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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Ferrum College announced the following additions to its faculty: Taiwo Ajani, assistant professor of computer information systems; Nancy Bradley, assistant professor of teacher education; Nancy Brubaker, assistant professor of animal science; Carl Durant, instructor of mathematics; Timothy Durham, assistant professor of agronomy; Brandy Fralin, visiting instructor of mathematics; Christopher Mayer, assistant professor of recreation leadership; Jacob Smith, assistant professor of art; A. Rachel Stauffer, assistant professor of Russian. Ferrum also announced the following additions to its academic staff: Marta Casanova, Fulbright Visiting Teaching assistant; Sheree Thomas, learning consultant; and Eric Stauffer, learning management system coordinator.
Faith Christian School announced Dawn Custalow as the new lower school head.
Virginia Tech announced the following additions: Kimberly Mathe-Soulek, assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management; Anna-Katherine Ward, assistant professor of management; and Ryan Zimmerman, associate professor of management.
Jefferson College of Health Sciences announced the following new hires for the fall 2013 semester: Katie Allen, coordinator of residence life; Jason Browning, assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator; Diane Campbell, student adviser; Francis Farrell, assistant professor; Jason Faulhaber, adjunct faculty; Sonya Franklin, circulation coordinator; Elliot Freeman, writing specialist; Dorothy Hall, administrative secretary to the president; Marta Lemley, department secretary; James McDonel, director of the biomedical sciences program; Leigh Ramsey, assistant professor; and Wesley Vorberger, assistant director of financial aid.
HomeTown Bank announced the following additions: Clark Wade, senior accountant, and Joey Robinson, financial specialist. In addition, Nadia Summo was promoted to director of human resources and training.
Wells Fargo & Co. announced Michael Orr as business relationship manager for the Roanoke and New River Valley markets.
BB&T has promoted Paula Brown to vice president.
Several area law firms announced lawyers named to the Best Lawyers in America listing for 2014.
Woods Rogers PLC: Thomas Bagby, Stan Barnhill, Neil Birkhoff, Victor Cardwell, Claude Carter, Francis Casola, Agnis Chakravorty, George Clemo, Nicholas Conte, James Douthat, Bradley Fitzgerald, Frank Friedman, Allen Glover Jr., Bayard Harris, James Jennings Jr., Neal Keesee Jr., Talfourd Kemper Sr., Webb King, Alton Knighton Jr., Mark Loftis, Heman Marshall III, Richard Maxwell, Lee Osborne, Thomas Palmer, Elizabeth Guilbert Perrow, Matthew Pritts, Alexander Saunders, Michael Smeltzer, Christopher Stevens, Daniel Summerlin III, Paul Thomson Jr., Thomas Winn III and Dudley Woody.
Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC: Nick Ammar Jr., Paul Black, Webster Day, Olin Melchionna Jr., Douglas Stark, King Tower and Hugh Wellons.
Johnson, Ayers & Matthews: Ronald Ayers, John Eure, William Wallace Jr., Kenneth Ries, Jonnie Speight and Bryan Creasy.
Magee Goldstein Lasky & Sayers PC: Andrew Goldstein and Kenneth Lasky.
Lucas & Kite PLC: Richard Lucas.
In addition, Speight, Eure and Creasy of Johnson, Ayers & Matthews; Wellons of Spilman, Thomas & Battle; and Bagby, Harris, Knighton Jr. and Saunders of Woods Rogers earned lawyer of the year honors.
Downtown Roanoke Inc. announced the following additions to its board of directors: Beth Doughty, Tammy Finley, Mike Hamlar, Keith Hummer and Samantha Steidle. The executive committee for 2013-14 is Barry Henderson, chairman; Melissa Palmer, chairwoman-elect; Bethany Sherman, vice chairwoman of director development; Mike Sutton, vice chairman of member relations; Tony Pearman, secretary; Gretchen Weinnig, treasurer; and Curtis Mills Jr., immediate past chairman.
The New River Valley chapter of the American Red Cross named the following new board members for 2013-14: Steve Davis, Reid Broughton, Richard Mitchell, Mark Montgomery, Mendy Sink, John Tutle and Lisa Yost.
HoneyTree Early Learning Center announced the promotion of Brandy Abbatello to center director of its Smith Mountain Lake location.
Lawrence Transportation Systems Inc. announced the additions of Peer Segelke, vice president and general counsel, and Joseph Cromer, vice president of sales and marketing.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has named Daniel O’Brien as director, U.S. institutional relations and development.
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