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People 03-25-13

Updated: March 22, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Posted: March 22, 2013


The following environmental attorneys have joined Williams Mullen as partners:

John Daniel has served as assistant attorney general, deputy secretary of Commerce and Resources, and secretary of Natural Resources in the commonwealth. He maintains a legislative and lobbying practice representing clients on environmental, energy and resource issues.

Lynne Rhode has a background in environmental and energy law and has represented government and business clients on such things as permitting, due diligence, compliance and enforcement issues. In 2011, she served on the Department of Environmental Quality's Combustion Regulatory Advisory Panel and currently serves on the board of the Environmental Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association.


Real estate


Dicky Teagle, a Realtor for 20 years, has joined William E. Wood and Associates at its Laskin Road office in Virginia Beach.


The following individuals have joined Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. in its Kempsville office in Virginia Beach:

John Opperman will specialize in working with homebuyers and sellers. He belongs to the Hampton Roads Association of Realtors.

Erin Brown will specialize in working with homebuyers and sellers. Brown is a member of the Hampton Roads Association of Realtors.




Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach made the following announcements:

Rebecca Moralez has been promoted to administrator in training. Previously she was director of nursing for five years.

Heather Thomas has been promoted to director of nursing from assistant director of nursing.




WAVY-TV 10 announced its new evening anchor assignments:

Nicole Livas, a 12-year WAVY veteran, joins Tom Schaad in anchoring WAVY News 10 at 6 and 11. Livas and Schaad will also continue their co-anchoring roles on WAVY News 10 at 5 and FOX 43 News at 10. Livas is a graduate of George Mason University. Prior to arriving at WAVY in the spring of 2001, she was anchor/reporter at NBC affiliate WJAR-TV in Providence, R.I. Livas has served as a volunteer with Mentors for Tomorrow, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, ACCESS and the Boys Choir of Hampton Roads.

Anita Blanton joins Stephanie Harris in anchoring WAVY News 10 at 5:30. Blanton joined WAVY-TV 10 in January as weekend evening news anchor while also handling reporting duties throughout the week. In addition to her new weekday anchor role, she will continue to report on breaking news and develop 10 On Your Side investigations. Blanton joined WAVY from KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City where she was morning anchor for four years. A graduate of Hampton University, she is a former Miss Hampton University and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.




Retired Col. William J. Davis, USMC, has retired after 18 years as director of the MacArthur Memorial.

During his tenure, Davis oversaw the construction of eight new permanent exhibit galleries and supervised the events and programs commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II and the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Most recently, he oversaw the construction of the new 16,000-square-foot MacArthur Memorial Visitors Center, which opened in 2012.

Davis' service in the U.S. Marine Corps spanned 29 years. He was a tank officer who served in Vietnam, Japan and throughout the United States. He held eight Marine commands including command of the 1st Tank Battalion and Marine Security Forces in Japan. His last assignment was as deputy director, Marine Corps Museums and History Division in Washington, D.C.

While Davis is leaving his position with the city, he will continue as the executive director of the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation.


Awards & honors


Peter B. Schultz, an entomologist and director of Virginia Tech's Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, was recently given the Distinguished Service Award by the Research Center Administrators Society of the United States.

Schultz is the society's state representative and its technology officer. He also serves on the membership committee.

He earned his bachelor of science degree in entomology from the University of California at Davis, his master's degree in biology from Midwestern State University, and his doctorate in entomology from Virginia Tech.

He began his career as an entomology-training instructor for the U.S. Air Force, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. After working for five years as a regulatory inspector for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, he joined the Virginia Truck and Ornamentals Research Station (now the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center) as an entomologist in 1978. He earned tenure as an associate professor with Virginia Tech in 1985 and became a full professor in 1996. He has been director of the Hampton Roads center since 1992. He concurrently acted as interim director of the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center from 2010 to 2012.

In addition to his active membership in the Research Center Administrators Society, Schultz served the Entomological Society of America in many capacities since he joined in 1966, including president of the organization's Eastern Branch from 2005 to 2006.


Electronic Systems Inc. made the following announcements:

Norm Lyster, vice president of Information Technology Services, was honored with the Bill Kamarek Award.

