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People - August 9, 2010
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The Roanoke Times
Goodman & Co. LLP has announced the following promotions in its Roanoke office: James Wienke, senior manager; Kathryn Overacker, senior manager; Sarah Kelley, manager; Brian Gibbs, senior associate.
Scott Samson has joined The Becher Agency as public relations account manager.
MB Contractors Inc. announced that Bob Yost has been promoted to director of operations.
The building unit of Skanska USA has promoted John Calvin to project executive.
The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges elected new officers at its annual meeting: Robert Woltz Jr., chairman; Pamela Fox, vice chairwoman; and trustees George Cornelius, Billy Gifford, John Luke, Anthony Ponsiglione and Bill Van Buren.
Roger Dalton, director of government affairs for National College, has been elected to the board of directors of the Career College Association.
Melinda West, assistant to the vice president of finance at Virginia Tech, has been named university bursar.
Jim Stroup of Virginia Techs Office of University Relations was named photographer of the year by the University Photographers Association of America.
The University Libraries at Virginia Tech has named Charla Lancaster as director of assessment and library access services, and Rebecca Miller as the college librarian for science, life sciences and engineering.
Judi Lynch, director of special initiatives in the office of the dean at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been named by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the Longwood University Board of Visitors.
Bea Jones has been promoted to the position of director of application services for the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Timothy Kowalski has been installed as the vice dean for the VCOM Carolinas Campus.
Jamil Srour has been named director of international student recruitment for National College.
Steven Peak, technical executive of TMEIC GE, has been awarded the 2010 Above and Beyond award from Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia.
Draper Aden Associates announced that Theresa Turner, chief financial officer and vice president, has been selected for inclusion in the 2010-11 Construction, Design, & Engineering Edition of the Montclair Whos Who in North America.
Ryan Arner has joined Mattern & Craig. Additionally, Bryon Lewis has passed the professional engineering exam, becoming the firms newest professional engineer.
Christopher Stone has been appointed branch manager of the Cave Spring location of Carter Bank & Trust.
Wilton Johnson has joined Untersee & Proutey Financial as a partner.
HomeTown Bank announced the addition of Carol McGuire as financial specialist and Jessica Wentworth and Katrina Goode as retail specialists.
George Honts IV was promoted to the position of senior vice president of Bank of Botetourt.
McLeod & Co. announced the promotions of Drew Arney and Curt Waskey to manager.
Wachovia Bank has named Matthew Churchill vice president and principal business relationship manager for Roanoke and New River Valley.
George Honts IV
Chas. Lunsford Sons & Associates announced that Carla Reed has joined the agency as a commercial lines account executive. Also, Frances Garrett was elected first vice president of the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Virginia and District of Columbia board of directors and a director of PIA Insurance Services Board of directors. She also was awarded the 2010 PIA outstanding committee chair of the year award for her efforts on the Membership Committee for the past three years.
Mary Johnson, lead territory sales manager for GMAC Insurance Roanoke, was named the 2010 outstanding company representative of the year by the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Mark Brown has been elected vice president of the VA Public Insurance & Risk Management Association for the 2010-11 term.
Roy Creasy has been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers list.
The law firm of Johnson, Ayers & Matthews PLC announced that five of its attorneys were named 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers: Ronald Ayers, David Carson, John Eure, Joseph Matthews Jr. and William Wallace Jr. Scott Webber was named as a 2010 Virginia Rising Star.
Christine Lockhart Poarch was selected as a Rising Star in Virginia by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore LLP announced that partner Kevin Holt has received the highest rating through Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
David Cohan, a partner with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors of the Roanoke Bar Association.
Amanda Bishop has joined The Creekmore Law Firm as a legal assistant in the firms Blacksburg office.
Christine Lockhart Poarch
ORGANIZATIONSThe Valley Easy Speakers Toastmasters Club has announced officers for 2010-11: Jocelyn Fraser, president; Joe Campagna, vice president of education; Debra Croy, vice president of membership; David Myers, treasurer; Rich Wokutch, vice president of public relations; Amy Dupuis, secretary; and Geoff Boyes, sergeant-at-arms.
LivingWell Health Solutions announced that Jeannette Cruz is its new clinic administrative assistant.
Aubrey Knight is the new medical director for the Roanoke United Methodist Home.
Michael Norton has been reappointed president of Bethany Hall. Other appointed officers are Hope Cothran, vice president; Angie Baughman, secretary; and Rebecca Cote, treasurer.
Amazement Square, The Rightmire Childrens Museum, announced T. A. Groover and Joseph Zwetolitz have joined its board of directors.
Coldwell Banker Townside Realtors in Blacksburg announced the addition of Katelyn Compton and Bernadette Alfonso to its New River Valley team.
Walter Grewe III, a sales associate with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. in Roanoke, has earned the Accredited REO Agent designation.
Food City has named Ron Bonacci vice president of marketing.
Doug Kidd of Brookside Auto Sales was chosen by the Roanoke Virginias District 3 of the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association as the Quality Dealer of the Year.
Dave Pierson has been promoted to district manager for Tranes Virginia district.
The Boiler Room Inc. announced that Brian Adams has joined the company as sales manager.
David Owen, database administrator for NetVentures Corp., received his certification as a MCITP: database administrator.