer, Citizens Community Bank, South Hill. She has served as CFO at Bank of Virginia, Peoples Bank of Virginia and F&M Bank. (News release)

Bruce R. Scism will become the new president of Danville Community College, succeeding Carlyle Ramsey, who will retire Aug. 1. Scism has served as vice president of academic affairs at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., since 2008. (Chatham Star Tribune)


Corey Cassidy, named associate dean of the Waldron College of Health and Human Services at Radford University. Tony Ramsey, named director of the School of Nursing. (The Roanoke Times)

Dennis Grady, dean of the Radford University College of Graduate and Professional Studies, named interim dean of the College of Business and Economics for the 2013-14 academic year. (News release)

John Hanighen, named vice president, commercial marketing, Advance Auto Parts Inc., Roanoke. Hanighen was president and chief executive officer of Rostra Precision Controls Inc., Laurinburg, N.C. (News release)

G. Michael Pace Jr., the former managing partner of Roanoke-based Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, appointed Roanoke College’s first general counsel. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Jason Paret, named CEO, Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs. Paret was chief financial officer at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea. (News release)

John J. Rainone, named the fourth president of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge, effective July 8. Rainone is dean of institutional advancement at York County Community College, in Wells, Maine. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Charles W. Steger announced he is stepping down as president of Virginia Tech. The university’s board of visitors assembled a search committee to find his successor. Steger will remain as president until his replacement begins work. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Richard C. Rakes received the Roanoke Bar Association 2013 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr., Lifetime Achievement Award. Rakes, now retired, is one of the founders of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore in Roanoke. (News release)

Lori D. Thompson, of LeClairRyan in Roanoke, named Local Bar Leader of the Year by the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local Bar Associations. (News release)

Paul Phillips, president and CEO of Roanoke-based Freedom First Credit Union, was awarded the 2013 Eugene H. Farley Jr. Award of Excellence from the Virginia Credit Union. (The Roanoke Times)

Douglas Holmes, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, is the 2013 recipient of the Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. (The Roanoke Times)

Richard D. Langford of Blacksburg, retired chemical engineer and sole member of Langford Accounting, LLC, re-appointed to the State Air Pollution Control Board. (News release)


C.E. Andrews, named CEO, MorganFranklin Consulting, which is based in McLean and London. He was president and chief operating officer of RSM McGladrey. Andrews succeeds Robert Morgan, one of the company’s founders, who will remain a company director and adviser.  (News release)

Reston-based NII Holdings Inc. has separated the positions of chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Kevin Beebe, a director on the board, is now chairman. Carolyn Katz will no longer serve as lead independent director but will continue as a director and chair of the audit committee. CEO Steve Shindler will also continue to serve as a board member. Ricardo Knoepfelmacher has been elected to NII’s board of directors. Knoepfelmacher co-founded Angra Partners, a financial advisory and private equity firm. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Tracy Denny, named vice president of business development, Octo Consulting Group, McLean. He was vice president of business development, STG International Inc., Alexandria. (Washington Business Journal)

Bruce A. Gates of Alexandria, senior vice president, external affairs for Altria Client Services Inc., named to the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority board. (News release)

Mark Guirgis, named executive vice president and chief financial officer, Santeon Group Inc., Reston. Guirgis had been acting chief financial officer since September 2011.  (News release)

John Hillen has stepped down as CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions in Herndon to become vice chairman of its advisory board. William Cave and Laurie Villano will be Sotera’s interim CEOs. (News release)

David Keffer, promoted to corporate controller, SRA International Inc., Fairfax. He was CFO of its intelligence, defense, and homeland security and law enforcement groups. (News release)

Siobhan Mueller named director, client services, ConnellyWorks Inc., Herndon. She was a vice president with Hager Sharp, Washington, D.C. (News release)

Phebe Novakovic, CEO of General Dynamics Corp., made the 2013 list of Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women: Newcomers.” The CEO of the Falls Church-based company came in at No. 75. (Washington Business Journal)


John Adams, named chairman of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Brandcenter’s board of directors. Adams is chairman of Richmond-based The Martin Agency. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Ken Campbell joined Colliers International in Richmond as director in the corporate services group, as well as a member of the office brokerage team. He was director of real estate and facilities for Media General. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Lisa Freiman, currently the senior curator and chair of the contemporary art department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, named inaugural director of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, Richmond. (News release)

Hunton & Williams LP has promoted three lawyers in its Richmond office to partner: Kevin M. Georgerian, Eric J. Nedell and William L. Newton. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Devin Heath, named vice president of sales and services, Richmond Region Tourism. Heath comes to Richmond Region Tourism from the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Richmond, where he served as general manager. (News release) 

Thomas P. Loughran Jr. will become director of the University of Virginia Cancer Center on Aug. 15. Loughran was the founding director of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and since 2003 has been a professor at Penn State College of Medicine. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Brian Lucas, promoted to managing director, Harris Williams & Co., Richmond. Lucas has advised manufacturing and service businesses in various segments of the energy and power industry. (News release)

Edward E. “Ted” Raspiller will become the seventh president of John Tyler Community College on Aug. 5. He is currently president of the Brazos County Campuses at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Walter S. Robertson III, named president and COO of Birmingham, Ala.-based Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc. Robertson retired from Scott & Stringfellow/BB&T Capital Markets in Richmond in 2012. (VirginiaBusiness.com)

Linda V. Schreiner, elected to the board of directors of the Virginia War Memorial Educational Foundation. She is a senior vice president of MeadWestvaco, Richmond. (RichmondBizSense.com)

Donna Spurrier, president of Richmond-based Spurrier Media Group, was named Ad Person of the Year by the Advertising Club of Richmond. (News release)

Kim Farlow, awarded the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for Excellence in Public Relations by the Richmond chapter of The Public Relations Society of America. She is the director of public relations for Big River in Richmond. (News release)

W. Joseph Owen III, a founding partner of Midlothian-based Owen & Owens, named the 2013 recipient of the Tradition of Excellence Award by the Virginia State Bar’s general practice section. (News release)





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