Curt Danielson, information technology services director, was selected to receive the Semper Fi Award.


Thomas C. Inglima, a Willcox Savage attorney, has been named the "Norfolk Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by Best Lawyers in America. Inglima chairs the firm's corporate, securities and finance section. He acts as outside general counsel to a variety of national businesses with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities and intellectual property transactions. He also advises corporations in matters of corporate governance.

In 2012, he represented Landmark Media Enterprises of Norfolk in the sale of its Nashville television station (CBS affiliate WTVF) to Journal Communications.


John Cooper, a partner at the Cooper Hurley Law Firm, has been named a 2013 Virginia Super Lawyer in the field of personal injury law. Cooper has 24 years of experience in personal injury law and litigation.


Courtney A. McDowell, tax and accounting associate for Malvin, Riggins & Co. PC, received her CPA certification. McDowell graduated from Christopher Newport University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and has been a member of the firm since May 2011.


Shirley Roebuck, president and CEO of Gilco Properties Inc., is the recipient of the 2012 Commerce Builder Award by the Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council. Roebuck was chosen as this year's award recipient because of her many years of service to the Hampton Roads transportation industry.

Her career in the industry began 35 years ago when she and her husband purchased three trucks and started what is today Gilco Trucking. Under her leadership, Gilco Trucking has grown into a recognized leader in intermodal transportation.

She has worked to advance the position of the Port of Virginia through various leadership roles within the community. She serves on the Intermodal Board for the American Trucking Association, on the Virginia Port Authority's Port Advisory Committee, and is a board member and past president of the Tidewater Motor Trucking Association. She is a member of the Virginia Trucking Association, and a lifetime member of the Hampton Roads Traffic Club and Propeller Club. Having served on the board of the Virginia Maritime Association for the past nine years, she was recently elected president of the organization.


Boards, associations & commissions


Builders & Contractors Exchange Inc. of Norfolk made the following announcements:

Ronald K. McIntosh, executive vice president of Hourigan Construction Corp., was installed as president. McIntosh has been in the construction business for more than 35 years.

Officers are: R. Thomas Hitt Jr., Hitt Electric Corp., 1st vice president; Jeff W. Knowles, Hoy Construction Inc., 2nd vice president; George G. Parker, Techcon Inc., 3rd vice president; William E. Franczek, Vandeventer Black LLP, treasurer; Thomas W. Bozard, ZBZ & Associates Inc., secretary.

Directors installed for a two-year term were:

George L. Compo, Compo Construction Co.; Harry L. Davis III, Sussex Development Corp.; Steven E. Gottlieb, C.P.G. Inc.; Richard B. Logsdon, Swank Associated Cos. Inc.

Directors installed for a one-year term were:

Michael W. Anderson, Batchelder & Collins Inc.; Sherri L. Miles, J. D. Miles & Sons Inc.; Mary Thompson, Superior Marble & Stone Inc.; W. Gordon Wilder Jr., Door Engineering Corp.


The Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Tidewater District announced the following officers to represent the district for 2013:

Brad Hulse, Hourigan Construction Corp., president; Geoff Bambini, Homeland Contracting Corp., first vice president; Trip Smith, MEB General Contractors, second vice president; Scott Pritchett, Snow Jr. & King Inc., third vice president; Bob Veith, Veith & Co./The Frieden Agency, secretary; Hunter Webb, Sullivan Andrews & Taylor PC, treasurer; Mark Payne, S. B. Ballard Construction Co., immediate vice president; Dave Ragan, DAVKEN Mechanical Inc.; Bill Franczek, Vandeventer Black LLP; Gene Crawley, HRB/Rutherfoord; Harry Davis, Sussex Development Corp.; Kathryne Ripley, E. T. Gresham Co.; Janet Headrick, JRH Public Relations & Advertising; Dick Moyers, AGC of Virginia Inc.


The Virginia Bank Security Association of Tidewater announced 2013-2014 officers:

Jorge Gonzalez, Bayport Credit Union, president; Mary Brock, Wells Fargo Bank, first vice president; Patti Conrad; TowneBank, second vice president; Robin Riley, Southern Bank, secretary; Gene Eller, Virginia Beach Schools FCU, treasurer; Kathy Bryan, Community Bank, ex officio/past president for one year.


