People - April 2010

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Patricia M.C. Brown, named leader-in-residence at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond. Brown is an attorney and president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, Baltimore, and senior counsel for The Johns Hopkins Health System. (News release)

Joseph D. Cheely, named chief financial officer, LeClairRyan, Richmond. Cheely was a partner and location leader at McGladrey & Pullen LLP in Richmond. (News release)

Stephen D. Busch, installed as president, Virginia Bar Association, Richmond. He is a partner at McGuireWoods, Richmond. (News release)

John T. Casteen III, named to the board of directors, Altria Group Inc., Richmond. Casteen has been president of the University of Virginia since 1990. He will retire Aug. 1. (Business Wire)

Charles C. Colpo, named executive vice president and COO, Owens & Minor Inc., Richmond. Colpo joined the company in 1981 and was executive vice president for administration. (Business Wire)

Ian Davidson, named London-based worldwide account director for The Martin Agency, Richmond. He had worked for McCann Erickson. (News release)

Matthew A. Faulconer, elected chairman, Virginia Agribusiness Council. He is director of government and community relations with the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. (News release)

W. Rod Gentry, named chairman, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Gentry is senior vice president at Union Bank & Trust. (Daily Progress)

Ed Grier, named dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of business, Richmond. He previously was president of Disneyland Resort. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Patrick D. Hanley, named director, Xenith Bankshares Inc., Richmond. He is a consultant and private equity investor. (News release)

[INSERT PIC] Linda Staples, named Auctioneer of the Year by the Virginia Auctioneer’s Association. She is a director of the Richmond Association of Realtors and a partner with Tranzon Fox. (News release)

Margaret and Jesse Wyllie, of the Troy community, donated $3 million to create an endowment in the engineering program at Sweet Briar College. Margaret Wyllie is a 1945 graduate of Sweet Briar. Malcolm Jesse Wyllie is a retired oil industry executive. (Daily Progress)


Kenneth E. Balog, named executive vice president for sales and marketing, eknow Inc., Arlington. He was vice president of product management and marketing at PrecisionIR Group. (Business Wire)

Joseph N. Cornier, named senior vice president of finance, Global Defense Technology & Systems Inc., McLean. He was an executive with ManTech International Corp. (PRNewswire)

Joseph D. Delogu, named principal, FD Partners, Arlington. He has over 20 years of federal real estate experience in both the public and private sectors. (PRNewswire)

Jeffrey W. Epstein, named president and CEO, TerreStar Corp., Reston. Epstein has been president of the company since April 2008. (PRNewswire)
James Felter, named senior vice president for the defense sector, STG Inc., Reston. Felter was director of battle command applications at Northrop Grumman. (Business Wire)

James Freeze, named chairman, Pinkerton Government Services Inc., Springfield. Freeze retired from the Army as a major general after a 33-year career. He is president of two privately held corporations. (PRNewswire)

Gordon Lee Jones III, named senior vice president of advertising sales, USA Today, McLean. He was senior vice president for sales and marketing for Newsday Media Group/Cablevision. (PRNewswire)

Vincent Loiacono, named CFO, TerreStar Corp., Reston. He had been TerreStar’s chief accounting officer since November 2008. (PRNewswire)

Luther Lau, named CFO, treasurer and senior vice president, CNA Contracts and Financial Management, Alexandria. He was controller for Science Applications International Corp. (PRNewswire)

Timothy D. Matlack, named president and CEO, Delta Solutions & Technologies Inc., Reston. He was CEO of Wipro Consulting. (PRNewswire)

Len M. Nichols, named professor and director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services, Fairfax. He was director of the Health Policy Program at New America Foundation, a nonprofit policy research institute. (News release)

Anthony L. Otten, named CEO, Versar Inc., Springfield. Otten has over 25 years of experience as a CEO and CFO. (Business Wire)

Theodore M. Prociv, resigned as president and CEO, Versar Inc., Springfield. He will remain a member of the board. (Business Wire)

[INSERT PIC] Gary Scott, named president, Long & Foster Brokerage, Chantilly. He was senior vice president of Allen Tate Realtors and Family of Companies. (News release)

[INSERT PIC] Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani, elected president-elect, Virginia Bar Association. Trigiani is a founding partner of MercerTrigiani, Alexandria. (News release)

Kevin Vyse-Peacock, named CEO, Lansinoh Laboratories Inc., Alexandria. He was sales director of the Healthcare Division of Croda International PLC. (Business Wire)

