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David A. Arias, named to the board of directors, Heritage Bankshares, Norfolk. Arias is president of Swimways Corp., Virginia Beach. (Inside Business)

Linwood O. Branch III, named to the Virginia Beach Development Authority. Branch operates Days Inn at the Beach and is chair-elect of the Virginia Beach Chamber of Commerce. (News release)

Virginia “Ginny” Sancilio Cross, named to the board of directors, Monarch Financial Holdings, Chesapeake. She is a real estate marketing consultant and the co-owner of a title company. (Inside Business)

Richard F. Hall III, elected chairman, Shore Bank, Onley. Hall has been a director since 2008. He is a farmer and businessman on the Eastern Shore. (Inside Business)

Jeff Jordan, named COO, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Hampton. Jordan had held positions at NASA Langley Research Center. (Inside Business)

Michael F. Kuhns, named president and CEO, Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. He was vice president for government affairs and business development. (Daily Press)

Elizabeth Shumadine, named vice president of business development, Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. She has held a number of positions in investment banking. (Inside Business)

Lyndon Remias, elected president of the Virginia Local Government Auditors Association. He is Virginia Beach city auditor. (Inside Business)

Steve Rodriquez, named to the Chesapeake Hospital Authority. He is president, Cruco Inc. of Chesapeake. (Inside Business)

Cynthia C. Romero, named president of the Medical Society of Virginia. She practices medicine at Romero Family Practice, Virginia Beach. (Inside Business)

Elizabeth Shumadine, named vice president of business development, Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. She has held a number of positions in investment banking. (Inside Business)


Debra S. Callison, named executive in charge of operations for First Citizens Bank in the Harrisonburg region. She will oversee operations in nine branch locations in Rockingham and Augusta counties and in neighboring West Virginia. (Daily News-Record)

Guy Cannady, named COO, Dynamic Aviation, Bridgewater. Cannady has experience in startup aviation operations and will focus on developing Dynamic Airways, a new business unit of the company. (Business Wire)

Katie McElroy, named tourism director, Waynesboro. She was executive director for the Community Partnership for Revitalization in Rocky Mount. (Northern Virginia Daily)

Justin Moyers, named treasurer, Dayton. Moyers was a member of the Brown, Edwards & Co. accounting firm in Harrisonburg. (Daily News-Record)

Linwood H. Rose, the president of James Madison University since 1998, has announced that he will retire in June 2012. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

David A. Williams, named to the 2011 Virginia Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Realtors. Williams is with Coldwell Banker Funkhouser Realtors of Harrisonburg. (Daily News-Record)

Rolf Mueller, director of the Bio-Inspired Technology Laboratory at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, received the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award for establishment of an international laboratory permitting research at China’s Shandong University. His work focuses on biological sensors and their application to new technologies. (Danville Register & Bee)


Carl Hauch, named senior vice president for team member excellence, Advance Auto Parts Inc., Roanoke.  Before joining Advance in 2008 he was vice president of operations for Starbucks Coffee Co. (Business Wire)

Boyd Johnson, named director, Roanoke Economic Development Authority. He is director of the asset management group of Hall Associates, Roanoke. (News release)

Benjamin Linkous, elected to the board of directors, Hurd & Obenchain, Roanoke. (The Roanoke Times)

Henry A. Logue, named CEO, Bank of Floyd, Floyd. He retains the position of president of the bank and executive vice president of Cardinal Bankshares Corp. (PRNewswire)

Mike Pack, named senior vice president for store operations in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, Advance Auto Parts Inc. He was regional vice president for the mid-Atlantic. (Business Wire)

Wayne Strickland, named to the board of directors, National Association of Development Organizations. He is executive director of the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission. (The Roanoke Times)

Garrett Weddle, elected to the board of directors, Virginia Association of Realtors. Weddle is with the Blacksburg firm of Coldwell Banker Townside Realtors. (The Roanoke Times)

Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. received the Distinguished Service Award from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering for his work with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. He is a senior vice president at Qualcomm Inc. (News release)


William L. Ballhaus, named to the board of directors, GeoEye Inc., Dulles. Balhaus is a senior adviser and operating partner at Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company LLC. (PRNewswire)

Judith L. Bjornaas, named senior vice president of financial planning, ManTech International Corp., Fairfax. She was CFO and treasurer of NCI Inc. (Business Wire)

Thomas M. Bohn, named executive director, DBA International, McLean. He was president and CEO of the Institute of Financial Operations. (PRNewswire)
George F. Cave, named executive vice president and head of commercial banking, Alliance Bankshares Corp., Chantilly. He previously held positions at SunTrust Bank. (Business Wire)

Ruth I. Dreessen, named to the board of directors, Versar Inc., Springfield. She is a managing director of Lion Chemical Capital, a Houston private equity firm. (Business Wire)

William F. Kornegay, named senior vice president for supply management, Hilton Worldwide, McLean. He was senior vice president of global supply chain, Godiva Chocolatier. (Business Wire)

William C. O’Connor, named senior vice president and senior credit officer, Cardinal Bank, Tysons Corner. He was executive vice president at a community bank in Northern Virginia. (Business Wire)

Martin A. Reid, named executive vice president for development and acquisitions, Interstate Hotels & Resorts. He was a founding partner at Cheswold Real Estate Investment Management. (PRNewswire)

Clayton S. Rose, named to the board of directors, Freddie Mac, McLean. Rose is a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. (PRNewswire)

Alison Rosen, named COO, SeKON Enterprise Inc., Herndon. Rosen held a number of positions over the course of 20 years at Science Applications International Corp. (Business Wire)

John G. Scanlon, named executive vice president and CFO, Intersections Inc., Chantilly. He was COO and executive vice president for strategic growth. (PRNewswire)

Richard Schoen, named senior vice president in real estate lending, Cardinal Bank, Tysons Corner. He was a senior vice president with Bank of America. (Business Wire)

Visagar M. Shyamsundar, named CTO of the Year by the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Shyamsundar is COO and chief technology officer of AMCAD of Herndon. (Business Wire)

Stephen Swad, named CFO, Rosetta Stone Inc., Arlington. He served as CFO at Comverse Technology, Fannie Mae and AOL. (Business Wire)

Randall L. West, named to the board of directors, Oak View National Bank, Warrenton. West is president of Robinson International Inc. He retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of major general. (News release)


L. Bradford “Brad” Armstrong, named to the board of directors, Union First Market Bankshares, Richmond. Armstrong is a partner at The Martin Agency. (PRNewswire)

Robert M. Blue, named senior vice president for law, public policy and environment, Dominion Resources Inc., Richmond. Also Carter M. Reid, named general counsel and vice president of governance and corporate secretary.
James F. Stutts, senior vice president and general counsel retired on Jan. 1. (PRNewswire)

James R. Conschafter, named president of the Virginia/Tennessee market for Media General Inc., Richmond. He was president of the North Carolina market. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Anna Healey James, named government affairs manager, Troutman Sanders Strategies, Richmond. She was director of government relations for Virginia Commonwealth University. (News release)

Patrick B. Kelleher, named president and CEO, Retirement and Protection, Genworth Financial Inc., Richmond. Also Kevin Walker, named senior vice presdient and CFO, Retirement and Protection. (PRNewswire)

Thomas L. Mattis, named city manager, Colonial Heights. He was city manager for Kyle, Texas. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

David L. Richardson, named a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. He is a member of McGuireWoods’ public finance unit, focusing on bond work with nonprofits. (News release)

Karen Van Lengen, received the Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award for her work and commitment to the University of Virginia. Van Lengen is the former dean of the university’s School of Architecture. (The Daily Progress)

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