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Nora McFaddin has joined the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association as executive director. She was a marketing director for a physician. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Radford University in 2015. (Danville Register & Bee)



CSRA Inc. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer John Dancy has been named to James Madison University’s executive advisory board for the Department of Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at James Madison University prepares business students for careers as information systems professionals. (News release)

Ann Jarboe has been hired as arts administrator for the Shenandoah Arts Council. The newly created role replaces the position of executive director. Jarboe most recently worked in guest services at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and is co-chairperson of the publicity and promotions committee for the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. (Northern Virginia Daily)

Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Adele Skolits resigned in November. Skolits informed Shentel she’s making the move to be closer to family members and her expected grandchild in Toledo, Ohio. The search for the new CFO starts has begun. In the meantime, Chief Operating Officer Earle A. MacKenzie will delay his announced retirement to assume the responsibilities of CFO in addition to his current duties. (Northern Virginia Daily)

A longtime employee of the town of Christiansburg has been tapped to be New Market’s town manager. The Town Council unanimously named Todd Walters, 52, to the position. He has worked for the Town of Christiansburg for almost 30 years, and has been its assistant director of engineering since 2010. (The Shenandoah Valley-Herald)



Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) Mid-Atlantic has named Russell “Rusty” L. Bailey Jr. senior vice president and division manager of the Hampton Roads region. He has more than 16 years of commercial insurance experience, most recently serving as executive vice president with Towne Insurance. (News release)

Dan Chenoweth, partner at PBMares LLP, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. He was chair-elect. He was treasurer of the chamber’s executive committee from 2013 to 2017 and graduated from the LEAD Peninsula program in 2016. (News release)

The Peninsula Airport Commission named Michael A. Giardino executive director of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. A retired Navy commander, he was director of aviation at the Monroe County (N.Y.) Airport Authority, which operates the Greater Rochester International Airport. (Daily Press)

Stephen McDonnell has been named chief financial officer of Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Chesapeake. He was vice president and chief financial officer for Mercy Hospital-Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems in Portland, Maine. (News release)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. CEO and President Mike Petters has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. The association has more than 14,000 members and is the largest industrial association in the U.S. (



Bristol has retained Jim Bourey as economic development consultant.  He is employed as the director of management services for McGill Associates in Newport News, a post he’s held since June.  He also has been city manager in Newport News and Greenville, S.C. and managed county governments in Florida and Minnesota. (Bristol Herald Courier)

Mark Farris has joined Powell Valley National Bank as a vice president and commercial loan officer in Abingdon.  Farris is a native of Washington County. He most recently served as vice president and regional market area manager for Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon. (News release)

Mark Haynes has accepted the position of customer service account manager at Bristol-based Strongwell. Haynes began his career with Strongwell in 1995 and has held several different positions within the company. Most recently, he led the efforts in Abingdon as the manager, Highlands manufacturing. (News release)

Karen Wright has been promoted from auditor to chief auditor at Jonesville-based Powell Valley National Bank. (News release)



Scott Graeff has been promoted to president and CEO of Luna Innovations Inc. An employee of the Roanoke-based company since 2003, Graeff has served as chief strategy officer, treasurer and secretary. He replaces My Chung, who has retired. Graeff also will serve on Luna’s board of directors. Luna specializes in optical technology for the telecommunications, aerospace and automotive industries. (

HomeTown Bank has hired William “Wes” Budd Jr. as executive vice president and chief credit officer. Budd has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience in retail banking, private banking, commercial lending and credit administration. He was executive vice president and chief credit officer at NewBridge Bank in North Carolina. HomeTown Bank also announced the hiring of Mike Kidd as chief risk officer. A native of Roanoke and graduate of Virginia Tech, Kidd gained experience in internal audit and risk management in various North Carolina banks, having recently served as director of internal audit with NewBridge Bank before it was acquired by Yadkin Bank in 2016. (News release) 

The Roanoke Higher Education Authority has announced several new members on its board of trustees. They are: Lorraine Lange, re-appointed by the governor; Elda Stanco Downey, newly appointed by the governor; and Daryl Kingrey, appointed by the president of Mary Baldwin University. The Roanoke Higher Education Center offers more than 200 programs of study through 11 member institutions. (News release)