Jeffrey A. Wagonhurst, named president, Versar Inc., Springfield. He was executive vice president for program management. (Business Wire)


Kevin Boggess, named trustee, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem. Boggess has served as city manager of Salem since February 2008. (News release)

David M. Dillon, elected chairman of the Better Business Bureau serving Western Virginia. He is president and general manager of First Team Hyundai Nissan Subaru and Volkswagen, Roanoke. (News release)
Craig Floyd, named president, Branch & Associates, Roanoke. Floyd joined the company in 2002 and has 12 years of experience in construction management. (News release)

Michael J. Friedlander, named founding executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Roanoke. He has been the Wilhelmina Robertson Professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and the director of Neuroscience Initiatives at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. (News release)

Nancy Oliver Gray, elected director, Council of Independent Colleges. Gray is president of Hollins University, Roanoke. (News release)

Don Halliwill, named vice president for finance, Carilion Clinic’s hospital division, Roanoke. He was CEO of Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. (The Roanoke Times)
Will Karbach, named CEO; Steve Aud, named COO; and Larry Dickenson, named executive vice president, The Branch Group, Roanoke. (The Roanoke Times)

Dr. Lawrence Monahan, named trustee, Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem. Monahan is founder and president of Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates. (The Roanoke Times)

Mark Nichols, named CEO, Pulaski Community Hospital. He was CEO at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, Ga. (The Roanoke Times)

Cliff T. Ragsdale, named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute. Ragsdale is a professor of information technology at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. (News release)

David Ridpath, named city manager, Radford. Ridpath was assistant city manager. (The Roanoke Times)

Ward Robens Jr., named interim executive director of the Alleghany Foundation, Covington. (The Roanoke Times)


Eric Deaton, named CEO, Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville. He was head of Wytheville Community Hospital. (Danville Register & Bee)

James Johnson Jr., named senior vice president of commercial loans, Carter Bank & Trust, Martinsville. (The Roanoke Times)

Mike Wimmer, vice president and assistant general manager of NewRadio WBTM 1330 and WAKG FM 103.3, Danville, has retired. He had been with Piedmont Broadcasting Group for 29 years. (Danville Register & Bee)


Roger Lamborne, installed as president, Blue Ridge Association of Realtors. Lamborne is a broker associate with MarkPlace Realty, Winchester. (The Winchester Star)

Kevin Rose, Chris Weaver and Laura Wolfe, named directors, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce. Rose is a partner in the BotkinRose PLC in Harrisonburg; Weaver is chief administrative officer for Lantz Construction Co. in Broadway; and Wolfe is a real estate agent with Kline May Realty in Harrisonburg. (Daily News-Record)

Judith Trumbo, named president, United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. She was most recently vice president of community impact for the nonprofit. (Daily News-Record)

Ron Kaplan, named chairman, Trex Co., Winchester. He joined the company in 2008 and also serves as president and CEO. (The Winchester Star)

John Long, named vice chairman for the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. Long is vice president of estimating for Lantz Construction Co., Harrisonburg, and also serves as president of the Virginia Construction Industry Education Foundation. (Daily News-Record)


William C. Bischoff, named president, Vir­­­­­­­­­-
ginia Beach Bar Association. Bischoff is a partner in the firm Stallings & Bischoff. (News release)

Marc E. Darnell, named partner, Kauf­man & Canoles PC, Norfolk. He is a member of the firm’s litigation, title insurance and title resolution practice group. (News release)

Betsy Duke received the Economics Club of Hampton Roads’ Economic Impact Award. She is a board member of the Federal Reserve Board and previously was senior executive vice president and COO at TowneBank. (News release)
William Harrison Jr., appoin­ted chairman, citizen transportation advisory committee of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning O­­r­­­­­­­­­­­ganization. Harrison is a partner with Williams Mullen. (Virginian-Pilot)

Steven Jenkins, named budget director, Chesapeake. He was finance director for Isle of Wight County. (Virginian-Pilot)
Gary McCollum, named senior vice president and gen­­­­eral manager, Cox Communications Virginia, Ches­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­apeake. He was head of Southern Virginia operations. (PRNewswire)

Joe Thomas, named chairman, United Way of South Hampton Roads. Thomas is regional vice president of GEICO Insurance. (News release)

Timothy O. Trant II, named partner, Kaufman & Canoles PC, Norfolk. He is a member of the real estate strategies and environmental and administrative law practice group. (News release)

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