People - March 2010

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Thomas D. Bell Jr., elected director of Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk. Bell is chairman of SecurAmerica LLC and is the retired chairman and CEO of Cousins Properties.  (News release)

Christopher G. Burns, named president and CEO of USI’s Norfolk, Newport News and Exmore offices. Burns was executive vice president and general manager of Brown & Brown Flagship. (News release)

Joseph W. Luter III, chairman and former CEO of Smithfield Foods Inc., Smithfield, sold 139,400 shares of Smithfield stock. Value of the transaction was put at $2.3 million. Luter has 432,200 shares of stock remaining. (Virginian-Pilot)
Carolyn Meyers resigned as president of Norfolk State University to pursue other interests, effective June 30. She is ending the fourth year of a five-year contract. (Virginian-Pilot)

Steven L. Miller, named a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Miller is chairman and president of SLM Discovery Ventures. He is also retired chairman, president and CEO of Shell Oil Co. (Daily Press)

Bill Ouzts, named senior vice president, MICG Investment Management, Newport News. He was most recently with Davenport, a corporate wealth management firm. (News release)


Jonathan Cool, named director, Luna Innovations Inc., Roanoke. Cool is managing director at the Emerging Economies Health Care Fund and a general partner at Foundation Medical Partners. (Business Wire)

Dewey P. Cashwell Jr., named city manager, Bristol, Va.. Cashwell has been city manager for several towns in Texas. A Charlottesville native, he also has been an assistant county administrator in Dinwiddie County and assistant city manager in Martinsville. (News release)

T. Daniel Crawford, named recipient of the 2010 Dirac Medal as world’s outstanding computational chemist under the age of 40. Crawford is professor of chemistry at Virginia Tech where his work is focused on enhancing the effectiveness of drug development. (News release)

Warner Dalhouse, named director, Luna Innovations Inc., Roanoke. Dalhouse is retired chairman of Dominion Bankshares Corp. and former chairman and CEO of First Union National Bank of Virginia. (Business Wire)

Jerry Kilgore, named chairman of the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. Kilgore has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the First District, since 1994. (Bristol Herald Courier)

Thomas J. Goralski, named senior vice president of Intrexon Corp. and president of its UltraVector Division, Blacksburg. He has more than 20 years of experience in production of genetic materials. (Business Wire)

Landon Howard, named executive director of the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was vice president of marketing and communications for the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau. (News release)

John Williamson III, named director, Luna Innovations Inc., Roanoke. He is chairman and CEO of RGC Resources Inc. (Business Wire)


Michael Cole, named principal, Woods Rogers PLC, Danville. Cole joined the firm in 2003 and has handled a number of cases in civil litigation, medical malpractice and business and commercial litigation. (News release)

Jennifer Doss, named director of tourism, Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp., Martinsville. Doss was river and trails project manager for the Dan River Basin Association. (Martinsville Bulletin)


John B. Adams, elected chairman, Fauquier Bankshares, Warrenton. Adams is president and CEO of Bowman Cos. He was vice chairman of the bank from 2004 to 2009. (PRNewswire)

George Cornelius, named president, Bridgewater College. Cornelius is Pennsylvania’s secretary of community and economic development. He will become the college’s eighth president on July 1. (The Roanoke Times)

John McGowan, named president and CEO, RMH Medical Group, Harrisonburg. A division of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, RMH consists of about 60 physicians employed by the hospital. (News release)

Jesse Russell, named economic development coordinator, Clarke County. Russell will continue to serve as the county’s zoning administrator. (The Winchester Star)

Randolph T. Minter, elected vice chairman, Fauquier Bankshares, Warrenton. He has been president and owner of Moser Funeral Home since 1986 and a director of the bank since 1996. (PRNewswire)


L. Preston Bryant Jr., named senior vice president for economic and infrastructure development, McGuireWoods Consulting, Richmond. He is a former member of the House of Delegates and served as Virginia secretary of natural resources. (News release)

John T. Casteen III, named recipient of the Parks-Mason Award from the Virginia Press Association as its Virginian of the Year. Casteen is the president of the University of Virginia and will retire Aug.1. (Daily Progress)

Lynda M. Crouse, named partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, Richmond. Crouse joined the firm in 1999 and is a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. (News release)

John R. Donnelly, named vice president for instruction and student services, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville.  He was provost/vice president of academic and student affairs at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, Mass. (News release)

