Commercial real estate
Andy Stein joined the sales and leasing team of Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. Stein has seven years of experience with Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer Commercial Realty. He specializes in retail, tenant and landlord representation as well as office and investment properties. He was in the restaurant business for 13 years, owning Coyote Café in Virginia Beach. He has a total of 25 years of experience in the retail business. At Thalhimer, he focused on restaurant real estate and gained experience in other facets of the market.
He received a bachelor's from Old Dominion University.
John E. Mason, CPM, joined StreamCo, a real estate asset management firm with offices in Virginia Beach and Glen Allen, as senior vice president. Mason is an asset manager of an institutional portfolio of managed commercial real estate assets and involved in business development and sourcing of new investment opportunities in the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.
Mason has more than 14 years of experience in acquisitions, development and asset/property management in the commercial real estate industry. Most recently he spent seven years with Robinson Development Group where as director of property acquisitions he was responsible for sourcing new acquisitions and development opportunities and structuring debt and equity for commercial real estate syndications. He oversaw the asset management of 1 million square feet of commercial office properties, multifamily communities and grocery-anchored retail centers.
Prior to that, Mason was a senior real estate manager at CB Richard Ellis where he handled a portfolio of approximately 1.5 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties.
Mason has a bachelor's in business and managerial economics from Hampden-Sydney College and holds the certified property manager designation.
He is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, where he served as vice president of membership for Tidewater Chapter 39. He also served in the same capacity in IREM's Central Virginia Chapter 38 for three years and is a member of ULI Hampton Roads.
Banking & finance
Gina Mills joined TowneBank Mortgage as a mortgage loan officer. Mills has more than 20 years of experience in the Hampton Roads real estate industry.
She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Old Dominion University. She volunteers with Wounded Wear, Meals on Wheels, EquiKids, Girls on the Run and Volunteer Hampton Roads.
Sue Thrash was promoted to public relations director of Langley Federal Credit Union. Thrash has worked for the credit union as director of research and communications since 2005. In her new role she will develop and lead Langley's public relations and community relations efforts. She will work with local and national media, and cultivate relationships with community and charitable organizations for the credit union.
Previously, she was director of development and community relations for Transitions Family Violence Services, where she was responsible for the fundraising and public relations of the agency. Prior to that, Thrash was in charge of public relations and promotions for Norfolk Botanical Garden.
Volvo Penta in Chesapeake recently made the following appointments to its management team:
* Ed Monacchio is vice president of distribution development for Region Americas. Monacchio will focus on improving the density and competency of the distribution network for marine and industrial services and products throughout the Americas. He will work with the commercial teams and have responsibility for dealer competency development, including training.
Monacchio joined Volvo Penta as U.S. marketing manager in 1996. Most recently, he was vice president of aftermarket and customer support for North America.
* Gabriel Barsalini will be general manager, South America, joining the Volvo Penta Region Americas on May 19. He will provide direction and support for the day-to-day activities for Volvo Penta marine, industrial and aftermarket businesses and lead the South American team.
Barsalini's most recent role was after sales director for the VCE South American market.
Scott Eisel joined International Flooring and Protective Coatings Inc. in Virginia Beach.
Eisel has more than 30 years of experience in the marine and industrial industries. He is a member of Society of Protective Coatings and the Virginia Ship Repair Association.
JC Kreidel joined the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce as senior vice president of membership and communications. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing activities to ensure retention and expansion of the organization's membership base. She will develop and supervise the chamber's public relations, promotional activities and publications, and facilitate communication between the chamber, its membership and the general public.
Kreidel has been a chamber member and volunteer for several years representing Vox Optima, a national service-disabled veteran- and woman-owned company with offices in Hampton Roads. As managing director and a founding member of the public relations and integrated communications agency, she was responsible for all new business development, marketing and contracts management.
Kreidel served in the Navy as a broadcaster and public affairs specialist. Hampton Roads was her first duty station.
She has an associate's degree from Tidewater Community College, a communications degree from Thomas Edison State College and a master's in government contracting from Old Dominion University.
She is president of the Women in Defense Greater Hampton Roads Chapter and is also on the board of Community Alternatives.
