Liberty University announced Tuesday its former football coach, Turner Gill, and Liberty alumnus and former NFL player Kelvin Edwards will join its executive team in positions focusing on diversity and inclusion, as the Lynchburg institution has come under fire for what some former Black employees and students call a hostile environment. Gill and Edwards, who
EverWatch buys BrainTrust Holdings
Reston-based government contractor EverWatch announced Monday it has acquired Columbia, Maryland-based information technology contractor BrainTrust Holdings. A transaction amount was not disclosed. EverWatch provides intelligence, defense and deployed mission solutions for national security agencies, while BrainTrust provides technology solutions to intelligence and defense communities. “The addition of BrainTrust enables EverWatch to continue to aggressively pursue
SOC Telemed to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Healthcare Merger Corp.
Reston-based telemedicine provider SOC Telemed announced Monday it plans to go public through a merger with a “blank check” company, Healthcare Merger Corp. (HCMC) — a transaction that would value SOC at $720 million. The combined company will operate as SOC Telemed and be listed on the Nasdaq. HCMC is a Nasdaq-listed public investment company.
Elizabeth “Liz” Porter promoted at Reston-based Fortune 500 company
Reston-based federal contractor Leidos announced Monday that Elizabeth “Liz” Porter has been promoted as the company’s health group president. She will report to Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. Porter had been serving as acting health group president since March 9 and had previously served as operation manager for the Leidos Civil Group’s Federal Energy &
Tomikia LeGrande promoted at Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University announced Monday that Tomikia LeGrande has been promoted as vice president for strategy, enrollment management and student success, effective Aug. 1. LeGrande had most recently been the vice provost for strategic enrollment management at VCU since 2018. In her new role, she will lead strategic priorities for the president and provost while
John P. Delaney is a former chief of staff for Army Cyber Command
John P. Delaney has been appointed as managing director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), effective June 25, Virginia Tech announced Monday. The CCI Hub is located in the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington. Delaney is a U.S. Army veteran, having recently retired from a 30-year career. He had most recently been the chief
Buildings leased by convenience retail chain encompass 24,867 square feet
Five Wawa locations in the Richmond area have collectively sold for $35.2 million, JLL Capital Markets announced Monday. The buildings leased by Wawa Inc. encompass 24,867 square feet. The sale includes five Wawa locations in Chesterfield and Henrico counties: 6001 Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield County; 8800 Brook Road in Glen Allen; 3840 N. Bailey
Number of new cases is slightly down, with 7,034 recorded last week.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Virginia went up by 7,034 last week, a decrease from the previous week, but the number of new virus-related deaths rose by 136, a higher rate than in recent weeks. The Virginia Department of Health reported Monday, Aug. 3 that there are 93,106 coronavirus cases statewide and 2,218
Laura Schweitzer joins B3 Group Inc.
Herndon-based information technology services company B3 Group Inc. announced Tuesday that Laura Schweitzer has been hired as its director of data and analytics, effective July 22. Schweitzer most recently led health care advanced analytics PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) — the world’s largest professional services company with more than $35 billion in revenue. In her new role, she will
Associated Builders and Contractors reports major industry losses
While the U.S. domestic gross product in the second quarter dropped to its lowest point since 1947, nonresidential and residential fixed investment contracted by 27% and 38.7%, respectively, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported Thursday. “Despite construction’s status as an essential industry in most cities and states, the sector did not escape the wrath