Dana G. Fitzsimons Jr., named partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond. He focuses his practice on fiduciary litigation and estate and trust planning and administration. (News release)

Patrick O. Gottschalk joined the corporate practice of Williams Mullen, Richmond.  Gottschalk,  the secretary of commerce and trade under former Gov.  Timothy M. Kaine, will focus on business law matters and corporate transactions. (News release)

Clay H. Kiefaber, named president and CEO of Colfax Corp., Richmond. He previously spent about 20 years in senior positions with Masco Corp. and joined the Colfax board in 2008. (PRNewswire)
Jerry Kilgore, named senior adviser, McGuireWoods Consultin, and law partner,  McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond. A former Virginia attorney general, Kilgore was with Williams Mullen. (News release)

Nathan A Kottkamp, named partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond. Kottkamp focuses his practice on health-care law, including managed care, regulatory compliance, privacy, Medicare and Medicaid. (News release)

John Oakey, named recipient of the Virginia Bar Association’s Roger D. Groot Pro Bono Publico Service Award. He retired from the Richmond firm of McGuireWoods LLP as a partner. (News release)

Sue Ann “SAM” Messmer announced plans to retire as vice president for university relations and chief of staff, office of the president, Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined VCU in 1972 and has held both of her positions since 2002. (News release)

Mary Pat Salomone, named COO, Babcock & Wilcox, Lynchburg. She is the first person to hold the position for the new standalone company. Salomone has more than 27 years of experience with Babcock & Wilcox and with Marine Mechanical Corp. (News & Advance)

Thomas Spahn, named recipient of the Virginia Bar Association’s William B Spong Jr. Professionalism Award. Spahn is a partner with the Richmond firm McGuireWoods LLP where he is a member of the business and securities group and chairs the ethics committee. (News release)

Teresa A. Sullivan, named president of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is provost and executive vice president of the University of Michigan, which she joined in 2006. Before that, she worked for two decades at the University of Texas at Austin. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Richard Wong, named vice president of institutional advancement, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond. Wong was most recently a consultant for nonprofits and previously served as CEO for Gifts in Kind International in Alexandria. (News release)


Todd S. Burkhart, named vice president of manufacturing facilities and commercial operations, CEL-SCI, Vienna. Burkhart has more than 30 years of experience in the development of biologicals and medical devices. (PRNewswire)

Wes Dittmer, named CFO, National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, Herndon. He was vice president of corporate developmental at Embarq. (Business Wire)

Brian Fitzpatrick, named vice president of citizen safety strategic business, American Systems, Chantilly. He was vice president of business development at Ericsson Federal. (News release)

Robert P. Frisbie, named senior vice president for mission, cyber and technology solutions group, ManTech International Corp., Fairfax. Frisbie was senior vice president of the defense sector at STG Inc. (Business Wire)

Jim Gilmore, named president and CEO, Free Congress Foundation, Alexandria. Gilmore is a former Virginia governor, serving from 1998 to 2002. (The Associated Press)

Wellington Machado, named CEO, Agentrics, Alexandria. Machado was CEO of NeoGrid S/A of Brazil. (Business Wire)

Diane K. Manwaring, named president of Lansinoh North America, Alexandria. She was president of DKM Inc., a consulting firm. (Business Wire)

Gabe Martinez, named vice president of customer success, NetWitness Corp., Herndon. He previously held positions at Riptech and ArchSight. (PRNewswire)

Gracia C. Martore, named president and COO, Gannett Co. Inc., McLean.  Martore was executive vice president and CFO of the company. (News release)

Craig Montgomery, named to the board of governors for the National Private Truck Council. Montgomery is senior vice president of marketing and business development for SkyBitz in Sterling. (Business Wire)

Glenn Richardson, named president, FedBid Inc., Vienna. He has been a partner at Deloitte LLP.  (Business Wire)

Gregory Roman, named senior vice president for space and intelligence, ManTech International Corp., Fairfax. He was vice president at SRA International Inc. (News release)

Eric W. Schweibenz, named partner, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, Alexandria. Schweibenz focuses his practice on patent litigation in the federal courts and the International Trade Commission. (News release)

Peter Smith, named COO, American Systems Inc., Chantilly. Smith joined the company in 1980 and was executive vice president of operations. (News release)

John Wood, named chairman of the Loudoun County Economic Development Commission. Wood is chairman and CEO of Telos Corp. in Ashburn. (News release)


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