Dr. Jesus Gil B. Inciong joined the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Surgical Group's plastic surgery practice. Inciong will see patients at CHKD's main hospital as well as CHKD Health & Surgery Centers at Oyster Point and Princess Anne.
Inciong received his medical degree from the University of the Philippines, where he also completed a residency in plastic surgery. After finishing a second residency in plastic surgery at the University of Southern California, Inciong completed fellowships in plastic surgery at the University of Miami and microsurgery and craniofacial/maxillofacial surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Inciong has been a longtime volunteer for Operation Smile, performing cleft lip and palate repairs all over the world. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Michael Seabolt was hired as a video producer at Studio Center Total Production in Virginia Beach.
Seabolt, a graduate of Frostburg State University and the Sheffield Institute of Recording Arts, has worked on projects for NBC, Lifetime, The Weather Channel, ABC and HGTV, to name a few. He has also been involved in feature films, short films and music videos.
He will be based in Virginia Beach, but will work with clients all over the country.
Kim Luckes, an attorney by training and a longtime college administrator in Virginia and North Carolina, is the new vice president of operations for An Achievable Dream.
In early March, Luckes joined the staff of An Achievable Dream, a nonprofit organization partnered with Newport News Public Schools and other community partners to provide a rigorous social, academic and moral education to 1,250 students at An Achievable Dream Academy (grades K-5) and An Achievable Dream Middle and High School (grades 6-12) in Newport News.
An Achievable Dream is partnering with Virginia Beach City Public Schools to expand its program to Seatack Elementary School this fall for grades K-2, with plans to add another grade level each year through high school.
A graduate of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Luckes served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Norfolk State University from 2011 to 2013. She was acting president of NSU a year earlier, where she balanced the school's revenues and expenditures and took a lead role in fundraising and lobbying for support in Richmond. She earlier held administrative positions of provost and vice president of academic affairs at St. Augustine's University in Raleigh and director of human resources at Hampton University.
Luckes has served on the boards of the Urban League and Greater Norfolk Corp. and served as president of the board of the Peninsula YWCA.
Steve Staples is the new superintendent of public instruction for Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently appointed Staples, who most recently served as executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, to the post.
Staples led the association for nearly two years, during which time he met almost every school superintendent in the state. Prior to that, he served on the faculty at William and Mary's School of Education from 2008 to 2012.
Previously, Staples was school superintendent in York County for 16 years, during which time York County was named by Money Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Best Buys in Public Education in the United States." Staples implemented in York County magnet programs in fine arts and in math, science and technology, and a charter school program that links academic standards to licensure competencies in career/technical fields.
In 1997, Staples was selected by his peers as Virginia Superintendent of the Year. He has a bachelor's and master's in education from William and Mary and a doctorate in education administration and supervision from Virginia Tech.
Staples replaces Pat Wright, who previously announced her retirement. Wright was appointed superintendent of public administration by then-Gov. Tim Kaine in 2008 after serving nearly 30 years in the Department of Education.
Boards & commissions
William E. Franczek, PE, a partner in Norfolk law firm Vandeventer Black's construction and public contracts department, was selected by the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry to chair its new division on government construction. The forum provides a national venue for educational programs and publications focused on the construction industry. It is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the U.S., serving 6,000 members and associates. The government construction division is one of 13 divisions and was formed to provide a forum for the study and discussion of legal issues inherent in federal, state and local construction contracting.
Franczek is also a civil engineer and his practice focuses on construction law, public contract law and alternative dispute resolution. He has a background in claim preparation, negotiation and litigation/arbitration with privately owned projects; federal, state and local public projects; and hybrid developments such as public private partnership projects. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors, Hampton Roads Builders and Contractors Exchange and the Design Build Institute of America.
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast has five new members on its board who were elected to serve a two-year term:
* Maria Mills, project manager with Hudson & Associates Architects in Hampton.
* Lara Overy, director of development at Thomas Nelson Community College.
* Marsha Riibner-Cady, director of the After-School Enrichment Program for Dare County Schools.
* Barbara Tierney, senior vice president and commercial credit manager at TowneBank.
* Raymond Willis Jr., president and chief executive officer of Heritage Funding Inc.