Doug Fabbioli has been reappointed to the Virginia Wine Board. He is owner/vintner of Fabbioli Cellars in Leesburg. (News release)

The Virginia Association of Community Banks has named Patricia A. Ferrick community banker of the year. She is president at Fairfax-based FVCbank. (News release)

Juan J. Garcia has been named executive director of sales at The National Conference Center in Leesburg. He has more than 35 years of experience in the hotel industry. (News release)

The Arlington-based Association of Fundraising Professionals has named Mike Geiger president and CEO. Geiger previously served as the executive director and chief operating officer of the Chief Executives Organization Inc., a global community of leaders. (

Rick Gordon has been named director of Inova Personalized Health Accelerator in Fairfax. Gordon formerly was founding managing partner at Mach37, a Herndon-based cybersecurity accelerator. While at Mach37, Gordon led investments in 46 companies. (

Arlington-based Counterpart International has named Ann Hudock its senior vice president for strategy and growth. Hudock previously worked for Plan International USA, where she led the expansion of the international program portfolio and served as vice chair of the Plan Federation Program Directors Forum. (

Falls Church-based CSRA Inc. has promoted Chief Technology Officer Yogesh Khanna to senior vice president. Khanna has nearly 30 years of experience in information technology, systems engineering, information assurance, financial services and telecommunications markets. Before this role, he served as the vice president, chief technology officer, for CSC’s North American Public Sector. (News release)

Susan Lawrence has joined Arlington-based Accenture Federal Services (AFS) as a managing director in its national security practice. Lawrence joins AFS from McLean-based Booz Allen Hamilton, where she was a senior vice president in the Defense Market Group. She also is a retired U.S. Army chief information officer/G-6 lieutenant general. (News release)

The Alexandria-based Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has named Nick Schacht senior vice president for professional development and global operations. Schacht joined SHRM in July as vice president of education. He has a long history of senior leadership positions in learning and development companies, including as president and chief operating officer for PetroSkills and as CEO and president of Learning Tree International.  (News release)

Laura Smith, vice president of global human resources at McLean-based  Digital Intelligence Systems LLC (DISYS), has made Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2017 Global Power 100 List of Women in Staffing for the second year in a row. (News release)

Stacy Stathopoulos has joined the Northern Virginia Chamber as chief operating officer and vice president of member engagement. Before joining the chamber, Stathopoulos was a managing director at Washington-based Source Association Strategies. (News release)

Brett Tressler has been hired as Dewberry’s health and safety manager. Before joining the Fairfax-based firm, Tressler worked as an occupational safety technician for a university in Washington, D.C. (News release)

BAE Systems Inc. has named Alphonse “Al” Whitmore president of its Intelligence & Security sector in McLean. Whitmore joins BAE Systems from General Dynamics Information Technology, where he was senior vice president of the Global Solutions Division. (



Heidi Schlicher Cook has joined the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) as its vice president of government affairs. She was director of political operations at the Virginia Realtors Association. (

Glen Allen-based Mason & Hanger, a Day & Zimmermann architecture and engineering, company, has named Benjamin A. Lilly president. He previously was vice president of international federal programs. (

Four financial advisers — Steven S. Martin, Rebecca A. Robertson, Thomas R. Gee Jr. and William J. Horan have joined the Richmond office of Davenport & Co. LLC. Also joining the office is Kimberley A. Skowysz, a registered client service associate. All five were formerly with Wells Fargo Advisors. (

Keiter, a Glen Allen-based certified public accounting firm, has promoted Charlotte Ann Ramage, CPA, and Andrew K. Sledd, CPA, to partner. (

Cindy Scanlan has been promoted to director of apartment operations at Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer. She joined the Richmond corporate office about four years ago as a portfolio manager. (

Michelle L. Thompson, CPA, has been elected firm managing partner and CEO of Richmond-based public accounting and consulting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP. Thompson is the Raleigh, N.C.-based managing partner of the firm’s assurance services practice. She will assume her new role on May 1. (

Margaret L. Taylor has been named director of marketing at Glen Allen-based Morton Consulting, an IT staffing firm. Taylor was director of programs and development RVATECH – Richmond’s Technology Council. (

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