Michael L. Sterling, partner at Vandeventer Black, has been named to the firm's executive board. Sterling has also served as chair of the firm's Practice Management Committee and is the former chair of the firm's Construction and Public Contracts Department.

He concentrates his law practice in construction, public contracts and local government matters, as well as arbitration and mediation. His construction practice has ranged from the resolution of complex disputes involving co-generation power plants, hospitals, ships, highways and commercial buildings to residential development projects. He has been recognized by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia's Legal Elite in the areas of construction law and alternative dispute resolution. He has also been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer and as a Best Lawyer in Hampton Roads, Construction.

He is a graduate of Lawrence University of Wisconsin, cum laude, and the William and Mary School of Law, Order of the Coif. He is an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association. Previously he was a certified Virginia Circuit Court civil mediator and a mediator mentor, as well as a Better Business Bureau and a National Arbitration Forum arbitrator. He also served as a hearing officer by appointment of the Supreme Court of Virginia, where he presided over public employee grievance appeals and professional licensure issues. He currently focuses his mediation and arbitration skills in resolving complex construction, public contracts and business disputes.


Chris Stuart has been elected president of the board of trustees of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Stuart serves on the Hampton Arts Commission and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads. He is vice president of Top Guard Security and a councilman in the city of Hampton.


The following individuals have been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc., a not-for-profit that coordinates fundraising to benefit programs:

Hunter A. Applewhite is director of corporate advertising and public relations for Dominion Resources. Prior to joining Dominion in 1996, he was associate director of the Community Foundation of Richmond. He is a member of the executive committee of the Richmond Ballet and the board of trustees of the Historic Richmond Foundation.

Ann G. Gray is an educator who worked as a school psychologist for Newport News City Public Schools and volunteered as a court-appointed special advocate. She has served on the College of William and Mary School of Education development committee.

Continuing to serve as Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc. officers for 2013 are:

Sue H. Gerdelman, president; Jane T. Kaplan, vice president; Clifford B. Fleet, treasurer; Mari Ann Banks, secretary. A. Marshall Acuff Jr., immediate past president.


Burson Taylor Snyder, deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, was appointed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the board of trustees of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. Snyder has worked the past 15 years as a communicator for political campaigns and U.S. congressional leaders. She serves on the advisory board of KIPP DC charter schools and on the National Alumnae Board of Hutchison School. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Dawn S. Glynn, president of TowneBank Chesapeake, has been elected to the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce's regional board of directors. A founding member of TowneBank, Glynn has more than 25 years of experience in banking. She is a graduate of the American Banking Association's Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the University of Virginia's School of Bank Management and the Wealth Management School at Emory University.

Glynn serves on the United Way's Women's Leadership Council, the Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation Board and the Access College Foundation Board. She is also on the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Chesapeake Public Schools Board. In addition, Glynn serves on the development committee for EVMS and on the board of trustees for the Great Bridge Battlefield and Waterways History Foundation. Previously, Glynn was chair of the Bon Secours Maryview Foundation.


Bernie Grablowsky has been appointed to TowneBank's Towne Financial Services board of directors. Grablowsky is president of United Property Associates, with more than 34 years of experience in the property management business. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Georgia Tech and his doctorate at Ohio State University.


J. Morgan Davis, president and chief banking officer of TowneBank, has been appointed to Goodwill's board of directors.

He served 13 years as the founding president and CEO of Princess Anne Commercial Bank until its merger with Cenit Bank in 1998. As president, Davis received national industry recognition for the creation of The Good Life - a mature market deposit program.

Prior to his current post, Davis was president of TowneBank's Virginia Beach region and was a key negotiator in several of TowneBank's acquisitions.

He graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor's in business administration. He has served on the boards of Cenit Bancorp, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Beach Events, Physicians for Peace, and Meals on Wheels Virginia Beach. Davis currently serves on the board of the Sandler Performing Arts Center. He takes an active role with the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival and last year was honored with the Physicians for Peace award for his work with the organization.