The United Way Foundation of South Hampton Roads named its trustee members for 2014:
* Susan Colpitts, executive vice president, Signature., chair, United Way Foundation.
* Alvin Wall, founding shareholder, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, immediate past chair, United Way Foundation.
* David Arias, president, Swimways Corp., chair, United Way board of directors.
* Eric Fox, vice president, UBS Financial Services, treasurer and investment committee chair, United Way Foundation.
* Carol McCormack, president and CEO, United Way of South Hampton Roads, corporate secretary, United Way Foundation.
* R. Bruce Bradley, retired, Landmark Communications.
* Rob Broermann, senior vice president & CFO, Sentara Healthcare.
* Reginald Corinaldi, president, Financial Security Management Inc.
* Sharon S. Goodwyn, Hunton & Williams LLP.
* Edith G. Grandy, retired, SunTrust.
* Peter Ill, president, Resite Online, immediate past chair, United Way board.
* Kirkland Kelley, Kaufman & Canoles PC.
* Richard D. Knox, retired, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.
* John P. Matson, president, TowneBank Norfolk.
* Carolyn Abron McCadden, retired, Cox Communications.
* Michael McClellan, vice president industrial products, Norfolk Southern Corp.
* M. Powell Peters, AEP, Wolcott Rivers Gates.
* Priscilla Trinder-Roady, William E. Wood and Associates Realtors.
* Paige Romig.
* Donna Speller-Turner.
* Deborah K. Stearns, CPM, SIOR, senior vice president, Jones Lang LaSalle.
* Joseph Thomas, regional vice president, GEICO.
* Elizabeth Shumadine, Portfolio Recovery Associates, United Way Foundation agency liaison.
Herbert V. Kelly Jr., of Newport News and Thomas H. Tullidge Jr. of Richmond were elected to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc. Board for terms through June 2017 and June 2016, respectively. The foundation is a not-for-profit entity that coordinates fundraising to benefit programs of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency that administers Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.
Kelly is a partner in the law firm of Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly PC, and focuses his practice in civil litigation, personal injury, and commercial and residential real estate. He is a past president of the Newport News Bar Association and serves on the boards of Virginia Living Museum, Peninsula Foodbank, Peninsula Habitat for Humanity and Riverside Regional Medical Center. Kelly is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and the College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Tullidge is a co-founder of Cary Street Partners and serves on its executive committee and as a leader of its investment banking business. He is president of the Garland and Agnes T. Gray Foundation and has been a board member of Goodwill of Central Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation. He earned bachelor and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
Nicole C. Foster, marketing manager of MSA PC in Virginia Beach, accepted the position of vice president/president-elect for the Society for Marketing Professional Services Virginia Chapter. This is Foster's fourth year serving in a variety of roles on the board including education director for 2013-2014.
A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, Foster is also a member of Women in Design Hampton Roads and serves on the board of the Society of American Military Engineers Hampton Roads Post.
Rita D. McClenny was reappointed president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corp. Gov. Terry McAuliffe made the reappointment last month. McClenny leads the state agency's team responsible for marketing Virginia as a tourism and hospitality destination as well as promoting Virginia for film and television productions.
McClenny has served as president and CEO of Virginia Tourism Corp. since 2012, overseeing the agency's $25.6 million annual budget and 117 employees. From 1991 to 2012, she worked to recruit and expand film production in Virginia as director of the Virginia Film Office, a division of the Virginia Tourism Corp. In 2012, tourism in Virginia generated $21.2 billion in revenue, supported 210,000 jobs, and provided $1.36 billion in state and local taxes. In 2011, the film industry in Virginia generated $394.4 million in revenue, supported 3,817 jobs, and provided $59.9 million in state and local taxes.
McClenny, a native of Southampton County, has a bachelor's in economics from Fisk University.
John R. Bollinger, vice president of Boleman Law Firm, has been elected president of the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Bollinger has been practicing bankruptcy law since 2000 and joined Boleman Law in 2004. He specializes in complex consumer bankruptcy issues.
He has a bachelor's in psychology from State University of New York at Oneonta and JD from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, the Virginia State Bar (Bankruptcy Section), the Richmond Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Newport News Bar Association.